jtclockwork (10305) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft. Pours black tan head. Nose/taste of vanilla, flaked oats, roast chocolate, lactose, honey - Medium body
Ferris (6841) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft - Dark chocolate and nice light spice. Deep brown with no head. Dark chocolate, light bitterness and a great Roasty finish. Really nice.
shrubber85 (8582) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 4, 2015
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Lightly woody dark chocolate, cream and strong coffee malt aroma - spectacular. Black with minimal head. Sweet chocolate,creamy coffee malt, and moderately bitter herbal wood ash flavor. A great beer.
DedicatedToFun (3608) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap, black pour, tan head, nose and taste are super duper coffee, awesome stout
emacgee (4287) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick black pour with some faint light showing on the edges. A little shake on the pour gives rise to one finger of mocha tan head. Aroma is dominated by coffee, big time. Roasty with some dark fruit skins and a creamy dessert-ish note on the end. Some toasted coconut as well. Medium full bodied with a big showing of coffee. Some dark fruit and burnt sugar on the back of the mouth with a touch of alcohol. Molasses.
Patrickctenchi (4535) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a dark brown ring.
Rich, dark, roast coffee bean aroma.
Flavour is equally rich, deep, roast coffee malt, bitter chocolate, licorice.
Alcohol is noticeable, but mild and nicely balanced.
jrob21 (2822) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decently rich porter with an added coffee element. Honey comes through a little in the aroma with some floral notes. Creamy texture and big body. Nice straight up porter.
jcnielsen (2442) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Dandelion Market in Charlotte. Pours a black color with off white head. Coffee, roasty, slight burnt ashy aromas. Coffee, chocolate, roasty, alcohol flavors. Thick, goopy mouthfeel. Alcohol very present in flavor. Very solid.
MartinT (8351) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My Bottom Line:
Rich coffee develops roastiness and minty accents in this comfortable dessert of an Imperial Stout.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the blackness.
-The flavor profile is not as deep as the aroma.
-The finish is sweet and easy. Bitterness is not prevalent.
-While this one doesn’t have a huge following, it deserves recognition in the vastly popular Coffee Imperial Stout universe.
On tap at World of Beer, Charlotte .
OldGrowth (2854) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - DEC 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, from Bottle Revolution RDU. Good aroma, sweet, roasty. sweetened coffee, cocoa, tad vanilla. dark orange brown color, no head or lace. sweet flavor. medium body, smooth creamy mouthfeel, sweet bitter finish. it’s good, doesn’t give me the impresion of a 10% beer, too bad it was just about flat, no head or lace,kind of unlively on mouthfeel. Good coffee flavor, flavor best part IMO, though aroma is good too. just loses points on appearance and palate.