Msavage235 (90) - - JAN 20, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
I shouldn’t have had this beer this late in the evening, I might be up all night. Coffee pervades this beer, obviously, but it doesn’t completely over power the beer or the drinker. Pours opaque black with a thin mocha head and a burst of sweet latte scent. The coffee grounds hit immediately upon the first sip but mellow out quickly to a roasty, creamy, chocolatey back end that blends fantastically in the mouth. It’s not a heavy mouthfeel either so drinking it is very easy. For a coffee specific beer, this one is at the top of the list.
DocJitsu (586) - Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2013 Pours a dark brown with a small, creamy, tan head. Aroma is reminiscent of pulling the foil cover off of a Folgers can. Just lovely. Mildly creamy texture with some carbonation microscrubbing. This is definitely a breakfast brew. From appearance, to aroma, to mouthfeel, to flavor, this would go with bacon and eggs as good as anything. Tons of coffee, dark chocolate and smoky olive. A lot of fun.
AndyW68 (702) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Near black with tan head. Aroma is coffee and dirt. Taste is cocoa and coffee. Creamy mouth feel. Nice.
beastmaster (150) - Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Java color, beautiful creamy head. Smells like coffee ice cream. Chocolate, coffee with light cream.a little bitter, but Delicious. Will drink again.
Getbetter (654) - Cucamonga, California, USA - DEC 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a bottle.The pour is a dark brown with a minimum head.I taste a lot of coffee with a bitter coffee aftertaste.
keanex (1132) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Barcade Philadelphia.
Appearance: Pitch black body, completely opaque. Dense dark tan head.
Aroma: Moderate strength with strong earthy and astringent coffee.
Taste: Mild cocoa on intro and throughout with a strong coffee presence dominating the palate. The coffee isn’t overwhelming, but it is out of balance.
Palate: Medium bodied, moderately carbonated.
Overall: Good coffee stout, but a bit too one dimensional. I would gladly drink this again though.
mattwilliams81 (33) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with fading creamy tan head. Heavy coffee aroma and flavor. Some chocolate and roasted malt too. Tasty stuff.
Tstamba (137) - Maryland, USA - NOV 30, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle on rivalry Saturday , Go Bucks!!! Pours dark with foamy tan head and lacing. Thus could pass for an iced coffee at Starbucks. Nicely balanced coffee and malt with a hint of dark chocolate. Another outstanding brew from Bell's.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Evolutionary (217) - Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Oxford beer store. Nose is coffee and smoke. Pour is black and little brown head. Smooth as silk. Very good coffee taste. Would do again.
---Rated via my mouth
TOSG55 (215) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with a light tan head. A lot of coffee and roast malts on the aroma, though not overpowering. The flavor is also coffee driven - indeed, I’d say it’s closer to an iced coffee than a beer. But it’s not unbalanced, and there are a lot of nice chocolate and roasted malt notes. A bit more coffee-heavy than I’d prefer, but a very nice example of the style. It reminds me of a slightly less intense Speedway Stout - a lot of similar character.
JHag (1) - Alabama, USA - NOV 27, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tastes like iced coffee with hint of dark chocolate. Slightly bitter finish. Was over $13 for 6 pack. Little pricey.