SturmWulf (65) - USA - DEC 25, 2007
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is of a rich cup of coffee, A hint of roasted malt. Touch of vanilla and a slight hint of chocolate. Smell made my mouth water.... smells delicious! Poured a black with a very small and fast dissipating tan head. Very, very light lacing on Pint. Flavor is of rich coffee, light touch of vanilla, light hint of dark chocolate, slightly bitter roasted malt ending in a rich coffee.Very pleasant! taste. Not overpowering, but very nice! Body is medium, a creamy texture, soft carbonation, with a short, pleasantly bitter finish. I’m not usually a big fan of coffee dominated stouts, but this is well done! I really enjoyed this Stout and will definitely drink again. The only thing wrong with this fine brew is the very soft carbonation and the lack of a great head on it. But, the excellent taste and balance of this Stout more than makes up for it. Not in my favorite rotation, but will definitely drink this often! Give it a try! Its worth the experience! Great job by Arbor!!!
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. It’s not something I could drink a lot of at once, but it is something I could relax with in the armchair.
jeremyd365 (124) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It poured very dark with a thick head that took several minutes to settle down.
It smelled delightfully strongly of espresso/coffee and chocolate.
It felt thick and syrupy in the mouth, and tasted as strong as it smelled.
For being such a thick, heavy beer, I was surprised how drinkable it actually was.
A definite buy.
gwpom (294) - Akron, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Pizza Plant. Black as a stout should be, brown head, I really liked this stout. Not overpowering, smooth, yet full of flavor, and excellent with dinner. Not as stout as a stout is expected to be, still had enough body and flavor to please me and go back for seconds.
rob897 (62) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 16, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark coffee aroma and taste but not as good as I was hoping for, seemed to lose some of its characteristics near the end of the pint
andrewmb83 (41) - Frankenmuth, Michigan, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice malty and toasty aroma, with a hint of mocha. Appearance is very dark, zero light gets through while in a pint glass, with a nice tan head. The flavor is slightly sweet, with cocoa and milk, some toastyness lingers to balance the sweetness towards the finish.
frankenkitty (1958) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Whoops... just found the "missing link" rating sheets from the trip...
Served with a dark brown/black body under a head which thins out quickly. Huge coffee nose. Thin and a little chalky (as described), but the flavor has a truly robust kick to it! Plenty of coffee flavor with chocolate candy (Tootsie Rolls) making a late showing. Enjoyable.
<font size=-4>On tap at <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/michigan/ann-ar Brewing Co., Ann Arbor, MI 48104</font>
strongpieman (1362) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Thick balck, opaque, nice tan head. Creamy and full body. Coffee is prevalent. Very good all around.
AlabastorJones (800) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 19, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
black body, no head, malty mocha nose, sweet chocolate flavor, vanilla, creamy mouthfeel, good coffee flavor without the acidic bitterness that some coffee stouts have, licorice/anise, very sweet and very good
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Eastman Party Store in Midland MI. Pours a viscous black with a brown head the dissipates to nothing. Nice coffee and roasty aroma. Full bodied with a creamy texture and soft carbonation. Flavor of mild roast coffee, chocolate, and dark roasted malts with a good amount of residual sweetness, and moderate bitterness. Finish has a small amount of astringency, but otherwise pretty solid for a Breakfast Stout. Surprised by the low ratings.