Suttree (5424) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black, or if not black then at least very brown. Just a thin ring of foam. Smells like coffee, hickory, and dark chocolate. There is much more chocolate in the flavor than the nose, and a lot of coffee, as well. Some woody notes in the finish.
nearbeer (4060) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint on tap. Dark chocolate with a lasting ring of cream. Nose is big espresso and light caramel. Tastes of espresso, semi-sweet chocolate, and a touch of sour cream. Medium body has average carbonation and is well balanced.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark dark brown, light tan head. Fresh pressed espresso, milky latte, chocolate aroma. Taste is roasty, coffee, espresso, chocolate, a bit too thin for the nice flavors.
ChainGangGuy (4489) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Served up a dark brown, near black body crowned with a half inch-high layer of beige foam.
Smell: The nose is reasonably diverse, though nothing about it is particularly bold, as it presents only modest notes of coffee, charred bread crusts, chocolate, and caramel.
Taste: Unsweetened chocolate powder with a slackened taste of roasted grains followed by a charge of espresso flavor and buttery caramel. Slender hint of dark fruitiness. Minor, predominately roasty bitterness. Light chocolate and coffee tones on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied (just barely). Medium carbonation (again, just barely).
Drinkability: Not so bad, but, by no means is it the best. Still, it’s worth signing up for a pint when stopping by the Chattanooga location.
dchmela (2785) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Disney’s Boardwalk. Pours black and thick with a dark chocolate head. Nice chocolate, roasted malt coffee aroma. Thick roasted malt coffee taste. Finishes with a clean dry roasted aftertaste.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2010
Date: September 10, 2005
Source: Brewfest, Chattanooga
Appearance: black, scant tan head
Aroma: big roasted coffee aroma
Body: thin body
Flavor: big roasted coffee flavor
Overall: more coffee than anything, good for a cup of coffee
Date: February 25, 2006
Source: blind coffee stout tasting
Appearance: dark ruby, frothy beige head
Aroma: sweet malt aroma with a nice coffee character
Body: body is a bit thin
Flavor: good coffee flavor, nice bitterness, hint of ash, touch of chocolate
Date: January 23, 2010
Appearance: black, fine beige head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: rich espresso aroma
Flavor: rich coffee flavor, dark roast, touch of buttery caramel sweetness, long dry roasted finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAY 26, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler. Poured a very dark brown color witha ruby tint and a small tan head. The aroma was fruity with coffee and light ash. Coffe flavored with roasty malt. Some tartness like you sometimes get with coffee. Dry bitter finish. Light to medium bodied.
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - MAR 11, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler. Opaque brown with small head. Bitter coffee aromas, with some sweet cola chocolate notes. Sweet chocolate malt flavors, with coffee. Thin and watery unfortunately, which was the big killer for me.
alaskaiscold (7) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 8, 2006 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of my first coffee stouts. And it’s actually made with espresso, not coffee, from a local coffee shop in Chattanooga. Looks black with just a little bit of light shining through, not completely opaque. Smell is of roasted espresso(coffee) and chocolate, hops are barely detectable. Taste has a lot of espresso in the front of it with chocolate and malty goodness going on. Really good taste. Lots of roasted qualities. Moutfeel is definitely thin for this, especially for a stout, but it’s not weightless, just needs some more body. Even though the mouthfeel is lacking, I drank about 6 of these in a night and could have had more. I love coffee stouts. So if you don’t like coffee or espresso, stay away, but otherwise, this a good choice.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 28, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler sample: Pours a barely transparent dark mahogany brown with a thin light-tan head. Fresh piney hoppy aroma has good chocolate and roasty presence with a touch of coffee. Starts with a thinner, lightly sweet palate with a watery mildly roasted finish. Could use a little more body, but otherwise a nice sweet stout.