WillRunForBeer (2804) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 13, 2015
Bomber shared by Chalumeaux. Thanks TJ! Bottled 03/15/13. Pours deep dark brown with a light brown head that quickly falls. Aroma is dark chocolate, coffee, bourbon. Taste is dark chocolate, licorice, coffee. A hint of bourbon and char in the finish. Surprisingly good for a nearly 3 year old coffee beer. Chalumeaux (1850) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 13, 2015
Poured from 22 oz bottle dated 3/15/13. Dark cola pour with a nice one finger mocha head with nice lacing. Aromas of caramel chocolate coffee and bourbon. Taste is surprisingly good for 2 years and 9 months. Notes of caramel bourbon and a hint of burnt roasted malt/coffee. Not bad. portableparty (2398) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2015
22 oz. bottle. This thing must have close to 2 years on it. Pours oily black brown with a thin quick khaki film that dissipates to s soapy collar. Smells of dark chocolate soft bourbon and coffee. Taste is a little bitter with coffee chocolate and gentle bourbon oak woody undertones. Palate is full oily and a little gritty in the finish with a soft alcohol finish. Pretty nice! djd07 (16307) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with medium tan head that lasts. The aroma is chocolate, roast, toffee. Thin mouth, brown sugar, roast, vanilla, hides alcohol well, very nice. kirk36 (223) - Peabody, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 18, 2014
Pours a murky, deep-dark absinthe; unforgiving Marianna's trench. No head just swirls of trying and then failing. Coffee-chocolate forward with nose hair alcohol singe. Bourbon nose beer finish. Good. Great. Possibly the abyss.
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ljthiessen (1510) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle. Thick dark brown pour, small head. Huge boozy aroma with tons of chocolate, cocoa, and some coffee. Flavour is coffee and chocolate, cocoa, caramel, pretty roasty with a touch of dark fruits and marshmallow. Thick, oily texture. Tons of flavour and very tasty, but not perfectly balanced. AirForceHops (8037) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 4, 2014
22 oz.Bottle purchased at Julio’s shared by Eric S. Bottle date of 03/15/2013. Color is pitch black with a very oily film when swilled around the snifter. Aroma is mild coffee bean, chocolate and subtle bourbon character.Mudwhomper (52) - Madison, USA - MAR 16, 2014
The flavor is mostly bourbon with the coffee bean almost completely dead at this point. Flavor still has a nice chocolate brownie batter and moderate amount of bourbon barrel. Body is really nice for a porter, the texture is oily like the swirl around the snifter. Very mellow alcohol after the year plus age. No oxidation and the flavor is above average, nice.
Bottle from a year ago. Aroma is nice with chocolate and mild coffee and bourbon. Coffee and bourbon barrel flavor is still there but faint. Mostly chocolate and dark fruit with a slight metallic aftertaste, unfortunately. Overall quite good minus that aftertaste GT (10017) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 31, 2014
> A surprising behemoth of a coffee imperial porterDedicatedToFun (4003) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JAN 29, 2014
[ Bottle ][ DedicatedToFun ][ 22oz ][ REidel Stemless ][ Free ][ 1/24/14 ]
>> Pours a deep inky black with smaller, reddish foam. Nose is green olive moving to subtle bourbon barrel and deep chocolate. Taste is dense creamed coffee, dense dark chocolate. Powerful, rich palate. Quite good, always scroll past this bottle in stores. Much better than expected.
Really nice porter, bomber i found from bevmo, good mix of chocolate and coffee