Nische (2432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2016
Bottle from Systembolaget, cellared for a year or two. Pitch black with tan head, leaves quite a bit of lacing. Aroma of vanilla, ground coffee, red berries, a bit of roast. Taste is similar with quite a bit of sweetness. Roasted, coffee finish. klm1 (1782) - Bled/SF, - NOV 19, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2017 From 0,65l bottle: pours black color, clear, with tiny unstable brown foamy head, which immediately transforms itself to a ring around the glass. Aroma: rich roasted and dark malts aroma, supoorted with note of coffee. Flavor: rich dark, roasted malts, which takes on gentle roasted, coffee beans, bitter dark chocolate, supported with coffee note and dark fruits esters. Evident Stone RIS backbone, with dry, slighztly roasted-dry-bitter finish, thick body, smooth texture and low carbo. The fresh one would be much better. This beer is for sure not proper for aging. OminouSC2 (833) - Mora, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2017 Pitch black. Roasted malt, bitter coffee. Bitter coffee, roasted coffee beans, espresso, blanced by a rich roasted malt base and chocolate tastes. Lingering bitter coffee finish. Awesome coffee based Imperial Stout. Gerbeer (3894) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 16, 2016
On tap. Pours black with moderate rain head. Aromas of fresh ground roast coffee and roasted malts. Flavors of acidic black coffee, vanilla, dry toasted malts and bitter dark chocolate. Slick and acidic maybe overkill on the coffee. oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2016
Pours a pitch black with big brown fluffy head. Aromas of coffee, smoke, dark chocolate. Flavors of espresso, tobacco, and dark dark fruits.
chinchill (5226) - South Carolina, USA - APR 10, 2016
22 oz 2013 bottle at 2016 ASMF.
Strongly flavored with enough coffee, dark grains or hops to completely overpower the others in most beers. In this fine brew, however, they coexist in good balance.
Even after over 2 years, this is still a little boozy, but this works well for this strongly flavored brew. The coffee strength is surely lower than when fresh but is still the last thing to fade from the long lasting aftertaste.
Overall: with the base beer a favorite, this coffee-added version should be a winner and it doesn’t disappoint. fluffy (2472) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2016
honestly not as coffee forward as some coffee stouts ive had and was a little thin. decent. RumRunner101 (918) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 2, 2016
Black pour with tan head. Aroma of rich espresso, dark berries, ash. Tons of espresso comes through with burnt malts, berries, and chocolate. Surprisingly thin for the alcohol, but not a negative. Great sipper. corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2015
Pours pitch black and completely opaque with a two finger dark beige head that very slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Impressive retention for the style and high ABV with streaks of soapy lacing left behind.
Robust, deeply roasted dark malt aroma with subtle hops and a very strong coffee/espresso character. The dark malt and coffee notes are countered by a sweet, silky chocolate presence. Gourmet roasted espresso bean complimented by dark chocolate,oatmeal and toast. This is followed by a faint resinous hop character, bakers chocolate and cacao.
Full bodied with a huge espresso/robust coffee flavor that adds another dimension to the complexity of the base beer. Delicious roasted, slightly nutty, gourmet coffee flavor perfectly compliments the malt profile and subtle hop bitterness of the regular IRS. Robust and bitter but never becomes overwhelmingly dry or acrid. Lots of espresso flavor up front along with burnt toast, oatmeal, dark chocolate and subtle smoke. There’s some resinous hop bitterness mid-palate with some grass and pine needle followed by sweet, desert-like silky chocolate notes. Hints of fudge, German chocolate cake, cacao and subtle lactose toward the back end. Although this is a huge, complex beer, the high ABV is pretty much undetectable, making it deceptively drinkable. This is the kind of beer you want to slowly sip on and savor, but I love the flavor so much that I can’t help myself from downing the bomber very quickly. Possibly the best tasting coffee beer that I’ve ever had. Slipstream (2677) - USA - OCT 22, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2015 Awesomely rich, full, deep stout. Lots of French roast coffee and marshmallow. Very little hop harshness - smooth, malty, with a just a light touch of bitterness.