jandd1983 (1880) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at an ESBLS tasting. It poured a hazy dark color with a tan head. The aroma was of espresso, jalapeno, cacao and hops. The taste was of cacao, espresso, hot peppers and a somewhat sweet finish. Very good.
BMMillsy (952) - Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2013 On tap at Elysian in Seattle. Pours black. Smells of strong coffee amd chocolate. Beautiful mocha flavor. Medium mouthfeel, and goes down easy. One of the best I have had of the style.
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AmEricanbrew (5200) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - OCT 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color with tan sheen. Big coffee, chocolate, dark roast aromas. medium body with average co2. Nice sweet mocha coffee, deep roast malt flavors-bitter drying coffee finish--tasty coffee stout.
ttutony (586) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice coffee and chocolate flavors with a slightly sweet finish. Well done.
Reid (1717) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - SEP 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle from Rothís Sunnyslope Market,Salem. Very reasonable price of $3.99
Black body with hints of mahogany around the edges of the glass ..has a small wispy tan head.
Aroma is a nice blend of medium roast fresh ground coffee and toassty ,nutty malts very pleasing
Taste is much the same as the aroma but with a bit of fruitiness near the end..good
Palate was OK but maybe a little too laid back with next to no carbonation.
Overall a very nice smooth beer good late summer drinking
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Poured a dark brown color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of coffee, roast, earth, some vanilla, and chocolate. Tastes of vanilla, chocolate, lighter roast, caramel, and coffee. Coffee was there, but would have liked to have it stronger. Body on the thinner side.
crackedmachine (445) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours opaque black with a thin, short-lived brown-sugar head.
Aroma of coffee, milk chocolate.
Flavor matches pretty well, pleasantly light with ample milk chocolate and coffee. Brings to mind an excellent iced coffee.
Lightly acidic with a crisp finish. Not a whole lot of roasted malt flavor. A bit thin, but that is to its advantage...it works well.
Nikiel (829) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle with Carla from Belmont Station. Pours black with dark brown foam. Smells earthy of coffee. Tastes roasty with notes of acidic coffee.
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The pour is black with a small, tan, frothy head which is fully diminishing and leaves minimal lace. The nose is full of sweet espresso roast, some Oreo crumbs, light burnt toast, burnt caramel, and a slight malt flavoring note. The flavor is a bit hollow compared to the nose; sweet espresso, Oreo, and some burnt toast. The palate is thin, lively, silky, watery, and lees than medium. The finish is sweet Oreo and some lingering burnt notes. There is less acidity in this one than most coffee beers, which is nice, but the flavor lacks any malt depth. Thin palate and lack of appearance do not help. A nice beer to drink, and certainly to smell, but just lacks in other key areas.
BeerandBlues2 (8442) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours opaque with an average, frothy tan head, medium-short retention with good lacing. Aroma is roasted coffee, toast and chocolate malt, earthy hops, dates and prunes. Flavor is malt and coffee dominant, light fruity esters, hops, and medium bitterness with a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.