nickd717 (4644) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 21, 2010
Bomber thanks to Nick3 on BA.
Pours black with a light tan head and some good lacing.
Aroma is lots of roast and coffee. Maybe some floral hops even.
Flavor has very little sweetness and lots of roast and char. Pretty hoppy for the style with coffee as well.
Very dry on the palate with medium body for the style.
Solid beer overall. Pretty different from your typical American impy stout, in some ways good and some ways not so much. thebeertourist (5189) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2010
Bottle at Beer Temple, Amsterdam. Almost black with a creamy beige head. Nice vanilla, roasted coffee and chocolate. Soft. Cannot go wrong with this one. cgreb (422) - Marburg, GERMANY - MAY 14, 2010
bottle - black beer with a thich and sticky brown head. Aroma has some spicy notes like koriander. Flavour is strong with a touch of dark chocolate and toffee. Malty sweetness is balanced with a medium bitterness. Full body. phredrik (1024) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - MAY 9, 2010
Tab @ CBF. Opaque black pour with frothy latte-like head. Aroma has coffee, abit of booze, vanilla subtlety, berries, smoothe aroma. Taste has coffee, roast, malt sweetness, a hint of berries and chocolate. Bacon in the finish along with hops. Near oily texture, smooth and soft carbonation, big body. NachlamSie (3467) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 29, 2010
Pint bottle from Green’s in Columbia poured into a red wine glass. This is an attractive beer with a deep near black body with a thin tan head and spotty lacing. Aroma is rich of molasses, rice, seaweed, coffee, grass and chocolate. Slick palate on this one. The flavor is not as sweet as I thought it would be. Flavor is rich and complex, slightly different than your modern day imperial stout. This has many British porter type stuff like toffee, licorice, and seaweed. Finish is medium dry with a touch of espresso. I am really impressed, I must say. I wasn’t expecting this kind of thing. Very clean and complex imperial stout with a little bit of a twist.
chrisv10 (17288) - DENMARK - APR 24, 2010
50 cl bottle. Very dark brown body with brown head. Flavour is very heavy roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 21, 2010
Draft at ChurchKey. Pours pitch black with a thin, poofy tan head that leaves some good lacing. Aroma is cedar, sage. Taste is loaded with herbs, medicinal spices. A little over the top on additives. Dry on the palate. Hides the 10.5% very well though. Suttree (6358) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 18, 2010
Did I get this from my Secret Santa? Maybe? anyone? Any way, this is fabulous stuff. Black with a big, dense, finely grained brown head, Great aroma of coffee, chocolate and a lot of red wine. Flavor is pretty much exactly what the aroma promises - more coffee, more dark chocolate, more red ine. Dry, woody finish. Really nice stuff here. Travlr (24292) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 15, 2010
Draught at Churchkey. Black, thick tan top hat with massive masculine lacing. Aroma of burnt coffee beans, vanilla, potency, and personality. Taste is bitter cocoa, milk chocolate, and vanilla beans. Pleased to meet you, sir. INDASTRIA (129) - Berlin & Rome, GERMANY - APR 14, 2010
a very good IS. malty but not hard to drink
Aroma:chocolate, coffee, hops
Appearance black, with a very cream brown foam,
Taste: bitter,and medium sweetness, hops
medium body, oily feel, creamy, soft carbonation,