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RATINGS: 1429   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CpyNPrnT (337) - Indiana, USA - APR 6, 2014
Aroma of coffee, I smell more Colombian than Sumatra, maybe its the chocolate. Taste is dark roast, alcohol, malts, chewy in nature, alcohol. I am torn on this one, could use barrel aging of some sort, I would hope oak or maybe a rye bourbon barrel. I do like it, but I think aging can accentuate the flavors. (I know they made an oak aged version, would have been nice to try).

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (2001) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - MAR 30, 2014
12 oz bottled 7 months ago, purchased at John’s Grocery ($3.49) and poured into a pint glass at home. Black appearance with a frothy, lasting light brown head, thick lacing. Aroma of strong coffee beans, dark chocolate and dark roasted malts. Similar flavor, adding a mild earthy bitterness and a touch of vanilla and caramel. Medium to full body, creamy and smooth with soft carbonation and a rich finish. Pretty damn good, I’d love to try a fresh one.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pictoman (456) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 27, 2014
Poured from 355mL bottle. Dark black with tan head. Aroma of very strong coffee/espresso beans with very subtle dark chocolate in the background. Taste of ash, coffee, and chocolate. Taste is much more balanced than the aroma. Light creamy texture. Medium full body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hockeybeerguy (1708) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Reviewed from notes. Rcvd in trade. The appearance was a pitch black body, half finger white head that quickly dies and has some light trickling around the sides of the glass. The smell had dark roasted coffee beans, super light chocolate. The taste had some bittersweetness and combined very well through the previously mentioned flavors, bitter aftertaste, dry finish. The palate was about a medium, fairly sessionable, smooth, ABV wasn’t felt. Overall, I think this was a very well done for a coffee-forward American Stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (2734) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2014
bottle. Near black with small head. Thick pour with rich malt and big coffee flavors. Very smooth.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mrmartin (655) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Black pour with tiny tan head. Strong coffee nose. Clean roasted fruity coffee front. Light, carbonated body. Semidry mild finish It is dominated by coffee so no surprises.

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Motobashi (68) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2014
Poured a dark chocolate brown. No head. Some carbonation. Unfortunately a poor aroma. Distinct ashtray odour. Wow, Kick in the teeth hit of coffee. Alcohol coming through. Slight bitterness on the finish. Not a fan.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
atlrizzob (152) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Pours black with brown head. Strong coffee aroma. Taste characters of coffee, chocolate, and a little hint of cinnamon. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jimsal27 (220) - New York, USA - MAR 14, 2014
Wow. Aroma is all coffee. Taste is a big blast of coffee followed by dark chocolate. Finishes with some bitterness. Thin mouth feel. Good carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ron (2460) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours a deep dark brown color with light brown head. Aroma of dark coffee, dark chocolate and roasted malt. Taste is a coffee hit, followed by chocolate roast. Medium body, low carbonation, creamy with a lingering roast coffee finish with some light heat. The ending reminded me of the stout I made with a crushed hot pepper in it. Very good.


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