bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(1L flip-top bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours an opaque black body with a small tan head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, and subtle mint. Flavor of coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, some vanilla, and restrained mint.
Travlr (11016) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear dark maroon color. Aroma of coffee and cocoa. Taste is more coffee slightly thin body, but decent enough.
daknole (9050) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown pour, ligh brown head. Roasty and toasty aroma and flavor with some chocolate and coffee. Ok brew.
hopdog (8867) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a deep brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of lots of coffee...coffee grounds. Tastes of coffee and roasty. Yep, a coffee beer for sure.
Drake (8322) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 mL bottle from the brewery. Pours a dark brown color with a large foamy brown head. Good head retention. Aroma of bitter coffee, coffee grounds, sweet malt finish. The taste is roast coffee, roasted malts, chocolate, sweet malts and a mild hop note in the finish. Medium bodied. Decent, well balanced.
jtclockwork (8214) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flip Top growler thanks to michaelpollack. Pours black. Tan head. Nose is freshly brewed coffee, vanilla bean and roast chocolate malt. Very rich and full nose. Taste is the same, but a bit muted. Body is on the thinner side, but still satisfying.
Dogbrick (7959) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to JaBier for sharing a swingtop bottle. The beer pours dark brownish-black with a thin tan head that recedes steadily. Partial rings of lace. Smells pretty much like a cold cup of coffee, plus a touch of malt. Medium body with a moderately bitter coffee character and notes of roasted malt. The finish is roasty coffee with a lingering bitter java aftertaste. Good brew overall.
BMan1113VR (7854) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to thirdeye11. Pours with a tan head that fades over a very dark brown body. Huge aromas of coffee, roast, vegetables and black pepper. Flavors of molasses, brown sugar and a ton of coffee. Somewhat light mouthfeel with medium bubbles.
DocLock (7828) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 slim bottle. Pours hazy dark brownish black with tan head. Nose is roasty choc and patent malts, heavy coffee, hops. Tastes roasty and dark malty, with a big coffee flavor, some hops, and an overall bitter black coffee flavor. OK, not great.
Earlier Rating: 1/31/2011 Total Score: 3.8
Swing top 1L bottle. Pours deep brownish black with 1-finger tan head. Nose is big coffee grounds, jalapeno oil, black malt, very much like Bell’s java in the nose. Tastes bitter, with big coffee flavor, black malt, and some hops and cacao. Medium palate heft, smooth, and delicious.
Ughsmash (7124) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 27, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big ol’ flip-top. Poured deeper brown with a tall, nice-looking smoked beige head. The aroma picked up sweeter, lightly-roasted coffee, toffee, and lesser biscuity notes.. soft overall, and I loved the coffee they used in there.. a bit earthy. The flavor found the same sweeter, earthy coffee throughout.. just a little bitterness and sour, ripe coffee beans around.. more coffee stuck on the long, tasty finish. Medium-bodied and fairly well carbonated on the palate.. well-balanced and tasty.. not the most complex brew in the world, but I’d drink it any night.