blhumbert (1) - - DEC 11, 2014 does not count
Delicious awesome support stout. Smells like swine oak chocolate. Tastes like imperial button toasted mocha. bulldogops (2726) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 20, 2017
Rating #2335 - 2016.02.15 - Craft Valentine 2-Pack. Pours jet black with a luxurious velvety tan head with excellent retention. Aroma is heavy on cocoa, dark roast coffee, toffee, burnt sugar notes. Coffee flavours throughout, accented by chocolate notes and a creamier texture. Phenomenal. Angelmonster (200) - Colorado, USA - MAR 7, 2012
Pours a black body, head is well over 1 inch and dark brown. Head retention was very good and lacing was good.
Smell is of freshly ground coffee mixed with warm brownies. Sweet chocolate syrup and burnt malts are also in there. Faint hops are present and the aroma of alcohol is light though it smells more of port wine.
Taste is a mix of bitter chocolate, biscuity roasted malts, and cold strong coffee. Sweet Hershey’s syrup comes in next, this tastes very similar to an actual mocha. Slight hops are present but I think a majority of the beers bitterness comes from the coffee. At 8% abv, the flavor of alcohol was hidden mostly.
Mouthfeel is somewhat light for an imperial stout, and well carbonated. Normally this would be bad but the head added a nice richness to the body and rounded it out nicely.
Overall this beer was pretty damn good. Chocolate, coffee, malts and alcohol all balanced well. I finished the bomber pretty easily which isnt very common for such a rich beer. While this beer lacks the complexity of my all time favorites, it’s definitely one that I’ll have to revisit soon. OmegaX (1375) - Florida, USA - APR 19, 2012
A big thanks to Chipalsa for sharing this. I thoroughly enjoyed this beer. There were plenty of nice aromas here. I got a lot of coconut, some anise, chocolate, dense coffee, sweet vanilla, almond joys, some alcohol, and coconut rum. Woah. The pour was a typical dark brown body with a tan head. Medium bodied. I tasted a lot more oak in there than I thought I would. Some roasty campfire notes too. Semi-sweet with some straight up coffee and chocolate notes, too. Carbonic. Great stuff. Theydon_Bois (20487) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2012
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.
TheShepherds (54) - chapel hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 3, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2013 Amazing beer. Wonderful first taste and and aftertaste that switches from chocolate to coffee. Very exciting find! Cybercat (6046) - Georgia, USA - APR 4, 2012
Aroma has note of cocoa powder, molasses and roast coffee with a hint of oak. It pours an opaque warm sable with a fairly thick, rather persistent, fluffy tan head. Flavor has roast coffee, licorice, woody and semi-sweet chocolate notes plus a whisper of caramel. Smooth texture has some good fizz and body, and leaves a woody, smoky, slightly mocha finish. jimhilt (2621) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - APR 13, 2012
Pours a three finger light tan head that fades slowly to a thin layer leaving a good lace. Dark brown almost black color, no highlights. Medium carbonation and medium-heavy bodied. Sweet chocolate nose. Flavor is sweet chocolate with a lingering burnt chocolate aftertaste. $5.99 for a 22oz bottle from Market Basket Concord, NH. hopscotch (11182) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2012
Bottle… This beer rocks!… Pours black with a mid-sized, creamy, beige head that never fully dissipates. The aroma offers lots of fudge, big-time coconut, light vanilla and a whisper of lactic acid. Full-bodied and silky with soft, airy carbonation. The flavor is loaded with chocolate and toasted oak with only a trace of bourbon. Fudge and toasted oak finish. I’m going against the grain here. What’s not to like? World class brew! Ferris (16303) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 30, 2013
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.