unclemattie (4282) - Georgia, USA - AUG 9, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ 5SW. The blackest beer I’ve ever seen! Blacker than black, black times infinity. Chunky, muddy water colored head. Aroma of rich french roasted black coffee beans. Flavor is of sweet espresso and a deep coffee bitterness. Hints of a sweet potato skin bitterness. Green coffee beans, lots of earthiness. Medium bodied. thin texture. So rich in flavor. Wow, I think I’m gonna be up for a while. Crawford, you are the man!
Cybercat (3571) - Georgia, USA - JUN 20, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep, opaque sable, almost black, with a thick tan head that sticks around for a bit. Rich, smoky, roast-coffee aroma has hints of hops and malt. Flavor is much like a fine iced coffee with an undertone of unsweetened chocolate - it hardly tastes like beer. Smooth, rather fizzy texture leaves a pleasing finish.
Hank1980 (959) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUL 12, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured very dark, black, with a tan head. Aroma is really nice espresso, very roasted, some light hop. Really nice. Taste is more coffee, some chocolate notes, and light bitterness. Very enjoyable. Mouth is dry and the body isn’t too big. Overall, a very solid dry stout.
aracauna (3160) - Georgia, USA - DEC 30, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask listed as Coffee Stout. Crawford Moran called it the Cowboy Stout. I decided against adding it as a new beer since this is also a coffee stout by the same brewer. This was an amazing beer. Creamy body, great roast and chocolate, excellent balance of coffee. Definitely worth stopping by the brewpub for.
daknole (9609) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 2, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Damn this is good!! Black pour. Tons of espresso hit your nose followed by roast and molasses. Flavor is again up front coffee slap in the face with molasses, chocolate and roasted malt. NICE.
michealp (11) - - JUL 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
If you like coffee you’ll love this.
Had a pint in the lains in Brighton, very heavy body with a smokey taste very nice, massive amounts of coffee taste.
ChainGangGuy (4423) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 18, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Dark brown, near black body with a thin, beige-colored head.
Smell: Nose of clean, chilled espresso with all of the expected, anticipated dark, roasted malt notes present.
Taste: Dry, roasty malts with tastes of unsweetened chocolate, blackened barley, and, of course, the graciously added espressos. Subtle sweetness. Earthy, roasty bitterness. Finishes dry, roasty, and with some lingering hints of coffee.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation. Fairly smooth mouthfeel.
Drinkability: A solid, drinkable, dry stout with a bonus boost of quality caffeine goodness.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 1, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark, dark brown, almost completely black actually. There is a big tan head that dissipates slowly and sticks to the glass on the way down, leaving spotty lacing.
No doubt about the coffee in the smell, which is dominated by roasted espresso and some sweet dark chocolate malts in the background.
Taste follows the aroma, clearly dominated by the roasted espresso. There is slightly more chocolate malt sweetness though, especially in the middle. The finish brings back the espresso and finished with a dry, toasty bitterness.
The mouthfeel is medium bodied are very, very smooth. It’s got soft carbonation and might be a tad lighter than the norm.
As a coffee lover, I do like this version slightly better than the regular Dark Star stout. It’s a drinkable and tasty Irish stout.
nerdrocker101 (102) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 20, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours silky black with a thin layer of tan head. Smell: Dark roasted coffee beans and malts. Flavor: Bitter chocolate, espresso, and roasted malts. Palate: Medium-full body. Mixes of sweet and bitter on the tongue. Somewhat dry, but overall smooth.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2010
Date: February 28, 2008
Appearance: solid black, fine tan head, lots of lace
Aroma: big coffee and black chocolate aroma
Body: creamy body
Flavor: rich roasted and dark chocolate flavor, lots of coffee character is well balanced with the malts, hint of dark caramel sweetness brings out the dark chocolate, light bitterness keeps the balance
Overall: the coffee adds a nice additional richness but stays well in balance with the base stout, also drier than the standard dark star
Name: Octaine Stout
Date: June 04, 2009
Appearance: black, wispy tan head
Aroma: dark roasted aroma with a nice coffee character
Flavor: rich roasted flavor, touch of coffee blends well with the roasted, bitter dark chocolate, just a hint of balancing sweetness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
Date: October 21, 2010
Appearance: black, creamy tan head
Aroma: rich chocolate aroma, touch of caramel sweetness, light roasted and coffee
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, nice roasted coffee character, dark chocolate bitterness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4