sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 20, 2008
2.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Tasted 9/19/08. 12oz bottle. Pitch opaque hue with a hissing, crackling beige head. Espresso, cola and dark fruit aromas. Toffee and Tootsie Rolls. Medium bodied with an odd, sour fruit note. Cola and tart. Mild vanilla undertone, but the tart is so off-putting. Not fresh. Not good.
WeeHeavySD (3356) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - SEP 12, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz dalekliz got me on her road trip or her mom got it for me, hard to know, great ipa from them and good name I thought it was worth a try. Pours black with a tan ring. Nose is nice with a lot of deep dark coffee and espresso character. Taste is rich and better than I’d expect from the ratings.
Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 29, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle via trade with mmm///beer. Aroma is dark coffee, roasted chocolate and some chewy malts. Pours black with no head or lacing. Flavor is watery mocha with a nice roasty finish. Palate is dry. Not a bad brew, but there are many other better coffee stouts.
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2008
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Thanks to Rogueone for sharing a bottle. What happened here? The beer is dark brownish-black with a medium beige head that recedes steadily. Spotty lacing. Sweet fudge aroma with coffee and malt. Watery yet chalky at times and very tart on the tongue. Flavor of bottom-of-the-day-old-pot-of coffee and acidic fruit. The finish is bitter and tart but not in a good way. Luckily I only had a sample of this, because if I had an entire bottle of this it would have been a drain pour. Founders need not worry.
HonkeyBra (2858) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2008
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2008 There is no excuse for this. Black pour, but incredibly thin body for a stout. Otherwise, a light coffee aroma and a pour, sour, stale coffee taste. The finish has a terrible sour taste. Why the would waste their time selling and marketing such a poor product, i have no idea.
CodyM (2) - Michigan, USA - AUG 14, 2008 does not count
1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Pretty awful beer. It gives a pretty nice pour with a giant head and decent lacing but the taste is severely lacking. I’m not lying when I say this is one of the worst things I’ve ever tasted, beer or otherwise. Par for the course for Arbor though, This was the nail in coffin for me, i’ll be avoiding their label in the future.
Rogueone (506) - I F&ckin’ hate those guys from, Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Three words: WTF. It’s as if they spent all the money on the marketing budget for the labels and then forgot to buy quality ingredients to make the beer. It is near irrational, but nothing disappoints me more than a bad beer, than a bad beer with an awesome label. This just tasted like sour chocolate malts and the coffee McDonald’s tries to serve you at like 3 in the afternoon.
lb4lb (2112) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle shared by mmm///beer. Thanks Dennis!
Pours a dark black with a fizzy tan head. Smell is roasty and coffee beans with some dullness to the malt. Taste is mostly coffee and there is slight tartness about it as well. Tart coffee grounds but some creamy sweetness in there as well. Thin bodied and fizzy. Not great, but not bad, overall.
blutt59 (5877) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle, pours dark brown, nose of coffee and chocolate, flavor is oddly sour and then very crackerjack like
timsilvia32 (449) - from Michigan now in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 31, 2008
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice nearly black pour, lingering tan head. Powerful roast coffee aroma. Bitter coffee with quite a bit of carbonation. Some roast malt, but not much. Fairly clean finish, some sourness? Like they tried to combine a Belgian style stout with a cup of espresso. If you like the Belgian stouts, you might like this one. Just ok to me though.