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 (6333) - 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 (1376) - 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 (378) - 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 (16111) - , 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 (170) - 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.
17thfloor (2433) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours a dark shinny coffee black, a thinner full viscosity, with a thick creamy foamy tan froth. Aroma is fairly nice of coffee beans, some nice sugar and cream aroma as well, pleasant roast. Flavor is strong of coffee with a bit of cream and sugar, full flavored, roasty but fairly soft overall, a nice clean roast flavor in the finish that I wish was more present upfront. Cookie dough and very bitter coffee aftertaste. Medium thinner bodied, creamy oily mouth-feel, harsh sizzling carbonation. Pretty nice. Has a bit of a berry and banana thing going on too, as well as just a subtle hint of infection... oh Arbor...