BBB63 (6426) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 14, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
GTMW 2009 (Real Ale Tent): Nearly opaque with a creamy but short head. The aroma has notes of chocolate, coffee, pipe tobacco, leather, oats, herbs, earthy yeast and a hint of oak. The taste is sweet malts with a hint of fig and anise. Very earthy and olde skool malt driven. Light coffee and hop bitterness throughout. The mouth feel is creamy and soft with a smooth dry finish. A bit different and done nicely.
bu11zeye (12147) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Draught) Pours an opaque black body with a small creamy beige head. Aroma of intense coffee, roasted grain, pine, and some herbal notes. Flavor of aggressive coffee, roasted malt, oats, and a bit peppery with a bitter finish. Nicely done!
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very nice coffee beer. Black color with plenty of coffee and roasted malts in the aroma. Thick body with a smooth coffee body causes no unpleasant bitterness on the stomach.
incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - JAN 14, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yumm. Another great Coffee Stout from the Twin Cities. Deep brown color. Aroma of fresh roast, toffee and carmel. Very smooth, balanced coffee flavor along with some roasty oat goodness. Not quite as heavy as some like Java Stout. Im really a sucker for a good coffee brew, and this was very tasty.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler Swap 1.0 Round 1! Thanks Tytoanderso! Pours dark brown with light tan head and slight spotty lacing. Aroma is nice with hints a roasted coffee, oats, and malts. Creamy mouth-feel. Lots of coffee and malts upfront, chocolatly finish. Very session-able beer. Well balanced and complex
JK (4916) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black beer. Thick, heavy, and smooth on the palate. Coffee and roasted malt in the aroma. Flavor has more of the same. The coffee is very well done and complements, rather than overwhelms the beer.
Stine (1646) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 19, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost black; dismal, glassy white skin barely sticks. Burnt butterscotch and brown sugar on smoked ham are the most prominent aromas; subtler notes of whiskey and acidic dark fruits linger underneath, which suggest something in the vein of tart, fresh blackberries. Acridity is buried. Taste at its coldest brings a soft sweetness of black licorice and rock candy; graham crusts and pie filling with a really pungent type of acidic sugariness. With a bit of warmth the roasts, leather, and creamy oat sensations really start to envelop the tinnier forms of sweetness; the coffee tones here seem more present in the fruity, lively texture than in any kind of bitter attack. For the most part it’s crisp, zingy, and even a nip under medium in body on the palate. Finishes with a pillowy marshmallow and raspberry syrup sensation that smacks just a mite too sweet. Though a touch thin, this is a pleasant, smooth, and well executed example of how the marriage of coffee and stout can work.
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - DEC 16, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown with a thin disappearing head. Not a huge nose but some coffee in there with a light roast and chocolate aroma too. The body is about perfect and there is some light chocolate at first with some roast and bitter coffee in the finish. This is actually really good especialy for a guy who doesn’t much care for coffee beers.