UDBeernut (1413) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 19, 2013
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
pours jet black with an active foam head. nose is black coffee. taste is a quick splash of coffee followed by astringency, wet socks. boy, this is tough to get through. drain pour.
radagast83 (4040) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle provided to me by a friend who lives pretty close to the brewery. Poured a dark brown, almost black color with a medium-small off-white head. Aroma was coffee notes with some roasted malt character. Not too thick, perhaps mouthfeel was a bit weak, but still okay. Flavor was like milk chocolate with plenty of bitter, cold coffee notes.
drfabulous (3567) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle thanks to UDBeernut. Mild coffee flavor. Slightly metallic nose. Subtle bitter chocolate.
heemer77 (5078) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber, thanks jcwattsrugger. Perfectly black with a thin tan head. A nose of fresh coffee and peanut butter. There is also some nice milk chocolate. I get lots of the bright coffee and some prunes. There is also blueberry fruitiness. Milk chocolate hides behind the bif coffee flavors. Tasty and one of the better coffee beers I have tried.
Ron (2314) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Barb brought back a growler to work of this over a year ago. Pours very dark and thin. Big aroma of coffee and roast. Some chocolate in teh flavor but mostly coffee and some roasted malts. Thinner body than expected. Some bitterness at the end..
pete4999 (962) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a deep, dark brown black. Opaque. Lots of nice roasted coffee in the nose, very up-front. Taste is pretty similar with a bit of a mocha taste. Kinda nutty. Taste is kinda weak, doesn’t hold up to the standard set by the nose.
blipp (5594) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Near black with a brown head. Coffee, milk chocolate sweetness, and roasted malts. Good dose of chocolate sweetness in the finish.
bigrond (1435) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a very good stout. Aroma is strong. Color is spot on. Palate it’s very nice. Strong coffee notes followed by delicious roasted malt. Very good brew
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In short: A cold cup of chocolaty cappuccino with bubbles. Decent
How: Tap at Tap-NY 2012
The look: Black body topped by a small tan head with good retention
In long: Nose has some chocolaty notes but the aroma is mostly intensely coffee, but not a fun coffee aroma, more like a pot of old cold coffee. Taste is pretty much a cappuccino with chocolate sprinkles. A pretty decent beer but mostly because most coffee-forward beers are easy to enjoy. This Sunrise stout was actually pretty good, but getting early enough to see an actual Sunrise with the light filling the morning sky really makes me think “Holy crap! I wish I was still asleep”.
bhensonb (10203) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Half Time. Pours very dark brown with a foamy/creamy dark tan 3 finger head. Aroma is mostly chocolate with some underlying cold coffee. Med or Med + body. Flavor is mixed moderately dark chocolate and coffee. It has an espresso bitterness, which is balance by some lightly milky chocolate. It’s somewhat astringent, and it is on the dry and bitter side. Pretty impressive for a non-imperial stout.