bhensonb (12298) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 17, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another rare bottle from Acknud. Pours opaque brown/black with a 4-finger dark tan head. Primary aroma is coffee! Secondary aroma is chocolate. Full bodied with creamy/frothy carbonation. Flavor is coffee, coffee, darkly toasted malt, coffee, and I can’t taste anything else. It moderates, but finishes quite coffee. This is a good kick in the head stout. Arguably underrated.
argo0 (12033) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 9, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz bottle, thanks kmweaver) Brown-black body topped by small tan head. Aroma is moderately sweet, coffee, some cola, light chocolate, anise. Taste is moderately sweet, coffee, some chocolate, light cinnamon/anise, roast. Light-medium body with a touch of syrup.
Tmoney99 (11804) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Heorot in Muncie, IN. Black color with an average frothy brown head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Solid roasted coffee malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture. Medium roasted balanced flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. This is a solid beer.
jcwattsrugger (11432) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 2, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle-pours a light brown ring for a head and black color. Aroma is wow coffee. Taste is coffee, some hops bitterness. Well done for the coffee lover, which isn’t me.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
solid black, fine tan head that quickly disapates leaving a few drops of lace in its wake,
rich roasted and espresso aroma with lots of dark chocolate character,
rich roasted flavor, lots of coffee character, bitter dark chocolate, the rich coffee and creamy body is a good combination,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 12/20
daknole (10202) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2008
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2008 Bottle thanks to Acknud!!! Black beer nice dark brown head. Smells of coffee. Beer has a nice mouthfeel with some good stout tones, but finish tastes like the old coffee grounds that you throw away once you are done brewing coffee. Just too bitter and strong old coffee flavor. Even so it is pretty decent.
hopscotch (10075) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft... GABF ’06... Pitch black ale with a small, creamy, brown head. Excellent retention. Mostly coffee in the nose, but plenty of chocolate as well. Lots of burnt, tangy coffee grounds in the flavor along with some dark chocolate. Almost medium-bodied and lightly oily with fizzy carbonation. Finishes roasty and mildly bitter.
hopdog (9713) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottles acquired in trades with Sephiroth & BigErn (thanks!). Poured a dark black with a large sized tan head. Aromas of strong coffee grounds with roast, and chocolate. Tastes of coffee, roast, oats, and light vanilla. Now this is what I expect from a coffee beer - strong aroma and tastes of coffee!
shrubber85 (8836) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 2, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Coffee and ash aroma. Dark brown/black color with thin tan head. Nice slightly burnt coffee flavor with a hint of cocoa. LIghter body. Like an iced coffee - very pleasant but on the mild side.
DocLock (8500) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from hopdog via Mystery Swap 2.0. Pours deep blackish with 1-finger tan head. Aroma of big coffee grounds, roast dark malt, some hops and jalapeno oil. Very coffeeish aroma. The taste is roasty malty, with a rich flavor of coffee and jalapeno oils...similar to Bell’s Java stout but perhaps not as smooth. It gets a bit tarter as it warms. Very unique.