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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 4.09/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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A coffee laden beer that will awaken the soul. Mexican vanilla, a good roasty stout, and 7 lbs of Superstition Coffee.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (9115) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 8, 2013
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (8444) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 15, 2013
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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (6910) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 16, 2013
32oz growler pours with a nice dark looking mahogany colored body that supports a light mocha colored head of foam. The aroma is straight up big fresh kind of dusty dark roasted coffee grounds and a light degree of chocolate and earthiness at the end of the draw. This taste has the same dark roasted coffee goodness where it almost seems like a grain or two of coffee grounds are rolling around my palate. Behind the big coffee notes are some mild chocolate and vanilla that help even out all the roastiness. All of those notes ride into the finish where theyíre greeted by a sliver of a mineral sort of note. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6509) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Draft taster at the brewpub. Same appearance as its base beer, the Organ Pipe, which is to say that this is a very attractive stout. Deep coffee brown with a finger of khaki-colored head. Gorgeous. Big coffee aroma, with dark chocolate, burnt toast, and leaves - really coffee-forward. The flavor showcases more of the vanilla than the nose does. Light-medium bodied, with low to moderate carbonation and a rich, smooth mouthfeel. I like what the coffee and vanilla did to the base beer. Really tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ferris (4254) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 14, 2014
Draft - Coffee and vanilla, like the chocolate covered coffee beans. Jet black with a rich nitro beige head. Much more subdued than I expected. Still full of dark roast.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FlacoAlto (3800) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 23, 2014
The beer is a concentrated brown, almost black color that is clear, and a deep, dark brown hue when held up directly to the light. The head is a nicely brown tinged, dark tan colored head. There is a really a huge coffee aromatic note, almost floral, blackened caramel, concentrated dark chocolate notes, rich deeply toasted nutty notes, supporting vanilla notes, and really just a huge, complex coffee character to the nose.

Quite dry, very bitter, burnt, roasted, almost coke like roasted character, but up front lots of dark chocolate notes, lots of roasted nutty notes, and a touch of roasted, dark caramel notes. The body is fairly light, and could perhaps use a touch more richness as a beer, as it rests on the palate a bit too much like a cup of cold coffee; it is a bit on the thin side, for a beer that is well balanced by the expressive coffee notes.

Deep, rich, coffee notes, floral roasted aromatics, burnt caramel, rich vanilla, and really just a complex coffee character are so noticeable and balanced in this beer. This is definitely a beer for coffee lovers, if you do, it is incredibly complex and charcterful, but if you donít, then it could be overwhelming and one-dimensional.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
joeneugs (3250) - Livermore, California, USA - SEP 21, 2013
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!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (3169) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Growler, thanks to agent zigzag! Pours deep clear ruby black with a small tan head and some lacing. Aroma is coffee, cocoa, mocha, deep roasted malts. Flavor is rich mocha, light sweet and light bitter, touch of vanilla for good measure. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel, low carbonation. A darn good beer that I bet is even better fresh off the tap.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jow (2159) - New York, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Tap at brewery. I had just had an espresso from superstition only to find myself a few minutes later enjoying this beer made with it. This is great coffee and it really comes through in beer. Pours deep brown and nose is espresso, vanilla, and malt. Tastes much of the same in all best ways. Itís bitter and creamy and goes down so smooth. My kind of stout

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JPDurden24 (1579) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - SEP 8, 2013
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!


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