bhensonb (14617) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 18, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Bottle Trek. Very black color with a tan head that left rapidly. Aromas of coffee and darkly toasted malt. More or less medium body with fizzy/creamy carbonation. The flavor is really dark toasted/burnt malt (but smooth) with something approaching espresso. With time, chocolate notes come forth. Finish is a little bit sweet, and there’s not much bitter other than the burnt malt. Overall, it’s a heck of a drink. Every taste is a fresh experience. It may be the same one over and over, but who cares.
jcr (2647) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 18, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Rich, roasted coffee bean aroma carries through the aroma to the flavor. Black body with ruby highlights in the body. Thick, fizzy head that lasts and lacing that coats the side of the glass. The aroma is dominated by the coffee and chocolate with notes of roasted and burnt malts and vanilla. The flavor is moderately sweet and moderately bitter and mildly acidic. Dry, coffee bitterness in the finish. Tastes of unsweetened dark chocolate linger along with the alcohol. Medium body with a velvety texture and lively carbonation. You could say this is a one-trick pony kind of beer — all coffee all the time — but that one trick is pretty good.
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 17, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.5oz beer: Viscous black pour with a thick, mocha colored head. The aroma offers a beautiful balance of sweet chocolate and roasted coffee - working together well. The coffee is slightly more bitter in the body, working with the lightly bitter hops. Lots of fudge, bittersweet chocolate, vanilla beans follow. Finishes with a scorched java note. Very good.
mar (5332) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
black pour with a thick espresso head. nothing but bold coffee on the nose. slight chocolate flavor in the finish and a huge roasted coffee flavor upfront. it went very well with the brownie i was having as well.
daknole (10925) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 15, 2008
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2009 Thanks to bitbucket!!! Pours a nice black color with a small brown head that sticks to the glass with each sip. Aroma is purely coffee and bitter chocolate. Flavor is coffee, burnt malts, bitter dark chocolate and some hops. It is smooth and full bodied. I do taste some of the alcohol, but not too much of a burn. Very nice brew indeed. Glad I finally got to try it!!
walleye (1098) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUL 13, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the 12 oz bottle. Poured adark brown with a nice big brown head. Aroma mild coffee, raosted malts, dark fruits, molasses, chocolate. Flavor same as a aroma, the alcohol is nice and smooth. good beer
Palidor19 (3177) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice and strong, lots of flavor of coffee and high caramel flavor, one of the better imperial stouts with great flavors. slightly smokey and lots of cocoa.
BorksBabe (85) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is strong of coffee, smoke, and chocolate. Very dark brown to black with a coffee colored head. The flavor is of coffee, chocolate, burnt malt, and some hops. Very thick on the palate and a coffee aftertaste. Surprise... it’s made with coffee. It’s ok..
nick76 (4387) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
The aroma had chocolate, coffee, smoke, and burnt malt. The appearance is black with a tan head. The flavor is like the aroma. The palate is thick. Overall it’s over rated!
Lowe1983 (1555) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a black color with a brown head. Aroma is strong of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, molasses, and caramel. Flavor is pretty strong with coffee at first that gives way to the other roasted flavors of chocolate and molasses. Finishes bitter with not much alcohol warming as I thought there would be.