LilBeerDoctor (3507) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with a small tan head that recedes rapidly. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt and grains, bitter chocolate, sweet malt. Flavor of sweet malt up front, some coffee but it is faint, with roasted malt in the finish. Palate is smooth and creamy. This one lacks a strong espresso presence, but it is a tasty stout.
jrallen34 (3485) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2011
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
bottle... light watery brown, watery light tan head... this is a thin terrible beer, don’t bother
rumproasts (3459) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. Black with one finger head. Fairly generic coffee stout. Coffee flavor is pretty mild. Fairly smooth, but seems a bit light on flavor.
Headbanger (3415) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle 7/24/09 (Siciliano’s Market-Grand Rapids)-Pours a dark brown almost black with a small tan head. Aroma of coffee, malt, and slight chocolate. Taste of malt, slight bitterness, and slight tart. Tastes like it is infected. This medium to full bodied brew is another so so brew from these guys.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2009
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle from a trade awhile back..... almost black pour with a quickly disappearing head that leaves no sign that one was ever there..... decent coffee aroma at first but quickly turns sour and vegetal....flavors continue along the same front but the sour notes are even more distracting. can’t even finish a bottle of this.
WeeHeavySD (3359) - 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.
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle from The Beer Depot in Ann Arbor, MI. Pours a black colored body with a thin, frothy, tan head that dissipates quickly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is big, fresher coffee and espresso with a nice chocolate sweetness. A touch of cream and vanilla. Flavor is big coffee and an odd sourness. A bit of an acidity to the espresso. There is a nice chocolate and some caramel sweetness as this finishes roasty and dry with a light bitterness. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a distinct coffee and chocolate stout with a bit of an odd sourness/acidity on the flavor up front. It does finish nicely once the weird sourness passes. If this had a better flavor up front, it could be much better.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 13, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle, courtesy of CharlesDarwin. Thanks, Tom! Pours a murky, dark brown color, like a muddy espresso; minimal head formation. Dense, tootsie rolls and nougat in the aroma; espresso and plenty of chocolate. Medium mouthfeel: nougaty and chewy espresso core; lightly roasted coffee character (no greenness), with a light citrus note; ends with plenty of roasted coffee and oily nuttiness.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - APR 20, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2010 Tap. Dark brown body with small tan head. The aroma is coffee, chocolate and molases. The flavor is coffee, milk chocolate, brown sugar and roast. Medium/full body with very soft and smooth texture and light carbonation.
auerbrau (3180) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - SEP 9, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 12 Oz Bottle (Thanks Sean!). Boasting granular coffee aroma, combated with chocolate nibs and faint smoked salt. Rich and chewy nose. Pours a deep black brown pour, with rim of tan. Flavor moves into a slightly harsher coffee flavor then muddles in a bit of mud and caramel. Body tends thin and slightly sour, but not unpleasantly. Chocolate oils settle in and the coffee rests quietly. One of the cleaner regular beers I’ve had from Arbor.