jcr (2221) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 14, 2008
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Chalky, uncomfortable body and a carbonation beyond lively drag this beer down. Dark brown pour with a nice tan head. The aroma is espresso and roasted malts with a hint of chocolate. The flavor was lightly to moderately sweet and moderately coffee bitter. Finishes with a bitterness and sourness. The medium body had a gritty texture. Uber-lively carbonation.
bu11zeye (11978) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2008
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a spare beige head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, and some chocolate. Flavor of lactose sourness, roasted malt, and coffee.
BOLTZ7555 (2852) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 21, 2008
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Actually poured this one out!!! It hurt my heart but the beer was that bad. Great name, great bottle, horrible excuse for a beer. Definitely smell the roasted espresso bean but there is an artificial sweetener-like aroma present as well. Flavor of day-old Folgers, Sweet-n-Low, & soured milk. Nasty...Espresso HATE.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2008
1.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2008 Bottle, thanks to Bu11zeye.
Poured a brown with minimal beige head, no retention. Aroma was the best thing about this beer, very coffee/expresso like, but that doesn’t compensate for a good beer. Flavor was lemon tartness at the beggining fading into a expresso flavor and then bitter.....Has watery mouthfeel, low carbonation.
Beaver (1363) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 13, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark brown with a creamy light tan head (after a vigorous pour) that quickly diminishes to a thin collar that leaves some lacing.
The aroma is sweet fudgy chocolate and coffee that are strong enough to hide some off-notes that seem to be hiding.
The flavor is sweet fudgy chocolate and some oatmeal and nuts followed by an acidic stale coffee. The mouthfeel is thin and watery with little carbonation.
Overall, it’s not very complex and does have some flaws but is still enjoyable.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2008
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Draft. A sad excuses for what should be one hell of a beer. Chalky devoid of almost all taste with a bittered finish. poor/useless.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2008
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pour is dark brown. Minimal lacing. Coffee on the nose. Thin bodied malty sweet
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - APR 30, 2008
1.3 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
tons of espresso. Not enough love. No good. Too bitter and watered down. Drain, here I come.
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2008
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. Pours deep brown with a small tan head. Rich aroma of sweet chocolate malt and freshly roasted espresso. Flavor begins with very sweet malt, which is then joined by roasted coffee and chocolate. Mouthfeel is thinner than expected. Not bad, but the flavor doesn’t live up to the aroma.
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - APR 24, 2008
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 0z bottle - Pours a muddy black color with totally non-existant head. Aroma is fairly roasty, definite coffee notes, bit of vanilla and cherries. Flavor is mildly roasty, with coffee and chocolate, along with a fair amount of lactic sourness. Finish is both tart and fairly bitter.