Travlr (25527) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Draft at Maddy’s. Murky brown pour, small brown head. Nice aroma of burnt espresso, milk chocolate, subtle tobacco. Taste is nicely balanced coffee and cocoa. Leighton (21839) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle shared with the fellas in Heaven, as the sun rose. Pours deep brown with a sudsy khaki head. OK stuff overall. Pretty sweet with somewhat sugary chocolate character, light metal, dark berries, mellow burnt wood presence. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Lots of milk chocolate in the finish, soft roast, burnt sugars, understated barrel. Good duration on the chocolate character. Not bad on the whole. fiulijn (20993) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 1, 2016
Bottle from Brewery Creek, VancouverTheydon_Bois (20158) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2012
Jet black, with brown generous head. At first the aroma offers strong notes of American espresso, later it gets more creamy, like a cappuccino, probably from the oak. The mouthfeel is very smooth, so the strong roastiness adds an interesting sharp edge to it; the flavor is based on roasted malt that blends with dark coffee beans; the grains and beans provide a degree of acidity that is slightly beyond my liking, and some ashes too, and overall this leaves a metallic feeling; balanced bitterness; very mild sweetness for the style; the oak is not very evident in the flavor.
Expectations met; very good coffee Imperial Stout.
Tap at the Ginger Man, Manhattan - 29/02/12.
The darkest of browns with a dirty tan head, about a finger initially but soon thinned.
Roasted malt on the nose, bitter dark chocolate, espresso coffee.
The coffee really hits you on first taste, you get wood, chocolate, oak and some maple/syrup in the background.
Medium bodied and carbonation, smooth drinking for 8.4% with the alcohol very well incorporated. I really enjoyed this one. rlgk (18851) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2016
Draught at Rattle & Hum, NYC. Opaque black beer with a nice beige/brownish head. Great licorice and wood aroma, caramel, raisins, dark chocolate, figs, some vanilla. Vanilla and wood flavor, licorice, raisins, figs, dark chocolate, some cocoa powder and warming alcohol. Sweet but great.
mcberko (18422) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 24, 2013
650ml bottle, pours black with a medium tan head. Nose brings out rich mocha, chocolate, some roasted malt, and vanilla. Flavour brings out coffee, chocolate, oak and vanilla. Very full-bodied and quite complex, with the coffee and chocolate well-balanced. Not too sweet by any means, but not dry either. Excellent stuff. TBone (17783) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 4, 2012
Bottled 665mlFerris (16093) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 30, 2013
Bought from NYC, sampled in Panama City. Dark opaque brown color, steady creamy brown head. Strong oak-vanilla aroma with toasted notes. Medium-bodied. Oak-wood and vanilla dominate the flavor, some coffee and toasted maltyness. Wineous tartness in finish, although soft palate. Fairly easy to drink and ok balanced.
Bottle - Espresso, bitter chocolate and a tinge of alcohol. Jet black with a beautiful rich brown head. Chocolate dominates, followed by subtle vanilla and heavy oak, with a rich creamy smoothness that is just perfect. The finish is all coffee. bhensonb (15492) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Bomber from Westside Renaissance Market in Ukiah, CA. Pours dark brown with a slight tan head. Aroma is chocolate with a hint of coffee. Med body or better. Flavor is earthy chocolate with firm coffee. Seems to have vanilla, but not much. Think I’m finding oak, not a lot. Finishes rather bitter chocolate and coffee. kermis (14191) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2014
Bottle shared. Pours near black with a ring beige head. Aroma of milk chocolate, fudge, coffee, oak, a little dark fruit, vanilla and caramel. Flavour is over moderate sweet and bitter. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.