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RATINGS: 1556   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerGod (5862) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2005
Bottle. Thanks to jtw for this one! Huge dark brown head on top and a pitch black body. Aroma is huge coffee with rich, oily notes. Like sweet espresso. Obvious roasted malt but a nice sweetness blended in, maybe brown sugar. Taste is also BIG coffee, roasted malt, raw sugar and light bittersweet chocolate. Body is creamy but has mild carbonation with oily notes and bitterness. Finish is more coffee and roasted malt with light burnt wood and dark chocolate. Nice beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 3, 2005
Expectedly gorgeous black pour. Aroma sadly redolent of church-basement decaf Folgers. A daring and successful blend of stout and coffee, certainly, with the only shortcoming being that the coffee did not taste like a clean, solid, full-body roast that might accompany a clean stout. Alas, I was trained on coffee before I freelanced into beer. However, VERY well done, Kalamazoo, and the flavors blended better than I could have hoped for. The hops were also well balanced. I may not try it again, but it was a fun experience.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - FEB 2, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2005 From the bottle this beauty pours black with a small tan head. Aroma resembles paper and black coffee. Taste is straight up coffee. Not that yuppie mocha chino lattee frappaducci starbucks crap either. Black coffee, no sugar, no cream. Just like the stuff that my old man would brew up every morning before work when I lived at home. This beer leaves a sticky mouthfeel as it leads to a sultry bitter aftertaste. This beer rocks. Will this beer have tons of caffine like coffee? Hopefully I won’t be up all night tonight. If I am, I may lower this score!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nanook732 (4) - Michigan, USA - FEB 2, 2005 does not count
I love the frothy coffee colored head. Strong coffee flavor, but lacking complexity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopasaurusRex (195) - Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2005
Really nice coffee stout. Aromas of coffee and stout mesh really well and its hard to tell where one leaves off and where the other begins. One of the best of this style I’ve ever had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackson220 (136) - new lenox, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2005
Multi-tasking, having your coffee and beer at the same time... Excellent coffee aroma with some malt. 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. Those Kalamazoo folks sure do know how to make stouts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2005
bottle. pours a dark coffee black. the java flavor is quite overpowering in this one with very subtle hints of chocolate. a decent stout but not balanced enough for my taste

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alexandros (4) - Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2005 does not count
Great Brew! I can’t say enogh good things about it. Overall, this is my favorite Stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2005
This is by far the most coffee-ish of the coffee stouts that I’ve had to date. From the bottle this pours a thick, chocolate brown with a two-fingered brown head. The aroma is freshly ground Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee beans. (Sure, I know they say Sumatran, but I drink the Jamaican more.) This is almost like drinking a carbonated cup of dark black coffee except for its slight chocolate undertone and touch of hop bitterness. Very dry coffee finish. This is definitely a good breakfast stout, 7.5% abv and all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sloth (2756) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - DEC 24, 2004
Small brown head, decent retention with spotty lacing.A mostly black brew. Chocolatey, roasted nose with a strong coffe grind aroma and some rubbery notes. Full bodied. Full roast flavor, light smoke, hints of charcoal, chocolate and of course large coffee notes. Finish is on the dry side and somewhat chalky. Still a neat brew. Thanks SS!

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