teorn88 (7682) - Rimini, ITALY - MAY 4, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2010 37,5cl bottle. Pours black with a big thick brown head. Foam is mostly lasting and good lacing. Aroma is strong and intense: lots of malt and tons of coffee. Notes of caramel and chocolate too. Taste is similiar: strong and complex, mostly sweet with coffee, chocolate, roasted notes and some alcohol in the end. The alcohol, by the way, is very well hidden. Palate is thick, creamy with medium carbonation. Overall, a wonderful beer! RickTStiles (826) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2010
Pours black with a nice brown head. Chocolate and coffee aroma. Rich but crisp flavor of chocolate and root vegetables. Finishes light but with a nice burn. pilsnerrogge (2948) - Finspång, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2010
Bottled:mickut (276) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 1, 2010
Color is black, head is large and rather thick. Aroma is roasty and has notes of coffee and chocolate. Thick mouthfeel. Flavour i roasty with notes of coffee and chocolate leading to a warming finish. Well balanced and very drinkable.
Bottled. Pours black with brown head. Taste is lightly bitter sweet. Palate has a full body and lightly burnt, dry mouthfeel. Aromas have dark chocolate, roasted malts, coffee notes. Blom (843) - Sorø, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2010
Black with a beautiful dense brown head. Strong aroma notes of liqourice, soy, roasted bread, coffee and tobacco. Initial flavours of cocoa, chocolate, roasted malts - and then the real magic of this beer sets in: a mind numbing long aftertase of coffee.
revoke (10) - Michigan, USA - APR 30, 2010
Dark in color with almost no head. Very nice aroma with some smokiness and coffee coming through (almost like burnt coffee). You have to like coffee to like this beer. It was balanced. Not too sweet, not bitter at all yet would make for a great "dessert beer", thanks to that coffee flavor. I give it two thumbs up. A good attempt at stout... but you definitely have to be in the right mood for this one. Countbeer (6592) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2010
Very nice thick beige foamy head.
Smell some chocolate, coffee, roasted malts and a slight hint of carbon dioxide.
Color is lovely pitch black.
Taste is a beautiful mix of coffee/espresso, dark chocolate, some roasted malts, bit of a smokey taste and cacao with other dark ingredients.
The aftertaste changes a bit into a lasting dark chocolate, coffee and a slight bitternes that is all perfectly balanced.
A very interesting and great tasting breakfast stout. BiddleBrau (1221) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2010
Pours black with very brown, dense head. Nice so far. Cocoa and bitter chocolate with a roasty aura permeating. Flavor is intense, very burnt, roasty. Slight hint of chocolate but this beer is charred and it lingers. Palate is somewhat creamy although my tastebuds have been severly damaged by now. Personally a bit harsh for my tastes but one can’t deny there is a ton of flavor in a single glass. SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2010
Finally found this one at Vintage Wine and Estates in Boardman, OH.
A- Has a cloudy dark brown, nearly back body that pours with a 1 finger or so mocha colored creamy head. Head eventually fades to <1/2 finger but leaves traces of lacing all the way down the glass.
S-Rich dark chocolate malts and toffee balanced with a nice roasted malt character. Nose is on the sweet side but rich and balanced.
T-The roasted malt notes come through much more in the flavor and are actually the highlight. Roasted dark chocolate malt upfront with some accents of bitter coffee and sweet caramel. The finish is a balance of roasted bitterness and characters mentioned in the nose. What lingers is a big roasted dark malt bitterness and hints of coffee, toffee, and a caramel sweetness.
P- Medium carbonation and thick, somewhat syrupy mouthfeel. As expected for a imperial stout.
O-The ABV is not detectable at all in this brew. Actually the roasted character is definitely the highlight. The smell is immaculate but the taste is more roasted than I like but still good. Overall a solid, good imperial stout. i would still love to try Kentucky Breakfast Stout and compare these offerings.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-04-2008 04:20:27 Gachupines (1252) - USA - APR 18, 2010
Black appearance with a tan head. Aroma is some roasted malt, flavor is a little bittersweet. Some strong coffee taste, noticed a little oatmeal flavor in the finish. Very good stout, would grab it again.