onceblind (10561) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 18, 2017 andyhwcinc (1886) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
Inky black pour with a tan head. Lovely nose of cinnamon tinged coffee and dark bittersweet chocolate with a tinge of nougat. Big dark and smooth flavor with little bits of dark chocolate and coffee, a kiss of dark warm alcohol phenols, and a slightly coffee’d finish. Pretty nice Palme (4823) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 15, 2017
On tap @ The Gingerman. This one has a deeper dark almost cola brown looking body. On the top there’s a sidesticking medium sized darker brown head. Smelling it I get a rush of really good coffee and rich chocolate. A little toasted nuts, chicolate cake. Roasted and rich aromas. Nice. Tastes delicious also. A little on the sweet side initially, but a hefty roasted almost ashy charred tail kills that nicely. It feels good oily in the mouth and it’s just below average on the prickling carbonation. Lots and lots of chocolate powder here, cocoa and coffee mocha. A little alco sting in the back of the throat. Delicious. 15.06.2017 DocLock (11025) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2017
Shared bomber at Samm Fest. Hazy blackish brown pour with tan head. Nose was dark malt, molasses, dark choc, vanilla, coffee. Complex flavor and dense palate, well integrated coffee, dark malt, molasses, cacao, vanilla, well hidden alcohol. VamboladeTolly (2178) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAR 24, 2017
Bottle. Pours deep dark brown with small brown head. Aroma: dark chocolate, mild coffee, roasted, slight smoke. Taste: coffee, dry, milky, dark chocolate, vanilla,roasted. Up to full body. Soft carbo. OK. Christos (5889) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - FEB 17, 2017
(Pipeworks Coffee Break Abduction Imperial Stout) Bottle 650ml at home, served into a snifter, ABV 10%
Black coloured body, something more than a finger of thick, dark brown head on top, with very good retention.
Aroma of coffee, roasted malts, alcohol, coffee grounds.
Taste has roasted malts, coffee, vanilla, alcohol, chocolate.
Medium thick bod, good carbonation.
ajnepple (7059) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 13, 2017
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. weihenweizen (4111) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - FEB 9, 2017
Refrigerated 75 cl brown bottle poured into a snifter. Black with small dark brown highlights. Aroma is green coffee beans, medium body, low carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is nice coffee, chocolate, Stuu666 (14838) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 6, 2017
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is chocolate, caramel, coffee, roasted, vanilla, taste is bitter, dry, sweet, creamy, roasted. Iznogud (4347) - CROATIA - JAN 29, 2017
Bottle, 650 ml from Beergium. Shared with rest at the grand tasting 11/2016. Pours dark brown with medium brown head. Roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, cocoa. Medium bodied, oily texture, soft carbonation. Jorn69 (3362) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - JAN 14, 2017
Tap @ Himmeriget, Copenhagen 20170103. Roasted malty with chocolate, vanilla and coffee, medium to full body with an oily texture. The finish is bitter with some light chili notes.