kramer (6905) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2017
Bottle. Pours a black body with a small fizzy brown head that faded to nothing rather quickly. The nose is espresso and dark chocolate with roast and some burnt caramel. The flavor comes across as a bit burnt and acrid as far as the coffee goes, with a heavy burnt malt base. Still some heavy caramel sweetness as well. A slight alcoholic warmth on the finish. Medium bodied with soft fizzy carbonation, a slight cling on the back end. Meh, not a huge fan of this one, but finishing the bottle isn’t an issue. HourGlass13 (1046) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 29, 2016
Pours up dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is coffee, roasted malts and caramel. Taste is pretty much the same, coffee, caramel and roasted malts. Heavy mouth feel. Slight bitter coffee fade. Overall a good brew. hman43 (1773) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - DEC 30, 2015
Black in color. Aromas of coffee and roasted malts. Flavors of coffee, roasted malts with hints of alcohol. Alcohol warming and Moderately bitter on the palate. j12601 (13099) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 11, 2015
Bottle shared with my wife. Pours a deep black with a medium sized head. Roast and sweet dark chocolate over coffee, a touch of oxidization. Medium bodied, roast, sweetness, a bit of age. Warming alcohol, chocolate, cocoa. Coffee lingers lightly on the finish, cocoa and chocolate. ICEatALAMO (1353) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JUN 8, 2015
Bottle. The pour is black with lacing for head. The aroma is more malt than anything, light coffee the taste is thinner than what I was expecting. Coffee is there, but very light. Has some interesting notes to it.
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egg (423) - USA - JUN 4, 2015
Growler on 6/4/15. Pours jet black with a thin off white head that sticks around. Nose is pure coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, cocoa, a touch of alcohol. Nice. Taste is creamy coffee, milk chocolate, roasted malt, molasses, whiskey. While on the heavier side of a stout at 8% it doesn’t feel like it at all. Leaves the light taste of a cigar in your mouth. Just a really great beer. Doofgoblin (513) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - MAY 20, 2015
Impressive. This beer is all about the smooth, subtle richness of malt and coffee with none of the fruity character you might get from other brews. The aroma is deep and rich like an old ale with notes of toffee and roasted malt--then, the coffee and chocolate peak through... The taste is a swirl of malty goodness with notes of deep rich malt, slight toffee, lots of chocolate, coffee, and no acidic fruity notes. Finish is velvety and smooth like a well worn leather belt. It’s just awesome. cobaink2 (799) - seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Really love this beer and one of my favorites. Love the brown sugar, molasses and espresso coffee tastes to this. jbruner (5277) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Pours a deep black from the bottle with fluffy tan brown head that dissipates but leaves thin cap that lasts all the way down with good lace. Aroma of big coffee up front, dark roast and dark malt, hint of earth and leather. Taste is more coffee and soy, nice roasty back end with just a hint of the booze on the way down. Medium bitterness, soft carbonation, overall a solid stout that borders on imperial. MartinT (10036) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
My Bottom Line:
This luxurious cake of a Coffee Imperial Stout is the setting for luscious coffee, milk chocolate and underlying fruitiness, building a most satisfying dessert.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A creamy sheet of foam protects the brown-hued blackness.
-This is very sweet, but the fruitiness and light roastiness make it more than palatable.
-The finish could be hoppier (to my tastes).
-This is not a complex Imperial Stout, but it certainly does its job very well.br />
-This remains a great dessert brew for sweet teeth.
-If you are a fan of Péché Mortel, Speedway Stout and other coffee-laden hefty Stouts, this should be right up your alley.