womencantsail (6859) - Garbage Grove, California, USA - JUL 3, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black in color with a great tan head. Wonderful retention and lacing. Enormous, almost overwhelming coffee aroma. Thereís a very nice vanilla note to it, a touch of oak, and tons of cocoa and dark chocolate. Of course, some roast, but great sweetness. The coffee steals the show on the palate, as well. Mild wood and brandy notes, a touch of vanilla and roast, and quite a bit of chocolate, toffee, and molasses. Just wonderful stuff.
BMan1113VR (7377) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Beachwood Brewing. Pours with a black hued body with a bit of red highlights around the edge when held up to the light. Big and creamy, fully retentive brown head. Aromas are huge. Coffee, spicy, orange zest, cinnamon, raisin, cardamom, brandy, oak, clove. Chocolate and fudge. Rich and intense. Flavors are big coffee and slightly boozy. Very in your face compared to Tovarish. Rich and spiced, lightly bitter, thick coffee and fudge. Feels like you need a spoon to drink it (while its not oppressive in the slightest, it is decadent). Some vanilla, light citrus, raisins and cardamom. Hugely viscous and creamy mouthfeel, medium carbonation with low tannin. Still somewhat dry (considering what this beer is) in the finish despite the richness. Definitely warming. Good stuff.
beersearcher (1948) - Glendale, California, USA - JUN 14, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I was privileged enough to try the base beer before MORE was added to it and I was impressed by both. This is a well balanced beer that really showcases the coffee and to me the cardamom especially. Silky smooth. Not thick or cloying just a great melange of flavors.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUN 12, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I had this on tap at Beachwood Brewing in Long Beach, and, Wow, what a beer. Huge coffee aroma and flavor, creamy, rich mouthfeel and lots of nice hints of flavor. Loved it. It went down soooo smoothly