dresden (1581) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - SEP 28, 2013
Cola pour with a thin tan head. Aromas of smoked malt, dark chocolate, some coffee but it seems to have faded. Lots of smoky earthy malt, some coffee and very little chocolate flavours. Nice beer that I should have drank a while ago. Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Jet black with tan head. Coffee roasted in nose. Smooth coffee taste and carbination. Easy drinking, very nice. superspak (5600) - Michigan, USA - AUG 16, 2013
22 ounce bottle into signature globe glass, bottled on 10/5/2012. Pours pitch black color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy tan head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big dark roasted coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, light char, toast, and roasted earthiness. Awesome aromas with big presence of coffee, dark chocolate, and roasted notes; with great strength. Taste of big dark roasted coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, light char, toast, and roasted earthiness. Good amount of roasted coffee bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, light char, toast, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance of coffee, chocolate, and roasted malt flavors; with a nice sweetness/bitter coffee balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy, silky, and lightly chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent imperial coffee stout! All around great balance and complexity of coffee, chocolate, and roasted malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering. ROGUE (2215) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - AUG 7, 2013
22oz bottle. Pours an pitch black color with a tight, tan head that leaves a bit of lacing. Smells of coffee mostly with some slight sweetness.Tastes of roasted notes mostly, with a bit of sweetness. Coffee and cocoa come through first with a bit of toasted marshmallow. Slight bit of brown sugar ends it with a touch of sweetness. Medium bodied with a smooth amount of carbonation.
Scopey (14736) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2013
Tap at Closed for Business, Charleston. It pours near black with a medium light tan head. The nose is roasty, freshly ground coffee, caramel, toast, vanilla, fudge, ash and light tobacco. The taste is fresh coffee, roasted malt, toast, bitter cocoa, caramel and earth with a dry, roasty finish. Medium-full body and moderate carbonation. Tasty, well-balanced and damn drinkable. Yum.
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2013
(Draught) Pours a black body with a medium beige head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, mint, and chocolate. Flavor of chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, earth, and mint. icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JUN 21, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2014 Updating based on 2013 version which was much better than 2012.
Appearance: Dark brown/black
Sledutah (7527) - Utah, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Aroma: Coffee, dark malts, chocolate
Taste: Nice coffee, some smoke, and chocolate notes.
Palate: Medium/Heavy body with a smooth and non bitter finish.
Overall: Much better than the 2012 version. Huge coffee aroma, no bitterness and a very smooth finish.
22oz bottle from The Grapevine jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Appearance: Black with a medium sized tan head and some lacing
Aroma: Roasted coffee, dark chocolate and roasted malts
Taste: Roasted malts, roast coffee, chocolate with a mild bitterness in the finish
Nice and tasty
22oz bottle shared by HighWine-Ed @ Tampa Wkly Gathering-lt brown-black. A-roasty/coffee-dk malt, some earthy. T-roasty/coffee/chocolate-dk malt, earthy hops. DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Amazing dark Brew. Starts strong, ends a bit fun of mill for the style. Tasty as can be.