jlruthven (583) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 18, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is officially my favorite winter seasonal yet. Pours thick, midnight black, with a thin dark brown head that dissipates quickly, but stays on as a ring of lace throughout. Lacing, by the way, is amazing...not as impressive as the Big Hoppy Monster, but nice. Smells of strong black coffee, some very dark chocolate, and roasted oats. All of this, plus slight dark fruits (raspberries maybe), bourbon, and oak comes through in the flavor. A little more carbonation than I was expecting. Finish is nice and dry with a slight back-of-the-throat alcohol burn. HIGHLY recommended.
Marsiblursi (3045) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle, thanks Rick) Pours dark brown. Coffee, creamy, almost milky aroma with alcohol and some milk chocolate. Rasbberries. Salty and medium roasted. Coffee, salty flavour with some oatmeal and rum raisiny hints. Notes of not to dark chocolate. Medium body. Some alcoholy aftertaste that don´t linger.
JunSky42 (2) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - NOV 15, 2006 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I loved this beer! I’m obviously a fan from living here in Atlanta but this is truly a great one. It’s a full bodied imperial stout bomber with plenty of dark malts, oatmeal and quality coffee bean it lays down a creamy thick reminder of what this beer’s boundaries can be.
Theis (14088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The next 8 ratings, did I taste at Ølbaren, and tasnks to the guys who brought them. I know "The Ølbaren Guys" brought some of them, but maybe also: Bager, Joergen, Sk8viking, Nana, well: Thanks guys !! - - - - Black - No head. Aroma: Coffee, sweetness. Taste; roasted, coffee, licorice, very simple, light aftertaste.
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - NOV 8, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an opaque black with the thinnest possible approximation of a tan head that quickly fades. The aroma, though, is powerful: strong, sweet roasted malt, coffee; flavor os semi-sweet chocolate, sugared espresso, husky malt. Definite alcohol undertones, but not overwhelming. Thin on the palate. Overall, a pleasant, distinctive brew.
bager (2121) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Black as pitch with almost no head. Very soft mouthfeel. Heavy notes of coffee, roasted malts and chocolate. Mild but at the same time very round and full.
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
OhioDad sent this 12 oz. bottle my way recently, thanks Scott. pours black with a small khaki colored head fading to just a hint of a ring of lace. aroma is chocolate and some coffee. flavor is all about the coffee with some chocolate and a hint of hops. full palate and well hidden alcohol. a full, thick and rich impy. stout!
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The Wake-n-Bake pours out a nice black color with a decent tan head. The aroma is lots and lots of roasted coffee with some chocolate. Taste is dominated by coffee flavors and is a bit thinner than I would have thought. Enjoyable brew.
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - OCT 28, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2006 12 oz bottle via captaincouger (thanks!). Pours a dirty black motor oil thickness with a small tan head. Thickest oatmeal stout in the history of the world, lol. Nose has lots of chocolate, espresso, molasses, anise, licorice, and a tiny tiny bit of oak aged bourbon alcohol. Taste is EXACTLY like the aroma, the only thing i would add is that the oak/bourbon alc comes through a bit strong with some coffee. This is like the anti-session beer but the perfect nightcap....crap it is only 7:46pm though, lol. Anyways this is a unique and quite tastey stout. One will definately be enuff though.
Dubbercody (213) - Vancouver, Washington, USA - OCT 28, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour with fizzy cascading tan head. Chocolate and coffee come out to dance in your nose, leading to a first taste that mmmm...tastes like chocolate coffee. Wow, really great beer with coffee, may miss the boat and don’t have the whole package IMHO. This one is great, easy to drink with a great coffee aftertaste. I was expecting a heavier mouthfeel, but it turns out it’s nice and normal, doesn’t overpower the whole mouth like some might.
I’m impressed by this beer, probably my favorite coffee beer yet.