jc1762 (254) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured into a shaker showing oily black with dark copper translucent rims and half a finger of coffee colored foam.
The coffee does show but itís a sideshow compared to the very dominant grassy aromas emanating from this beer.
The palate is full bodied, with extremely even carbonation, immediately showing the dark coffee flavors without any of the tartness, and a very elegant dark chocolate bitterness on the end. The coffee linger on the finish is very long. Actually very similar to drinking a nice black coffee. Delicious!
RedSox2004 (1449) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Completely opaque black, big foamy billowy tan head with good retention and very nice lace. Big coffee aromas dominate, with notes of roasted grain and dark fruit. pleasant sense of smoke as well. Lots of dark roasted coffee flavor, some dark fruit sweetness, earth and wood, and a gentle alcohol warmth. Mild hopping provides a balancing bitterness. Medium to full body, creamy mouthfeel, moderate carbonation and a lingering smokiness.
miyauchi38 (773) - chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Elnaer (10) - Michigan, USA - FEB 20, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark black with a khaki colored head. Nose is dark chocolate and dark roast coffee with a roasted malt scent. Medium body with a nice bitter coffee bite on the front with a smooth finish. Excellent lacing. One of the best Coffee Stouts Iíve ever tasted.
TheCaptMatey (188) - Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a dark brown/ black colour with a small tan head. Aroma of sweet coffee and roasted malts. Taste is coffee, carmel, and roasted malts with a light bitterness. Very sweet and natural coffee elements in this medium bodied brew with a chewy/ smooth mouthfeel and a warm bitter finish.
zdewey08 (1) - - FEB 12, 2015 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a very distinctive coffee stout, one that sets itself apart with its bright coffee flavor (as opposed to a burnt/old coffee that is apparent in many others of the same variety, such as Sierra Nevada's). This is solid all around, something I'd drink again and again. Cheers.
DuffMan (8057) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, via IP trade with dresden-- thanks Steve! Dark brown, medium brown head. Rich coffee aroma and flavour, nice bitter black malts, sweet undertones, maybe a bit of hazelnut? A great coffee stout!
asceticbrewer (69) - Arizona, USA - FEB 12, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled on 10/15/12. Poured from 12 oz into 16oz tulip. Minimal head. Heavy malt roast, with medium coffee notes.
williamstome (1392) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown pour, small brown head. Huge roasty coffee aroma, flavor of flavor is big coffee, vanilla, chocolate notes.
Jlew715 (20) - Michigan, USA - JAN 30, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Bellís General Store in Kalamazoo. Pour is black with a thin, creamy, beige head. Aroma is coffee with hints of vanilla and cocoa. Taste is thick, smooth coffee and coca. Faint touch of bitterness on the finish but barely noticeable. Very thick, full body. Overall one of the best stouts Iíve had.