piscator34 (2673) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 24, 2008
Bottled sample via (and shared with) oakbluff. Jet black in colour with moderate carbonation. Aromas of roasted malts, caramel, vanilla, mild coffee, and earthy hops. Flavors are well balanced between dark roasted coffee, sweet vanilla chocolates, and earthy+grassy hops. Medium bodied for an imperial stout. Not really a blockbuster, but quite solid. reakt (951) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2008 Bottle @ Plan B, Copenhagen. Ooozed from the bottle black and tan. I didn’t get the huge coffee blast I expected, more like a mocha latte, but that’s not taking anything away this is still a great beer! Lots of roasted malt and bitter chocolate with coffee notes of course. Great body and a nice dry finish. Maybe my habit of drinking coffee without sugar has come back to bite me. EHopper (620) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 21, 2008
Beautiful black color. Awesome coffee, fine tobacco and fruity bubble gum aroma, with hints of spice and red pepper. The flavor is smoooooth coffee, probably expresso, with a complimentary amount of malty vanilla sweetness. I just loved it, and am giving the first 10 I have ever given for flavor. I must put up a couple of these for special occasions. highibus (823) - Vail, Arizona, USA - SEP 20, 2008
deep black beauty with great tan head and lots of lacing. aroma is nice roasted malt and huge coffee notes. flavor is much of the same. slightly everevecent. good body and great coffee finish. RaphaelN (195) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 20, 2008
Bottle at Volo. I am SO glad to see this beer finally available in Toronto! Kudos goes to Ralph’s son who informed me of the Peche Mortel after I was sadly informed that they were out of Oak Aged Yeti.
This is a treat! Coffee. And I mean a LOT of coffee - and this is good coffee my friends. Thick black heavenly liquid swimming in chocolate, roasted malt, caramel and loads of coffee. If you are a fan of the latter, you must try this!
StFun (567) - Indiana, USA - SEP 20, 2008
Huge thanks to GMCC2181 for sending me a few of these. This is a big big impy stout. This thing is nothing but coffee. Aroma is coffee, flavor is coffee, this thing even looks like coffee! Add to that a big alcoholic bite, and you have this beer. Texture is nice and thick. Boozy in spots, which I didn’t care for, but I really liked the over the top coffee nature. I wouldn’t quite rank this up with the big boys, but as a coffee stout, it was quite good. Porbably just below Bells Java Stout. Thanks again Gabe, I like this one a lot! ekstedt (7007) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 18, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2009 Bottle (34 cl) from Ölbutikken, Copenhagen, Denmark. Black, medium beige head. Dark chocolate aroma with soft coffee notes and citric hops. Medium bodied and smooth. Dry and bitter. andersand (531) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2008
Black with a small, brown head. Aroma of vanilla, toffe, light fruit and coffe. Taste of coffe, vanilla, slightly tart fruit and chocolate. Dry, roasted and complex aftertaste. A bit too light bodied but I guess that makes it appear as a bit more sophisticated and less rough. grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 15, 2008
Pours a dark dark brown with a large dark tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, some roastiness. Nice flavor, some bitterness. TeamTrappist (832) - jericho, New York, USA - SEP 14, 2008
12 oz bottle. Poured as black as could be, thick, like motor oil thick. Nose was huge, coffee, vanilla, chocolate. Taste that followed was similar. This beer is the real deal stout, delicious and so drinkable. Top notch beer