beernovice39 (3234) - Montana, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Black pour with a brown top. Scent is coffee, chocolate and pepper. Taste is roasted malt, coffee and chocolate.
Darkmagus82 (1954) - - FEB 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from can into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours nearly pitch black color with a one finger head of a foamy tan color. The head of the brew has a great level of retention, slowly fading to leave a lighter level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is huge of a roasted coffee smell mixed with some roasted malt and a little bit of a caramel smell. Along with these smells comes some lighter notes of a more vanilla and crème smell as well as some light notes of an earthy aroma.
Taste – The taste begins with a nice roasty malt flavor with a rather strong showing of roasted coffee and a little bit of caramel sweetness. As the taste advances the coffee gets more and more potent all while a little bit of a vanilla sweetness joining the taste profile. While the vanilla comes, the caramel fades, giving a much drier flavor to the brew overall. With a newly arrived cocoa and with the coffee getting even stronger as the taste moves to the end, and with these flavors being joined by a little bit of an earthy and woody taste, one is left with a nice dark and dry roasted coffee flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly thinner to average side for a stout of 6.4 % abv. with a carbonation level that is average overall. The average carbonation level was well done for the light mix of sweet, darker coffee flavors, and moderate abv. of the beer. A slightly thicker body may have better accentuated the darker notes a bit more, but overall the feel was pretty good.
Overall – A rather nice and rich coffee stout with a more respectable and drinkable abv. This was a quite nice brew overall.
jcwattsrugger (11359) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-pours a brown head and black color. Aroma is coffee/jalepeno-dark malt, acidic. Taste is rich dark malt-coffee/jalepeno, acidic/earthy hops. Interesting. Occasional.
kyzr (1153) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - MAR 7, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thick black with small brown head. Nose of coffee, chocolate and light smoke. Flavor is rich roasty coffee with a notes of bittersweet chocolate. Very low carbination, with a slight bitter finish.