joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - FEB 9, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2008 Much thanks to faro99 for hooking me up with this. Pours a jet black with a minimal brown head. Nose of dark chocolate and coffe with a hint of oatmeal cookie. Light carbonation with a great chocolate macha like taste. Great creamy mouthfeel and you can defdinately get a slight cereal flavor with a nice hop finish. This beer frickin rocks.
Bailz316 (228) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with small tan head. Strong coffee aroma. Chocolate malts. Smokey. Roasty. Rich. Bitter finish.
elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle. nice black color. great deep burned aroma. lots of roast chokolate and liqerice and coffee. very soft thick and pleasant.
beasley269 (15) - Rutherfordton, North Carolina, USA - FEB 6, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2009 coffee aroma, black color, brown foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, coffee-like taste, full body, thick feel, soft carbonation, bitter finish
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - FEB 2, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle thanks to BeerCellar2. Pours like oil and looks like oil. Small dark creamy head. Huge roasted coffee aroma and flavor, which overpowers the oatmeal. However, still and excellent beer. Thick creamy mouthfeel with a nice coffee aftertaste. Many ícoffeeí stouts have subtle coffee undertones, but this does not even compare. If you like coffee, you will enjoy this beer.
NicerInPerson (337) - North of Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 2, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Extremely strong coffee aroma (compared to other years), some grassy hop notes, chocolate and toffee presence as well. Coffee rules the roost in 2007 and is present in spades. The beer poured black with a tall brown head which fell slowly to lace the glass. The flavor was acrid roasted malts and strong espresso coffee with a nice backbone of chocolate and caramel to keep the roast and coffee bitterness in check. The flavor was also a bit grassy with hop character. Full on the palate with a creamy mouthfeel. A really nice Imperial Stout, but the coffee this year is nearly over the top. 12 ounce bottle - 2007.
andyhite (308) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - JAN 28, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
from a 12oz bottle - biggest non-receding head iíve ever seen on a stateside pour - beyond a three finger, with a merengue consistency. about the color of motor oil, coffee, and molasses mixed together. scents of espresso, caramel, milk chocolate, thick toasted wood and a malt-dipped hops are dancing around in my nose. taste? for a stout - it is quite smooth, with an off-sweet finish. i donít think iíve ever tasted burnt fruit before now. thereís a pancake batter taste here that is mixed with oatmeal, but i must say that the name of the beer is only partially represented here. nonetheless, itís a damn good beer.
Zeswaft (1573) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
wow, coffee just explode from this in the aroma. Flavor is really sweet. more so than normal. coffee everywhere. I donít taste any oatmeal. creamy body. Tastes a lot like Founders breakfast stout. this would taste awesome with ice cream. super beer. I think I like that itís not 10+ abv like most imperial stouts.
AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2007 12oz bottled poured into a tulip glass.
Beer pours very dark with a nice 1/2 inch head. Plenty of good lacing, but it all falls back into the beer.
Smell is subtle but nice coffee. Slight chocolate and alchohol as well.
Taste is coffee, chocolate and a slight oatmeal roastiness. The coffee is very well done. Itís not overpowering or overly bitter. Itís almost, dare I say, perfectly balanced in this beer.
The mouthfeel is a little thinner than I like. It could be a little more thick and creamy. That being said, it is a very good beer that is highly sessionable. This is a great beer that I would love to have on hand at all times.
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 23, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle)poured into a snifter. pours a dark, dark coffee with a dark tan head. has a strong coffee aroma. taste is a heavy coffee bean in the front, middle, and finish. it is like drinking cold coffee. a great and unique beer, if you like coffee you will love this, if not, donít drink it. It is brewed with coffee. a nice change up, but one will do ya.