savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAY 29, 2010
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Another 32 oz growler for GoT. Pours black with a deep brown head that lingered the whole time. Big smooth coffee aroma, chocolate and a light roasted malt scent. Flavor is about as rich and smooth as any beer can get, the coffee is dominant but not acidic at all, so smooth and balanced without being overly sweet and not a sign of the alcohol. Full body with mild carbonation and a lush, thick mouth feel. This beer is so good and really lived up to the hype, so smooth and easy drinking for such a rich, strong beer. Damn Jay, I owe you big time for this one.
Pailhead (5822) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2010
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Growler: The aroma is loaded with roasted coffee with vanilla and dark chocolate. If you like coffee, this aroma is tough to beat. It pours a dark brown, virtually black, with almost no head. The flavor starts with a quick dose of chocolate and vanilla. There is some light fruitiness (plum) in the background. The finish is loaded with roasted coffee and vanilla. Full bodied with mild carbonation. Believe the hype...if you like coffee.
JollyBeerWench (12) - Florida, USA - APR 29, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer makes me weak in the knees! This is by far the BEST coffee stout I have ever had. The rich aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, and slight hint of vanilla hits you in the nose in just the right way. The taste is like a rave in my mouth. As someone who needs chocolate on an almost hourly basis, this is a beer that can take care of those cravings. Dear God, I love this beer. Thank you CCB!
TheNewGuy (20) - Florida, USA - APR 29, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On draft at redlight redlight. Son of a bitch, this stuff is delicious. Smells of a smooth, fresh roasted coffee with a slight hint of a caramel sweetness. Pours a gorgeous, thick black with a thin tan head. The taste, oh my god the taste... rich roasty stout with a strong coffee bitterness and thick layers of bakers chocolate. Lingers for quite sometime. Hints of toffee and the caramel from the nose. Overall, this is an amazing stout. If you get the chance to try this limited run from the geniuses over at CCB, you better take advantage of it or forever regret it.
DeadGirl (478) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 23, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours deep, midnight ebony, from a hand bottle shared by wetherel (thanks, buddy!): A thick aroma of whole bitter coffee beans that were just dug up from fresh, rainforest earth (I know it doesn’t work that way, but just go with me here). Tons of espresso, dark malts, heavy dark chocolate, blackstrap molasses, and some barnyard vinous qualities. Flavors of charcoal bitters, bold espresso, mocha, and alcohol, all complemented with soft bubbles of carbonation. Drinkability: Stunning quality, almost effortless. Pairing: Veal rib chop with asparagus, smothered in bearnaise. Rebuy: Duh. #422 on 23042010, DG.
paytoplay (146) - , California, USA - APR 23, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
crude oil coffee with the guts of earthworm. super super dark brown, earth coffee earth and more earth. then on the palate, thick, maybe thickest beer ever. taking coffee beer to not only the next level but another dimension. liked the other 2 kopi beers much more, this was just such an odd ball, again earth and coffee. crazy.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2010
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
#4500, also moves me to #7 Stoutie (currently at 714 rates). RBWG, Draft at Redlight-Redlight, without a doubt the best beer i’ve had all weekend and honestly in a very long time before that. Give that stout and more so coffee toned stouts are my favorite style this should not come as a surprise, furthermore i’m dying to have Kopi Lowak Alesmith given that i enjoy the base beer slightly better. Pours an abyss of a body with a thick black body and a coffee tan head that coats the glass. What a rich coffee esk aroma that reaches your senses as its pouring, like coffee brewing. Espresso, coffee roastiness, dark underlying fruits but subdued to rich dark chocolate tones, the ultimate dessert. Milkshake like hints, etoh is completely masked and only benefits the complexity of this ale. Chewy coffee espresso and a rich chocolate and coffee finish. Utterly fantastic, THANK YOU CCB!!
Lagunitasfan (1321) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 22, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is why I’ll never leave SD. I’m hangin’ at the pub and placed on the table before me is a capped bottle, hand-written, of Final Push. It comes with a hint of an apology that it’s a small pour, at more than 2 oz. Oats and coffee on the nose. Dry cocoa. Not a sweet one by any measure. No head. Black with thick viscosity. Taste is pungent. Rich sweet funkiness to cocoa dry and crisp. Great IRS.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - APR 22, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Awesome rare mini-growler. Small hiss when opened. Pours black thick with little carbonation. Loaded with rich flavor of smooth coffee. Hints of smoke, tobacco, earth. Finishes dry. Very easy to drink. Some bitterness. Well balanced. Very good.
WeeHeavySD (3361) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 22, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from wetherell, thanks. Black pour no head. Nose is sweet, rich bourbonny, tons of coffee. Taste is sweet, very liquory, thick like molasses. Chewy, toffee, a little burnt. Overall good and interesting.