DMLINAZ (301) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really good, better to sip slowly. Stout appearance: deep brown to black, classic stout head. Aroma is strong, bitter coffee/espresso, roasted. Flavor is the same but stronger, almost burnt. Not for everyone but I like it. More flavor as it warms.
dbeatdano (62) - - OCT 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma, aside from the obvious coffee, has charred malt, ash, slight brown sugar, and sweet bread, like a cinnamon roll without the cinnamon. Some piney hops which are barely detectable. Taste matches the aroma, and is surprisingly more balanced than the aroma would suggest. Hops are more present in the taste than the aroma. Mouthfeel is slick and oily. The palate is medium with a very long, bitter finish that, at the end, sweetens a bit to balance it out. This is very comparable to Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast, but I prefer this. Great beer by a great brewery.
jcnielsen (2190) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with off white head. Black coffee grounds, burnt toast, roasty aromas. Coffee grounds, burnt, roasty, malty sweet flavors. There are a lot of breweries that do a coffee stout and a lot of times it is pretty good because coffee flavors meld well with stout flavors. But there are few beers that really go above and beyond and define the style. This is one of those beers for coffee stouts.
jwrock3 (19) - - OCT 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fresh bottle. Aroma is a big punch of deep, roasted coffee. A touch of caramel/cocoa. Taste is smooth and deep coffee flavor with some toffee/caramel notes. Thick and velvety mouthfeel. Hard to believe itís only 7.5% ABV. One of the better, low ABV coffee stouts out there.
outlawskies (962) - - OCT 17, 2014
1.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Julie likes and thinks it's very coffee but nice. A tiny bit bitter but smoochies. Julie gives 3.5
pjames317 (82) - Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours slick, syrupy darkness. Black as night. Tan lacing and soapy bubbles. Aroma is freshly roasted, robust blend coffee beans. Burlap, vanilla bean, dark chocolate malt and wet cardboard. Perhaps this is the Bellís take on the Founders B-fast Stout? Gently bitter and dry with notes of fresh ground coffee beans and dark choc candy bar. Nice full bodied beer that coats your mouth with rich, delicious flavors of roasted malt, coffee and dark chocolate. Itís been done before, but a really solid brew.
SurlyFan85 (5) - - OCT 8, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful dark pour with a creamy, brown head. Wow coffee! Coffee on the nose, molasses too. Drinking a bottle packaged on 8-13-13. It holds up well. Not the best coffee stout Iíve had but very tasty none the less.
floydslip (182) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark molasses colored beer with a late-forming thin dark beige head. Nose of bitter chocolate, fine grained espresso, and a touch of dark roasted malt. Flavor is pretty much the same with the coffee most prominent. It has a medium-soft carbonation that provides a good mouth feel, but the flavor lacks complexity. Still, itís a good stout that definitely highlights the coffee flavor. I just expected a bit more.
beerguy00 (131) - Fountain Valley, California, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice black pour with a dark brown head. Coffee, chocolate and toasted malts in the aroma and flavor.
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"no subtlety here...a blast of roasted coffee in the nose and more in the flavor, over a solid medium bodied roasty toasty stout. iíd forgot stouts were their thing til i took the first sip. very bittersweet, excellent stout, especially for coffee lovers like me."
MacBoost (1328) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Well then. Pours a deep brown with a light tan head. Aromas of fresh roasted coffee (store brand), roasted malts. No perceptible hop aroma. Taste is bitter and semi dry. Flavors of coffee, marshmallow, anise. Almost tastes bourbon barrel aged, really. Almost. Finishes semi thin and roasty. Mediocre.