TheHOFF43 (1759) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - OCT 29, 2013
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2013 This is fucking awful. Its a weirdly clear stout. Just fucking trash. A sour stout? Fuck you chefs in black @ pepsican---you should lose your commission on this garbage.
OldMrCrow (1952) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 11, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Earlier this year I asked Chris to bring back my Iowa tick, and he came through in true style with this bottle that we shared at a tasting. Glowing brown appearance, sweet tart aroma and similar sweet tart flavors, hints of mosquito repellant and, as others pointed out, tomato puree. Oatmeal cookie. No hint of the coffee. Overall, itís almost drinkable and Iím almost disappointed. Itís not nearly as bad as I had hoped and expected.
luttonm (2437) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at a Seattle tasting. Sour breakfast ale, rich brown, small head. Strange beer, obviously. Fruity sweet aroma, tart body, skunky dusty chocolate. licorice. Not as bad as we would have thought. Style is kind of insane, so hard to judge it against that. Odd beer.
mcberko (7236) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
750mL bottle, pours a dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma brings out notes of smoke, leather, coffee, and sour notes - not cohesive at all. Flavour is quite terrible, but not a disaster somehow, with notes of coffee, wild yeast, sour notes, and vomit. Man, this is bad, but certainly not quite as bad as the overall rating suggests.
dicemanstl (21) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 6, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Amazing. Drinks like Jesus juice. This is a total desert island beer, seek this out.
kbudd19 (720) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 12, 2014
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle shared by Ferris, not sure if I can thank you for this one buddy! Aroma..WTF coffee, and an Easton aluminium stick that Getzkey used when he played for the Kings. Taste is sour up front which isnít bad, but the aftertaste is like chewing a peace of juicy fruit with the foil still on. Not very good.
pintbypint (2706) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 4, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
From a 750ml green bottle, yellow wax. Pretty sure the label said "Breakfast Ale", not stout. Deep brown pour, noisy beige head on top that dies quickly. Smells like a cheap brown ale, metallic notes, caramel. Taste is lemony and metallic, come chocolate malt and cola notes. The aftertaste is like sucking on a penny. Why the fuck would someone brew this.
Ferris (5002) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 3, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2014 Bottle - Briny, metallic and soured malts. Deep brown with a bubbly beige head. Not great, but not as horrible as expected. Soured malts and briny.
jtclockwork (8945) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2014 Bottle at weekly tasting. Requested by Nick. Pours brown tan head. Nose/taste of sour coffee, sour coffee grounds. Not much else. Some cocoa. Lighter medium body. Not as awful as the ratings but certainly not good.
vtafro (3824) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2014
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle. Brown ugly pour. Sour and stout aromas, highly infected and wrong. Flavors are slightly roasted and awful off tones.
ineedbeer (890) - Oakland, California, USA - AUG 26, 2014
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
A "special" tapping at the Great Nebraska Beer Festival.
Aroma has almost no coffee with some moderate nut and toast character and a hint of roast. Medium light acetic character with some toffee and caramel. Some raisin and dried fruit esters.
Pours a murky brown with a small, thin tan head that recedes fairly quickly to the edges. It looked like muddy water after a rain storm.
Flavor is like the aroma but with a more pronounced acidic character. Light roast and chocolate notes but much more nuts, caramel, toffee and toasted bread than chocolate and roast. Some dried fruit notes of cherries, berries and raisins. Iím still not sure where the coffee is in this beer. Medium light bitterness.
Mouthfeel is medium full bodied and watery but thick at the same time with low carbonation. Medium astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall another really bad beer from CIB. I have no idea why this was listed as a Special tapping in the program. There was no coffee character and it tasted rather infected. Really weird beer.