hopdog (9327) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at DFH. Poured a black color, with brown edges, and a smaller sized tan head. Different aromas with every deep smell - coffee, smoke, vanilla beans, roast, floral, hoppy, and pine. Tastes of coffee, vanilla, molasses, roast, pine, and floral hops. Some of my favorite in this one - I love coffee beers, hops, and Imperial Stouts, and this did not disappoint! Black coffee IPA!
brokensail (11998) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The beer pours very dark brown, almost black, with a small off-white head.
S: The coffee aroma really comes through. There’s a bit of coffee grounds and a very mild acidity. Perhaps a hint of soy sauce with an almost spicy/cinnamon aroma. The vanilla is there a bit in the background.
T: An almost espresso-like coffee flavor. Sort of bitter from all the roast with the same sort of spicy note. Plenty of dark chocolate dark chocolate along with vanilla and an earthy flavor and bitterness.
M: The body is medium with medium carbonation.
O: Other than the soy sauce on the nose, this was a pretty good beer. Nice coffee and vanilla character.
bigguns22 (718) - Maryland, USA - SEP 23, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had this beer in the brew pub in Delaware they wouldn’t let me fill a Take home container very much sucked but not the beer if you like coffee you will love this beer.big beer big flavors.
trancecyclist (44) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at DFH. This was one of 3 very limited stouts when I was there (World Wide Stout and a minted stout were also on), and this is indeed a very good stout. Strong coffee flavor and a decent hop profile (though I was surprised to see that it was at 120 IBUs). An excellent stout that they should consider producing more broadly, but probably won’t because there just just so many more new brews to be made!
egajdzis (5456) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2011 Opaque black color with a small, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of coffee, vanilla, roasted malts, smoke, floral hops, pine, cocoa, and some alcohol. Taste of roasted malts up front, with smoke, coffee, vanilla, piney hops, and some alcohol in the finish.
Damico (2745) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma is awesome notes of coffee and vanilla with a nice blend of roasted malts and hops. The beer pours creamy dark brown with a decent caramel head. The body is creamy and light boozy sweet deliciousness with notes of vanilla and big molasses.
Gmoney (442) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub .... Jet black pour , big beige head , excellent lacing . Huge coffee aroma with some vanilla ,soy sauce and citrus hops . Strong espresso flavor upfront . Dark roasted malt and hop bitterness , some notes of vanilla and earthiness . Medium bodied and carbonation . Slight alcohol in the bitter hoppy , coffee finish . Very interesting and very strong overall . I liked it .