TQ09 (11) - Woodland Hills, California, USA - DEC 27, 2016
Imperial Stout with roasted cofeee. Pours pretty dark with a tan head. Amazing coffee undertones and a legit stout. PugUglyBrewer (886) - - AUG 14, 2017
Opaque black color with a thin head of soft creamy dark tan foam. Rich mocha macchiato aroma. Chewy, full-bodied texture with intense and smooth dark chocolate and roasted coffee beans. Some smokiness lingering in between. Pleasant finish that isn’t burnt or dry. 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! chucklemation (1810) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - AUG 27, 2016
Pours a jet black with a tan foam head. Aroma is lots of coffee, good coffee, roast, chocolate, and toffee. Flavor is sweet chocolate, coffee, roast, toffee, and booze notes. Has a thick, full body. Smooth. Great! bulldogops (2885) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 2, 2017
Rating #2534 - 2016.05.05 - Sample from @thebruery team. Pours jet black with a weak tan head that caps nicely. Aroma is heavy roast malt and dark roast coffee grounds, molasses, Taste is heavy on roast malt and coffee flavours, pronounced sweetness, well bittered.
tennisjoel (1507) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - JUL 13, 2016
Jet black body with a tan head. Aromas of coffee, vanilla, caramel, brown sugar, light smoke, lactose, and booze. Flavor is very good and smoother palate than expected based on the alcohol detected in the nose. Similar to speedway. Just a little rougher around the edges. Still well executed. zebra (2404) - Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2016
750-ml bottle from craftbeertemple. good head, huge chocolate coffee, roasty, creamy, intense in the mouth, dark fruit finish. superspak (6359) - 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.