BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Bottle and served in my Pipeworks snifter: Pours a deep brown with some ruby highlights topped by a beautiful tan frothy head and some lace. The aroma smacks you upside the head with charred coffee beans and a touch of chocolate, tobacco and leather, some resiny, juicy and catty hops that complement the roast. Just a touch of boozy esters too. Really it smells like a Coffee Black IPA and that is a good thing! Pailhead (6539) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - MAR 15, 2013
The taste is full force coffee, chocolate, walnuts, resiny fruity hops and a earthy undertones. It is like someone amped up Coffee Stout with more alcohol and more hops. This is a time when I am all onboard with the hop selection versus malt, UTTERLY YUMMY STUFF HERE! The mouth feel is oily but not sticky, a bit metallic on the finish. Move over Founders for Breakfast Stout has some company at the morning table. Great Job Guys for taking a very good Impy and making it even better!! My favorite brew behind North & Western and ahead of N vs U!
Courtesy of tectactoeajnepple (6453) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 13, 2017
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate dark chocolate, roasted coffee, faint molasses, and vanilla. It pours a dark brown some faint orange highlights and a small soapy beige head. The flavor starts with moderate sweet chocolate and a hint of fruit. The finish has moderate vanilla and lighter roasted coffee. It’s medium bodied with a mild carbonation and a somewhat soft mouthfeel.
Draft at Tivoli Brewing Tap House. Black appearance with a tan head, mostly dissipating. Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malt and light earth. Similar flavor, rich, dark and malty with moderate sweetness and light to mild bitterness. Medium to full body with a lasting bttersweet finish. Nice. RobertDale (6393) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - DEC 14, 2016
22 ounce bottle. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of coffee, malt, and chocolate. Taste is coffee, roasted malt, dark chocolate, and a bit of vanilla. Very nice. JStax (6364) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 21, 2014
22 ounce bottle shared thanks to my buddy Josh. Pours a thicker black with a khaki colored head of foam. The aroma is rich coffee roast and earth. The taste is coffee roast and bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and moderate carbonation.
Boutip (6336) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 26, 2015
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a large brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of strong dry bitter coffee notes with some roasted malt is dominant. Taste is also dominated by strong dry coffee notes that also veered into astringency territory. Some black chocolate notes are also perceptible. Body is about average with nice level of carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Not bad but coffee notes are almost too powerful for the overall balance of this beer. Zita (6317) - Assentoft, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2013
nice light burnt coffe aroma,black, brown foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, creamy, soft carbonation, nice coffee finish. decaturstevo (6244) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 18, 2013
Brown/black pour with foamy tan head and lace. Aroma of large coffee chocolate, and abv. Flavor of sweet chocolate, malty bitter and hop bitter kicker. Smooth full bodied with smooth carbonation. A very nice beer nuplastikk (6224) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 1, 2014
22oz bomber. Brown black body,some translucent edges, the beige head that fades out pretty quick. You certainly get the added vanilla...it gives it a very sweet, sugary feel. A pretty good adjunct Imperial Stout....sort of like a Southern Tier beer but more centered around the additional flavors. As the bottle says, this is a Latte Stout. Tasty, but not really a beer I want to drink the whole bottle of. The vanilla-chocolate-coffee combination is massive, and there is some depth in that regard. Pretty mellow on the palate for 10.5%. Should lose points for the FIBalicious office white boy art, but I’ll try and forgive them for that. kaser (6220) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2015 Draft at high noon. Black thick pour. Brown head. Dry malty aroma. Completely a coffee beer. Rich and toffee. Cocoa. Wow
3/5/2015 - rerate - black pour from 22o bottle at home. No head. Very sweet coffee and milk aroma. Taste is cocoa milky vanilla and sweet. Will keep the same numbers - just tastes different than I thought 2 years ago