Strykzone (4912) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at an esbls tasting. Quite dark with a light tan head. The nose is ashtray and coffee. The flavor is a mish mash thst just does not wirk. Coffee, dark fruit, earth. Unfortunate.
jgb9348 (4709) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown coloured body, slightly muddy with absolutely no movement and a very sterile, placid enviornment - not too exciting here. Aroma of cherries, oak, alcohol, vanilla, mushrooms, meat and a bit of coffee - also not too exciting in the nose. Medium-bodied; Deep roasty and chocolate flavours with a lot of coffee, some light cherry and sweetness comes through as well as a touch of lactic flavours near the end. Aftertaste is pleasant, a little bit complex and having a touch of spice and oak along with the coffee overtones and sweetness. Overall, not a good looking or smelling beer but the flavours and aftertaste try to redeem the beer, although this isnít a great beer by any means. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Beer Baron in Livonia, Michigan for US$2.39 on 30-April-2011 sampled at home in Washington after having a family reunion from my family in Michigan on 06-August-2011.
JaBier (4854) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by a friend. Had this once before prior to my rating days and it was infected and gross, so not terribly optimistic this time around. Darkest brown pour with a thin beige head. Aroma of espresso, cream and malt with a slight vegetal character. Malty and chocolatey flavor with espresso flavor before a semi-sweet finish. Certainly better than the first time I had it.
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewpub in December 2009. Reviewed from notes.
Pours near black with a thin mocha head and not much of any lacing on the way down. Nose brings a decent amount of overly roasted espresso with hints of chocolate. Taste is about the same, as the espresso carries a bit of good flavor but nothing else really backs it up. Feel is medium. Drinks okay but not one of the better coffee beers, and not one of my favorites here.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 10-11-2010
skoll (420) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I got-a stop drinking these brews I hate them! Some people thing that beer and coffee go together but my taste buds say no. Poured thick black gust like granny used to make her coffee on the Beverly Hillbillys. Aromas of stale coffee grounds. Malty taste of coffee on the finish. not my stlyle but as these coffee stouts go Just like the rest. so I guess that is good so I gave it an average score
Petkus331 (247) - Redford, Michigan, USA - JUL 17, 2010
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Brew some coffee, have it sit there two days, and then pour some water in the coffee, and wallah! You have espresso love; my only opinion of this beer is that it should be left in the store for hippies who love to drink coffee piss. Arbor brewing does other beers well, but this isnít even a strikeout, Arbor brewing threw the game. Boooooooooooooooooooo. If you have in the fridge pawn it off to grandma.
fuckbudlight (49) - Michigan, USA - JUL 7, 2010
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
Eh, I feel Iím being exceptionally generous with the ratings. Smooth beer that tastes more like cold coffee left in the fridge as opposed to beer. Very thin. Nearly zero head. Stupid hippie label.
LilBeerDoctor (3440) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with a small tan head that recedes rapidly. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt and grains, bitter chocolate, sweet malt. Flavor of sweet malt up front, some coffee but it is faint, with roasted malt in the finish. Palate is smooth and creamy. This one lacks a strong espresso presence, but it is a tasty stout.
picknbrew (196) - Mechanicsville, Virginia, USA - JUN 14, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. A little bit of head but minimal head retention. Coffe and roastiness in the aroma. Coffee flavor is smooth and not. Very low carbonation, Full mouthfeel. Overall it is a flavorfull beer. The coffee is not overdone. Could use a little more carbonation to give it just a little more life.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Eastman Party Store in Midland MI. Pours a viscous black with a brown head the dissipates to nothing. Nice coffee and roasty aroma. Full bodied with a creamy texture and soft carbonation. Flavor of mild roast coffee, chocolate, and dark roasted malts with a good amount of residual sweetness, and moderate bitterness. Finish has a small amount of astringency, but otherwise pretty solid for a Breakfast Stout. Surprised by the low ratings.