MmmcKay (1052) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - SEP 7, 2009
Thick black pour. Turns dark brown on tilt towards the edges. Smells of coffee and oatmeal. Coffee aromas aren’t overwhelming which is important to me. Nice mouth feel. Just enough fizz. Espresso. Bitter finish. Not as complex as I was hoping for. ScottyP (425) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - SEP 7, 2009
Pours a dark motor oil color with light brown head. Very nice lacing. Aroma of roasted coffee, oats, chocolate, booze. Taste of expresso, chocolate. alcohol. Bitter finish. Very oily and chewy. Excellent imperial stout. Thanks to Butters for providing this one, and congrats on 1,500 ratings! Butters (4059) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2009
For my 1500th rating, at the Butters’ 1500 tasting. Pours a very near black with quick fading brown head. Nose is a very complex roasted oats, marshmellows, alcohol fusels, dark and milk chocolates. Flavors mimic the aroma, but it does not carry the same burning alcohols, more of just a mild boozy warming quality. More chocolates, expresso, and great coffee notes, but not like bitter coffee grounds. Body is medium full chewy, kinda oily as it coats the mouth. Extremely enjoyable beer, and a worthy of the extreme price. Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 7, 2009
Pours a lasting ring of beige head with a dark brown body. Aromas of coffee, cocoa, and alcohol. Flavor is espresso, little cocoa, alcohol, and a pungent earthiness. Silky and bitter finish with a silky mouth feel. tunneler (131) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2009
Maybe it’s just my nose but most coffee stouts smell like stale coffee to me. Anyway, it tasted far better than the smell but had an unpleasant alcohol bite coupled with some sweetness at around the 2/3rds mark.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 6, 2009
bottle thanks to z13 and beastiefan, pours a thick motor oil black with one of the darkest brown heads I have ever seen, laces all the way to the end. Aroma is full of coffee, beans, grinds, and fresh brewed, there are also notes of oats and grain, like porridge. Needless to say it’s very rich and inviting in the nose. This beer is very cloying at first. The full body is so rich with tons of roasted malt, some chocolate malt, and a black patent flavor that lead into the coffee. This beer just packs a punch with some of the best coffee notes I have tasted in beer. It’s between a dark roast and expresso in flavor, but is joined by a lightly sweet milk chocolate to balance the bitterness. The mouth is silky smooth most likely from the oats, wtih a thin layer of carbonation apparent in the finish. There is also a nice bitter coffee that is very strong and lingers in the finish. The alcohol is tucked out of sight until the beer is almost at room temp. I have to say, I’m blown away. garmonbozia (429) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - SEP 6, 2009
Thanks to Sprinkle for this. i drank this at almost room temp and it was great. Very dry mouthfeel. Taste was toasted malt and oats with a bitter chocolate aftertaste. nice alcohol taste too. Very nice indeed MrGGen (334) - ITALY - SEP 3, 2009
Colore nero con una schiuma marrone e spessa.Aroma chiaro di caffè e caramello.Sapore di chicchi di caffè tostato fresco,vellutato e dolce di cioccolato fondente. alagnak (468) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - SEP 3, 2009
Bottle enjoyed @ grouse camp by the fire. Deep, oily black - nose is burnt caramel and deep roasted coffee, a little alcohol heat. Flavor is sweet upfront - mollasses and toffee, with the coffee making a full-on assault @ the finish. As it warms, the booze is very evident. Really nice brew, but not as complex/well-married flavors as it could be. kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2009
Bottle courtesy of blazer06. Pours a murky dark brown to black with one finger tan head that settles slowly. Aroma is sweet and malty with notes of caramel, roasted coffee, earthy maltiness, brown sugar, slight booziness. Flavor is sweet and malty with notes of smoke, malt, caramel, grain, brown sugar, hints of molasses and dark chocolate. Generally medium to full body with notes of boozy and malty goodness.