Sammy (7708) - Toronto, Ontario, - JUN 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A coffee based based stout, and a really good one at that. Very brown coloured body. Some chocolate sweetening it. Very drinkable and tasty.Thanks for sharing Liam.
Bathory (386) - Bryne, NORWAY - DEC 4, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a completly black colour with a brown head. Sticky aroma of coffee, espresso especially, which dominates any other smells from the aroma. Flavour is massive dark coffee, some bitterness, awesome offbalance. Oily mouthfeel, with a full body indeed. A awesome beer, goes super well with some light chocolate!
angelkostvo (436) - CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black colour with two fingers mocha head. Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, burned rubber, soy sauce. Taste is light tot medium sweet, bitter, coffee flavour. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation
rederic (2790) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml bottle, deep abyssal dark color, with a frothy dark tan head, nice roasted peanut, mild roasted ground coffee bean, burnt bran muffin, burnt toast, burnt chocolate cake nose, with some brownie, chocolate pie, molasses, chocolate chip cookie dough, light mocha, espresso, coffee accents, with a coffee liquor, light roasted, chocolate, toasted, caramel malt note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a warmth, yeasty, burnt dark dried fruit, dark bitter chocolate, roasted ground coffee bean, black coffee, sweet molasses, roasted, black, chocolate, toasted, caramel malty character, with some coffe liquor, burnt chocolate cake, chocolate mint bar, mellow wheat chocolate chip cookie dough flavours, leading towards a warming yeasty, sweet dark bitter chocolate, chocolate liquor, earthy ground coffee bean, sweet burnt molasses, burnt dark dried fruit, lingering minty roasty bitterness finish.
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Poured a black color with brown edges and an off white head. Coffee, roast, some dark fruits, earthy, and vanilla. Alcohol content well hidden.
Hansen (5973) - Assentoft, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black. Has a light-brown head, lasting. Dark, roasted aroma, dry coffee-notes. Flavor starts sweet, more roasted bread and coffee. Moderate bitter finish. Creamy, syrupy, dry texture.
Zita (4005) - Assentoft, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
nice coffee and roasted aroma,black, brown foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, creamy, soft carbonation, nice harmonic roasted finish.
zenkis (396) - Ogre, LATVIA - NOV 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle @ALEhouse, Riga
Super cool coffee oriented Imperial Stout. Pours black with pleasant cocoa brown thick top, good lasing. Aroma of roasted malt, fresh malted coffee (but not like fresh coffee beans), raisins or some kind of dried fruits, sweetish. Taste is sweet with gentle bitter from dark malt. Super intense coffee and a bit cocoa tones in flavor. Something to compare with Southern Tier Mokah. Lovely. High alcohol % is well hidden.
Erasmus_ro (1044) - Alabama, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown, pretty much black with a medium-sized, dark mocha colored head. Aroma is a huge whiff of tobacco and cigar, very ashy. Some roast and light chocolate and coffee as well. But cigar and ash dominate. Taste is quite roasty and ashy, the tobacco lingers in the background along with a dab of soy sauce. Some liquorice, salty and otherwise, a bit of coffee. Some grapefruit in the finish. Fairly high carbonation, quite full.
MartinT (7288) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
The acidic fruitiness in the second half of this Coffee Imperial Stout lightens an otherwise rich mouthfeel, but also tends to take away from the pleasure to be had from the dessert coffee flavors and meddling roast.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the pitch black.
-Alcohol vapors are found, but are never bothersome.
-Small bubbles and slick residual sugars make for contemplative sipping.
-The acidic finish increases drinkabilty, but is a tad too prominent for my liking in these dessert brews.
DutchDrebus (3070) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home thx to benzai. Pitch black colour with a medium sized, light brown head. Smells hops, roasty, coffee, chocolate.. Nice. Tastes sweet, very roasty, coffee, chocolate, whipped cream, slightly hoppy. Nice! Full body, soft carbo, thick texture.