JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JUN 14, 2009
draft at brew kettle - Totally opaque black color with almost non-existant tan head. Aroma is very roasty, with notes of coffee, ash, fair presence of anise, bit yeasty. Flavor is also pretty roasty, but with a fairly solid malty background, bit salty, with ash and a touch of dark chocolate. Finish is actually a bit thin with a mildlyh bitter finish. A good brew, but really doesn’t stand out from the sea of imperial stouts out there. msante79 (2225) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2009
12oz bottle thanks to Sliffy. Pours very dark brown with tan ring. Aroma is powerful with roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, coffee, and molassas. Flavor is loaded with coffee, chocolate, roasted malt with some vanilla and dark fruits. Finishes with a tartness of sour cherries. Smooth on palate with very good mouthfeel. This is a very good imperial stout and one the more complex brews I have had in a while. This is what I hope Bells BB Cherry Stout was going to be. Cheers to Kuhnhenn for an awesome beer and taking chances. DuffManSW (436) - Riverside, California, USA - APR 25, 2009
Growler shared by hophead22 from dmschefke.. Pours jet black with a brown head.. Has this salty chocolate smell goin on... I guess this is what Chef’s Chocolate Salty Balls smell like..Taste is alot of coffee and chocolate with a dry kinda bitter finish.. Good but not my favorite RIS mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - APR 20, 2009
Bottle shared by Hophead22. Pours black with an orangeish brown head. Aroma is salty chocolate with some roast and a hint of smoke. Flavor is coffee and chocolate. A little bit sour and plenty bitter. Finishes dry. Palate is thick and creamy, just the way I like it. Nice smooth carbonation. Another very tasty imperial stout. Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 19, 2009
Growler from dmschefke, big thanks Dave. Shared with DuffManSW and mspindler. Big and black with a nice chocolate head. Lots of chocolate in the nose. Big coffee flavor, more than I thought after smelling it. Pretty good.
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - APR 17, 2009
Growler via trade. A very interesting and complex imp stout. Up front coffee, chocolate, vanilla, and etoh with subtle sweetness, caramel, charcoal, and smoke in the finish. Please put this brew in a bourbon barrel. Very well done. dmschefke (575) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - APR 13, 2009
On tap at Kuhnhenn. Pours a pitch black with small white head. Aroma of heavy roast malt, coffee, and raisins. Taste is very pleasant, but not unexpected from the aroma with a slight sweetness added. Alcohol content is very well hidden. Mouthfeel is creamy with a nice aftertaste of mild coffee. A very solid impy stout. swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 10, 2009
On tap at Kuhnhenn. Deep dark opaque pour. Strange pea green colored head. Boozy with roasted malt aroma. Booze sticks to the tip of your tongue. Slight anise & chili pepper> mexican chocolate cake. grandridge (224) - Port Clinton, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2009
Growler from brewery, pours black with a rich brown head. Aroma is mostly roast, coffee, and molases. I made the 2 hour drive out there to get a few bottles of KRE (they were sold out but sweet on draft) I ended up landing a growler of this and a good buzz. Flavor is coffee and roasted malt. 12.5% is non-existant, amazing and dangerous. The only fault is that its a little thin bodied but that’s what makes this brew dangerous. It’s about as thick as an 8.5% but packs 12+. Good Stuff. mattmc1973 (479) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAR 31, 2009
On draft at the brewery. Dark brown with small tan ring of a head. Aroma of coffee, molasses, roasted malt, and bitter chocolate. Tastes like espresso, with rich and creamy mouthfeel. Nothing amazing, but a solid stout.