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This dark ale combines the taste of real organic coffee with out popular Drayman's Porter. The robust coffee flavor comes vis a special coffee extract made for us exclusively by Dean's Beans, New Salem MA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
WillRunForBeer (1001) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 13, 2013
On nitro at Ward 8. Excellent coffee aroma. Thick 1 finger head. Smooth mouthfeel. Dark malt and coffee. Delicious!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVery (7233) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Nitro tap at Willimantic Brewing. Dark pour with a huge nitro head. Coffee and chocolate - smooth palate. Easy drinking.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kralmajales (25) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Great taste and milky palate. Organic coffee with a little chocolate moo to it. Great dessert beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (14159) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Guest tap at Willimantic. Very dark maroon brown color, thick tan head, solid lacing. Aroma of coffee, prunes, plums. Taste is dark fruity coffee. Light body. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (10359) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Tap at Willimantic. Pours clear black with a large, creamy tan head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is chocolate and coffee malt with prunes and leather. Flavor is malt dominant with light hops and medium bitterness and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (6495) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with a beige head. Coffee, chocolate, and lightly roasted malts and grains. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
szinck1 (25) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - APR 27, 2013
From the tap. Heavy nitro characters surprised me a bit; poured more like a stout with fine, thick head; lots of retention. Roasted coffee bean aroma, some vanilla. Sweet, dark malt taste with mild caramel to finish. Some lingering, but not heavy bitter coffee which is good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (7248) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear amber tinged brown with a thin white head. Soft roast on the nose, light chocolate, cocoa and toast. Medium bodied, soft cocoa and toasty malt. Smooth bitterness into the finish. Easy drinknig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radarsock (1055) - Vermont, USA - JAN 20, 2013
650 mL bottle purchased from Leary’s for $5. Pours a burnt ruby brandy brown with a smallish, lacy off-white head which rested nicely atop. Smells and tastes predominately of Starbucks beans (Blonde Roast), cherry tomatoes, wax, caramel and a tinge of yeast and vanilla by swallow.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ineedbeer (966) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Aroma is dominated by a nice coffee note. Behind the coffee is some nice milk chocolate and a bit of roast. A bit of dark fruit esters - cherry and fig but the coffee is really the highlight of the aroma. A touch of a vegetable note as it warms. Pours almost jet black with just a bit of brown on the edges. A moderately thick tan head that recedes fairly quickly leaving nice lacing on the edges of the glass. Flavor starts out sweet with chocolate and dark fruit. Once again the fruit is mostly cherries and figs but there is also a prune note. Mid palate you get some roast and then the coffee hits you as you swallow. Fairly mellow coffee flavor with some more chocolate notes. Low bitterness and medium low astringency. No hop flavor and no alcohol flavor. There is something in the flavor that bothers me though - I think it is the way the fruit from the esters is combining with the coffee. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and surprisingly creamy. Has medium carbonation and medium low astringency. Low alcohol warmth. Overall it's not a bad beer, but it's not amazing either. A bit sweet for me and the odd fruit and coffee mix in the end isn't great. The coffee aroma is quite nice though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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