cazort (556) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
In a sampler; interesting to try but I don’t think I’d order this on its own...it really tastes more like coffee than beer. Although the initial sensation upon sipping is of beer, the coffee aroma quickly develops and overpowers any sense of malt or hops. I’m more a fan of the straight beers that are just unflavored barley+hops, that have a suggestion of coffee in the aroma due to roasted malt. Not very bitter, which I found a bit incongruous with the strong coffee aroma. This one just didn’t do it for me, but to Dock Street’s credit, it was still drinkable.
boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at fox and hound. Pours black with a medium sized brown head. The aroma has a ton of coffee bean. The taste has a lot of coffee, light roast, residual bitter coffee bean. Nice.
callmemickey (3989) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown-black body with a medium to thin tan head and spotty lacing. Espresso, roasted coffee, bitter dark chocolate, and a bit of caramel come through. Medium bodied, semi-dry, a little chalky and a tad thin in the finish. Flavor and aroma are dialed in, body is a hair off.
Chalsk (1101) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - AUG 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Capone’s. Pours a black color with a tan head. Espresso aroma with hints of roast and chocolate. Sweet roasty taste with chocolate notes on backend. Medium mouthfeel. Tasty.
tcane7 (1670) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Johnny Brenda’s. Pours black with one finger of fluffy tan head. Nose is espresso, roasted malts, chocolate and more coffee. Medium mouthfeel, smooth espresso flavor with some chocolate, with not too much bitterness.
daknole (10738) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 28, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
GABF. Nearly black. Aroma? Starbucks! Mocha heaven! Rich and full for such a low ABV and tons of awesome coffee! Really a nice brew.
Sledutah (6392) - Utah, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Dark brown with a medium sized beige head
Aroma: Roasted malts and dark roasted coffee
Taste: Roasted malts, dark coffee and chocolate
micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a deep brown color with some ruby high lights. Came to me with little in way of foamy head and I watched it being poured. There was a strong foam collar through out leaving spotting lacing.
Aroma was of rich roasted malts and coffee.
Taste is rich espresso roasted malts, similar to the aroma. I can also pick up some smoke or charcoal and peat.
Mouthfeel was on the thicker side of medium in feel. Has a bitter finish from the coffee no doubt.
A good beer I thought that is well balanced between the coffee and malts. Each compliment the other.
highpoint (26) - lansdowne, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
At first, the aroma seemed to give me that day old coffee pot smell. Then After tasting, a whole other experience! Big malt flavors dominant, with a fantastic hoppiness- a damn hoppy stout that holds up to the coffee flavors. Coffee and chocolate flavors linger, and stay for a while in aftertaste, very pleasant. Overall, best effort for this beer, as I’ve never really like this beer, as IT was more coffee than beer, but not good coffee. Worth seeking out.
alobar (3286) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black color with no head. Aroma of coffee and not much else. Black coffee flavor with some roasted malts and a touch of hops. Not much else happening here.