That1Guy (2192) - Colorado, USA - JUN 19, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Crushed at GABF 10. An eye-opening and palate-wrecking combination of an Imperial Stout and coffee. Jet-black pour that leaves about four coats on the glass. Huge coffee aroma and flavor for sure with plenty of roast and some chocolate. Definitely one of the highlights of the fest this year.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 29, 2010
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This was the highlight of RBWG2010. Pours black with a medium dark tan head. Aroma is huge coffee and espresso, earthy, lots of roasted malt and coffee. Flavor is so damn creamy and delicious. This stuff was like velvet. Big roasted malt, licorice, bakers chocolate and then that freaking coffee in the finish. It lingered for a good 2 minutes. This is the stuff dreams are made of.
HonusWagner (2093) - Florida, USA - APR 25, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another really good variation of Zhukov, with a nice amount of coffee, but a bit on the sweeter side and not my favorite interpretation. Thanks Diego, as usual.
DalzAle (2020) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - SEP 19, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Mulitple samples during my two sessions at GABF 2010. Dark viscous black pour, creamy brown head and a outstanding bitter coffee aroma. Flavor is everything I love in a coffee beer, plenty of creamy full bodied espresso, vanilla and finished with a long lingering dry roasty aftertaste. Hope to be able to try this again someday.
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 14, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at blind tiger. Rich coffee syrupy flavor... Reminds me of the weasel breakfast. Pour is near black with tabacco and rich roast espresso aroma. Little bit of sharpy marker, tobacco, and espresso in the mouth.
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - JUN 4, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This was seriously just a WOW beer experience. Super rich viscous thick pour even though it was nitro. Big full body and a nice dense head. Aroma is simply awesome. Tons of sweet creamy coffee and sugar with nicely mellow roasted malts and chocolate. Like cake. Flavor is sweet, creamy, tons of rich coffee brownie like essence. Smooth rich but oh so drinkable. Just amazing.
zdk (1870) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Blind tiger for Mike’s B-day bash - Big thanks to EDA for saving this keg when he knew I’d be there (haha). Arouma is sweetened espresso, creamy body, dark chocolate and milky pine and plenty of oak. Sweet dark malts, with a lingering dryness some boozey heat and carbonic acids. Not much complexity, actually. I hear (from Andy) that it’s better on nitro.
wetherel (1863) - Cupertino, 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.
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 19, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draft at CCB. I have heard a lot about this one since RBWG, so I was happy to finally try it. Pours pitch black and almost syrupy with tan head. Aroma is a huge burst of strong coffee with notes of chocolate, toffee, molasses. Flavor is another huge burst of coffee, chocolate, fudge, and more coffee. Full body with a thick, syrupy mouthfeel and burnt coffee finish.
gkost (1709) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2010
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2010 Nitro tap at Redlight. Pours jet black with a nice thick frothy dark brown head. Nose is COFFEE, huge! big roast, fresh brewed coffee. Flavor is heavy fresh strong coffee, big roasted barley, hints of licorice, chocolate. Amazing coffee beer. I’ve never had this much pronounced, fresh roasted coffee in a beer ever.