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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ron (2490) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
penguinfinity (103) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkgrenwel (566) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdamT (158) - 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!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
metalhead0043 (144) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 2, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gregwilsonstl (1065) - Missouri, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Yum. Strong coffee flavor. Enjoyable. Dark black. Tasted at centennial beer tasting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (2685) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2014
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...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (10254) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wisdomsolo (433) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Nice heavy coffee aroma. Excellent toasted malt and coffee flavors. Very nice coffee stout.

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