dbarnold (1127) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - DEC 17, 2012
On tap at Smoke and Barrel....Pours pitch black, smells like a mocha latte. It’s got a ton of coffee flavor and even more chocolate. Would probably be good for dessert, but I never eat dessert. For me, it’s just a little sweet and sticky. troopie (2439) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Bottle. Black pour with a thin beige head. Aroma is a milky malt. Medium bodied. Flavours are roast, coffee and semi sweet chocolate with a bit of milk. Malty finish. Somewhat restrained pdx76 (651) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 16, 2012
On tap at St. John winter beer fest - nice bitter sweet chocolate taste with milky coffee accents.
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Bomber. Dark brown pour, with a small tan head. Sweet coffee, light roast, milk chocolate, somewhat old coffee taste. Decent, but it seems I’m always disappointed when I buy a lips of faith beer. SSSteve (4006) - - DEC 16, 2012
bottle. black, oily pour with a small brown head. strong creamed coffee aroma with robust chocolate. flavor of baker chocolate and handfuls of dark roast coffee beans. medium body and a velvety texture. very coffee forward, without unwanted bitterness. hints of caramel sweetness. complex with layers of different flavors.
GMCC2181 (1613) - Newark, Delaware, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Botte via SL... Lets start with the taste. Bitter, chocolate, coffee. Delicious! Nose is nice, cold coffee, bitter chocolate notes. Looks great... Black as wesley snipes. Small mocha colored head that fades quickly. Creamy smooth body, easy to drink for a 9+ percenter.... Overall... Good shite! Beerdrinker79 (2218) - Idaho, USA - DEC 16, 2012
22 oz. bottle- Pours pitch black with a one finger tan head. Aroma is gourmet coffee, chocolate, it smells like creamy fresh brewed coffee with a touch of cocoa added, yummy. The taste is coffee of course, more bitter and dry than the aroma led on, cocoa, some hops. Body is full and creamy, carbonation is medium. I really liked this beer, coffee and chocolate are nothing new to the impy stout genre, but that is because it works, they blend wonderfully, really enjoyed it! RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Pours black with a nice medium brown head and a lasting ring of foam. Aroma of coffee, milk duds, dark chocolate, and slight fruit; sweet and tangy on the nose all at once. Flavor of moderate roast, dry at first but then you get hit with the sweet chocolate and malt flavors as well as coffee. Finish is pretty strong with bitter coffee, earth, smoke, and vaguely milky aftertaste. Nearly heavy, slightly high carbonation, creamy body, not much alcohol presence. Good beer, nice to see NB make an imperial stout. It’s not the heaviest out there as expected, but it is well made and demonstrates its ingredients well. Beaver (1846) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 15, 2012
22 oz bottle. Pours dark brown black with a medium creamy tan head that retains well and laces the glass.johnnyoski (445) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - DEC 15, 2012
The aroma is sweet lactic chocolate and coffee roast with a slight amount of vegetables.
The flavor is sweet lactic chocolate and a lot of roasted malt and coffee and a bit of alcohol. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with low carbonation.
Overall, a nice coffee stout. Sweet with the lactic chocolate, but nice coffee and the roast balances it out. Not top tier, but great value.
Bomber. Near black pour with a foamy, light brown head. Roasted coffee and dark chocolate aroma. Mostly bitter tasting as the coffee and roasted malt overpowers most of the chocolate trying to peak through. Lingering semi-sweet, alcohol taste. Well carbonated with a surprisingly watery texture. Just a little more body and chocolate flavor could have made this a great one, but still worth a try.