kaserov (877) - Oviedo, SPAIN - SEP 17, 2017 rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JAN 27, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Release #10. Poured into a snifter out of a 22oz bomber.
Pours inky black with just a small dark tan head that fades to a ring around the side of the glass. Pretty decent lacing considering the abv.
Coffee is quite prominent in the aroma with hints of dark chocolate. Lots of roasted malt that seems slightly burnt. There is vanilla and just the slightest hint of whiskey buried way in the background.
The coffee carries big time into the flavor mixed nicely with cocoa creating almost a mocha character. Lots and lots of heavily roasted malt that borders on being a bit acrid and charred. There is still just a little bourbon in the background that I wish was a little more prominent. Nice vanilla and caramel touches too. The alcohol is well hidden with just a slight warmth in the back of the throat with a creamy and just slightly sticky mouthfeel.
Overall, a very tasty imperial stout but one that is not quite Earth-shattering. I don’t know if I would go out of my way to pick this up but if you do come across it, it is worth drinking.
11,9%. Color negro con capa de espuma marrón de tres dedos de grosor (cremosa y de buena retención). Carbonatación mínima. Textura cremosa. Aroma a malta torrefacta, café puro frío, chocolate, vainilla, ligero toque de licor. En boca entra ligeramente dulce y torrefacta, con mucho café y chocolate, vainilla, y reminiscencias de whisky. Final ligeramente amargo, cafetoso y algo licoroso. Barrica sutil y cerveza sutil. No esperaba mucho cuando la abrí pero me pasó por encima. Casi termino la botella de 65 cl., sin verdadero esfuerzo. jonas (7748) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - SEP 13, 2017
Bottle. Awesome dark chocolate aroma, Ethiopian coffee, light Christmas spices. Darkest brown, brown lace. Medium full dry, licorice and chocolate. Very dry on the palate. Licorice coffee finish. Johnstledger8 (1243) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 7, 2017
Bottle. Pitch black with a fading light brown foamy head. Aroma is of coffee, chocolate, dark fruits, nuts, caramel, vanilla. Taste is of coffee, chocolate, toffee, caramel, treacle, maple syrup. Sticky oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation. alobar (3857) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2017
Pours tar black with aroma of coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, and hint of bourbon. Big beer with coffee, chocolate, vanilla, and touch of alcohol. Great beer! BuckeyeBoy (8173) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 26, 2017
22-ounce bottle pours out black topped with a small-town head. Nose is big coffee milk chocolate roast malts more coffee. Taste is more of the nice rich roast malts coffee Chocolat some of vanilla maybe. This is one of the best beers epic makes always spot on.
joergen (28718) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2017
Draught at Bottlecraft.
Black colored with notes medium sized beige head.
Roasted, bourbon, oak aroma of chocolate with notes of dried fruits.
Roasted flavor of chocolate, dried fruits and bourbon with notes of chocolate.
Roasted finish. weihenweizen (3984) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - AUG 19, 2017
Refrigerated brown bomber poured into a snifter. Black with small beige head. Aroma is chocolate, thick body, medium carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is chocolate, coffee, some bourbon, a little oak, and slightly dry finish. tapefuzz (700) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 12, 2017
22oz bottle. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, caramel, and a hint of booziness. Taste is similar - huge amounts coffee and chocolate - but with a more developed whiskey presence. Full body. Soft carbonation. Thick, creamy mouthfeel. rejtable (2809) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2017
Bottle from John. Coffee chocolate espresso, sulfur. Taste big bitter big sweet. Creamy body lively carbonation. JefVerstraete (3510) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - JUL 31, 2017
Bottle from a trade. Many thanks! Pitch black colour, brown foam. Sweet, syrupy with lots of coffee and hints of vanilla and bourbon. Nice sipper.