LearninBeer (580) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUN 9, 2017
The aroma is coffee, some chocolate and caramel. Pours a dark brown with some amber hues. Light tan head mostly diminishing and good lacing. The taste is bitter.
The body is medium/light, the texture creamy but a little thin. The carbonation lively and the finish bitter. Very coffee and not too bad of a beer. mjmoen (523) - - MAY 30, 2017
C-. Pours a black color with khaki head. Itís got a quite bitter aftertaste PorterPounder (7896) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2017
St Paul, Mn - The Wine Thief & Ale Jail - 22 oz bomber, Black as tar pour with some purple accents, devoid of light coming through. Sticky, but thin mocha colored head. Aroma of faint coffee, some chocolate, and creosote, pleasant. Full bodied dry stout flavor. Some bakerís unsweetened chocolate, day old black coffee and hints of pipe tobacco - finishes with some fresh topsoil. Thickish creamy mouthfeel. Overall, very decent stout. weihenweizen (3751) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - MAY 23, 2017
Refrigerated brown bomber from FlandersNed poured into an English pint glass. Black with small beige head. Aroma is coffee, medium body, lower carbonation, and small-bubble lacing. Taste is big coffee, cola, some lactose, sone chocolate, and a little ash. Bottle may have past its prime. superspak (5514) - Michigan, USA - MAY 21, 2017
22 ounce bottle into snifter; no bottle dating, but is a recent release. Pours nearly opaque dark brown/black color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy light khaki head with good good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big nutty medium roast coffee, milk chocolate, cocoa, caramel, vanilla, cream, brown sugar, toffee, and toasted dark bread; with light notes of smoke, dark fruit, herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and coffee notes; with great strength. Taste of big nutty medium roast coffee, milk chocolate, cocoa, caramel, vanilla, cream, brown sugar, toffee, and toasted dark bread; with light notes of smoke, dark fruit, herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/roast bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of nutty coffee, milk chocolate, cocoa, caramel, vanilla, cream, brown sugar, toffee, toasted dark bread, light smoke, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for while. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and coffee flavors; with a great roasted bitter/sweet balance, and zero acrid/astringent roasted flavors after the finish. Slight dryness from herbal/roast bitterness, lightly increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/silky, and slightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is awesome. Zero warming alcohol for 7.8%. Overall this is a fantastic imperial coffee stout! All around outstanding complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and coffee flavors; very smooth and easy to drink for the ABV. Awesome vibrant coffee character with great balanced malt complexity that is never overly roasty, bitter, or charred. Great showcase of the coffee. A highly enjoyable offering.
commonshawn (1234) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2017
Tap at lyn 65. Black with very little off white head. as expected nose. Smooth. Very nice sweet coffee taste . Dark chocolate, heavy coffee taste. Well balanced and very good. Gluepot (632) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2016 A solid light tan head on a near black body. Nose features fresh coffee, cocoa and cream. A really we balanced IS, leading with fresh coffee, coffee grounds and cocoa. This might be the most powerful presentation of coffee tastes in an IS that I have ever had. With this taste I almost expect to be spitting out coffee grounds as I drink. Solid touches of caramel and roasted malt, and hints of cherry add to the profile. Medium, to medium/thin body with a less rich mouth feel than expected. Taste thins out a bit too quick as well, but still a nice effort. Scipio (1046) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2016
Pours black with a minimal khaki head. A robust aroma consists of heavy chocolate, along with coffee, roasted malts, and a little bit of caramel. The taste is still full of chocolate, specifically dark chocolate. Coffee, cocoa, and some caramel impressions are found underneath. Some roasted malty elements come through at the end. This one isnít all that sweet, though sweetness is noticeable. A short and sharp aftertaste is chocolate. Medium in body, with a thick texture, and and subtle carbonation is found. A solid stout all around. umich03jm (3513) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - AUG 7, 2016
Bottle. Aroma is slightly creamy coffee and mild earth. Tastes the same. Smooth and tasty. Slightly foamy carb gives a nice mouthfeel. Very good. gregwilsonstl (2466) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 5, 2016
Dark black, no head. Strong acidic coffee flavors. Some cola. A nice coffee stout.