LilBeerDoctor (3525) - 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.
douglas88 (7231) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 12, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Timbo- the Michigan hook up! Pours a dark brown color with a small white head. The aroma is sweet malts, loads of rich coffee. The flavor is a battle between bitter roast and mellow milky coffee. Mellow and somewhat thin. Pretty good, very quaffable.
kassner (1436) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I usually don’t like this style, but this is really smooth woith the coffee only in the background. again well balanced if a little sweet, deep dar coffee color and some lacing
RoscoeJackson (377) - Michigan, USA - FEB 27, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
well the bottle looks kinda cool. lets see.. no head, thin, watery. a little roasty, espresso thing going on, but where’s the flavor? boring, watery mess. drinkable, and that’s about it.
infestaxion (22) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JAN 19, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A - Pours dark brown with a big, fizzy mocha head that fades quickly. Has some floaties. Certainly not what I expected. Kind of looks like a Coke.
S - Not a very big smell at all. Some coffee and chocolate. A little buttery.
T - Wow. Underwhelming. A little bittersweet coffee and chocolate. Then the butteryness kicks in. None of this is very strong however.
M - Thin and carbonated. Not what I want out of a stout.
D - I’m going to have a hard time getting through this one. I’m glad it’s my only one.
Edit: This ended up going down the drain.
madmitch76 (18115) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
11th October 2008. GABF. Smooth soft palate. A little creamy coffee in with the dark malt. Nicely balanced. Minerally dry finish.
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Solid black color with brown tints at edges. Fast falling head, wet lacing. Aroma of roasted malts and coffee. Flavor similar to that of Founders Breakfast Stout, but a little wetter. Roasted malt, light coffee present. Little aftertaste. Not quite a high quality brew as it’s probably missed its intended mark and has plenty room for improvement, but certainly still drinkable and tasty if you’re craving a coffee stout.
mallons72 (184) - livonia, Michigan, USA - DEC 5, 2009
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap - Ashley’s in Westland, MI. Very strong coffee beer. Smooth finish. Very satisfied.