doctorbarn () - Virginia, USA - JUL 27, 2017 Nephilium (1820) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This pours an opaque black, with a consistency of thick oil. There’s a thin dark tan head that quickly fades. The aroma is of coffee and dark chocolate. This has a great flavor of bitter coffee balanced with bittersweet chocolate with just a hint of alcohol (which is pretty good considering the ABV of this beast). Long bitter finish, and very thick mouthfeel. The only two downsides I see are price (at $13 a bomber) and availability... but I still want to cellar some of these.
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2017 Big coffee and chocolate notes
Very smooth and drinkable CH-303 (2252) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUL 26, 2017
Appearance: Dark brown, near black, seems clear. Some dark tan head.datrael (503) - Kraków, POLAND - JUL 25, 2017
Aroma: Coffee, prunes, dark malt. Roasted.
Taste: Coffee, very dark malt, roasted, prunes? Dark chocolate. Very smooth and great balance. Warming. Great!
Bought: Craft Gallery (Bern), 750 ml, CHF 28.90
Info: 22/7-2017, BB: ??/??-????
W aromacie mnóstwo kawy, ziarna kawy, swiezo parzona kawa, w tle nieco czekolady, bardzo intensywnie. W wygladzie gleboko czarne z obraczka bezowej piany, opakowane w fajna czarna puszke. W smaku uderza niesamowicie intensywna kawowosc w stylu espresso, do tego gorzkie kakao, gorzka czekolada, praliny, mleczna czekolada najpierw nuty subtelne i eleganckie, potem intensywne i agresywne, wow. W posmaku wanilia, tiramisu, ciasto czekoladowe, bardzo bogate i zlozone. Na finiszu lekkie rozgrzewanie. Slodko - gorzkie z palona goryczka. Cialo geste, kremowe, zadziwiajaco pijalne, alkohol, poza lekkim rozgrzewaniem, ukryty. Doskonale piwo, klasa. nathanvc (508) - Brugge, BELGIUM - JUL 23, 2017
Draft at Yard House, Los Angeles. Finally found after a three-week long trip through the USA, after giving up hope, but here it is.Bootlegger007 (167) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 20, 2017
Pours cloudy jet black with a lasting, small, foamy, beige head. Smell is roasted malt and toasted bread. The complex aroma contains the same, dark chocolate, dark fruits (figs), malt, coffee (with milk), some hops, even citrus, caramel, some vanilla, smoke and light alcohol. It tastes medium chocolatey sweet, light to medium coffee-like bitter, with very light sour hints. The finish is long, roasted and light hoppy (but never aggressive in both aspects) and very light alcoholic. The ABV remains-well hidden, yet there is some warmth from the alcohol. Full body, a creamy and very smooth texture, soft fizzy carbonation - which makes it unbelievably easy to drink. Due to the enormous richness in flavour, complexity in aroma and smoothness in palate, this is probably one of the best beers I’ve ever tasted.
I walked past this so many times, it finally made it into the shopping basket, so glad it did, outstanding stout. Pours a deep black with a solid cap tan head, aromas of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate along with caramel and dark fruits, flavour had the bitter spice sensation with the characteristics of vanilla, coffee and chocolate, a full bodied stout with a boozy warming after-glow.
ALIBALI (2122) - Kiel, GERMANY - JUL 19, 2017
Schwer, ölig und mit unnachgiebigem ErwachsenenImpyAssKick!!! KaffeeKing & RöstSpektakel auf einer etwas so süßen AshSpielwiese. Grosse Dose in der MONTEREY BAR Berlin. 12 Euronen.... Jashiu (1324) - Gdañsk, POLAND - JUL 19, 2017
Lovely coffee aroma and sweet coffee taste. Nicely full. Very sweet. Very nicely thick body garroch (58) - New York, USA - JUL 16, 2017
Poured from a bottle that I've been aging in somewhat suboptimal conditions since around June 2015. Pours dark black with a dark tan head that lasts. Coffee, dark chocolate, toffee, raisins on the nose. Taste is bitter chocolate, black coffee, prunes, caramel, honey. Medium to heavy body, thick mouth feel, fine carbonation. Long finish of booze and cacao. A great big stout.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Pallleon (363) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 10, 2017
Mélysötét szín, bézs hab. Étcsokoládés, vaníliás, kávés illat. Malátás, vaníliás, karamelles, whiskey-s, édeskés íz. Az alkoholt egyáltalán nem érezni. Pazar, nagyon jó stout. balloonbuffoon (336) - - JUL 9, 2017
16floz can. COD: 01.26.2017, $6 paid, large snifter glass. Appears basically black with one finger of sticky head. Nose is rather pedestrian. Toffee aroma leads to a heavy, complex, and well-balanced all things considered palate of brown sugar and carob flavors. The level of quality is impressive. It is in my top tier of imperial stouts, albeit lower than others.