GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - FEB 15, 2009
Pours like dark chocolate milk with a tall lasting head thats rest like a pancake for the duration of the session.Highly aromatic smelling like bitter cocoa and roasted coffee beans. Full and viscous with superb carbonation giving this a creamy mouthfeel. Flavors of roasted coffee intertwined with bitter cocoa with only a touch a sugar. This brew is rich and fattening while retaining sublime sense of balance. The finish leaves a lingering chocolate roasted chestnut essence. Excellent brew. lassem (652) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 2, 2009
My rating nr 200 has to be something special. Therefore goes this one out, as R.E.M sang, to the one I love. Full of respect and full of admiration this one gets my first fiver...Its so complex and balanced as hell. Its smooth with a fat creamy palate and a pour that are all black with nice brown fluffy head.... To use the worlds most expensive coffee is such a cheeky and compromiseless thing to do.. To hell with the financial crise. Thanx for a perfect beer. Blom (848) - Sorø, DENMARK - APR 20, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2014 Black with a low grey head. Intense aroma of dark chocolate, coffee and liqourice. Smooth as hell, and extremely full bodied. The flavours begin very roasted and a bit sweet before they go into head on-bitterness, like chocolate and cocoa combined with a bit of lime and citrus. It is unbelievable smooth!
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 23, 2009
Bottle, Beer Bistro. Oily silky black with a chocolate brown head - looks amazing. Rich sweet aroma with a really nice coffee smell that I have not encountered before (I am not a coffee drinker though). Taste is very rich - tons of alcohol too. Nicely balanced coffee/malt/alcohol and really really silky and easy to drink. Smoother than the less alcohol breakfast. Easily the best coffee Imperial Stout I have ever had - not even Peche gets the coffee integration this right, and also the most complex yet drinkable imperial stout I have ever tried. My second perfect score. DocLock (10972) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2009 In the words of Keith Jackson, "Whoa, Nelly, we have a winner on our hands!" The pour here is onyx with no light through and 2-finger brown head that leaves copious lacing. The aroma here is immense; a medley of dark malt, dark choc, coffee, mild hops, nuts, and molasses. The taste is rich, complex, well balanced, with dark malt and chocoff at the forefront, and slight fruit, molasses, nuts, and oaty, earthy peaty notes throughout. Gets a bit more acidic at the end, but this one is to Impy Stouts what a fine Cuban cigar is to a regular maduro. It has similarities to Beer geek breakfast, but smoothed out and a bit more immense throughout. The alcohol in this is amazingly well hidden, and the greatness that is this beer makes me proud to sample just about anything that comes out of a civet’s ass in the future. Get ya some, and do it today, even if you have to go down to the local ASPCA and grab a civet temporarily. Crosby shoots...he scores!
grandgenie (259) - val-des-monts, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 28, 2009
Commandé avec bieropholie et après une attente de 4 mois j’ai enfin reçu ce petit bijoux. Bouteille de 16,9oz avec une étiquette autour du goulot écris à la main disant ceçi: CO 11126961 et 45-235B-00. Dégusté avec Glandine dans un verre ballon de maudite et dégusté à 4 degré celcius en progression vers une température pièce. Une apparence d’un noire obscure avec une mousse tenace de couleur brune avec un beau collet d’au moin 2 pouces laissant chaque trace sur le verre. Arômes intense et complexe mariant plusieurs subtilités: crême, noisette, vanille, fûmé, chocolat noir, mélasse et de café comme j’ai jamais senti auparavent. Un goût des plus luxueux et équilibré, crémeux avec une bonne amertume. La noisette est dissimulé entre la vanille, le café, la mélasse, le chocolat noir , les truffles et une touche de cerise. La sensation en bouche est indescriptive, du jamais vu !, de la rondeur, du délicat et où es l’alcool ...je la sent sur mes gencives mais elle ne fait pas son pourcentage car je ne la goûte presque pas. Quelle plénitude ! un produit carpe diem......... Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - JUN 14, 2009
Wow...Impressive. Black as night pour . Aroma is overwhelming of dark chocolate and strong coffee.. Chewy in the mouth. I never knew drinking cat shit could be so good! lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - JAN 12, 2010
At 4:20 Rome. Great looking warm-black coloured beer with a beautiful ultra fine bubbled head on top. Aroma reveals a spectrum of complex coffee sensation, some accents of fine hops with herbal characteristics like mint and ferns, touches of fresh vanilla, brown Rhum, leather, honey, maple sirup, a complex touch of fine roasted malts and hints of nuts. The taste is just fantastic, first, the alcohol is very well hidden and for such a big beer, it remains extreemly refined and elegant. There is allot going on with the taste of this fantastic beer, it has a smooth mouthfeel with a very fine carbonation and a touch of velvet angels. The coffee sensation are amazing yet not overpowering wich is good. The great malt selection is the real backbone of this beer, it has some dry malty edges that puts the refreshing hops in the spotlights and also gives it some complex earthy notes to it. The more round malts used in this beer accentuates the nutty, honeyed and more bisquit like smoothness in this brew combined with some underlaying touches of dried fruits such a raisins. The roasted part is most amazing due to the professionalisme of the brewer, he knows like no other how to combine a top coffee like ca phe chon with torrefied malts. This is a real treat, a symphonie of aroma and taste "SHIT what a beer". Aftertaste is rich, refined, super complex and very very long. It takes you on a journey of a 1001 taste and aroma sensations and leaves you with a happy smile on you face. Listigovers (1279) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2010
Oh, WOW. Where do you start with a behemoth like this beer? Pours pure black, with a very dark brown head that seems to melt right into the beer. It smells like the back of a coffee shop, extremely pungent coffee smell. First thing you notice when taking a sip, the palate is wonderful. It is extremely thick and creamy, a step above full bodied. Then the flavours of coffee and chocolate wash over you, a liquid dessert. It finishes very dry, and the coffee taste lingers for ages. Not boozy for ~11%, absolutely phenomenal. Split bomber with a friend and it took us about 40 minutes to drink, it’s a big one folks. Perfect scores across the board for a beer that reminded me why I am so enthusiastic about a good beer :) Shambles (35) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 27, 2010
Appearance is very attractive maybe the best looking beer i have ever seen. Jet black with a thick and creamy inch thick tan head that is not going anywhere. The beer smells exactly like the coffee i drank all across Vietnam. There is also a good wack of chocolate and some toffee/caramel, sugary aromas. Maybe some raisins as well and subtle spice, cinamon etc Very creamy and smooth mouthfeel like most of Mikkeller’s brews this one seems to turn that smoothness up a notch. aromas translate well to the flavours on the palate there is a slight alcohol finish with good bitterness. The flavour hangs out all day in your mouth its awesome!!!