Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown, nearly opaque, with a thin, tan head. The aroma is pretty strong with nice coffee, sweet chocolate, caramel, burnt toast and a hint of light fruit. The body is full, lightly oily and smooth with light carbonation and total tongue coating. The flavor is pretty good, but the coffee comes across a little old. Otherwise, the combination is good and the sweetness of the malt is balanced by the bitter coffee. It’s pretty good, but just a little short being top notch.
radiomgb (2143) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black with brown edges, thin but long lasting beige head, light but good lacing. Aroma is of expresso, cream, some burnt malts, dark chocolate. Flavour is a bit thin considering the robustness of the aroma, light roasted and burnt chocolate malts, some sweetness as well. Creamy mouthfeel, medium/light body, moderate carbonation. Finishes fairly quick with a light roast.
Its alright but the aroma and the flavour seem like different beers.
355ml bottle obtained in a trade with Optigon, thanks Gary.
Opened on January 27, 2010.
hoffrobert (178) - Indiana, USA - JUL 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours opaque black. Has a premium coffee and vanilla aroma and taste. Not overally heavy stout making it refreshing to drink.
sbanach (222) - Alabama, USA - JAN 8, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Wow! this one was amazing. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, vanilla. Appearance is jet black with nice tan head that dissipates to thin ring. Lots of lace. Taste is coffee, chocolate, vanilla, slight hops, heavy malt, oatmeal. Palate is silky smooth, some lactose in there to smooth around the edges and sweeten a bit. Overall, very impressed! I walked out of the brewery and saw they won a silver metal at the GABF. Should have won gold!
MissouriBrent (122) - Missouri, USA - JUL 20, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Incredible coffee aroma. Smells like fresh brewed ultra-premium coffee. I could just sit and smell this. Pours deep black with nice brown head that does not last long. Very smooth with tons of coffee flavor. I can tell there is malt sweetness there, but this is all coffee. Not bitter at all. Very drinkable. Well balanced. I want more of this.
Acknud (1074) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - FEB 21, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Subdued. Dark brown in color. Aroma is nutty, coffee, dark chocolate, hickory. Taste is coffee and chocolate with some toffee thrown in on a good roasted malt.
Nuffield (3637) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Well, not the most extraordinary coffee stout but certainly drinkable. It opens with a very coffee-grounds aroma, and the initial flavors reflect the same tendency to a crass understanding of "coffee". Coffee is best when it balances, smoothens, and rounds out the flavors, not when it bonks your tongue with a sharp bitterness. But then, I’m a guy who tends to drink a cafe mocha--or at least a cup with a cream and a sugar--rather than a black coffee. But like so many beers, my palate was deadened over time and by the end of the bottle it was more drinkable than it was initially. Interesting, worth trying, and reasonably decent--neither the best nor the worst coffee stout I’ve had. Bottle.
awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JAN 30, 2010
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the broad ripple location. Pours mostly black with thin tan head. Nose is rich dark coffee and roasted malt. Flavor is dark, bitter, black coffee that doesn’t seem to balance very well with the malts used. The coffee flavor itself is pretty good, but overall this one doesn’t quite do it for me.
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 3, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle poured into a nonic glass. Black with a healthy tan head which hung around the whole time. The smell was overwhelming coffee beans. The taste was also nothing but coffee flavor. Where is the beer? Too much coffee for me (and I am a coffee drinker).
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 05-14-2007 17:53:42
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from somewhere. Pours a very dark brown with a dissipating brownish head. Nose is slight cocoa falling into a decent coffee scent. On taste, much of the same, straight forward light, sweet coffee notes. Nice body and full character. Pretty decent.
frankenkitty (1959) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark, dark brown, almost inky-slow pour with a slow-forming and long lasting cookie-brown head. Dark roast coffee in the nose with bittersweet chocolate and vanilla ice cream. Dark chocolate flavor with a coffee bitterness in the finish. Full-bodied, but not chokingly-so. Quite good, and it made a really nice treat after a really crappy day. ~~~~~~~~~ Cellared two years. Purchased May 2007 from Corkscrew, Urbana, IL, consumed June 2009.