GenDV138 (7363) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2017 micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Has this at the blue dog.
Appears deep dark brown with a smallish tan head but well maintained throughout. There is some lacing here and there. By tilting the glass this way and that I was able to rustle up some more foamy head and also to gage the attenuation which appears to be well carbonated.
The aroma is as one might expect: rich malts highly roasted, bittersweet chocolates and black coffee. The coffee aroma is the most pronouned, but aroma is also well balanced.
Taste is again what you might expect, highly roasted malts almost to the put of being burnt, rich bittersweet chocolate and coffee, rich black coffee. Hints of nuts and molasses too can be tasted.
A thick bodied beer here with a hint of creaminess before turning slightly dry. Towards the end soft alcohol warming is present.
Bottle shared at DCLawyer’s, thanks Chris! Dark brownish black with light tan head. Aromas of coffee, cocoa. Tastes of coffee, dark chocolate, malt. Medium body with a dry finish. shrubber85 (11460) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 27, 2017
Bottle. Strong black coffee, chocolate malt, and hay aroma. Black with small head. Lightly sweet coffee, milk chocolate, and moderately bitter herbal hay flavor. Nice body. Great coffee flavor without the sweetness. Patrickctenchi (6631) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUL 20, 2017
Deep rubied-brown with a tall dark tan head.
Chocolate, coffee roast aroma.
Taste is initially sweet.....Coffee with cream and sugar, chocolate malt....Then a nice, increasing, coffee ground/dark chocolate bitter.
Rich....only a hint of alcohol heat.
Really nice.... BlackBeerPG (733) - Darien, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2017
Taste: toasted coffee bean, chocolate malt, toffee smooth finish. Mild nose of the same. Black, opaque, tan foamy head, some broken ring lattice. Medium to med/full body. Easy drinker. LearninBeer (605) - 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 (553) - - MAY 30, 2017
C-. Pours a black color with khaki head. It’s got a quite bitter aftertaste PorterPounder (8091) - 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 baker’s unsweetened chocolate, day old black coffee and hints of pipe tobacco - finishes with some fresh topsoil. Thickish creamy mouthfeel. Overall, very decent stout. weihenweizen (3909) - 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 (5694) - 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 (1271) - 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.