Trev (1980) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 12, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Skyview
Pour is very dark brown.
Strong coffee aroma backed by bourbon.
Flavour is full on espresso, dark roast maltiness, some milk chocolate.
boozy bourbon finish. Loved the chocolatey espresso parts.
smith4498 (3210) - Miami, Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from a trade with ksurkin. Pours dark brown with light brown head. Aromas of boubon, coffee, vanilla and roasted malts. Flavors of sweet milk chocolate, coffee, vanilla, roasted malts and some bourbon. Full body with minimal carbonation. Thanks Ken.
BVery (7438) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 11, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Bottle at MN Gathering @ Skyview V. Very dark rich brown pour with minimal head. Aroma of cigarette smoke and coffee. Medium dense palate. Taste is coffee and bourbon.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 11, 2011
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Dark body. No head. Thanks bob. Aroma of coffey. Too bitter. Thank god I’m not getting the bourbon people are getting on aroma. Green pepper on the aroma, as with too many beers. Perhaps my two least favorite things in a beer flavor - bourbon and peppery coffey.
joes (90) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - NOV 6, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very dark brown, almost black beer. Aroma of coffee, sweet alcohol, chocolate/mocca. Starts sweet, but good bitter and sweet balance in the backtaste. Sweet coffee, some liquorice and loads of mocca. Verry smooth, verry good.
argo0 (11890) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask. Small beige head atop black body with brown edge. Aroma is moderately sweet, coffee/roast, bittersweet chocolate, some vinous/alcohol, light vanilla. Taste is moderately sweet, espresso, roast, some bittersweet chocolate, coffee liqueur, faint Bourbon. Medium-full body, low carbonation, some stickiness.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 4, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Ellwood - thanks, Jeremy! Ooh daddy, I do love a coffee stout and this one was wickedly good. A lovely silken dark brown pour with a mellow nose, not too heavily boozy or chocolate but with a sharp edge alongside the sweet promise. Really intensely good mouthfeel that recalls KBS to me. If I had any complaint it’s that the beer is every so often just a bit too sweet and the coffee too subdued. But there’s no denying it’s damn good.
Martinus (3486) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy black colour, beige head. Aroma with lots of coffee, malts, bourbon and milk. Flavour bitter coffee, mocha, malts, milk, roasted tones. Quite light carbonation. Very nice.
(From 65cL bottle @ DRBM 2011, courtesy of jbrus)
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ DRBM. A black colored beer, with a dark beige head. The aroma of coffee with dark malts. Thetaste also of coffee, dark malts some chocolate with hints of alcohol. The aftertaste has bitter chocolate with a lot of coffee.
caesar (5567) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ drbm. Black, short head. Wonderful aroma of fresh grinded coffee, roasted malts and a touch of vanilla and bourbon. The bourbon notes come through more in the taste and is wonderfully balanced with the sweet mocha and vanilla flavors on a good backbone of roasty imperial stout. Smooth as a whistle, wonderfully complex and balanced brew. Superb.