balloonbuffoon (752) - - JAN 9, 2018 Scipio (1276) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a good khaki head. From the aroma, I’m getting lots of coffee. It literally smells like a cup of coffee with just a touch of chocolate thrown in. With the taste, it is more of the same, but even more potent. The only difference is that more of the chocolate comes out. Of course, the aftertaste is coffee and chocolate with some bitterness at the end. Medium bodied with a creamy texture. There is a bit of carbonation in here as well. Overall, this one is straight forward with what it is trying to do and what it offers. And this is accomplished very well. Try this one for sure.
12floz bottle, BOD: 10.12.2017, $2.75 single, large stem glass. Appears black-brown in color with a thin brown head. The aroma does not overpower with woody chocolatiness. The palate is full, silky, and has coffee, toffee, and dark chocolate flavors. I've enjoyed this one other time about ten years ago, and it is just as good now as it was then. tderoeck (10650) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 29, 2016
28/VI/16 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle @ the pre-AdamChandler-tasting, Erwin’s ponton - BB: n/a, bottled: 18/XI/15 (2016-710) Thanks to ElManana+1 for sharing the bottle!commonshawn (1340) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2016
Clear red brown beer, big creamy beige head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: lots and lots of coffee, roasted touch, dried fruits. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: bit sourish, fruity, lots of coffee flavour, overripe banana. Aftertaste: bitter touch, sweet malts, some chocolate, vanilla.
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2016 Tap at new bohemia in golden valley. 10oz pour. Black with small off white head. Smells of alcohol and chocolate . Smooth, sweet flavor with some chocolate elements. More flavor development as it warms. Good. Glad the devil made me do it. ElManana (2079) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - JUN 28, 2016
Bottle at Erwin's Place. Oatmeal, chocolate, roast, coffee, very nice beer. Love it. Lubiere (14262) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2016
A dark brown stout with a thin dark brown head. In aroma, sweet fruity chocolate malt with light coffee notes, grassy hops, very nice. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity chocolate malt with light coffee notes, light vanilla, alcohol warmth, very nice and smooth. Bottle at Cigar and Stripes BBQ.
DuffMan (10773) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 19, 2016
On tap @ Radio Maria. Black and viscous with a persistent khaki head. Loads of creamy coffee character, silky mouthfeel, full and richly roasty, moderately bitter finish. Yum. wxman (1865) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2016
Pours a nice very dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma is dark fruit. Taste is sweet roasted malt, dark fruit, chocolate milk and a bit of espresso. Surprisingly smooth and creamy for the style. blueshockey24 (666) - Colorado, USA - FEB 6, 2016
Bottle. Pours black with thin tan head. Aroma of coffee, malt and chocolate. Taste is sweet chocolate and coffee with a malty coffee finish. Very good. johnnymusky (1004) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 6, 2016
Bottle shared with dusty and Brian...nose is all coffee and a dark roast at that....taste mellows out a lot...more oatmeal comes and the coffee doesn’t dominate. DWestrick (858) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 23, 2015
tap. kind of average imperial porter. nothing really jumped out - was very robust, but kind of bland