emusche (165) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 22, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with a thin head, decent clingy lacing. Aroma is almost exclusively roast coffee, muted notes of malt exist as well. Taste is espresso, sweetened somewhat by the malt but with a mostly bitter, dry finish. Mouthfeel is light for a stout and somewhat thin. Iíd probably feel differently about this one if I loved black coffee; as it is itís not a bad offering, but certainly not on par with the other CW stouts Iíve had. This could be amazing if it aged for 3-6 months in a bourbon barrel before bottling. As is, itís decidedly "meh".
AirForceHops (5888) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 4, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle thanks to Scott Stanley. Very deep brown color with slow receding head. Aroma is modest amounts of coffee beans, hints of char, caramel and coco powder.
The flavor is equal parts coffee and Chocolate nuances. Similar to a chocolate covered espresso bean. Decent amount of roasted malt backbone. The body leans of the full side with lots of lingering coffee. Coffee forward and delightful for the coffee lover in me. Still yet another quality made beer from this brewery.
djd07 (8832) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Will. Pours a very dark brown with small tan head that lasts. The aroma is strong roast and chocolate. Medium mouth, strong coffee roast, cocoa, nice bitter finish, very good.
GranvilleTim (1840) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep mahogany pour with a brown head. The aroma of coffee hits you during the pour. Roasted goodness awaits my first sip. Taste is roasted malt and coffee. A little bitterness in the finish and in the aftertaste. Very tasty. A wonderful coffee stout. Just a tad bit of lacing.
deyholla (9834) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 14, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Taphouse. Pours black with a brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a crisp coffee supported by roasted malts and a bit of dark grains. Flavor has roasted malts and coffee with a nice dark grain backbone.
TheHOFF43 (2020) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - FEB 14, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at The Tap House in Rochester, MN. Pours black, nice lacing as I drink it down. Aroma is coffee grounds, some bitter cocoa. Bitter overall. Sippable but fatiguing. Could be circumstances. Good beer though, tons of flavor and smooth.
ljthiessen (1046) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a tan head. Aroma is roasty malt and coffee, a touch of dark fruit. Taste is roasty chocolate and coffee. A bit thin for the ABV, but really tasty.
mrjaxson (467) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Coffee, coffee, coffee is REALLY obvious after letting a bottle gather dust in the beer fridge for a few years. Lightweight stout body makes sense given the coffee addition, yet some malt sweetness comes through (although the coffeeís bitterness is fighting to hold it back). Certainly the lightest weight stout Iíve had from the Central Waters lineup.
baraciisch (2775) - California, USA - DEC 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with tan head... Aroma of dark roasted malts, chocolate, fresh coffee... Flavor is dark chocolate, roasted coffee beans... Really enjoyable
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dinkle50 (1284) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with a single finger, espresso colored head. Aroma is full of chocolate. Creamy mouth, velvety. Taste is full of coffee at the finish. Big time coffee bomb. Starts off like a mocha, then the coffee comes in and just crushes your palate. Very easy drinking though, if you like coffee.