ryanhunter_4 (283) - Strathmore, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 20, 2017
Poured from a growler bought at craft cellars in Calgary. Pours black with a slight tan head; lots of lacing. Smells of coffee, smoke and hints of chocolate. Tastes bitter with a heavy alcohol finish. Good beer.
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The best coffee flavor I’ve ever had in a beer. Dark rich appearance with a dark roasted espresso flavor with a slightly bitter aftertaste. Some breakfast beers try to capture the entire breakfast, this one just perfectly captures that first cup of Joe in the morning. michael_bb (117) - Barcelona, SPAIN - FEB 7, 2017
Heavy and very persistent aroma of coffee and roasted malts. Taste is very bitter and leaves a stong coffee-like finish, carbonation is average to soft and texture is quite thick. I left it a while outside the fridge before opening but it was still better after a while, so probably the ideal temperature of consumption is around 10-12º. While I’m not a huge fan of imperial stouts, I have to admit this is a very solid beer with a strong coffee accent. mircoas (314) - ITALY - FEB 3, 2017
33cl @ bottle. Davvero un’ottima Imperial stout. Bella schiuma cremosa, caffé e cacao al naso, nonostante la gradazione si beve molto facilmente. Ottima. Achel (485) - Ioannina, GREECE - FEB 2, 2017
Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Roasted malty coffee aroma with some hoppy hints. Sweet malty coffee flavor with some hints of chocolate. Roasted malty coffee finish with some bitter chocolate and coffee in the aftertaste.
tfontana (954) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 28, 2017
Bottle pour into nonic pint glass from Redstone Liquors, Stoneham. Appearance is opaque black with less-than-finger-width light brown and slightly red head with poor retention and light lacing. Aroma is roasted malts with coffee, bordering on burnt/ash, dark chocolate. Taste is up front bitter roasted malts and coffee with subtle dark fruit and dark chocolate in the middle and ending strong bitter burnt/ash. Palate is medium bodied with thick, silky texture; soft carbonation and bitter roasted/burnt/ash finish. Overall, while I like smoke and hints of ash and burnt character, this was a little too forward and dominated the experience. I was so looking forward to this and, while still very good, am a little bummed. Johnstledger8 (1142) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 27, 2017
Bottle. Pitch black with a bubbly to lacy light beige head. Aroma is of biscuit, chocolate, treacle, coffee, dark fruits, hint of ginger. Taste is of chocolate, coffee, caramel, treacle, raisins, nuts, smokey. Sticky oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation. chucklemation (1629) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JAN 19, 2017
Pours a jet black with a thin tan head. Aroma is chocolate, roast, coffee, toffee, and some dark fruits. Flavor is rich chocolate, bitter roast, and coffee. Well-carbonated with a medium body. Quite good. beer_queue (140) - California, USA - JAN 19, 2017
Smells like a big ball of chocolate-covered, well-roasted coffee beans! Of course it’s pitch black—it’s called mortal sin for crying out loud! Tastes of dark roast coffee from beginning to end with a powerful, smoky espresso finish. Arrives mostly sweet with dried fruits & chocolates and then moves towards a roasty/smoky end. Dark fruits intensify as it warms up but still subtle compared to the coffee. With time the espresso intensity grows and lingers in the finish. Seriously, the alcohol is masked by all that strong coffee until it warms up. The medium body, dry finish, & absence of carbonation fits this beer perfectly. If you’re into huge, flavorful coffee, then this beer is your dream come true. One criticism, though, is that the dominance of coffee perhaps makes this beer one-dimensional after a few sips. dakingindanorf (6) - Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2017 does not count
Usually don’t like to let coffee stouts sit around but this has been fridged for a long time. Pleasant, not overpowering coffee nose, pours a touch thin looking. Doesn’t taste it - not overly roasty but bitter, still has a lot of nice coffee flavor. Gonna have to restock on a few of these.