Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 25, 2007
A mighty fine brew. Dark brown with a light brown colored head. Aroma of creme brulee and ground coffee. Creamy feel on the palate, with a really phenomenal flavor as well. Vanilla and cream, caressing coffee, chocolate, mocha and roast. Nice lingering finish. Balanced coffee additions, matches well with the malt. A great brew! robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - APR 23, 2007
Dark Brown Color with No Head. Oats, Coffee Roasts, Rich Malts on the Nose. Thin Moutfheel...Chocolate, Bit Chalky..Possibly From Oats...Light Overall...Maybe a Bit of Lactose.. Nice Flavors and the Warming is Slight..Very Nice Overall. mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - APR 21, 2007
Bottle, courtesy of jimbowood (big thanks!), pours a thick black with a very full dark tan head and no lacing. Aroma of coffee, coffee, more coffee, roasted malts and some chocolate. Flavor is a more subdued coffee, chocolate, and an overall roastiness. Very pleasant on the palate, albiet a bit lively, with a medium mouthfeel. This one seems to get the use of coffee quite well, great strong aroma without going overboard in the flavor and killing everything else. Nice! Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 16, 2007
Thanks to El Gordo for this one! Great thick, black-brown body with creamy off-white head. Aroma of chocolate and chewy nougat. Flavor of espresso and cherries arose from a strong but delectable breakfast beer. Very very nice! CheersMate (1343) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - APR 5, 2007
I was pleased to drink this beer. I was thinking to myself, Terrapin has blended sweet, and bitter in an imperial stout? I opened this sucker, at a higher temperature than normal, so all of the flavors would come out. I was hit with the aroma of STRONG coffee right away. Almost a bit overpowering. Then I actually tasted the beer. I was very impressed with the palate. Creamy, smooth, not too carbonated, oily, all around great palate. The aroma just gets in the way of this beer, and the coffee taste is too much. I mean you say Coffee Oatmeal, I better be able to taste some friggin sweet notes in this beer, but I did not and when I thought I did it was very, very, very subtle. Great name, great look, decent smell, I just think that this beer should be Coffee Imperial Stout.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2007
Black, oily, film for head. Aroma is all coffee up front, but not too overwhelming to me, for some reason. Licorice and chocolate background. Flavor consists of milk and dark chocolate, almost bitter like bakers cocoa, coffee, and residuel caramel/toffee sweetness. No hop presence whatsoever. Thick, creamy mouthfeel. As I am not a coffee fan, I’ve dreaded drinking this for quite some time, but really quite nice. Pleasantly surprised. Carl99Fan (187) - Suwanee, Georgia, USA - MAR 31, 2007
Way too malty for me. It ended up being a drain pour. Naturally, coffee was the overwhelming flavor. My friends were afraid to try it after seeing my reaction. CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - MAR 29, 2007
Pours thick & black forming a dark brown foamy head. Aroma of strong coffee’s (of course), malts, and toffee hops. Flavor is of strong coffee beer, somewhat smooth. Hop flavor towards he end that helps out. Fairly good, but not as refine as other imperial stouts. SamuraiArtist (292) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 23, 2007
Bottle courtesy of Goldtwins.
This beer did not dissapoint. The coffee flavor is excellent and stronger than in most coffee beers. At first i thought it was a little too much but as the glass warmed up in my hand the oatmeal started come into play and really lend that creaminess and make it a little less harsh on the palate. I find most brewers who use coffee cant quite find out how to use it right. Its usually either way too soft and almost unnoticeable or too strong and burnt. This is perfect. Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2008 Bottle. Black with tan head. Strong coffee aroma with come chocolate and caramel coming thru. The taste was smooth with oats and coffee mainly. Medium body. Smooth mouthfull. Thanks goes to shp555 for the bottles.