ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Avery Taproom. Pours nearly black with a small off white head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, roast. Flavor is mainly coffee, roast , chocolate, earthy. Palate is pretty much full bodied, just a touch on the thin side for my liking, finished bitter. Though packed with coffee flavor it is not over the top. I really liked this one!
Beergeek23322 (1954) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
10/13/2010. On tap at the brewery. Pours mahogany with a beige head. Chocolate, coffee and dark roasted malt aromas. Coffee flavors with dark fruit and bitter hops at the end. Very good.
SmokeyDaBear (150) - - NOV 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured at Avery taproom. Smells like coffee. Pours a dark brown with large amount of tan colored head. Beer is very dark and full in the mouth when drinking. Tastes like coffee and has nice nuttiness to it.
anders37 (15300) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ the brewery. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty coffee and chocolate aroma. Roasted malty coffee and chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty coffee and chocolate finish.
ineedbeer (518) - Oakland, California, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at brewery as Out of Mind stout with Ozo coffee. Aroma is very coffee forward with a nice fresh brewed coffee character. Light chocolate and roasted malt. Pours dark brown but not black with a thick light mocha head with amazing retention.Flavor is moderately coffee forward but with a nice roast and chocolate flavor. Some dark fruit notes of cherry and plum with some medium sweetness. Medium bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall a pretty enjoyable beer with a nice coffee flavor and aroma. Nice roast malt character as well with a touch of sweetness. I think I like the base stout more. I like the base stout on cask more.
NachlamSie (2616) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
10 oz at Colorado Plus. I was concerned I would not be able to fill my coffee beer craving here in CO as my favorites are only available in the midwest and east coast. Avery has kindly fulfilled that need, though I could use this in bottles. This beer is basically black. The aroma is like walking into a coffee shop with someone grinding the beans a few feet away. The coffee is so genuine I can get the complexity of the bean itself. It’s earthy with minimal acidic bite, toasted nuts, I’m guessing Latin American or Hawaiian coffee. The flavor has a nice cacao background for some balance. It’s a bittersweet, dryish stout with more coffee than anything. Delicious.
dogfish120love (859) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a light brown. Notes of coffee and chocolate. Thin bodied. Not what I expected
Iphonephan (2606) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at the Avery tap house. Pours a clear cola brown with a thick ecru head. Intense coffee nose. Flavors of chocolate and coffee. Moderately to light mouthfeel. Moderate carbonation. Bitter roast finish.
jmgreenuk (3260) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Avery. Poured a deep mahogany with a thin broken tan head. The aroma is ricin roasted malt and coffee. The flavour is strong bitter with bags of roasted malt, liqourice coffee and chocolate on the slightly watery palate.
kermis (4200) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sampled at the brewpub. Pours near black with a beige head. Can smell the coffee from across the table! Rich roast along with chocolate milkshake and fudge. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
brokensail (9850) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Avery. Black pour with a khaki head. Rich coffee aroma. Big roast, cocoa, and a touch of vanilla. A bit of ash, some earth, spice, and more coffee. Solid earthy, spicy, coffee flavor. Light acidity, roasted malt, lots of cocoa, and some sweet vanilla.
Earlier Rating: 10/9/2010 Total Score: 4.1
A: The pour is a dark, dark brown color. Looks almost black in the glass, with a finger’s worth of khaki colored head.
S: Just an amazing coffee aroma to this beer. One of the best noses on a coffee beer that I’ve been fortunate to come across. Just a hint of roasted malt and sweet cream and sugar.
T: More of the same on the tongue. Some roast, bitter dark chocolate, and sweet milk chocolate. While those flavors are there, the coffee dominates and is really quite pleasant.
M: The body is medium, but appropriate for just a regular stout, medium carbonation.
D: A real pleasure to drink. Very easy to put this beer down. Too bad it’s draft only.