Nero55 (919) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2014 Draft. Black with medium tan head. Strong aroma of coffee with some notes of roasted malt. Medium body with strong coffee flavor upfront, some malt sweetness, and a slight bitter finish. Very nicely balanced with not too much coffee flavor or bitterness. -- Aroma of stale coffee and roasted malts. Medium body with stale coffee notes and chocolate. Not as good this time around.
dnstone (2556) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 22, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells like a shot of espresso. Looks like a shot of espresso (black with a creamy tan head). Flavor has a bitter black coffee dominance.
Notes: Brewery visit, summer ’13
BelgianBeerGal (3776) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUN 4, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Growler from Hop City Birmingham. Pours a dark chestnut color with a small tan head. Aroma is a nutty, roasted chocolate and coffee. More coffee in the flavor with a hint of sweetness. Thinner body. Pretty nice.
Travlr (21166) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Free the Hops FestivAle in Birmingham. Opaque brown color. Aroma of soft roast. Taste is roasty coffee, subtle cocoa. Tasty.
magsinva (1100) - Virginia, USA - MAY 24, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle split with the brother - pours pitch, with a white head. What’s that sweet chocolate thing I’m getting? Oh yeah, the fudge I’m eatting with this beer. Sadly, the aroma is burnt coffee and the taste reflects the same. I’m not feeling this one.
DiarmaidBHK (4155) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle from Wish you were beer. Pours black with a thin khaki head. Has a slightly buttery thing on the nose. Tastes like burnt coffee. Not a good beer.
migga (3) - Alabama, USA - APR 2, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep coffee flavor without being a novelty. Smokey. Avondale goes a bit light on the ABV on most of their beers - would have preferred more bite in a stout. Overall I’m impressed and was not expecting much out this brew. Compare to Samuel Smith’s Organic Chocolate Stout.
Cybercat (5045) - Georgia, USA - MAR 15, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours an opaque dark chocolate brown - not much head, but this was a short pour from a bottle at the HMOG. Roast coffee aroma is very tempting. Flavor has notes of quality coffee, chocolate and roast malt. No joking. Smooth, firm texture leaves a nice coffee finish.
Itzjerm (2213) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The best of the Avondale mix but mainly yeast and dark coffee flavor. Very dark. Very nice.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
FSUScott (112) - Rome, Georgia, USA - DEC 30, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap. Pours a dark almost completely black with a more than off white head. Smels like chocolate and coffee. Has a vwry distinct coffee flavor up front. Tangy in the middle. Finishes off much more mild than I expected. Very very good coffee stout.
Malaclemys (458) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2014 Taproom, draft pours black with brown head. Aroma of stale coffee, slight alcohol, dark chocolate. Taste is caramel, coffee, and chocolate. Medium body with sweet finish.