danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 10, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Served on tap at the AleSmith tasting room. The appearance is a typical deep black Speedway hue. Very thick body. The nose has that great creamy Vietnamese coffee to it with a full roast maltyness, chocolate, and some small barrel additions. The flavor follows suit. Very tasty coffee. A lot more creamy/lactose then the regular version. Dark chocolate and muted bourbon add to this tasty treat. Full creamy mouth with a bit of oaky drying. Yum!
BuckeyeBoy (6544) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 11, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at ale smith brewing. Pours out black topped with a ring of a tan head. Nose is amazing big rich black coffee vanilla roast malts sweet chocolate wow. Taste is more of the great roast malts coffee smooth creamy vanilla chocolate.
maley1 (1204) - Calgary, CANADA - DEC 4, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with small beige head. Aroma of huge coffee, roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, lactose and hops. Taste of espresso coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, lactose, vanilla, slight oak and subtle barrel notes. Full bodied, medium carbonation, perfectly balanced, slightly bitter coffee on the finish.
rlgk (18834) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2016
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draught at the brewery during Speedway Grand Prix 2016. Opaque black beer with a nice beige head. Incredible coffee and vanilla aroma, woody, bourbon, toffee, ice coffee, fruity, some caramel. Bourbon and coffee flavor, licorice, vanilla, oak, ice coffee, caramel, some cocoa powder and coffee. Absolutely amazing!
Satyroneto (340) - BRAZIL - OCT 18, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2016 On Tap at "The Gage", Chicago.
Cor negra com espuma bege escura de baixa formação e média persistência com excelente lacing.
Aroma licoroso, intenso e muito agradável de café, chocolate ao leite, baunilha e leve madeira (barris de uísque)
Sabor inicial de café e chocolate com meio mais doce (geléia de café) e final torrado com leve amargor, mas refrescante; retrogosto intenso de torrado e com dulçor de chocolate.
Corpo sedoso e média carbonatação, sem percepção do álcool; alta drinkability, ainda mais para uma imperial Stout.
Dogbrick (12234) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample at the brewery taproom. Pours black with a medium foamy beige head that diminishes gradually to an outer ring. Patchy lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of roasted coffee, malt, dark chocolate and vanilla. Full-bodied with a roasty coffee and malt character, with bittersweet chocolate and vanilla notes. The finish is strong coffee and malt. Really good all around.
Marheb (5259) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 5, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
(En fût à la source): Richesse et onctuosité des saveurs de haut niveau, rien ne s’échappe de la meute mais l’ensemble est uniformément décadent.
commonshawn (1108) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2016
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tap at stanleys at the blackout beer fest with commonmac. 6 oz pour. Black with nice tan head. Complex almost confusing aroma, sweet and bitter clashing a bit. Boozy nose too. Wow. Tastes amazing. Sweetness is perfect upon this pillow of stoutness. Finish only gets bitter at the very end. It’s basically as if great coffee was also a beer. This is one of the best stouts I’ve had.
katrinaez (1616) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2015
4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Light aroma hides really thick stout taste with just the right amount of coffee notes. A strong but not overwhelming 12%. Tap (and got the last one!)
trapped (2585) - New York, TURKEY - NOV 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught @ Taproom no 307. Inky black with small tan spongy head, mocha aroma, bitter chocolate-coffee beans taste, full body, medium carbonation, long bitter mocha finish with alcohol undertones. Great stout!
PartyFowle (954) - - OCT 12, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
So rich! Milk, cream, coffee, vanilla. Bourbon is kept in check. Coffee-sharp finish. A smooth, sweet blend. This was enjoyed at the 2014 Firestone Walker Invitational and may have been the best beer at the fest.