rxeight (433) - Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
coffee coffee and more coffee. Roasted espresso. This is a coffee stout. Body is a tad thin for my taste but about where a 7.5% usually is. My only complaint is that this is pretty expensive for a 6 pack.
fattybladdy (198) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAR 24, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle to pint, pours thick oily black with a tan head, great looking brew. Aroma is great as well, good amount of coffee on the nose. Taste is spectacular...roasted coffee to the max. Very well done, one of the best stouts out there.
Alextricity (177) - Chesterfield Twp., Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Oh boy does this beer look nice. Pitch black with a very nice and creamy tan head. Lacing is patchy but very nice as well.
Smell: Actually the lowest point of this beer ... I figured itíd smell awesome, but itís basically average. It has a very faint coffee aroma, but malts are the primary smell here.
Taste/feel: I can say this is one of the best "feeling" beers ever. So smooth, and the slickness left at the end of each sip that not even Founderís Breakfast Stout can replicate. Is this a better stout than that one? I donít think so, though itís VERY close, in my opinion. FBS seems to have more layers of flavor, but Java Stout isnít too shabby, and like I said, the feel is phenomenal.
Like any other stout, I personally wouldnít drink this one too often, but itís a great every-now-and-then beer.
mikessoft (3) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
Holy cow. This is a tasty tasty beer. Itís kind of like taking espresso, melt in a chocolate bar, pour in a bada$$ stout. Then take it, boil it down, put it through a strainer. Then take it and throw in some carb tablets or force carbonate it. THEN you pour it in my glass and then I drink it! Thatís a nice nice nice beer. Yah, itís a big beer but I love that i can find it in a 6 pack.
charule (243) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2013
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours rich dark. Dark tan head. Smokey coffee aromas. Smooth palate, real simple to drink. Complex roasty toasty coffee flavor.
jbdpsu82 (15) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours thinner than my taste for stouts. Finger-width head, light in color. Very distinct coffee smell, love it. Very, very distinct coffee taste, meh. Usually a fan of coffee stouts, but this coffee is overpowering. Thin and goes down smooth. Overall, pretty good. Had better, had far worse.
Lmndrsn (23) - Philadlephia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours near black with a nice tan head. Smells like a fresh pot of coffee, and a Hershey bar. Tastes almost entirely of dark coffee, fills the mouth for just a few seconds and then itís gone. Overall very solid.
budznsudz (320) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with an impressive khaki head. Aroma is dominated by strong black coffee. The taste is also dominated by bitter black coffee, but has a pepper element as well. Creamy mouth feel and a bitter finish. Improves greatly as it warms.
DeliveryDriver (103) - Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a 2 finger, tan head. Had aromas of black coffee, dark chocolate, and a bit of roastiness. Really strong going down, and had a bit of bitterness to it. The taste of black coffee lingers. Medium bodied, but not too thick. Definitely a digable beer.
Tortman18 (81) - Batavia, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a very dark brown with minimal cream colored head and light carbonation. Moderate amount of lacing. The aroma is heavy. I can smell it perfectly, a foot away from the glass. STRONG coffee/espresso smell with a slight booziness and hint of vanilla. Taste is all coffee and roast up front followed by a wonderful, bitter/chocolate flavor. The coffee comes back and sits on your tongue for a bit. The best coffee/cappuccino stout by far. Definitely 1 for the aging cellar.