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RATINGS: 1456   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - OCT 4, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2005 Pours a very thick shiny black liquid with a tan head. It smells like fresh coffee grounds just after a pot has been brewed. Roasted but it also has a cool fresh presense in the aroma. The taste can not be described as anything but a strong rich coffee flavor. There really isn’t much complexity to it, as additional malts stay hidden as does most of the bitterness I expected, but it is a very robust flavor that I enjoy. I did catch hints of some vanilla that played quite nicely with the roasted malt. It has a fairly full and very lasting bitter malt finish. April 05 tasting of ’04 botttle Very creamy feel. Still an increadible amount of coffee and now a plesant chocolate finish. Increadibly roasted, fabulously coffied, wonderfully strong. This beer improves with age. Perviously a 7,3,8,3,15. Now 7,3,8,3,17.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2004
The pour is pitch black. The head is dark yellow, handsome, thick, creamy and mostly diminishing. Intense coffee, vanilla, mocha and beans in the aroma. In your face coffee notes, with nuts, burnt malts and more dry and bitter coffee.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cathcacr (636) - Oregon, USA - SEP 29, 2004
Really roasty all-around. From the aroma (roasted whatever-it-is), to the back-mouth feel on the finish. A slight touch of sweetness worked in there as well in the finish. If stout is your thing, and coffee is your thing, definitely go after this one.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EnderKiller (26) - Athens, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2004
A super-thick pour with a thin tan head. Ever sniff fresh coffee grounds? Yeah, that’s what it smells like. Bitter grounds and hazelnut/toffee/caramel round out the taste with a very strong aftertaste. Tastes woody and stouty and very thick. Should i add some cream and sugar perhaps? pretty good, But I dont think i could drink very many.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - SEP 18, 2004
Aroma has bitter chocolate with lots of over-roasted coffee, some creamyness. Dark black color with a big reddish brown head. Flavor is chocolately and bitter, nice thick mouthfeel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 4, 2004
Dark brown, average head that vanished rather quickly. Aroma of dark, organic, deep, fine grained coffee. Great mouthfeel, coffee is everywhere here. Dark malts, cocoa, and hops made this even more interesting! Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2004
not my favorite stout. loads of coffee, alcohol well hidden. seemed like it wanted to be a speedway, but has a long way to go. probably wont do more then the 6’er i bought.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shadey (1909) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 28, 2004
I poured this from a 12 oz bottle thanks to Robertsreality. The aroma was all dark roasted coffee. The flavor matched. Quite a tastey stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2004
Dark black color as expected. Coffee aroma. Taste is creamy coffee with some bitterness. A pretty good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2004
Black w/ thin, frothy light brown head. Huge aroma of coffee, fruit (cherries, pears), chicory, & a hint of smoke. Full-bodied chewy feel. Complex flavour of roasted coffee, green coffee bean, bitter chocolate & dark fruit. Also as a nice earthy hoppiness to it.


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