penguinfinity (103) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours damn near black with a light tan head which quickly fares to a line at the edge. Smells like coffee, almost burnt. The smell almost perfectly follows into the flavor with a rich, not burnt coffee aftertaste. It’s a little more bitter than I’d like, but I fear if it weren’t I might consider it a coffee drink and not a beer. Definitely a treat, would drink again for sure, but one is also enough.
SilentJo (68) - Chocowinity, North Carolina, USA - MAR 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Well, there’s no question that this is a coffee beer. Aroma is strong coffee and the taste is the same. There’s a hint of malt towards the end for me, and the coffee taste lingers for a while. If there was a little more sweetness to balance the strong coffee, I would have enjoyed it more.
mkgrenwel (564) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with caramel highlights. Tan head with small bubbles coats the top of the beer. Roasty coffee and chocolate malt. Some oily peanut butter. Flavor is much of the same. The star is the glassy smooth, rich chewy palate. I don't know if this is the same beer as Kalamazoo stout with coffee added, but it tastes and feels like it. The coffee is a bit overwhelming. Chocolate covered cherries battle the roast. Bitterness and sweetness are in perfect balance. Roasty without any astringency or stickiness. Superbly done, but I guess the coffee is a bit much for me.
AdamT (154) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle from The Beer Store Wilson. Motor oil black pour, zero visibility with fully lasting 1/4" thick frothy tan head. Good lacing. Aroma of coffee bean, malt and some chocolate notes. Moderate malt and coffee up front with more chocolate on the finish. As it warmed it was malt from start to finish. Medium body with a cream texture. I dig it!!
metalhead0043 (144) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 2, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Triangle Wine Co. Pours black with a brown head. Aroma and taste are both huge coffee, roasted malts and chocolate. Nice thick, creamy texture. A pleasure to drink.
gregwilsonstl (1027) - Missouri, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yum. Strong coffee flavor. Enjoyable. Dark black. Tasted at centennial beer tasting.
_angst_ (2590) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle received by Secret Santa (Summer 2013). Thank you jsquire! Pours dark reddish brown with a small reddish mocha head that doesn’t leave much trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is malty and tiny fruity with roasted malts, espresso coffee, bitter chocolate, ash, burnt wood, sweet liquorice hard candy, moist soil and hay. Taste is tiny sweet, bitter, tiny sour and malty with roasted malts, dark roast coffee, moist soil, burnt wood, coffee hard candy, hay, burnt caramel and hints of cocoa powder. Mouthfeel is soft, round, tiny roasted astringent. Finish is bitter with roasted malts, dark roast coffee, bitter chocolate, burnt wood, moist soil and burnt caramel. Tons and tons of coffee. Good thing I love coffee...
rlgk (10092) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, thanks to Alex. Pitch black beer with a decent brownish head. Coffee aroma, espresso, licorice, bitter, hay, soot, tar, woody, hay, floral notes. Coffee flavor, espresso, hay, dark chocolate, cocoa, soot, tar, woody, quite bitter, figs, burnt wood, licorice, some warming alcohol. Roasted coffee finish with licorice, espresso, hay, and woody notes.
wisdomsolo (398) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice heavy coffee aroma. Excellent toasted malt and coffee flavors. Very nice coffee stout.
Livendadream (98) - New Mexico, USA - FEB 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Btl pours a deep dark murky brown color, massive creamy tan head that hangs around for quite a while living lots of lace on glass. Aromas of chocolate,molasses,cookie dough,raisins,campfire, coffee and roasted grains. Tastes of sweet toffee,dark roasted malts, bakers chocolate and dark roasted coffee beans. Medium to full body, creamy mouthfeel,chewy texture, lively carbonation, smooth lightly bitter finish. This java stout has the perfect amount of coffee on board. Bold and robust flavors hide the alcohol content nicely. FANTASTIC!!