thepatrickman (1347) - Jevington, East Sussex, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2016
6 oz sample. This is one impressive imperial stout. It’s extremely well balanced, with a lot of roasted, chocolate flavor sitting on top of a surprisingly smooth mouthfeel. Really "classic" interpretation of the style. halfonit (1366) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 27, 2015
Pours black with a light brown thick head. Aroma is of roasty/toasty malts, chocolate, little coffee, and maybe a little barrels. Heavier slick palate. Flavors are similar. Dark chocolate and slightly burnt coffee come through. Leaves a roasty coffee malt finish. Smooth for something a little higher in the abv realm. AirForceHops (7240) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 15, 2015
Bottle purchased at Prost Beer and wine. Pitch black color with some lasting tan head. The aroma is very nice, dark Chocolate, coffee hints and deep roasted malts. WillRunForBeer (2652) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 14, 2015
The body is not really full but it does have a very nice silky / velvet feel across the tongue. Nice mouthfeel. The flavor is exactly what is found in the aroma with the addition of a hint of anise. It still also has a hop or lingering coffee bitterness. All- in- all a very well crafted stout.
Bomber shared by AirForceHops. Thanks, Chris! Pours nearly black with a brown head. Aroma is dark chocolate, licorice, spent coffee grounds. Flavor is dark chocolate, coffee. A bit of licorice in the finish. mcox90 (2088) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 1, 2015
22 oz. bottle from The Beer Store. Pours an impenetrable black with a 1/4" mocha colored head. Light, none shall pass. Milk chocolate and light coffee aroma. Lightly sweetened flavor, light milk chocolate with mild coffee again, pretty much same as the aroma. I was a bit disappointed in the body which seems a tad thin for the style. On a positive note, the abv is well hidden and doesn’t show itself until you are done. Nice.
BroSpud (2189) - , Massachusetts, USA - FEB 28, 2015
22oz bottle purchased from Top Shelf in Hampton. Pours black with a creamy tan head. Silky body with delicious chocolate notes plus hints of coffee, vanilla and molasses. This is friggin’ great! puboflyons (3433) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 28, 2015
From the 650 ml. bottle. Served at roughly 55 degrees Fahrenheit. This pours as black as a starless night in the middle of nowhere. In other words. You can’t see anything but black and a modest, lingering light brown head. 5 out of 5 for the look. The aroma is a lovely combination of medium roasted coffee and milk chocolate. As it warms the coffee seems to take center stage. Medium to full body. The taste has a medium dark sweetness with a mild bitterness. The 9.4% alcohol is invisible in the flavor. You will only know it is there when you finish drinking it. The best Imperial Stout I have had in some time. I am glad I can get Kelsen beer in New Hampshire. jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2015
On tap-thin tan-black. A-coffee/roasty-dk malt. T-chocolate/coffee/roasty-dk malt, some earthy hop bite. johnnnniee (4312) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Growler and sample from the brewery today.
Solid black color with a smallish tan head that dissipates quickly. Aromas of coffee and roasted grains dominate with a bit of bitter chocolate and touches of caramel and vanilla to counter. Light alcohol nose especially as she warms, touches of pitted fruits and burnt sugar round out the nose. Creamy smooth mouthfeel that shows a touch of sweetness. Velvety chocolate flavor up front segues into light coffee and roasted grains. Caramel, molasses, and a creamy light vanilla come through next before a touch of alcohol warmth, earthy hop, and bitter roast finishes us off. Thick body with a light level of carbonation. Big thick rich tasty stout right there, I’m going to have to pick up a couple of bottles when they come out.