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RATINGS: 1435   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (2879) - 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 (669) - 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 (157) - 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 (245) - 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 (2532) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
penguinfinity (106) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 12, 2014
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.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SilentJo (68) - Chocowinity, North Carolina, USA - MAR 12, 2014
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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkgrenwel (569) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 4, 2014
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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdamT (163) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 3, 2014
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!!


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