bwa5879 (457) - Portage, Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2012
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pitch black pour with half inch tan foam head. Sweet smell, like cola syrup. Thin mouth feel, and slightly carbonated. Predominantly Malty flavor, tastes similar to root beer but more sour. Sour dry aftertaste. The bottle I had may be too old. Look forward to re-rating when itís on tap next year.
Mittenator (883) - Michigan, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the Arbot tap takeover at Crunchy's. mahogany with a tan head. Sweet chocolate and syrup. Sweet and roasty.
magsinva (826) - Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at the green well - pours cola with a tan head. Itís thinner then the porter I had just before it, so Iím not sure Iíd call it a stout. Itís subtle, coffee and bitter chocolate, a little dry. Itís flavorful, just a lot more low key then I was expecting.
koleminer20 (197) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. The pour is a ruby-ish dark brown that has a humongous, nearly uncontrollable head. The head fades pretty quick and doesnít leave any lace. The aroma is big coffee. There is a light roast and come caramel notes. The flavor is like wet coffee grounds. There is a little dryness. And the feel is very thin. The finish is absolutely not what Iíd expect in a stout ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
SpongeRuiner (440) - Michigan, USA - NOV 13, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Has a decent dark chocolate and black coffee scent. Had a very off really watery taste. Very thin feel. Not a fan.
firstsip (174) - Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2013
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Had on tap. Had from bottle
No matter how I have it, this beer tastes like burnt, wet coffee grounds. Unbalanced, thin. ABC has far superior stouts--not sure why this one gets distributed.
Jimsal27 (116) - New York, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Received in trade from bazyfresh. Over carbonated pour out of bottle. Really had to let beer settle. Nice coffee, chocolate and alcohol aroma. Taste follows nose. Nice slick mouth feel medium carbonation. Not a bad coffee stout.
jsquire (3230) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAY 12, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark beer out of the bottle with ruby highlights when held against the light. This poured with an uncontrollable brown head and was way overcarbonated until I beat out some of the bubbles. Chalky, bitter chocolate nose. Some thin caramel sweetness, bitter coffee, over ripe fruit and dusty chocolate. Very lively on the tongue. There is an odd sourness in this. Not as rich as I had hoped.
shrubber85 (6515) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 5, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Charcoal and chocolate malt aroma. Dark brown with large tan head. Ash/chalk and mild chocolate malt flavor. Light body. Seems to leave a chalky coating after swallowing.
fsquirrel29 (75) - Michigan, USA - MAR 9, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I really need to learn to read labels. I thought this was some sort of hippie style beer. After drinking most of the beer (and not enjoying it), I re-read the label and figured out that it says - Espresso in the name. I hate coffee & this is definitely coffee flavoured.
TCT328 (15) - - MAR 2, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A good coffee-infused stout is hard to come by, but this is the best one I have had. It has a good dark roasted flavor that warms the belly. Itís not something I could drink a lot of at once, but it is something I could relax with in the armchair.