BrewDad (5085) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAR 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz Bottle – Gravity Beer Market – Olympia, WA
Brown in color, clear with a thin head. Nice chocolate and coffee aroma and flavor. This is a great beer and loved every single drop.
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black, fluffy beige head. Pleasantly strong roasty coffee aroma, specifically reminds me of the flavor of chocolate covered espresso beans, somehow. Tastes similar to that, but comes across relatively watery compared to the richness of the aroma. It builds a decent roast coffee kick near the middle, but waters out badly as it finishes.
crossovert (8329) - Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2011
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
IT tastes like cold black coffee, not much else, it lacks depth. Try again, Bridgeport.
DuffMan (7227) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 14, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown, clear, medium beige head. Aroma is coffee grounds, with pronounced vegetal and earthy undertones, bringing to mind stale percolated cheap coffee, not the kind of association they were shooting for I’m betting. Flavours are vegetal coffee with medium acidity, weak chocolate, and a bitterness imparted from the coffee and roasted malt. Mouthfeel is on the thin side, and marred by slight overcarbonation. Just okay really.
johnnyoski (445) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - MAR 10, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a small off white head. Instant coffee and some earthy tones in the aroma. Roasted malts with a strong coffee flavor. The coffee flavor is more on the bitter and dull side, more like what was left in the percolator from the previous day. Not bad by any means, but leaves a little to be desired.
Beaver (1370) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Pours dark brown/black with a smallish light tan head that quickly goes to a thin film that leaves some lacing.
The aroma is roasted dark chocolate malts and lots of coffee with a little vanilla.
The flavor is bitter roasted malts with a little chocolate and some coffee. The finish is a bit tarry and medicinal. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth, slightly sharp carbonation.
Overall, so close to a great coffee beer. If it tasted like it smelled, it would be fantastic. As it is, it’s a bit to roasted and charred for me with some off-notes in the finish. I would have liked to see more chocolate and coffee.
doublebock (518) - California, USA - MAR 8, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Powerful aroma of spent coffee grinds. Pours black with a thin layer of beige head. First sip is like you are drinking a cup of coffee with some vanilla and caramel notes. Tinge of spicy hops at the end. Very smooth texture that is easy drinking.
beerbastard (744) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 7, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
The best thing was the aroma, roasted coffee, a touch of dark chocolate, and even a little smoked bacon. But I was let down by its feel and then the taste. Watery, and weak flavors. I’m spoiled and want more richness. This doesn’t support its aroma. With that said, its still a good beer.
troyc (2776) - Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Bottle] Pours a dark shade of brown with a thin brown head. Lots of coffee and some chocolate in the aroma. Hints of molasses and light smoke as well. The taste is squarely centered on coffee grounds and dark roasted malts. Not much else going on. Light hop finish. A bit thin around the edges and in the finish. Low in carbonation. This is a pretty mediocre coffee beer.
alexanderj (3350) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAR 5, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle; poured a dark brown to black with a good amount of light brown head. Aroma of coffee, caramel, roasted malt, and earth. Flavor was a bit watery, lacking too much depth. Coffee and roasted malt. A little thin.