atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - FEB 13, 2007
Pours a thick black with creamy brown head. It has a big coffee and roasted malt aroma. Some bit of bitterness and a bready malt. Sugary sweet and a bit of alcohol. Vanilla and cinnamon flavors are also strong and distinct. A strong coffee flavor and a definite powdered chocolate flavor. Nice full stout flavors and feel. It has a sweet malt and full chocolate and very nice coffee finish and fullness along with a lingering cinnamon role flavor at the finish which goes nicely with the coffee character. Scubatrip (610) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - FEB 12, 2007
On tap, pours black with a thin, off-white head. Not much to the aroma, but I was in a smoky bar. Not impressed with the taste. Strong, overwhelming flavor of freezer burned chocolate, bitter coffee. I’m a fan of impy stouts, but I really didn’t like this one. Ibrew2or3 (8807) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 11, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2007 On draft - Stogies and Stouts at Dunedin Brewery 02/08/07.
Very stouty looking with semi creamy tan head. The aroma is a bit chocolate, a bit vanilla and maybe some caramel. The aroma is a little on the light side making it difficult to pick out the competing aroma notes. The flavor however isn’t at all light. It starts out with chocolate malts and burnt malts but they’re sort of semi sweet. Just after that a fruitiness surfaces with sweet grapes and dates. By midway a caramel sweetness overwhelms the fruit notes into the finish. JK (6249) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 10, 2007
Thanks to Joebrew for sharing. This is a pure coffee stout along the lines of Peche Mortel, though not quite as thick as that beer. The aroma is nothing but coffee, but it is done well. It is not too bitter and there are no flaws. The same goes for the flavor, which is cold coffee and lightly bitter chocolate. The oatmeal is there as a roasted grain flavor that works well in this beer. A world class coffee beer. joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - FEB 9, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2008 Much thanks to faro99 for hooking me up with this. Pours a jet black with a minimal brown head. Nose of dark chocolate and coffe with a hint of oatmeal cookie. Light carbonation with a great chocolate macha like taste. Great creamy mouthfeel and you can defdinately get a slight cereal flavor with a nice hop finish. This beer frickin rocks.
Bailz316 (256) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 9, 2007
Black pour with small tan head. Strong coffee aroma. Chocolate malts. Smokey. Roasty. Rich. Bitter finish. elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2007
bottle. nice black color. great deep burned aroma. lots of roast chokolate and liqerice and coffee. very soft thick and pleasant. beasley269 (15) - Rutherfordton, North Carolina, USA - FEB 6, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2009 coffee aroma, black color, brown foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, coffee-like taste, full body, thick feel, soft carbonation, bitter finish greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - FEB 2, 2007
12 oz bottle thanks to BeerCellar2. Pours like oil and looks like oil. Small dark creamy head. Huge roasted coffee aroma and flavor, which overpowers the oatmeal. However, still and excellent beer. Thick creamy mouthfeel with a nice coffee aftertaste. Many ’coffee’ stouts have subtle coffee undertones, but this does not even compare. If you like coffee, you will enjoy this beer. NicerInPerson (337) - North of Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 2, 2007
Extremely strong coffee aroma (compared to other years), some grassy hop notes, chocolate and toffee presence as well. Coffee rules the roost in 2007 and is present in spades. The beer poured black with a tall brown head which fell slowly to lace the glass. The flavor was acrid roasted malts and strong espresso coffee with a nice backbone of chocolate and caramel to keep the roast and coffee bitterness in check. The flavor was also a bit grassy with hop character. Full on the palate with a creamy mouthfeel. A really nice Imperial Stout, but the coffee this year is nearly over the top. 12 ounce bottle - 2007.