norsedoc (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours pitch black with dense head that falls away. Smells of mellow coffee, not overpowering. More mellow than some other coffee stouts, notably the Yeti. Finishes dry and slightly sour.
thetomG (246) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a typical super dark drown with a small amount of tan head with just a bit lingering around the edge of the glass. Minimal lacing.
Aroma is malty roasted coffee. Flavor is similar but with MUCH more coffee flavor coming through with some strong bitterness in the finish. Of all the coffee stouts I’ve had, this ranks very near the top with regard to how strongly the coffee flavor comes through - it really is remarkable.
Nicely carbonated but not overly so, this one is very drinkable. I could see it getting a bit overwhelming after a few though due to the strength of the coffee flavors and the resulting bitterness - it just might be a bit much for some people. For me though - i LOVE it. Would drink this any chance I get.
kazin (245) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Powerful nose, lots of coffee (obviously) and chocolate, together with sweet molasses.
mtjoseph (244) - Murderapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 9, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Jet black pour with a very small frothy head. Aroma FULL of Dark, dark chocolate and heavy, rich, black coffee. Upon tasting I was absolutely delighted that a "stout brewed with coffee" finally delivered! Thick and delicious! Think of oily, cold-press coffee, that isn’t cut with water. There’s just not some coffee hidden in the background, this beer has coffee featured at the forefront, they way it should be. Very happy and impressed. It lived up to the hype, and is one of the best coffee beers I have every had.
mvcramer (243) - Lexington, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 27, 2008
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The description from the brewer says it all. If you don’t LOVE coffee, then don’t bother. I’m not a coffee drinker, so I didn’t really care for this one, but I STILL recognize that this is one amazing coffee stout. Balanced brew with bold flavors. Looks gorgeous - you could use a pour from this bottle for a photo shoot pitching fine stouts.
plaugher (243) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz on tap in a tulip. Pours a deep black with a light fluffy mocha head. Big nose of roasted coffee and caramel, with a very rich, warming, coffee flavour. Smooth, silky and oh so warming, with a light bitter finish. Doesn’t feel boozy at all, which is mildly disconcerting; however, the richness ensures that this does not turn into a session beer. A gorgeous stout.
circinus (242) - SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 33 cl at Rotary Pub. Black with no head. Milk chocolate, coffee, cappucino. Slight sweetness, some bitterness, some lactose, cocoa. Full body, low carbonation, bitterish finish, smooth, very nice body.
humulushound (242) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 23, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brilliant black beast in snifter with billowing tan head. No light passes through this thing.
Aroma is soft wood, rich coffee with a hint of brazil and hazelnuts. Taste expresses calm power - expresso initially; burnt toffee, bitter chocolate, rye; molasses, hop bitterness and understated spice in the late finish. Finish is smooth and lasting. Body is full without excessive viscosity. Initially this exceptional stout is surprisingly subtle for the high alcohol content, but the booziness comes out later. Yes it could be more effervescent but this is quite the achievement, playing to those who enjoy stout and dark roast coffee.
Steely (241) - , SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich dark brown color with a golden brown thick head. The aroma is explosive with coffee of course, chocolate and sweet dark malts. Sweet and mellow roasted flavor with coffe, chocolate and dried dark fruit.
Sikash (240) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fresh poured from a bottle into a tullip glass. Pours a nice dark black color with a fizzy tan head. Aroma is moderate heavy on the coffee that is instantly noticable with some dark and roasted malt mixed in. Maybe nutty and a little bit of alcohol but not too noticable upfront. Flavor is bitter-sweet upfront with heavy coffee, roasted malt and some vanilla. Alcohol is noticeable and adds a bite to the finish. Mouthfeel is creamy and fizzy overall carbonation is above average I think. Overall this is a solid beer I can’t wait to get some age on it.