chinchill (4137) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[From Dec. 2011 notes]
arrived in a pint glass with a 1-finger dark tan head. The head had limited retention but left a lasting ring; no lacing left, however.
Plenty of good coffee flavor in both the aroma and the taste ... Not as strong in terms of coffee, however, as Kona Pipeline Porter or Pisgah Valdez Stout. The coffee is well balanced with flavorful dark roasted malts, and there is a bit of spicy hops here too. Mildly bitter with a bit of sweetness.
M: medium body; notable heavier than, say, a typical Irish stout. Slightly dry. Very smooth.
O: a very fine coffee stout, with plenty of coffee flavor.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Date: January 05, 2012
Appearance: black, fine beige head, drippy lace
Aroma: dry roasted coffee aroma
Flavor: rich coffee flavor, bitter dark chocolate
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4