pressboxjoe (464) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2017 kansascityCW (109) - kansas city, Missouri, USA - JUN 4, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours pitch black with a finger of light brown head. Aroma is coffee, dark chocolate, a touch of licorice, and pepper spiciness that stays in my nose longer than the other aromas. Taste is bitter chocolate, roasted malt, and peppers at the end. Bitter and spicy aftertaste. Mouth feel is silky but not as creamy and thick as I was expecting. Overall this is a very good stout but I wouldn’t say it’s worthy of the hype, and in no way is it worthy of the price tag.
A couple of weeks ago, on tap at The Tap on Ponce, brought home in 16.9-oz bottle. This beer is incredible - one of my favorite of all time. The balance of the pepper, vanilla, coffee, chocolate - oh! My favorite pepper beer so far. I will now be looking for pepper beers that can rival this gem. Jashiu (1315) - Gdañsk, POLAND - JUL 19, 2017
Smells of coconut, vanilla and chillies, then chocolate & coffee kick in. Sweet and full and thick & very complex & rich with chili finish AaronIPAAPA (223) - Warsaw, POLAND - JUL 18, 2017
Gęste, drobnopęcherzykowa piana. Alkohol niewyczuwalny. Kawa, czekolada, wanilia, chili bardzo delikatnie. Dobre. LilBeerDoctor (3930) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2017
Bottle. Pours black with barely any head. Aroma of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, coffee grounds, hint of spicy peppers. Flavor of bitter chocolate, chocolate malt, roasted malt, charred malt, with a spicy peppery kick in the finish. Delicious impy, complex and rich, lots of chocolate and some heat in the finish.
8/4/9/4/15 (4.0/5) FROTHINGSLOSH (7796) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2017
Sampled on draft this beer poured a black color with a medium sized foamy brown head that left decent lacing. The aroma was bitter and roasty with cocoa, vanilla and hot peppers. The flavor was cocoa, hot pepper, marshmallow, vanilla and sweet toasty malts. Long finish. Thick, full and creamy body. Excellent.
balloonbuffoon (316) - - JUL 2, 2017
12floz bottle, no bottling/best-by date found, Spaceship Earth Coffee Co. used in this beer, paid about $6, poured into a large snifter glass. It appears near black with little foam. The aroma is really nice: fresh coffee, dark chocolate, and chili pepper are in the mix. Mmmm...at 13% it is mighty smooth. Vanilla may not be a prominent flavor, but it helps to produce a balanced, flavorful palate of milk-chocolate and mild pepper. I will remember this one for the future, and if possible a tasting challenge to other great imperial stouts. This unique in that it doesn’t rely on bourbon barrel aging. commonmac (1246) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 2, 2017
On tap at Dark Horse with blonderedhead before Saints game. Pitch black in color with small tan head. Nose is bigger on coffee and chocolate...almost a slight cayenne spice. Taste is rich and almost silky with a beautiful balance of chocolate, coffee, and subtle heat. Mouthfeel dries out a little as the sip continues. Vanilla and chocolate play well together. This is tremendous. Having trouble finding flaws. Find me a better imperial stout and I’ll be super surprised. Only thing that tops it is the birthday rendition. MarcoBasile (420) - DENMARK - JUL 2, 2017
[2014 or 2015 vintage – can’t remember!]
It pours a dark brown body, that looks near pitch black in the glass. Warm brown tints on the edge of the glass. Almost no head, only a small layer of dark beige head that fades instantly.
Aroma is very chocolate and coffee forward. Cocoa nibs, vanilla beans detectable. Chili not so notable - in the aroma at least. Great deal of roasted malts.
Taste of dark chocolate, strong espresso, vanilla and roasted malts. Chili is once again not so easy to detect. It has a subtle heat and spice towards the finish.
I’m surprised as to how light the mouthfeel is. It’s not thick or smooth, it’s almost lager like.
Oily texture, light bodied - very watery, little to no carbonation. Might have sat too long. LiwkoLiwko (438) - POLAND - JUL 2, 2017
Jest bomba hyperbaryczna. Fala uderzeniowa aromatów kawy, czekolady, wanilii i papryki. Co za ciało. Jędrne, rubensowskie. I to chili na finiszu. BOMBA! strowlands8 (214) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2017
Interesting stout. Chills and coffee are most prominent. Obviously pours pitch black with staying light brown lacing.
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