Jamesthebrit (133) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Pours thick and black. Little head. Little lacing.
S: Huge coffee note. Acidity seems to cut through in the smell. Seems like.... a breakfast coffee? You know, medium body a bit of acidity. I prefer french roast....
T: Pretty solid on the taste. Pretty much just like the smell. Coffee... a bit of acidity but not too much. I’m scared to see what happens as the beer warms though. Finish is a little rough. Alcohol starts to cut though as the temp rises.
P: Pretty smooth on the palate. Carbonation isn’t terrible aggressive.
Alright, let’s be honest here... when I see coffee oatmeal imperial stout I’m thinking of that Founders Breaky..... So this had some tough competition. Plus, having moved from GR down south I figured I’d have a little battle do see if I’m still a yankee or if I’ve moved on. The truth is... this beer just isn’t even close. It brings a lot of good aspects but none are really prefect. Like everything is good but nothing is great. Worth grabbing: yes. Better than others... sadly no.
mike5326 (468) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a bottle. Dark brown color, short lived medium tan head. Burnt malt aroma. Coffee and chocolate full body with a fairly light finish.
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sharkweek (87) - Statesboro, Georgia, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a good stout. There are lots of coffee and dark chocolate notes. It is also pretty creamy and pleasant enough to drink. I had very high expectations for this one as I have repeatedly heard it is Terrapin’s best beer. It is a good beer, but there are better imperial stouts out there.
Emeister84 (635) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aromas of coffee, milk chocolate, and vanilla. Black with ruby highlights and a lasting tan head. Off-dry, roasty, and chocolatey. Creamy smooth, medium-full bodied, with lingering soft roasty flavors of coffee and chocolate.
rdixon77 (358) - Georgia, USA - NOV 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smooth drinker. Black pour with tan head. Strong coffee aroma of course with a nice tobacco hint. Taste is strong coffee and roasted malts with a hint of booze. Especially smooth tasting. Great coffee stout.
Howlader (74) - - NOV 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle in a Dogfish Head signature glass. Great coffee taste. Mixes well with the oatmeal stout style. Great work
gerbewa (165) - - OCT 18, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Delicious stout with strong notes of coffee. Had this with Erik and James from growler at beverage world.
Erikh04 (66) - - OCT 8, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not a strong coffee smell but you definitely taste it. Hides the higher alcohol well. Smooth finish. Great stout.
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jmarsh123 (163) - Indiana, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into my duvel tulip. An extra from someone about a month ago, but forgot who.
Pours a jet black with a wispy tan head that immediately fades to nothing.
Strong aromas of coffee along with some semi-sweet chocolate as well.
Starts out with a strong coffee flavor rounding into a sweeter taste of chocolate. A little bit of earthy hops round out the flavor profile.
A tad thin for a stout, but better as it warms. The chocolate also shines more once it approaches room termperature.
Solid beer, but not fantastic. Definitely will go back to it again though.
ROGUE (2078) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Pours a rich dark black color with a thin brown head that falls to a thin cap leaving light lace. The aroma is of chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt, with a little alcohol in the background. The flavor is chocolatey up front and lots of roasiness and coffee in the middle and the finish thatis very creamy. There is a little bit of an alcohol presence all the way through. The mouthfeel is full bodied, rich, medium carbonation.
tleaver33 (58) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured into a tulip. Dark brown color with tan/brown head. Nose is raisins, roasted malt and coffee. Was hoping the coffee aroma would be more prevalent. Taste is initially sweet, with a chocolatey/coffee bitterness finish. A little too sweet and not enough coffee for me.