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RATINGS: 1454   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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The satisfying elements of both stout and coffee come together in this full-bodied treat. A marriage of Sumatra's best with rich chocolate and roasted malt provides for a truly enlightening beer.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
matthewgerke (67) - - NOV 5, 2012
Bottle. Poured straight black with a nice tan head. Coffee flavor is strong and right out front, followed by a more traditional stout flavor with some chocolate. Great roasted malt flavor to balance everything out.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
aumentm (73) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Great coffee taste. Wonderful blend. Tan head and very dark beer. Somewhat malty.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcclainc50 (193) - New York, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Pours a dark brown with a thin tan head leaving little lacing. Strong aroma of coffee and roasted malt. Strong coffee flavor that is in your face, tastes like drinking black carbonated coffee that is strong. If you’re not a fan of coffee you probably won’t like this. Very good in my opinion.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
ttroha (328) - Americus, Georgia, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle from Maltitude. Pours dark black with brown head. Aroma of espresso, roasted malts, and chocolate. Taste is very strong of coffee and roasted malts. Like drinking warm, alcoholic coffee. Heavy bodied. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tonypreto (49) - Akron, Ohio, USA - NOV 15, 2014
12 oz bottle poured into pint glass. Pours a wonderful opaque esspresso color with almost no head. Very faint coffee and malt aroma. Exceptional coffee and malty taste with a perfect chocolatey smoothness. My first stout and very impressed.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChrisSc (222) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 14, 2014
12oz bottle into tulip. Appearance: oily black. Small brown rim of head. Aroma: espresso, roasted malts, chocolate. Taste: dry and mildly bitter upfront. Long chocolate finish. Palate: medium body. Frothy texture. Long dry finish. Overall: really nice beer. The aroma is fantastic. A little lacking in body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (2028) - Silver Spring, USA - NOV 3, 2014
Poured from bottle after cellaring for 2 years. Opaque, brown-black with a 3-finger khaki head and very good lacing. Aroma of roasted coffee, molasses, roasted malt, chocolate syrup and plums. Taste of dark roasted coffee, chocolate syrup, burnt coffee beans and barley, vanilla and a touch of dark fruit. Medium/full body and medium carbonation with a very nice mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (2294) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 31, 2014
From a bottle. Pours very dark brown with a fizzy tan head. Tastes like dark roasted coffee beans, roasted malt, light vegetable, syrupy chocolate, very rich. Medium body and low carbonation. Smells like rich chocolate, roasted coffee beans, light spice, and charred vegetables.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (3677) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 31, 2014
Bottle. Pours deep, dark brown with creamy tan head. Aroma is espresso, roasted malts, chocolate, faint vanilla, and faint plums. Flavor is dry roast malts, rich chocolate, smooth espresso, faint earthy notes, and some dark fruit sweetness. Medium body and carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bork (317) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - OCT 30, 2014
Ridiculously intense dark-roasted coffee beans completely dominate, but somehow it works. A little chocolate takes some of the edge out. Finishes long and bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dbeatdano (66) - - OCT 23, 2014
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.


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