TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2013
750 ml bottle shared at Kentucky Brunch Release (Decorah, IA). Pours a deep dark opaque blackish hue, a frothy tannish head dies to a frothy film, laces ok. Aromas are stark coffee, toast, roast. Some mellow dark cocoa, toffee, and roast. Some vanilla, gentle oak, the spirit doesn’t show up much. Initial is thicker but not full, good rich coffee, roast and toast. Touches of toffee, toast, espresso. Middle is big coffee, java, some oak. Really nice rich coffee presence, cocoa and dark cocoa is mellow. Backend is roasty, big coffee, mellow oak. A faint waft of spirit. Pretty inviting for coffee lovers, touch of spice and heat as we finish up. Cocoa, some thickness, vanilla and a touch tannic. Cocoa, whiskey, rich espresso finish. A really well put together beer. Mellow oak, could use a touch more barrel element but the coffee is rich and the experience is synergenic. Tasty. Countbeer (6592) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2014
Bottle: Served in a Leffe chalice:
Black beer with a smaller sized beige head.
Aromas of sweat, mocha, cacoa, oatmeal, coffee, dark chocolate, nuts and some roast.
Flavour has loads of coffee with some dark chocolate and roast and a subtle bitterness.
Aftertaste is a mix of bitters, chocolate, coffee and roast.
Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, medium to full bodied and a light sticky texture. blutt59 (6564) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Bottle, great black pour with strong lacing foam, coffee chocolate espresso aroma, flavor has some green coffee , mushroom, earthy metallic, bitter harsh finish JStax (6482) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2017
12 ounce bottle poured into a brandy snifter. Th beer is a near black with a khaki colored head of foam. The aroma has huge roasted coffee bean and green pepper notes. Spicy and roasty dark chocolate. The chocolate aspects are a bit sweet, but the roasty coffee comes through in the finish. Thicker, almost creamy mouthfeel with a moderate carbonation. TheBeerGod (6221) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 6, 2015
Bottle - 750mL crowned. Black pour with a short tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate and burnt caramel. Taste is big coffee, roasted malt, dark chocolate, cocoa and burnt caramel. Body is medium-full with a dense bubbly carbonation. Finishes with more coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malt, burnt caramel, cocoa and toasted dark bread.
sonnycheeba (5988) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 30, 2015
Bottle. Pours deep, dark brown with tan head. Aroma is rich coffee, chocolate, earthy hops, faint booze, and faint vanilla. Flavor matches the aroma is extremely rich and delicious with great roast, chocolate, and coffee flavors. Full body. burg326 (5482) - Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Poured a dark stout brown color with aromas of espresso, anise, light chocolate and some earth. Flavors are the same a decent amount of roast in this beer, very enjoyable a nice sipper overall. jkwood04 (5448) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 8, 2014
750ml bottle in a tulip. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma strong of roasted malts, a lot of coffee, dark chocolate, caramel malts, light bitterness, and some dough. Flavor the same with a great blend of the coffee and imperial stout. Smooth, thicker texture. A very solid imperial coffee stout. markwise (5441) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Bottle generously shared by the Tampa Crew. Pours a dark stout brown with an off-white head. Nose is earth, espresso, licorice, and black coffee. Flavor is similar with roast, earth, espresso, licorice, and black coffee. Light to medium in body and a nice stout overall, albeit a dry one. badgerben (5177) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Minnesota Winterfest 2013. Black color with no head. Strong roasted barley and coffee aroma. Roasty flavor. Light coffee and chocolate. A bit of a heavy metallic tang.