hopscotch (9816) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2014 Bottle... Pours pitch-black with a small, creamy, off-white head. Great retention. Smells like charcoal, chili peppers and coffee grounds. Medium-bodied with busy carbonation. The flavor is bitter and burnt, offering coffee grounds and earthen soil. Scorched, bitter, bone-dry finish.
LtDan (1796) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - DEC 23, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: Pours root beer brown with no head.
Aroma: Cold brewed coffee. Quite remarkable. Tiramisu, sweet ripe cherry
Taste: Fresh Cold brewed coffee, chocolate malt, modest European hop spice. Alcohol well hidden, and low acidity on the coffee side.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Prickly carbonation.
Overall: Just blown away by this beer and it’s complexity. There are so many coffee beers out there that tastes stale, over roasted or just unbalanced. The coffee was the star of this show and made me wish I had a few gallons of it.
Prufrockstar (1262) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thanks to newcigarz. Dark brown pour, no real head. Beautiful coffee aroma, along with well-attenuated imperial porter. Roasty, moderately sweet, really well-integrated coffee ... Mocha machine indeed. Medium+ body, soft carbonation, holy damned delicious. So well integrated ... Loving this.
Ataraxia (401) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 23, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown, almost opaque, moderate beige head. Espresso, caramel, condensed milk, some vanilla, roasted malts, and a little chocolate. Pleasant sweetness initially, followed by black coffee bitterness. Medium bodied, perfect carb, and a really long bitter finish.
Dogbrick (8895) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at GABF 10/04/2014, thanks to my BIL for assistance with note-taking. Dark brown color with a medium beige head that diminishes steadily. Patchy lacing. Roasted malt, chocolate and coffee in the nose. Medium to full body with a roasty coffee and malt character with dark chocolate in the background. The finish is sweet with a namesake mocha aftertaste. Solid beer all around.
50belair (2641) - Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Tony. Dark brown pour with a kaki head. Chocolate coffee aromas. Bakers chocolate, bitter/tangy coffee, and bitter dark toasted malt notes. Huge amounts of mocha when it warms up. Good body and mouthfeel.
daknole (9694) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 20, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Holy shit this is great. Samples at GABF. Pours nearly black, nice brown head. Creamy, bold, coffee, fudge brownies, chewy. Just incredibly good. One of the best beers I had at GABF.
biggsbowler (417) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - pours dark black with brown hue. An awesome coffee aroma in the nose with hints of chocolate. Roasted coffee and chocolate taste. It’s fudgy and rich.
adnielsen (9605) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
GABF 2014. Pours a black appearance with a dark brown head. Quite roasty. Plenty of dark chocolate, moderate coffee, earth, and a hint of smoke. Lots of flavor. Great beer.
jredmond (5806) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
GABF 2014 with Andrew, Mel and David. Pours a deep black with thick tan lacing and head. Aroma is incredible - rich luscious espresso covered in sugar and sweet caramel syrup. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of sweet cocoa and chocolate coming through balancing nicely against the rich espresso character. Great.