Niko100 (2889) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Dark brown/black color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, coffee, & chocolate; Flavor of roasted malt, coffee, caramel, and bittersweet chocolate; Nicely balanced; Solid coffee stout. MadRobin (2988) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - DEC 3, 2012
UPDATED: APR 6, 2013 On tap 4 oz. pour at Whole Foods in Vienna, VA. Opaque, brown-black with nice tan head and extraordinary lacing. Aroma of coffee, dark fruit, raisins and dark roasted malt. Taste of coffee, dark roasted malt, dark fruit and chocolate. Medium/full body and medium/low carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Thingus (29) - Missouri, USA - NOV 20, 2012
Taken from my BA account, reviewed on 3/5/12
Live tasting bomber courtesy of caguiar (thanks buddy!!) into Duvel tulip.
Appearance; pours a very deep, dark brown... Appears a solid black in the glass. A very slight mocha colored head with minimal retention... Lacing is non-existent...
Smell; tons and tons of coffee, hints of chocolate and vanilla... Some roasty malts sneak in as well.
Taste; definitely got some coffee in this one, chocolate, roasted malt, hints of vanilla and anise on the finish.
Mouthfeel; a little on the thinner side with a slight lingering finish... Goes down smooth, with a velvety mouthfeel.
Overall; a rock solid coffee stout! DCLawyer (2839) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 17, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2013 Bomber->snifter. Deep brown with bare white head. Coffee, chocolate, and malt, with a sweet finish. Good, but a little thin and predictable. Art (3217) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2012
Pours a near-black. Aroma of coffee and alcohol. Malty taste with a slight bitter back note. Delicious on national stout day.
Koelschtrinker (20216) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - OCT 13, 2012
Malziger und weicher kaffeeartiger Beginn. Röstig, geringe Süße, würzig rund, vielleicht etwas trocken. Süßlich malzig, die Kaffeenoten sinken etwas Harmonisch, süffig, gut. 9/10/12/10/12/11
Radek Kliber (7320) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 6, 2012
Aoma: strong acidic coffe feel, good roast ,mild alcohol as backing. MacBoost (1886) - Victor, New York, USA - SEP 14, 2012
Look: dark brown black with lighter beige tanned top.3+
Taste etc.: medium full bodied with low mellow carbonatiom. Strong coffee infuence. Clean and quiet approchable. Solid offering.
Ok, so I’ve been on a coffee stout kick lately. This one pours a oily black with a tan head that fades to nothing in about a minute. Aromas of coffee (obviously), roast, some anise. Taste is roasted coffee, some milk chocolate, some hop bitterness. Alcohol completely hidden. Body is quite this, which detracts from the mouthfeel, but adds to the drinkability so it’s kind of a wash. Man, this one goes down easy. This is a solid imperial coffee stout. chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2012
On tap at the Great Lost Bear, Portland ME in April 2010. Looks almost black but on closer examination it’s more a very dark red. Not much head. Quite hot alcohol. Not the biggest mouthfeel for an Imperial Stout. Some coffee, although it doesn’t dominate. Surprising amount of chewy fruit. Pleasant enough but didn’t quite do it for me.
RoyalFlushing (326) - Mamaroneck, New York, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Bottle poured a pitch black with a small tan head and notable lacing. Aroma is huge fresh coffee beans, roasted malt, and a hint of bakers chocolate. Taste is bold smokey roasty coffee upfront followed by cocoa and milk chocolate on the finish. Wonderfully smooth with a great mouthfeel and lingering coffee notes.