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RATINGS: 1562   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OldGrowth (3123) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JUN 2, 2005
Bottle, from ClarkVV. Good nose, Coffee(Duh) with cream, little composty. Blackish brown color, small cocoa beige head that faded to a ring. Bitter sweet flavors, sames as aromas, but stronger. Thick body, creamy slick mouthfeel, ABV shows itself in a roasty bitter finish. Another great stout from Kalamazoo. Thanks Clark.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2006 Ruddy-brown body with a velvety tan head and nice lacing. Pleasing, roasted coffee bean aroma with some nice cigar notes. Flavor has tons of coffee but includes some roasty, dried plum malt qualties. Good, straight-forward coffee stout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2005
Pours a jet black with a good amount of froathy light brown head. Lot of carbonation bubbles rise slowly from the bottom of the glass. Looks delicious. Aroma is like a sweet chocolate mocha, bits of caramel and nut. Flavor is very strongly like coffee (go figure!) and very roasty and dry. I would say, it’s almost warming in flavor. Quite bitter in finish. Overall, very different, but very good.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Got Stout? (173) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 16, 2005
This is one hell of a brew. Being a lover of stouts of all kinds, this one in particular stikes me as something I’d love to drink all of the time. What a great blend of coffee roastiness, toffee, alcohol, caramel and all the characteristic roasted stout flavors. Love it to death.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 13, 2005
#500 - Motor oil black, thick mocha colored head. The nose was rich dark roast coffee grounds, pepper, and bitter chocolate, with very light tones of toasty caramel. Flavor was similar with bitter coffee grounds and blackened citrus fruit dominating, but all of it slowly became encompassed in bitter chocolate notes. Medium to full bodied, medium carbonation, dry, ashy, bitter java finish. Very similar to Founder’s, but this was comes off just a bit more bitter. Still love it though...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mybrainhurts (390) - North Dakota, USA - MAY 10, 2005
Wonderful black pour with a chewy, fluffy brown head. Very aromatic, dark roasted coffee, and rich caramel. Creamy, full mouthfeel. Roasted coffee, dark chocolate, and finishes on a very strong roasted/smokey note. Beautifully put together coffee infused stout. A rewarding intro into bells beers!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - MAY 7, 2005
Oily thick black pour, with a nice very fine creamy tan brown head. Aromas of coffee grounds and fried chicken. A real roasted quality. Flavors are bursting on the palate, rich coffee and espresso with a drop of cream and some smooth backgrounds of butter and milk belgian chocolate. Little notes of raspberry and torte. Like a blossoming rich truffle in my mouth; full of kahlua, rum, and toasted hazlenuts. Palate is surprisingly cool, refreshing and not harsh. Dry and oaky towards the end. Fantastic!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 26, 2005
Thanks to Springslicker for the bottle. Pours an opaque black with a thin brown head that dissapated quickly. Aroma is roasted malt and coffee beans, with a tinge of cocoa. Roast malt and cocoa flavors in the nose. Coffee flavors quickly become more dominant. All these roasted flavors create an earthen, coffee bean oil-like bitterness. The alcohol is not very evident, except the warming effect after a few sips. The mouthfeel is thick, at first smooth but after the resinous bitter character coats the tongue enough, feels more sticky. This beer certainly doesn’t pretend to be anything it isn’t. Whatever that means.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cigarsnbeer (146) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - APR 24, 2005
WOW, This is a great brew!! I can’t even begin to tell you how much I enjoyed this. When I first saw it, my mind went to The Drew Carey Show and their Buzz Beer. But I have to say this is a must try!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
entertheiceman (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 21, 2005
I hesitate to give anything a full score, but in my short beer rating life this is the beer I enjoyed the most. This stout is like the smoothest, blackest, coffee. Full bodied, this beer did not dissapoint by being too thin or carbonated. I just couldn’t ask anything more from this beer, I do enjoy more of an alcohol warming but this is not an Impy and with a higher abv the palate might suffer. In the end this stout was exactly what I had hoped it to be and that is a first.


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