madmitch76 (16366) - , 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.
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.
argo0 (11736) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 2, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(12oz bottle, thanks artusory) Small tan head atop brown-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, coffee/roast, light chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, coffee, some roast, light chocolate. Undercarbonated medium body, some stickiness.
rlgk (11704) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Hop Devil, NYC. Black, lovely lasting brown head. Sweetish cocoa aroma, coffee, cream, some milk and some vanilla. Vanilla and cocoa flavor, creamy, coffee, milky, some hoppy bitterness bringing balance.
Tmoney99 (11236) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Corner Brewery. Poured dark brown with an average creamy light brown head that lasted with good lacing. Solid roasted coffee and chocolate malt aroma. Medium body with a creamy texture. Solid roasted balanced flavor with a smooth average bittersweet finish of moderate duration.
hopdog (9270) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle acquired in trade with hoppymeal (thanks!). Poured a dark, dark brown color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of coffee, roast, chocolate, caramel, and oats. Tastes of coffee, oats, and caramel. Has a light tart finish.
DJMonarch (9163) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the Jug at the GABF Colorado Convention Center, Denver 10/10/2008
Some roast aroma. Black and very fruity with a crisp dry and slightly bitter roast finish.
Dogbrick (8818) - 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.
3fourths (8314) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 12, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle shared by CharlesDarwin. Nose of sweet candy (tootsie rolls - someone else said it and then I smelled it) and chocolate liquer. Coffee presence is heavy, but sweet. Flavor also leans on the sweet side, with chocolate syrup, cocoa, slick & sweet malts, some nuts, and a heavy presence of godiva chocolate liquer. The coffee itself is very fresh and bright, but the beer overall is a little undercarbonated and/or thin. Still, a decent coffee stout.
shrubber85 (8124) - 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.