alexsdad06 (9727) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample May 2012. Pours a dark brown to black color with a small khaki head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malts, black coffee, espresso, chocolate with a sizable dose of bittering hops. Solid drinker, very enjoyable.
zebra (1954) - Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bummed there wasn’t any CW Bourbon Barrel Cherry Stout left, but this picked my spirits back up. served in a vicaris goblet with a gold rim. brown, pale, roasty, clove, light, thick, rocky, creamy, leaves, hazy, ginger
drfabulous (7219) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Lexington Beerworks. Big black pour with tons of coffee and chocolate. Bit of the tart berry that marks a big stout like this. ABV not dominant. Very nice.
deyholla (10794) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at local option. Pours a near clear very dark brown with a brown head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of coffee with backing dark grains, roasted malt and a hint of licorice. Flavor has coffe and roasted malts with a hint of underlying licorice.
msante79 (2225) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Bad Apple. Pours near black with tan head. Aromas of roasted malts, good dose of coffee, and some chocolate. Flavors roasted malts, semi-sweet chocolate, and nice smooth coffee flavor. Mouthfeel was perfect for coffee stout. As far as coffee stouts go this was pretty damn good.
BelgianBeerGal (3950) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a growler that turned up at Flossmoor’s pre-DLD party. I have got to visit this place next time we’re in Louisville. Holy coffee...in a good way. This was seriously like a beer inspired espresso and not vice versa. I love coffee and this was awesome. Creamy, oily and bitter. Lovely.
queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - APR 29, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler courtesy shrubber85. Coffee, chocolate, dark fruit, ash aroma. Black with a minimal head. Coffee malt, sweet chocolate, and light acidic flavor with a light bitter finish. Full smooth body. Extremely nice.
shrubber85 (11015) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 25, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap from source. Ash,chocolate and coffee malt aroma. Black color with small tan head. Mildly sweet chocolate and coffee malt flavor with a mildly bitter herbal hops finish. Incredibly smooth with no discernible alcohol. An easy drinking imperial stout - excellent.
ContemplateBeer (2053) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 24, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of coffee, lightly acidic berries and chocolate. Appearance was black with mocha head. Flavor matched the nose; the berries were quite bright and pleasant, making this a unique imperial stout. Palate was oily and creamy. Excellent.