johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - MAY 31, 2007
Pours black with tan head. Aroma of roasted coffee and sweet malt. Taste was much of the same. Good combination and very smoothe. puzzl (3264) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 30, 2007
Bottle from LARRY. Aroma is pretty nice, deep malts and coffee, chocolate. I’m not really liking the flavor of this one, though, very lactic, slightly sour, odd tropical fruitiness. More like a (legit) baltic porter or foreign stout, really. ganache (6050) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2013 2007 bottle from JCB. One of my favorite labels, hands down. Huge rush of coffee, enough to perk me up by smell alone, with strong notes of chocolate and malt, perhaps a touch of lactose. Extremely NOISY, excited, soapy light brown head over and opaque black body. Taste is of roast with a smooth sweetness about it, lots of chocolate with wood and slight toffee. Good coffee flavor with brawny flashes of dried fruit. Light, late bitterness to balance the leading sweetness. Somewhat chewy full body, and rather creamy and smooth. Aftertaste is only slightly warming, alcohol is well-integrated and not to be tasted, with a lingering milk chocolate and dry creamy roast aftertaste. One of the most relaxed imps one is likely to encounter, but with robust flavor and a great personality. Really good stuff - thanks, Jason! [5/24/2007: 4.3]pantanap (3367) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2007
I’ve had close to a dozen bottles of this over the years, some good, some ... off. But when they get it right, as in the fresh bottle I currently have in front of me, it’s hard to name a better stout. Lots of character, really strong coffee character, which I love, anywhere from acrid and watery diner fare to sultry concentrated Arabica cream, usually in great balance with the sweetness and light fruitiness. Hits the mouth in waves and sets off convulsions of joy. [1/27/2013: 4.6]
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2007 bottle....appearance: holy head! monstrous and foamy tan head.....aroma: a bit let down by this as well as i didn’t get much coffee. it was mainly dominated by just sweet malt.....taste: chocolate and roasted malts. sweet malt and slightly bitter/sour finish. medium mouthfeel....i was expecting a little more of this one but all in all, not a bad imperial stout. Juelze (1146) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 17, 2007
Trade from Ross, thanks man! First off I love the artwork on the bottle, too cool. Pours a deep dark brown with bg foamy head in my Duvel glass. It?s quite the coincidence I grabbed this glass as there is as much head in Duvel as this. Though, unlike Duvel the head on this fades after awhile. Aroma is a little disappointing as I had a hard time findng anything well pronounced. However there is a bit of coffee, roasted malt, milk chocolate and some metallic notes. Also, there is a bit of earth and yeast characteristics. The taste is quite the opposite of the aroma with more forthcoming flavors of coffee, chcolate, roasted malt and again some earth. The coffee really shines in the finish. Mouthfeel is superbly silky and gives no evidence of the abv%. The only downfall is the coffee is not as intense as expected from a coffee oatmeal impy stout. Still, tis is a solid brew which I would never turn down.
incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2007 Really good stuff. The smell is great, lots of coffee. The taste is actually a little to much coffee for me.Quite similear to Devil Made me do it, which i love, but the coffee in that is a little more subdued. still this one has a ton of flavor and is super rich creamy roasty good. defftinaly can taste some milky taste in there. glad that i have 3 more bottles left! holdenn (2127) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2007
Your beer has only two steps, wake and bake. Thanks to drewbeerme for this sample. Pours a dark black with a brown head. Nose is coffee lots of it with molasses, milk, and alcohol around the edges. Thin bodied but with creamy carbonation. Dark chocolate and coffee flavors dominate the flavor with alcohol and little else. I was expecting a little more complexity here, but not a bad impy stout. xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - MAY 13, 2007
Thank you to DrewBeerMe for this tasty delight. A VERY coffee infused imperial stout with opaque black body and tan head. Aroma was overwhelmingly dark acidic coffee, with choclate and toffeee undertones. Flavor is crazy coffee and large alc. taste, and sweet roasted malt. Medium body and a very nice creamyness. Overall a little too much coffee but overall very delicious. spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2007
Chocolate and roasted coffee really stand out in the aroma.Pours dark black with a medium tan head.Lots of roasted coffee,chocolate and some toffee dominte the lavor.Medium mouthfeel with a huge bitter coffee finish. jake65 (4000) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - MAY 4, 2007
Bottle: Pours rich, black color with a huge tan head. Nose is heavy with coffee, mocha, and roasted malt. Dry taste, lots of coffee and roasted malt notes. A little bittersweet and lingering coffee grounds in the tail. Thanks to JCB for sending this.