ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 18, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2006 Pours jet black with a big tan head. The aroma is lots of dark roasted coffee, chocolate, and figs. Big coffee flavor with bitter chocolates and dark fruits. The mouthfeel is thick and sticky.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2006 Finally found a good time to crack this one open. Nice black pour with a decent sized creamy head. Strong roated coffee smell, that was really inviting. Dark bitter coffe up front with a chocolate and just a hint of dark fruit. Nice dry finish.
rajendra82 (911) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - FEB 15, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Picked up this bomber a little while back while visiting Charlotte and making a stop at Brawley’s. This is the last of a series of Coffee flavored Stouts I have run into lately. The beer poured out dark and opaque like a Stout should. The color was not quite completely black, and showed a bit of red at the edges when held up against the light. The head was two finger tall, creamy, and displayed excellent stability and longevity.
There was no mistaking the presence of coffee while smelling the beer. The dark espresso roast smell came out quite clearly and beautifully. There was also some floral hoppiness coming through in the aroma.
The taste was dry, roasty, and decadent. Dark bitter coffee was certainly in the forefront, followed by bittersweet chocolate, sticky toffee, and finishing up with grape skin. The alcohol was very warming, but not overly pungent. Mouthfeel stayed dry and got a little grainy at the end of each sip.
This was certainly not as easy to drink as Founder’s Breakfast Stout, or my local favorite Terrapin Wake and Bake. Unlike those beers, this was missing the rounded oat texture. Without that aspect, it felt slightly harsher and edgier.
kms399 (267) - plymouth, Minnesota, USA - FEB 10, 2006
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle thanks to hey_kevin and hopdog. i am not a coffee fan i have never liked it but this is wonderfull. pours a nice pitch black with a large brownish tan head just a little lacing. aroma is a very rich coffee with a nice smoked malt backround taste is dark chocolate, coffee, malt, hops and just a little sweet. a fantastic beer. very surprising for a non coffe drinker.
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - FEB 10, 2006
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle courtesy of hopdog. Wow. This is like Founder’s Breakfast Stout on crack. Really, smooth, drinkable beer. Coffee dominates nose and mouth. Subtel alcohol. REALLY GOOD! BELIEVE THE HYPE!
fluids (364) - USA - FEB 4, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Serious malt and coffee nose. Dark medium foam. Extreme coffee chocolate flavor. Alchohol is masked beautifully. A rarity as far as being available in bottles. Available at Colonial Spirits.
beastiefan2k (2190) - 2nd City (formely NYC & KS), Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Well, it cost $35 at the Hop Deveil Grill bu it was worth it. The commercial description on top tells you everything you need to know, it beer and coffee. Not just hints of coffee but taste and smell of coffee, good smelling coffee as well. Unlike, any coffe stouts out there. There is some taste of alcohol when it goes down. There is not much after the coffee thing but it is a great coffee angle.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - FEB 2, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
It’s coffee in a glass! Pours very dark with a big, puffy head. Smells like, not surprisingly, coffee, but it’s not incredibly overpowering. Flavor tastes, not surprisingly, of coffee, but there’s at least some beer-ness in here competing with the one-dimensional coffee character. Nice malty sweetness at the end plus a bit of smoke makes this actually decent, and I don’t even like coffee.
JK (4157) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 1, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2009 This is like an iced coffee. Coffee aroma, coffee flavor; coffee everywhere. Black with a small tan head. Thick and heavy on the palate. It is a little simple for a 100th percentile beer, being all about coffee and nothing else, but what it does offer it does amazingly well.
stoutchap (368) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow! I loved this - maybe a little too much - truly a peche mortel. Anyways, pours jet black with a tight foamy brown head. Nice coffee and tobacco aroma. Hits the palate firmly without overwhelming. All of the flavors meld together, chocolate, coffee, tobacco, a little citrus. Nothing predominates, it all subtly combine into something that seems big yet drinkable. A little lighter on the palate than I expected with maybe a little too much fizz. Otherwise - excellent brew!