brock1984 (40) - Troy, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2013
Received on trade from FB friend. AROMA: coffee, toast, roasty, chocolate, alcohol, vanilla APPEARANCE: black, minimal head TASTE: heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness PALATE: full body, thick feel, flat, long finish OVERALL: Excellent beer, Life Changing. andyhwcinc (1886) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Purchased at Binny’s in Chicago, IL, enjoyed at a friends house while watching Anaconda, for some reason. Appearance is moderately thick pitch black with a rich frothy white head. Aroma its very bitter coffee and chocolate, hazelnut, vanilla, very light sweetness. Taste is fantastic. Rich dark chocolate, hazelnut, and vanilla notes, utterly rich coffee profile, more of an espresso richness. Vanilla is pure and doesn’t taste like extract was used, more like vanilla beans were integrated. This brewery does great things with imperial stouts. chris2nite (3) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2013 does not count
The aroma doesn't fully prepare you for the even smoothness of the flavor and how beautifully it plays out through
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Bomber. Batch 66. About a yr. old. Cocoa dominates the nose. Deep black with a thin tan head. Rich flavors of dark fruit and cocoa with a zing of black coffee and bitter hops at the end. Medium to thick body. A great beer. Pfeezor (48) - - JUL 9, 2014
Consumed at home...pours dark brown...sweet with caramel and malt...Pipeworks again does not disappoint...another excellent beer.
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BBB63 (6567) - 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!
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!