Lonick (2509) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 31, 2017
Bottle @home (rating backlog). Pours black, thin tan head. Nose is chocolate, dark chocolate, malts, coffee. Taste is more of the same, slight smoke as well, slightly fruity. sephyrott (191) - - AUG 26, 2017
2/3 pint at Beer Emporium (Bristol). Impressive stout, roasted coffe and chocolate aromas, rich and thick. Highly recommendable Beerowl80 (387) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2017
Bottle. Pours black. Aroma of dark chocolate, roast malt, coffee and dried fruit. Moderate sweet and bitter. Nice full mouthfeel. Very good. daje (4436) - NORWAY - MAY 2, 2017
Bottle, september 18th 2016.Black body with a medium sized head. Aroma of earthy hops and coffee, a nice blend, also some dark chocolate. Herbal roasty taste with a solid bitterness, full bodied, lasting malty choco finish. Very nice. 19Oracolo78 (211) - ITALY - FEB 25, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2017 Birra di colore marrone scuro. Schiuma color caffelatte molto persistente. All’ olfatto note di caffè tostato e moka. Al palato caffè, legno e malto tostato la fanno da padrona. Nel finale rimane lievemente amara con note erbacee che miscelate al caffe risultano un connubio eccezionale. Mediamente strutturata, l’ alcol si sente poco, ben camuffato dalle note tostate. Una birra eccellente da conversazione ma buona anche su una sacher o un tortino al cioccolato.
djd07 (15293) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2016
Bottle at RBWG Grand Tasting. Pours black with medium tan head that lasts. The aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, herbs. Medium body, rich malt, cocoa, molasses, roast hop, very good. bierkoning (13451) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2016
Bottle, best until 6/14. Thanks Craig! Black. Malt, roast, coffee and licorice in the aroma. Malty sweet roasty flavor, velvety, caramel, licorice, coffee. Very low on carbon.has kept very well. CraftBeerNick (2671) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2016
Bottle at home, 9th October 16. Pours thick and black. Aroma is quality coffee, raw bean, cocoa. Taste is coffee bean, bitter and sweet, not overlly, it’s coffee forward, but there are other flavours going on, leather, dark chocolate. The balance is perfect, and the palate is exact for the style and taste. Very good imperial coffee stout. Flipp82 (21) - - AUG 8, 2016
Fantastica. Sentori intensi di caffè e luppolo resinoso per una birra che sta a metà strada tra una black IPA, per profumo, non per amaro, e una imperial stout. Scaldandosi risalta molto il dolce del malto e forse questa è l’unica pecca di una birra strepitosa. Saeglopur (2250) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JUL 30, 2016
330 ml bottle, bb 05.07.2017.
Black body, with a big, dense, creamy, lacing, coffee-colored head.
Aroma of coffee beans, espresso, liquorice, cocoa powder, some dark chocolate, subtle dark fruits.
Taste follows this pretty much.
Medium, oily mouthfeel, with a moderate carbonation.
Finishes roasty-bitter, dry, wooden, with coffee beans, liquorice, some dark chocolate.
Tasty. Straight, but really well balanced, with lovely coffee notes. Drinks pretty smooth, alcohol is well balanced. Great style example, while not among my favourite ones.