hitemwitthehein (35) - - DEC 8, 2017 ross (2146) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Tom. Pours out a black color with a tan head on it. Smell is full of coffee, roasted malts, a hint of chocolate and alcohol, but primarily coffee. Taste is very thick and rich, the coffee in this one is close to overwhelming, but it provides a different kind of bitterness than hops. As it warms it gets progressively easier to drink as well as progressively better. This one started off so so and finished up with me wishing I had another one. Good stuff, questionable value for the price, but other than that, good beer.
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2017 ABV - 10.9
.Appearance: Jet black, with a thick tan head that surprisingly lingers for sometime. Very appealing beer.
.Aroma: Strong scent of sweet dark fruits, raisins. Licorice, bittersweet chocolate, caramel. Subtle notes of coffee, not nearly as much as I'd expect considering the commercial description. Still a very pleasant aroma on this beer.
.Taste: Sweet dark fruit, chocolate, nice roasted flavor. Some hints of coffee and caramel. Very enjoyable finish, aftertaste is slightly bitter. Awesome. Alcohol is well hidden as well.
.Mouthfeel: Thick, chewy, creamy, rich. Full bodied yet easy to drink.
.Well balanced imperial stout, nice combination of aromas and flavors. Mouthfeel is very enhancing, rich and velvety. Only knock - if your going to have 'one of the worlds most expensive coffees' as an adjunct, it should be the focal point of the experience. Not much of that coming through, at all. Still, top notch. impuritylaw (75) - Freibierg, GERMANY - DEC 6, 2017
0,33 bottle, bbe 13.05.26 mieszal92 (454) - Gliwice, POLAND - DEC 1, 2017
Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, light roasted malts and sweet caramel sugar with some alcohol fumes lingering beneath. While drinking you can't decide if you're more impressed by the superb oily mouthfeel or the intense and really well balanced taste of coffee/malt/oat/chocolate with some fruity notes on top. The alcohol is noticable but well hidden for the high abv. Great brew that makes you addicted instantly.
Butelka. Kwaskowate, jakby torfy jakie, aż tak skrzypi w zębach. Bardzo wytrawny, ściągający aftertaste. Lukrecja, takie jakieś przyprawy. Jakby brakowało ciała. Mało wysycone. Zero alkoholu. oberschlesier (186) - Kattowitz, UPPER SILESIA, - NOV 9, 2017
Aroma: coffee, bit of alc., dark chololate, bit of soy sauce (fine oxidation, don't disturb). ony4 (16) - Šiauliai, LITHUANIA - OCT 30, 2017
Taste: classic, delicate RIS with coffee. Bit ashy, bit alcoholic.
Weak head, average to high carbonation in this style.
Appearance: black with big brown head.
balloonbuffoon (667) - - OCT 27, 2017
Aroma: coffee, chocolate, caramel. Very good!
Taste: creamy coffee, chocolate, caramel, sweet. Very good and balanced!
11.2floz bottle, dating code on cap?? "BF 13/05/26" - BBD? 05.13.2026? $9, large tulip glass. It's near black in color with a thin head that recedes to a ring. Aroma is like what a dark chocolate infused coffee liquor would smell. Deep, velvety palate of semi-sweet chocolate, toffee, and mild coffee flavors. Very good beer. Grzesiek79 (4452) - Radom, POLAND - OCT 11, 2017
Many thanks for this fantastic beer to JefVerstraete. Dymek przy tym stylu niespotykane, jak w szampanie buchnal. Przy nalewaniu piana nie chce sie tworzyc, pod koniec lania tworzy sie niewielka lecz opada szybko. Ale za to jest barwy ciemno zoltej wnecz jajeczno-brazowej. Barwa piwa to czern totalna. Smoliste, oleiste, przypominalo mi portery Harviestoun. Zapach fantastyczny. kawa, puding czekoladowy, trufle i goraca czekolada. Smak Rum rodzynki kawa cos w dobrym gatunku mi cos tak sie skojarzylo z Dalmayr Ethiopia (ale wiadomo ze to daleko do Wietnamu), potem kakao holenderskie gozkie i na deser czekolada truflowa. Caly czas ta kawa i rumowy alkohol w tle. Doskonale rozgrzewa w 2 fazie. Serwowane z deska serow hiszpanskich: Don Bernardo, El Ventero, Gran Capitan Curado i Semicurado. Ofcourse for free Catalonia Daboch (194) - Gdansk, POLAND - OCT 9, 2017
Prawie czarne piwo, nieprzezroczyste. Piana niezbyt duża i dość szybko znika. Aromat i smak fantastyczny. Dominuje kawa i to najlepszych gatunków, potem czekolada, kakao. W tle nuty palone. Wyśmienite piwo Alpha10 (841) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 8, 2017
2017/10/08 - Pours jet black with a large, frothy tan head that slowly reduces and leaves moderate, sticky lacing. Aroma is dark cocoa, licorice and lots of toasty, roasted dark coffee. Taste is more bitter cocoa, ash, lots of toasted coffee and a hint of booze. Mouthfeel is silky with creamy carbonation and a long, toasted, lightly warming finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone amikhaylov (150) - Moscow, RUSSIA - OCT 7, 2017
Oh, excellent coffee. Good texture. Many layers of taste - as for me, dark chocolate, oats, cream and good tasteful coffee.