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RATINGS: 1428   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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The satisfying elements of both stout and coffee come together in this full-bodied treat. A marriage of Sumatra's best with rich chocolate and roasted malt provides for a truly enlightening beer.


4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
burgerlicious (308) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - NOV 12, 2004
At the initial pour I was taken aback. The black body, the thick, tan, bubbly head, the oh-so-strong aroma of coffee overpouring in a very good way...the sight and smell were almost too much to take in at once. And now the flavor and palate....both are indescribably smooth. This beer is so similar to my morning cup of coffee, I might just begin waking up to it instead.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AceOfHearts (1375) - Mountain View, California, USA - NOV 12, 2004
Bottle. Motor oil black, extremely strong coffee aroma with some chocolate in there too. The flavor is good but doesnít *quite* live up to the heavenly aroma. Flat, smooth. Coffee overpowering throughout, well done.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pailhead (4607) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - NOV 11, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2005 Bottle: Excellent coffee aroma with some chocolate. Pours a dark brown virtually black with a nice tan head with fair retention. Flavor is all coffee. Very light sweetness in the front is quickly overtaken by a strong black coffee finish. There are some stouts that are all coffee flavored but they tend to be watered down or not as flavorful all around. Donít think you can get a much stronger, yet still relatively balanced, coffee flavor than this. Very nice stout.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mpurdy (9) - Energy, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2004 does not count
This is an extremely strong-flavored beer... Very thick and rich. Take the earlier advice- if you donít like coffee donít even try this beer. Good stuff, but too rich to drink all night long. For a more subdued coffee/choc combo try Sam Adams Cream Stout (my favorite beer!)

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heemer77 (5096) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 1, 2004
Very dark black coloring with a thin tan colored head. Aroma has coffee, chocolate and other roasted goodness. The coffee flavors hit you over the head. Certainly not a subtle beer, but you know what you are getting. I would like something that is a little more subdued. But if you are a fan of coffee, this is your beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
redmosquito (172) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - OCT 30, 2004
Deep opaque brown with a brown head. In the light, the edges appear a nice amber. Good solid lacing. The aroma is initially chocolate, giving way to roasted malts and coffee. The flavor is bitter and malty, chocolate and roasted malts. This is a great stout, not relying too heavily on the coffee for character. It has some body and a slightly astringent aftertaste. I enjoy the balance here, it makes it more drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brewess (43) - Iowa, USA - OCT 28, 2004
A creamy tan head with a black beer underneath. A bit of coffee in the aroma and smooth dark coffee in the flavor. No other discernible flavors or aroms than the coffee. The coffee flavor is fresh, roasty and not bitter or astringent.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Grandpa (327) - Verona, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2004
I has a tight, tan, long lasting head. Coffee and roasted grain tastes are there but they donít seem to complement each other. It came up short of my expectations. The result is a slightly bitter (coffee, not hops) less than full-bodied flavor.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
badnewsbeers (2313) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 11, 2004
i love beer....i love coffee...i love coffee beer; wonderful coffee aroma; the taste is more like coffee BEANS, not the actual coffee; although i think this is a great beer and a great stout overall, i still prefer FOUNDERS BREAKFAST STOUT (which tastes more like coffee than it does coffee beans per se....then again, that is my favorite beer)

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcanj (23) - Michigan, USA - OCT 10, 2004
Coffee Coffee Coffee. Not the best stout in the world but by far not the worst. If you do not like coffee do not try this beer. The flavor is very evident. A very black brew that can be pleasent on a nice cold day.


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