andrewje41 (2727) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle poured. Near black, brown pour with a tan foam head. Coffee bean aroma. Flavor is chocolate, coffee and cream, bold roast finish. Top of the line coffee stout. These guys get it. Awesome.
Sarlacc83 (1816) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 4, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Perfectly black with fluffy, foamy mocha head.
N: Pure espresso mixed with rich dark cocoa. Heavy roast and a woodsy profile. Very earthy. Some lactose and burnt brown sugar. Ample dark roasted malts.
T: Decently bitter and sweet, in proportion.
M: Medium body, creamy carbonation, no alcohol.
O: A fine quaff. Not quite a chocolate covered espresso bean like the best of them, but certainly an earthier coffee profile that fits the base beer like a glove.
commonshawn (1012) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 27, 2016
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from total wine and spirits. Black with small tan head. The bottle I just bought might have been a bit old. Roasted coffee and chocolate nose. Nice aroma. Chocolate coffee then some roasty malt. Finishes a bit flat and metallic. Solid body, medium creaminess. Flavor just doesn’t carry through like I’d hope.
oskart (60) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 19, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with Creamy tan head. Aroma of black coffee. Flavors of Coffee and dark roasted malts. Black coffee flavor forward. Very strong. Slick pallet medium mouth feel. Soft carbonation. Aftertaste of black coffee.
OnTheTrail (317) - Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2016
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with a big tan head. Intense coffee aroma. Slightly sweet and bitter coffee flavors alternate, also some dark fruit. Highly carbonated mouthfeel.
BierMeHoos (546) - Maryland, USA - FEB 8, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Where: Old Line Fine Wine Spirits & Bistro.
How: 12 ounce bottle.
Appearance: pours black with a thick foamy tan head with excellent retention.
Aroma: roasted coffee, burnt chocolate, cocoa.
Taste: Roasted coffee and unsweetened cocoa, followed by sweet milk chocolate.
Palate: medium bodied and smooth.
Overall: very good roasted stout, good for anytime, especially winter.
coachd (543) - Missouri, USA - JAN 16, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of black coffee, oak and roasted malt. A bit one-note, but nice. Looks great - Midnight black with the slightest amount of light tan foam. Taste is strong coffee bitterness with undertones of roast, cream, oak and vanilla. Underwhelming palate. Good beer, but I could use more. A thicker palate and higher ABV would help. The coffee just overpowers everything.
blueshockey24 (404) - Colorado, USA - JAN 16, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Pours black with thin tan head. Aroma is Coffee, Chocolate and Malt. Taste is sweet malt coffee up front with a coffee finish. I like it.
sudomorph (1067) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
355ml bottle bottled 09/11/14. Pours a near black with a thin tan head that thins to a ring. Aroma has big, smooth notes of roasted malts, coffee, nut shells, dark chocolate, and traces of caramel. Taste is balanced with lots of cold-pressed coffee, dark roasted malts, chocolate, slight dark fruits, and an espresso bitter ending. Medium-full body with a medium carbonation. Clean in the mouth with a bone dry finish. Overall a really nice coffee beer. Still lots of coffee with smooth roast. Highly recommended.
daleharshman (1034) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 11, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle from Bine & Vine, purchased 14 months ago ($3.49). "Packaged 09/11/14." POURS dark brown (almost black) with a half finger of brown foam. AROMA of rough-ground dark coffee, roasted and lightly smoky malts, roasted nuts, with some fading chocolate. FLAVOR mainly of strong coffee (creamy espresso-laden cafe au lait comes to mind), with additional notes of vanilla, creamy chocolate, and Kahlua (though this is not very sweet at all). Some lingering coffee-bitterness. A nice creamy mouthfeel. Not particularly complex but really very well executed, and that goes a long way. (1532, 1001)