murzyn (498) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - NOV 20, 2017 DrnkMcDermott (3137) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2009 Bottled. Rating #600! And I’m rating this "live," which means I’m probably swayed by all the great numbers here. But there’s a wonderful oatmeal and coffee smell when I pour it out, into a pitch black body with a short, but dense foam that’s brown as the foam on an espresso. First taste impression is very coffee-bitter. Hell, I never take my coffee this bitter. Almost wonder if I should put in a little cream, or even some Kahlua. Nah, stick it out, Drink, ol’ boy. Chocolatey like those tiny squares of 75% cocoa chocolate at Starbucks. Alcohol may not be apparent, but I can sure tell it’s there. Leaves my lips pretty sticky. Picking up a cherry cordial suggestion toward the end. Oh, and there’s plenty of good beery bitterness to go along. It’s kind of a little brother to a DFH WWStout. I could have followed the example of some other raters and had this over breakfast, but I’m much more eloquent this time of night and besides, I had a Smithwick’s for breakfast at Midway airport last weekend that I still must (p)rate about.
Barwa czarna, piana, beżowa.
Aromat to kawa, mleczna czekolada i słodkie kakao.
W smaku intensywne espresso, słodka czekolada, gorzkie kakao i w kontrze przyjemna paloność. Pifko fajnie zbalansowane, alko niewyczuwalne.
Dobre pifko. notna (2) - - NOV 18, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2017 Gillar man kaffestout är den finfin...
Utseende: något mörkbrunt skum & svart öl
Arom: Espresso, espresso & kavring...
Smak: balanserad fyllig, god kaffesmak, efterhängande kaffebäska snarare än humlebäska gramity (1684) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 16, 2017
Jet black pour, toffee head. Coffee & dark roast malt in the nose. Sweet. Middle is velvety chocolate, coffee, and oats. Finish is more of the same with some hop bitterness signing off. Alcohol is well cloaked. Hopmaestro (1753) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2017
Aroma is deep roasted malts with cold coffee and dark chocolates. Taste is medium bodied full flavored stout. Cold brewed coffee, smooth oatmeal mouthfeel, light salt and light tobacco as well. A treasure when you have the cravings for pro-stout, but don't wanna break the 10% barrier. When you're having your brekfast for example. sauvintipper (6) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2017 12oz bottled 9/01/2017 8.3% ABV 60 IBU poured into pilsner glass. Out of the fridge this stout is coffee and coffee over coffee and chocolate, too much coffee for me! I let it warm up to room temperature and found it a bit easier to drink. Very disappointed on my first bottle, perhaps a bit over-hyped.
Second rating: 12oz bottled 10/26/2017 8.3% ABV 60 IBU poured into pilsner glass with full hand-width beige head which quickly fades. Coffee note is not so overpowering as previous bottling, but now the roasted malts are overpowering the nose. Tastes of roasted malts and coffee over bitter hops and not much else, not getting any chocolate or dark fruits. Smells and tastes like a different beer from previous bottling which I find unacceptable. Now I am even more disappointed in this beer than I was before.
bpreo (2943) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 8, 2017
It’s no “Imperial Breakfast Stout”, but it will have to do. It’s a finely flavored Stout, holds up against all competition. RickFifty (1399) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - NOV 3, 2017
Deep brown color, light brown head. Roasted malt nose, brown sugar, coffee, chocolate, burnt notes, bread, wood, vanilla, hint of dark licorice. Roasted malt taste, coffee, bread, burnt sugar, wood, chocolate, hint of alcohol, dry and bitter finish. Full body, soft carbonation, oily texture. hitemwitthehein (22) - - OCT 31, 2017
8, 4, 8, 4, 16
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2017 ABV - 8.3 IBU - 60
.Appearance: Pitch black, motor oil, small brownish tan head that dissipates quickly.
.Aroma: Powerful scent of roasted coffee upfront, gourmet ground coffee, toffee/caramelized sugar, but mostly just a very rich, beautiful coffee scent.
.Taste: Roasted coffee, raw coffee bean, very slight warming alcohol, very nice malt sweetness giving way to an earthy bitterness, the bitterness builds into a very long finish, lingering on the palate.
.Mouthfeel: Luxurious cream like texture most likely a result of the added oats, carbonated just right, very smooth.
.This beer is something else. A coffee lovers dream, but so much more. It's done right. Right amount of bitterness. Perfect subtle sweetness. Long, smooth finish leaving a delicious taste that won't go away. Everything you can ask from an imperial stout and then some. Coffee bomb.
Fantastic. Tyr (9) - Gastonia, North Carolina, USA - OCT 29, 2017 does not count
Wow. Of all the stouts that are described to have coffee in the flavour profile, this is the one that lives up to that.more than the rest I've had. Pours black. Coffee aroma, savory nose carries into a savory flavor, very much tastes of coffee with some dark chocolate just peeking through, giving way to oats. It's tastes as it's pitched, chocolate coffee oatmeal. Savory as opposed to sweet, perhaps mature tasting is a good way to think of it? Leaves a long, pleasant aftertaste. I'm glad to finally get my hands on this, it's a masterful example, and lived up to the hype. ffaoe (917) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - OCT 28, 2017
very strong roasty, coffee aromas. pitch black in color with nice long lasting brown head. taste is very roasty or roasted barley, coffee, faint chocolate notes, great mouthfeel