Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 2, 2009
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very dark brown colour with a thick, light brown espuma. Rich aroma is full of roast, with some sweet malt. Very rich. Roasty, with tons of sweetness. This does replicate the Cuban coffee experience. Wonderful balance and assertiveness. A top flight coffee stout.
jcwattsrugger (11076) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle @Tampa Wkly Gathering–pours a brown ring for a head and midnight black color. Aroma is coffee/chickory-dark malt. Taste is coffee/chickory-dark malt, ashy, some earthy hops. Not my style, but awesome for style.
daknole (8914) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 2, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Growler. Black pour, brown head. Loads of coffee, creamy flavored, lactose. Reminds me of a Cuban coffee. Awesome!
hopscotch (8862) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2008
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2011 Draft... Pours black with a small, creamy, light brown head. Good retention. The aroma is an acrid marriage of rich, dark chocolate and espresso, along with dabs of vanilla, molasses and soy sauce. Medium to full-bodied with tingly carbonation. Espresso bitterness is perfectly balanced by chocolate sweetness and a lightly acidic note. Lengthy, bitter, coffee finish. My after-breath smells like coffee, not booze. Perfect nightcap!
gnoff (7671) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Cigar City (brewery location) on January 25, 2014.
Black color, dark brown head. Coffee, roasted scent. Sweet, coffee taste. Coffee aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, low bitterness. Sweet finish.
Ibrew2or3 (6782) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 26, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2009 Two words describe this beer best, YUM. Well, maybe one word. But its yum squared. It pours very dark with light brown head. Good gravy, the aroma is amazing. It is full of robust rich dark roasted coffee beans that nearly bring me to my knees. Wow. Behind that are notes of dark chocolate and a touch of heavy cream. The flavor does not disappoint. I love the full rich decadent yummy very dark roasted coffee. Too many coffee flavored beers just smell and taste like Folgers crystal, meh. This beer has the goods with mouth watering espresso like coffee beans that I need to find and start making coffee with as soon as possible. Like the aroma there are supporting notes in the background like velvety dark chocolate mixing with a mildly drying lactose sensation that play together in harmony with the bold coffee notes. Wow.
sebletitje (6582) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUN 23, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Re-entering older ratings. Une bière légère brune; couleur café au lait et c’est exactement ce que l’on retrouve tout au long de la dégustation. Une présence de stout qui est agrémentée par ce fini café au lait allant sur le lactose avec des notes de caramel, malt grillé et bien sur le café Naviera qui est enivrant.
Beershine (5212) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich black with tan head. Anyone familiar with Cuban coffee will instantly recognize the cafecito looks. Aroma is bang-on cortadito, but better than coffee. Creamy luscious mouthfeel is perfectly carbonated and smoother than a nitro pour. Finishes with a cream flavor, a sly nod to the leche. The flavors are long, lingering with a deep roasted bean flavor permeating each sip and perpetuating throughout the drink. Actually--this is a perfect rendition of a coffee brew. Impressive.
markwise (4427) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to retorp. Pours a dark brown with a nice tan head. Yellow laces like crazy. Nose is a ton of espresso, roasted malt, chicory, and the bitterness inherent in those. Flavor is a lot of coffee and espresso flavor, but balanced overall. Lots of different roasted flavors in the beer, and it refuses to be pigeonholed into being labeled a "coffee beer." I swear it has the caffeine to match, too. Very good beer- will stand up with any of the top ten coffee beers.
Aurelius (4058) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A big beer, though I’m not a coffee fan. Stiff coffee aroma. INky with a thin tan head. Toasty, roasty, buffered acidity, pleasant light sweetness. Medium heavy body, prickly coffee mouth. Good, with that usual coffee cling to the finish. Proof, downstairs during the Friday lag.