kevinsenn (1355) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - APR 24, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Aroma of coffee, roasted grains, and some nutty notes. Pretty good coffee stout taste, but nothing wildly exciting.
hansvf (251) - - APR 6, 2015
1.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Donker bier, dun bruinig schuim. Ruikt naar chocola en koffie. Suus vind naar sigaretten. Smaakt idd naar sigaretten helaas, bah.
superspak (3161) - Michigan, USA - MAR 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 1/24/2015. Pours crystal clear very dark brown color with a 2 finger dense and rocky tan head with awesome retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense foamy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toast, dark bread, vanilla, cream, and roasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and coffee notes; with good strength. Taste of milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toast, dark bread, vanilla, cream, light char, and roasted earthiness. Fair amount of roasted coffee bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toast, dark bread, light char, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness, balance, and complexity of dark/roasted malt and coffee flavors; with a good roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy, and lightly bready/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice coffee stout. All around good complexity, balance, and robustness of dark/roasted malt and coffee flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
bpreo (1938) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAR 8, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
All the brewers at Pyramid need to do is boost the alcohol content, and I would have a new favorite local(ish) beer.
monk191 (1219) - California, USA - FEB 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice all around stout. Pours a not so thick black with a tan head. Smells of coffee, chocolate and vanilla. Taste is thin, but sweet with lots of vanilla and a slightly bitter espresso finish. Had on tap at the Brewery for SF Beer Week.
Barnacle_Ed (31) - Milpitas, California, USA - JAN 17, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Toasty and bitter with notes of chocolate and coffee. Pretty thin for a stout; while this makes the beer extremely drinkable, it also seemed to reduce the overall experience for me. Not a bad brew to have over breakfast!
dlihcsnatas (414) - Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Holy crap! I have just found my new favorite brew for in the morning. This tastes just like an espresso but with carbonation. Found this in a sampler but want to find this in a 1/2 barrel keg to keep around the house on tap. Drank the bottles in the sampler but would also like to try this with eggs and bacon tomorrow morning. Would also go good with pancakes, biscuts and gravy, and even cereal. Why is it all the best beers are so dang hard to get?!?!?! Oh, wait, I know the answer to that... The distributors in my area suck ass!
COMRADEJOSH (318) - Ft Hood, Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2015
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not a lot to say about this it definitely fits the category of an espresso stout but nothing really stood out for me about it. Solid and drinkable but nothing too memorable for me.
mintzmeet (309) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice espresso stout. Surprisingly unrobust. Real nutty bark like flavors, but somehow still tastes light. Not too thick. Pours nice colors like Guinness.
Darkmagus82 (1940) - - DEC 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a super deep brown-nearly pitch black color with a two finger head of tan colored foam. The head is fairly thick and has a good level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a ton of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is big of a roasted malt and espresso smell as may be expected from its style. Along with these aromas comes smells of sweetness with some more cream and caramel like aromas which give it a nice sweet coffee smell overall.
Taste – The taste begins with a roasted malt taste with a little bit of a coffee taste upfront and a moderately strong sweeter caramel and sweet cream taste. A little bit of chocolate is there as well, with this fading from the taste and being replaced by more roast and a fairly substantial rise in the coffee flavors. With the increase in the coffee and a little bit of an earthy flavor coming to the taste, one is left with a still rather moderately sweetened but slightly bitter cappuccino like flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel- The body of the beer is quite a bit thicker for a brew of only 5.6 % abv with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. For the sweeter coffee and roasted flavors of the brew the feel was very nice, accentuating the more coffee dessert like quality to the brew, but yet still maintaining a great level of drinkability.
Overall- I rather enjoyed this brew as it had a moderate abv., but had a good flavor which makes it a very nice and easy drinking coffee stout.