superspak (6367) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - JUL 8, 2016
750 ml bottle into snifter, bottled on 5/2/2016. Pours opaque dark brown/black color with a 1-2 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin spotty lace cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big nutty dark roasted coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa, molasses, toasted dark bread, caramel, vanilla, toffee, light smoke/char, herbal, wood, light pepper, light licorice/dark fruit, and roast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt, coffee, and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with great strength. Light booziness in the aromas as it warms. Taste of huge nutty dark roasted coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa, molasses, toasted dark bread, caramel, vanilla, toffee, light smoke/char, herbal, wood, light pepper, light licorice/dark fruit, and roast/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate roast/char and herbal/spicy hop bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of nutty coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa, molasses, toasted dark bread, caramel, vanilla, toffee, smoke, char, herbal, wood, light licorice/dark fruit, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, coffee, and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great roast/char/hop bitter/sweet balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from char/herbal bitterness, lightly increasing thorough the glass. Light-medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a smooth, creamy, and fairly sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is fairly well hidden with a small warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is an outstanding imperial coffee stout. All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, coffee, and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; very smooth and easy to sip on for the huge ABV. A highly enjoyable offering; and would definitely be a good candidate for aging to balance out the hop flavors and bitterness. Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - JUL 8, 2016
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate cocoa/chocolate, molasses, and of course coffee. It pours a dark brown with no transparency and a two finger light brown head that fades to a thin film outlined by a slightly thicker ring. There is some sporadic webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with moderate cocoa/chocolate, light molasses, and hints of cream. There are some light dark fruits in the middle. The finish has moderate-heavy roasted coffee and light alcohol. It’s medium-full bodied with light-moderate carbonation. Overall, it’s a very good coffee stout, but not up there with the best. Barreras (1689) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JUL 3, 2016
Pours a pitch black color with a robust coffee flavor. Taste is, coffee, milk, coco, all rolled into a nice coffee beer. The roasted coffee flavor melds well in this beer, with a milky finish. Another nice beer from Bruery. kaser (6469) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2016
Crazy flavor. Of course coffee heavy. Cocoa and some spices. Black pour with tan head. Draft pour at Beer Thirty in Santa Cruz. darbeer75 (1156) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2016
Aroma: all coffee but slightly sweet; Appearance: pitch black with offwhite head that dissipates slowly; Taste: starts with coffee and ends with traditional stout; malty, complex, boozy; Palate: heavy body with long, sweet coffee finish; Overall: very nice, would buy again.
jflopsu (1862) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2016
Pours black with brown head. Has a coffee and strong dark fruit malt and bitter chocolate aroma. A strong bitter chocolate taste with coffee and roasted malts. A bitter dark chocolate and roasted malt aftertaste. Mrnoluv (362) - long beach, California, USA - JUN 26, 2016
The color is of course coffee black, light brown head, the smell will wake you up! Folders in the glass is the best way to explain the smell. This is by far the most coffee front stout on the market! No question. The drink is smooth, after the swallow there is a hint of bitter chocolate, but this is perfect blend of coffee and sweetness. Great beer! drfabulous (9000) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 25, 2016
750 ml bottle. Pours a big tan head. Dark. Coffee nose. Coffee in body. Creamy body and mouthfeel. Doesn’t taste the abv. jc1762 (1693) - JAPAN - JUN 25, 2016
Tap into a snifter showing pitch black with a finger of latte colored foam.
The nose shows coffee, light notes of dark chocolate, and barely any roasted malts. Very nice coffee forwardness.
The palate is well carbonated and full bodied. Light alcohol spice with flavors of dark chocolate, roasted coffee, with a light coffee and hoppy bitterness on the finish. I would’ve preferred more of an espresso or dark chocolate bitterness but it’s still pretty solid. zebra (2413) - Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2016
750-ml bottle from craftbeertemple. good head, huge chocolate coffee, roasty, creamy, intense in the mouth, dark fruit finish.