arminjewell (9144) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark brownish black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of big roasted coffee, espresso beans, slight old coffee ground notes into a bit of cocoa, slight earth, spice, touch of toast. Taste was a mix of coffee, acid, slight roast into a bit of earth, more coffee, chocolate notes with a hint of grain, finishing slightly bitter.
katrinaez (944) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
It?s a good choice coffee style food their brewery. They did well and my husband kept getting them all night. I had many others from them, he stayed with this as his favorite if that says anything. Bottle
czar (6538) - Quťbec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 20, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
pours dark brown with a small beige cap showing some retention and lacing. overly roasted maltiness with their acidity, cheap sweetish coffee, acrid fruitiness, fusel alcohol, peppery and perfumey. light carbonation, light to medium body - oily, semi-sweet, boozy and peppery-coffee finish. very weak coffee stout - blah.
outlawskies (481) - Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
B. c. Julie says. It is good and was nice but mesh with her meal. She gives a 4.0
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rumproasts (4483) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. Black with one finger head. Fairly generic coffee stout. Coffee flavor is pretty mild. Fairly smooth, but seems a bit light on flavor.
suprchunk (2781) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour. Small tan head. Little lacing. Aroma of coffee and molasses. Taste is the same with some tartness.
Mark_Eck (1376) - - JUL 14, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours an almost black color. Aroma is coffee and some chocolate. Taste is pretty thin with coffee and chocolate.
BrownALEx (382) - Portland, Michigan, USA - MAY 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty good stout. Dark pour with a thin head. Slightly thin in mouthfeel. Lacks oomph you look for in a stout but would get again if the situation arose.
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - APR 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
$2.29 single bought pretty randomly off the shelf. Poured into a shaker pint. Letís hope this is good.
Appearance: Pours incredibly chunky with a bunch of floaters that mostly become sediment. Huge amount of yeast at the bottom. The color of the brew is a brown/black color. Small tan head bubbles down fairly quickly. Very little lacing on the glass. Meh. Average at best, Iíd say.
Smell: I know it seems odd to say, but it smells watery. Watered down, actually. Wet coffee grounds. Almost a dirt sort of aroma. Just a general roastiness. A slight bit of sweetness coming from somewhere. It sounds like it smells brutally awful, but itís not that bad, to be honest. Itís just not as appetizing as some other stouts.
Taste: Playing off the smell. Coffee ground sort of flavor more than actual drinkable coffee. By that, I guess I mean thereís a sort of dirt character in there. It tastes gritty, without having any actual grit. A subtle dark fruit kind of sweetness thatís in many darker brews as well, though I canít pinpoint it. The mouthfeel is the biggest disappointment here, I think, as itís rather thin with a fairly high carbonation -- it drinks more like a porter than a stout, the latter of which I expect to have a thick, creamy, drinks-like-a-meal kind of quality.
Not bad, but not great. This brew needs a bit of fine tuning. The thing that really surprises me is that this costs more than the Publican Porter by Shortís that I just had, but itís considerably less enjoyable. I would not be opposed to having this beer again, but itís fairly average overall.
TheBear11D (364) - Michigan, USA - MAR 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The Espresso Love Breakfast Stout pours black with a dark tan brown head that lasts a good while and is easily agitated. The aroma is lactose, coffee and chocolate. The flavor is coffee, chocolate and milk. Overall this is a decent brew. I would like to have one in the morning.