YnotABeer (96) - Missouri, USA - APR 5, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
um, yeah...looks and tastes a lot like coffee. a desert only type beer which hides the alcohol well. not very sweet or overly bitter; but creamy and smooth with some maltiness that reminds you it's a beer.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 14, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub on 4/27/06: Pours a nearly opaque black with dark brown edges and a frothy tan head. Aroma of rich caramel java and dark chocolate, but somewhat subdued. Body starts with a mild dark caramel and milk chocolatey sweetness with good coffee bean mocha balance. A smooth and balanced beer, but a little thin.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAY 5, 2006
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ Arbor Brewing: Very dark brown to black color with a think brown head. The aroma was coffee over big amounts of butterscotch. Roasted malt in the aroma as well. Sweet roasted malt flavor with notes of chocolate and a big black coffee finish. Medium bodied.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - MAR 21, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Deep black color. Off white to tan head. Some lacing. Aroma smells of coffee. Flavor is a mishmash of oatmeal and coffee. Somewhat confusing. Body is thin. Some chalkiness. Fair.
OldMrCrow (2032) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 13, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub.
Pours very dark with burgandy highlighs and a small but nice head.
The flavor is sweet canned-cold-latte with a bit of overcooked coffee, but no hint of the 8%. While this is not a standout overall, the beer is plenty drinkable.
ClarkVV (3902) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 24, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Good coffee color, with a little white/beige head. Seemed a bit to prone to being watery and had an interesting cofee spice that complemented the roasted malt. Wasnt very sweet, not at least what i was expecting for an oatmeal stout. Carbonation gave it a bad texture. Nothing special here, but has potential. Mildly sweet/ roasty aroma of bitters and coffee.
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 8, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap: When someone says "breakfast stout" I think of a little place in Grand Rapids, and there is nothing that can compare. This was definitely thin, in comparison, not quite enough coffee for my tastes. Needs more head.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep chocolate and coffee aroma, fresh and wonderful. Head is completely dead after a moment. Hefty and still in the glass. Totally opaque. Creamy, coffee and chocolatey milk components, chalky, long bitter finish (the finish has weird multiple interweaving levels) - good but only so-so.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
black, thin brown head, huge roasted coffee aroma with a touch of sweet butterscotch, big coffee flavor, nice roasted, acceptable level of coffee bitterness, long bitter finish, butterscotch comes through in the flavor upon warming
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draught. deep black body with a small ring of mocha head. fairly typical for a sweet stout - nothing out of the ordinary. some oily chocolate roast and raisin in the aroma with a touch of sweetness. tastes sweeter than I would have expected but has a fair share of mild bitter coffee roastiness. straightforward for the most part but it’s still quite tasty.