biggirlpanties (180) - Carlsbad, California, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to GT2 for sharing! Pour is dark black with large tan head. Rich coffee aroma with warm vanilla. Taste is tons of coffee, some cinnamon, a hint of vanilla. Itís got a lot of coffee without being too acidic, but if you donít like the taste of coffee, you wonít like this beer. I like coffee, so I think itís great. The palate is a bit thin and could use maybe a bit more sugar or richness to balance it out, but otherwise this is a good offering overall.
GT2 (8283) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
32oz growler thanks to Ibrew2or3. Clear, lighter brown pour, thick light tan head with incredible formation and retention. Rocky, sheen hop content driven head. Great, complete lacing everywhere. Nose is more in the decadent vanilla and robust espresso vain, dry Kenyan/Ethiopian powerful roast. Taste isnít too acidic, though it is still coffee and roasted malt derived acidic/tart but it isnít lemony, with a thinner than expected body. Still, it is not watery and is very bitter from both the powerful roast and hefty hop content. Overall, as a non coffee drinker and a skeptic for all coffee beers, I enjoyed this a lot and so did my much more picky stout and coffee loving wife, biggirlpanties. If I had to pick one descriptor, it really tastes a lot like a high quality mega espresso.
JustDrinkIt (258) - Arizona, USA - SEP 22, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Itís basically just a cup of coffee. Iím considering filling a mug tomorrow before work! Huge roasty flavor, lots of ground coffee flavor. Have you ever had chocolate covered espresso beans? This is a liquid form of that. I can actually imagine the little crunch and bits of coffee between nay teeth while I drink it. This is fantastic.
joeneugs (3120) - Livermore, California, USA - SEP 21, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
32 oz. growlette from Daknole. Thanks! It pours black with a nice creamy tan head. The aroma is huge with fresh ground coffee, dark chocolate, hints of vanilla sweetness and herbal hops. The flavor is the same. Massive coffee flavors without any acidity or astringency. Dark chocolate and a little herbal hop bitterness in the finish. Amazing stuff and very drinkable. Maybe my favorite coffee beer to date!
Metallion66 (104) - - SEP 9, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2014 Tried the latest batch. They finally nailed it imo. Perfect amount of coffee aroma, and the coffee taste was in perfect balance to the rest of the beer. On nitro so it had that glorious creamy mouthfeel.
DesertDevil (487) - Arizona, USA - SEP 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2014 On nitro at the brewery (batch 3). Dark brown in appearance with a khaki-colored, craggy two-fingered head. Clean, fresh-roasted coffee beans dominate the aroma; roasted malts, bitter, earthy spices, some cacao nibs, and traces of vanilla also add to the nose. Extremely roast-forward flavor, from both the coffee and malts, that transitions to a clean coffee taste with a bold yet pleasant vanilla sweetness. Medium body with a great creamy texture and slight lingering roasty bitter finish. This batch on nitro is an improvement over the first batches on CO2; the creaminess and vanilla flavor kicks in up a notch.
JPDurden24 (1548) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - SEP 8, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2013 At the brewery, black pour, tan head. Aroma is very coffee forward with some vanilla in the mix. Taste has espresso, vanilla and a little bitter dark chocolate in the finish. Update: After a day, the finish has mellowed a little bit. Even smoother and better now. Excellent!
daknole (8941) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 8, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Coffee heaven! Pours a mostly clear dark brown color. Aroma? Coffee! And more coffee! Fresh brewed coffee, hints of vanilla, roasted malt, a slight bitter finish. If you donít like coffee this isnít for you.