HonusWagner (1978) - Florida, USA - JAN 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One note very coffee-dominant stout, but it does that one note pretty well. Not as complex or interesting as the best coffee stouts though.
jtclockwork (13503) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Homer - pours pitch black tan head - nose/taste of coffee, vanilla, bean, dark chocolate and touch of licorice root - full bodied
pfc514 (120) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUN 26, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a dark brown head that quickly fades. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, and roasted malts present. Flavor is similar to that of the aroma, with a hint of vanilla. Perfect thick, viscous mouthfeel, exactly how a stout should feel. Great beer.
PanMarek (70) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong coffee nose with a little chocolate. Pours dark brown with thick brown foam. Complex favors of coffee balanced with some sweet chocolate. Full body with rich mouthfeel. The malt sweetness is tempered, so the taste is less heavy. A well-balanced stout.
drfabulous (6182) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 25, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Shared bottle at Aaron’s. Big coffee and chocolate bomb with medium body and really nice.
mixmasterob (1044) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Menacing black pour with a small dark brown head. Pretty pour. Huge aroma full of fudge, rich espresso, nouget, vanilla, like a melted candy bar. Flavors were equally rich with lingering sweetened cocoa, more coffee, bitter dark malt, lingering espresso like finish. Viscous mouthfeel, slick and super smooth. Lighter carbonation. Overall a really well done mega stout from CCB.
JHeath99 (1650) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUN 20, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Jeff. Pours a dark opaque black with a thin layer of brown head. Aroma and taste of burnt malts, coffee, and some vanilla. Nice.
Christpuncher (2660) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2016
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is coffee and roasted grain. Absolutely splendid. Flavor is coffee, bitter and some vanilla. Incredibly smooth and well balanced. Pours like motor oil with s thick tan head. Incredible. Only way to make it better would be to barrel age it
IndianaRed (3556) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 11, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle share at SteveOJ black with a thin light tan head big rich smooth chocolatey flavors and feel . Some chalkiness at the end but still lots of chocolate and caramel goodness. Smooth and creamy
_angst_ (4351) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber received in trade. Thank you Brandon! Pours CCB characteristic oily pitch black with a very small creamy dark mocha head that leaves some sparse trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is malty and roasty with roasted malts, burnt caramel, espresso coffee, bitter chocolate, dried sour cherries, burnt raisins, moist soil and hints of alcohol and vanilla. Taste is sweet, bitter, slightly salty, malty and roasty. Mouthfeel is viscous, oily, round, roasted astringent, tiny boozy and full bodied. Finish is sweet, bitter and slightly salty with heavy roasty malts, espresso coffee, salted caramel and bitter chocolate. Big roasty piece this and I quite love it. The BA version is smoother but this is very charming in its roughness. Also a fan of the subtle rather than overwhelming vanilla aspect of it.
stevoj (3716) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 17, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
atch up rating from last night’s RIS bottle share. Mild coffee notes flavor this throughout, not overdone, just nicely accenting the bold stout body. Really, really well done.