WeeHeavySD (3356) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - JAN 3, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at stone. Pours black with a thin tan ring. Nose is rich, bitter with tons of coffee. Taste is full of coffee, lots and lots of coffee. This is damn intense.
badlizard (5526) - Berkeley, California, USA - JAN 1, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at stone. Black. With a creamy tan head. Chocolate aroma. Creamy chocolate caramel and coffee taste.
JoeMcPhee (8063) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at the brewpub. Dark brown beer wiht a very thick creamy tan head. Aroma is laden with rich sweet coffee. A light touch of herbal character as well. Flavour is quite coffeeish with a light roasty bitterness on the back of the palate. Fairly thin body. The coffee is very prominent, but it could use a bit of sweetness and maltiness to balance it out.
Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 18, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Hamilton’s Tavern. Pours dark brown with a light tan head. Some coffee and toasted malt on the nose. An ok stout.
alexanderj (3202) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 3, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Coronado. Definitely lives up to the coffee billing. Dark brown in color with a light brown, milky head. Aroma was very roasted with a good amount of coffee; some meatiness to it as well. Flavor was similar; just too much coffee for me to really like. However, the quality is evident.
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 18, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On-tap at Stone. Pours black with a fizzy looking tan head, nice lace. Smells dark and roasty malty, slightly smokey. No sign of any coffee on the nose. Tastes of dishtowel and sour malt right up front with some roasty malts and a touch of bitter black coffee towards the the finish. Good and roasty actually. Medium/thin body, fizzy carbonation.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 5, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
very milky oatmeal nose and roast to boot. dark brown/black, who knows. oatmeal and chocolate flavors, dry and roasty...the mouth is a little watery though mostly oaty...good to style, style is boring though. roast and oat flavors rejoice though, everywhere.