Drake (11500) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2015
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brewvival 2015 Trip #12. Keg at the Asheville location. Pours a dark brown with a large creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of coffee, chocolate and strong ashy cigarette notes (no smokers around me). Yuck! The taste is chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, mild cherries. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness.
woodychevy (822) - - FEB 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taster at taproom. Just not stout-like enough for me. Looks great and nose is promising- nice imposing black pour with tan head. Loses points in the taste- coffee is too dominant and bitter notes from coffee/ dark chocolate make it one note. Mouthfeel is too light. Not enough complexity or richness to go back for more.
DiarmaidBHK (4085) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Asheville taproom. Pours black with a khaki head. More burnt malt than coffee on the nose. Lots of coffee on the tongue. Finishes clean. Solid.
magsinva (1076) - Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ Catawba Valley - pours pitch with a thin tan head, no lacing. Aroma is big coffee, some malt notes. Pretty thin for a stout. Overall, drinkable, but meh.
chibuck (3507) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Ethan for this...dark brown with only a light tan head, fades quickly... fresh roasted coffee, a touch of green vegetables, a little cream... the taste is just blah, really disappointing, tastes like coffee water with a bitter finish
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler from TJ’s, Carrboro. Nice pour, thick and viscous. Thick foamy beige head. Nose was soft and almost a bit too understated, with faint bitter choc and just a hint of coffee. Mouthfeel was nice and smooth, with a pleasing dry finish. Flavors were more to the point, with nice cold extraction giving this a clean but still assertive coffee flavors. Base beer could use a little more character but I enjoyed this.
TURDFERGUSON (4039) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared by emacgee. Dark, slightly murky, brown with a very light layer of tan lace. Nose is vanilla and nutty sweet upfront, coffee lingering. Tastes like a watered down iced coffee. Nose shows signs of better things.
emacgee (4576) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from TJs. Pours a nice opaque black with dark copper edges and one finger of creamy chestnut brown head. Very rich nose with notes of cocoa and rich coffee, hints of cinnamon bark and black cherry skins. Flavor and palate suffer from the same problems that I’ve seen in a lot of coffee beers, acidity from the coffee cuts the mouthfeel. A tad bland, notes of roast and peanut hull. Bitter chocolate.
jrob21 (3366) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from Bruisin Ales. Beautiful coffee aroma that is spot on. A little under carbonated but incredibly smooth and too easy to drink. Coffee bitterness on the finish and a little sweetness mid palate to round out your experience.
AtlAggie (241) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from Brusin’ Ales. Nice coffee stout, very drinkable. Not the most complex coffee stout ever, but very solid. Decent mouthfeel, not too thin. More coffee in the flavor than the aroma, also chocolate, roast malts.