Benzai (15585) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2013
Bottle @ Beer Temple. Opaque pitch black color, medium sized light brown head. Smell and taste malts, roasted malts, coffee, bitter and some hops. Lovely bitter finish. Medium body and carbonation. Strykzone (7354) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Sampled at esbls. Very dark red brown. Almost no head. A nose of coffee and a bit of ash. First sip is kind of freezer burn. Malta are huge but the coffee has faded some. It is surprisingly bitter. Background fruit. burg326 (5482) - Florida, USA - APR 30, 2013
Bottle shared at the Tampa Tasting, poured a dark black color with aromas of fresh pressed coffee, light roast, some light hops and some earth. Flavors are the same, mostly black coffee, light bitterness and roast in the aftertaste. Pretty amazed at this beer for such a high abv, didn’t taste like it, a great beer. DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2013 Sample from a bottle at DLD 2013. Black body. Minimal khaki head. Couple dots of lace. Smooth, chewier texture. Nice big coffee aroma. Moderate roast. Good big bitterness. Super stuff. 8/4/8/4/17 Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 29, 2013
Re-rate, 12/5/13: 22oz bottle, shared by a local alexsdad06. Batch 248-252. Black color. Thin light brown head. Some loose bits of lace. Smooth, chewy lighter carbonation. Bigger body. Great dark bitter chocolate, and bigger coffee. Truffle chocolate fudge. Awesome big bitter taste, light sweet. Fantastic coffee imperial stout, though a little sweet in the finish. Would prefer more bitter. Light hint of metallic. Good coffee vanilla stout.
Bottle at Yespr’s - Thanks. Pitch black - offwhite head. Lovely high coffee aroma, burned, nice bitterness, nice malty, lovely freshness, nice hoppy, dark chocolate, smooth body, some molasses.
madsberg (11770) - Søborg, DENMARK - APR 28, 2013
Bottled. Pitch black coloured. Dense light brown head. Aroma: Coffee, roast, herbs, chocolate. Flavour: Coffee, herbs, chocolate, roast, cocoa, light liqourice, sweetness and vague molasses. Medium to full bodied. Ends roasted bitter and full of coffee. queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - APR 28, 2013
Bottle share at DLD. Dark roast coffee, ash, and light chocolate aroma, a hint of minty hops. Black with a small tan head. Coffee grounds and chocolate flavor with a slight roasty bitter finish. Full body. humlelala (1375) - DENMARK - APR 28, 2013
(sample courtesy of Yespr) Pours black with little toffee head that recedes quickly. Little regeneration. Aroma is dark and roasted malt with coffee notes and some herbal, hoppy hints. Creamy texture, full body, soft carbonation and a lightly sweet finish. Flavour is dark roasted malt with notes of oak and coffee and otherwise follows the nose. joergen (28102) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 28, 2013
Bottle at yespr.
Pitch black coloured with a small beige head.
Sweet and roasted aroma of caramel, coffee and chocolate.
Sweet and roasted flavour of coffee, chocolate and caramel.
Roasted finish. AWISLguy (3107) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 27, 2013
Bomber from Evanston 1st shared with ck1 and my other brother. Pours cola-colored with a tan head. Aroma has jalapeno and fudge, then chocolate and espresso and fudge. Tasty! Dry and slightly peppery , but fudgy. Dry and sweet. Pipeworks is always nice! But not as good as the normal abduction.