tunneler (131) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
The score is all of the effort here: Great thick black body and definitely a ’quality’ beer but it turns out I hate coffee stouts
GTown (127) - New York, USA - JAN 3, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Pours dark brown with tan head and moderate lacing. Although the coffee is evident, the chocolate and roasted malt are apparent. I question the choice of Sumatran coffee. Could also use some more fruit in the background.
CP (124) - USA - FEB 16, 2008
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2008 This is quite an amazing beer and is extreme with the coffee. Everything about this beer, the aroma, the taste, is about coffee. Smells as if you have your nose in a bag of beans and it coats the palate in the same fashion. The coffee lingers on your tongue long after the beer is gone. If this beer was a little thicker and a tad bit smoother on the back end it could be the best beer ever. Try the Barley Island for another good Java Stout (it is less strong with the coffee bean flavor).
Odin (123) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAR 19, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Needs some work, but I’m not a big fan of flavored stouts anyway.
mikedevilsfan (123) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 1, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
rich coffee taste with a burnt coffee back end. Rich aroma and a slight chocolate taste. Good coffee stout.
IPAndy (120) - minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 10, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2006 Rerate: Bottle is a bit older, so the coffee has mellowed leaving more of a sour finish. Not as good as I remembered, and I prefer the Kzoo to this one any day really. Original Rating:I loved the smell of this stuff! It honestly was like sniffing a bag of coffee beans. The color is nice, but the head sealed the deal. Fully lasting orangish/brown. Tasted kind of like one of those chocolate covered coffee beans with a layer of stout on the outside. Yummy stuff.
cwsample (120) - Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of Cavie. Pours a nice dark color and smells amazing. Tastes of coffee and heaven. Definitely worth trying.
zer0crew (119) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours deep brown (basically black) with a nice 1+ inch of head that disipates to a film. Beautiful lacing going on. Aroma is of almost burnt coffee. Very long, complex finish on this guy. Very satisfying and tastes feels very warm, regardless of the temperature served.
run20six2 (119) - USA - MAR 6, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A good tasting beer, that is very heavy and a noticeable taste of coffee. Its a very good tasting beer.
edfitz (118) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown poor. When you order this beer you know what you want. Rich coffee flavor that you would not wqant unless you really enjoy coffeee and beer. I woul recommend it to a select few people that Iknow would appreciate it for how great it is.