charule (808) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong coffee stench and flavour. Nice smooth and lightly carbonated feel. Slightly bitter. Would drink again.
alobar (2616) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours tar black with a creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and lactose sugar. Coffee flavor with roasted malt, touch of coffee bitterness, and hints of chocolate and lactose. Very nice.
douglas88 (5554) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 thanks to Dan. Pours a jet black color with a medium creamy brown head. A sweet nose of coffee, milk and ash. Big sweet coffee but not too much, lactose, black patent, roasted heavy malts, some metal, vanilla. Quite good. Funny story: I had a giant liter bottle of this that I asked my mom to mail out. She literally put it in a UPS flat rate box with no packing. It broke. Nice to try it finally.
MarkSachon (506) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft sampler at The Beerhive in Pittsburgh. The coffee does not come through as much as one would expect, but the remainder is very satisfying and tasty. Plenty of robust flavors and a nice chewiness stand out.
alexsdad06 (4527) - Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at RBWG ’11. Pours a dark brown to black color with a small khaki head. The aroma and flavor had roasted malts, roasted coffee, a peppery spice and some chocolate. Decent enough aroma and flavor, but the body was thin.
MadRobin (1694) - Silver Spring, USA - SEP 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from growler. Opaque, near black with a 3-finger dark tan head and excellent lacing. Aroma of roasted coffee, dark roasted malt, more dark intense coffee. Taste of dark roasted coffee, dark roasted malt, chocolate and lactose sugar. Medium body and medium carbonation. Lots and lots of coffee in this one, but little complexity. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Advocate_Ames (384) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours very dark brown with a fluffy khaki head that sticks to my glass. The aroma is of roasted coffee, dark malts, sweet malts, and light hops. As for flavor I picked up on coffee grounds, semi sweet and dry malts characters, light bittering chocolate, light hop intensity, and a mild roasted taste. The finish is of roasted coffee, weak bitterness, and malts. Overall this is an enjoyable drink and worth trying if you love coffee.
ryanscourt (552) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wonderfull aroma of coffee beans, taste is coffee and cocoa, very nice. One of the better coffee beers I have had. Medium/light body, not stepping on stouts toes.
Drake (7940) - 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.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4547) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled on draft this beer poured a black color with a medium sized foamy-creamy brown head that lingered and left decent lacing. The aroma was dry brewed coffee. The flavor was dry, roasty and had a fairly strong brewed coffee presence. Medium length finish. Medium body and smooth. Ok.
DocLock (7481) - 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.