GnarlyGnome (835) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft: This is a big beer.... big, thick and in your face. The coffee sits nicely among everything else if you can manage to fight your way through. Wonderful.
voncrease (88) - - JAN 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A seriously rich and bitter stout. You can really smell and taste the powerful notes of raw coffee!
wekker84 (2004) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle a black colored beer with a beige head aroma roasted malts coffee spicy citrus and hops flavor roasted malts spicy coffee laurel citrus fruits and bitter hops in the finish
Svesse (7262) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle, Stockholm Beer Festival, 27 Sep 2014) Black colour with frothy, brown head. Malty, roasted nose with sweet espresso, dark chocolate and muscovado sugar. Malty, roasted taste with notes of strong sweet coffee, dark chocolate, a touch of soy sauce, dark fruit and a fairly sweet finish with a generous coffee bitterness. Full body, oily mouthfeel, with a certain sweetness. Quite powerful, with lots of black coffee. Excellent beer!
klm (15) - SLOVENIA - DEC 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
The bottle one more minimalist and feels very eternal. Beer is very oily in appearance, taste of caramel, with the aftertaste of coffee and bitters. Good beer, but nevertheless does not outweigh their prices (in comparison with some a few cheaper American imperial stouts).
ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Belmont Station, Portland. Pours very dark, little bit of head. Aroma stone fruit, coffee, lacto. Body slightly tart, with some roasted coffee notes as well. Decent bitter roasted character to finish. Good but definitely oxidized.
nimbleprop (6355) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375ml bottle pours a very murky, opaque black with some creamy, beige head. Nose has fresh coffee bean, reminded me a bit of the fruity beans that come out of barrels, some wet earth, licorice, mild booze, some cola, some raisin, but mostly just nice/approachable coffee bean. Flavor has some more complexity, molasses, licorice, some distinct char, roasted malt, coffee beans, cola, some barbeque sauce, some plum, a little duck sauce, a little black cherry. Interestingly, a lot of the flavors can also be found in high end coffee bean. Full bodied, lightly hot finish.
Fin (8704) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Dranken Geers, Oostakker, Belgium, consumed at Foxhills campsite, Weybourne, Norfolk, Thursday 25th December 2014 Pours black with a sticky light beige head. Slick and thick in mouth but with espresso coffee, real yum fest, warming alcohol, marvellous, a big beastly Imperial Stout that grabs yer by the gonads, bloody coffee Impy Stout marvelloso’. A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov16 4.0
Dodgrblu (692) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12.7 ounce bottle aged from 11/2013, sweet aroma and taste, coffee finish.
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Lukasmh (727) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours thick pitch black with dense creamy espresso mocca head. Aroma is coffee! Dark chocolate, dark malts, slight smoke, umami, cocoa powder, raisins and grounded beans. Taste is fresh pressed coffee, sweet, dried fruits, burnt figs, toffee, light port wine, viscous. Really crisp coffee finish, dry, umami. Full body and viscous finish,