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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.4   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
How do you like your coffee? Try our delicious coffee stout and youíll never want your low-fat vanilla cream latte again. This might not contain a wonderful design in the foam, but it certainly will satisfy your need for a late evening coffee pick-me-up.

jlruthven's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
jlruthven (589) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 10, 2012
5 oz pour at Dexterís Pub, pre-GTMW. Oily, viscous black pour with dark espresso-colored head. Okay lacing, thick ribbons of alcohol legs. Huge maple syrup on the nose, also big on the coffee, barrel notes, and brown sugar. Super, super sweet: more maple syrup, molasses, fresh black coffee, some rich chocolate in there as well. I imagine this is what CBS sort of tastes like. Either way, a really excellent beer, if cloyingly sweet.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Illini1848 (2) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 2, 2015 does not count
Yesterday at the 2015 release. L: Very dark, no light gets through this one. As the beer moves around the glass, it coats and sticks to the side, pretty sure my chalice is permanently brown. Thin caramely head with good retention. S: Huge maple and coffee nose. The entire taproom smelled like brunch during the release. Most aromatic beer I have had. T: Maple not as big as nose would suggest, but still huge and controlling. The roasty coffee comes through amazingly as well, chocolately roasty, not bitter roasty. The beer is extremely smooth, would not guess it is a 12% stout. MF: Amazing. Absolutely perfect viscosity/thick feel for a non BA stout. Overall: Hands down the best adjunct stout Iíve ever had. The bottle count on this is significantly higher that the last run, so get your hands on one if you can. Another heavy hitter from TG.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
normalbeerguy (9) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 30, 2015 does not count
Fantastic beer. Tastes like breakfast in a glass! Aroma was boozy when cold but was nothing but maple, coffee, and pancakes after it warmed. Taste was same with a crazy amount of body. Delicious!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kkleu357 (599) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2015
On tap at Dexters during Great Taste Eve. Big thick black body. Huge aroma of coffee. Slick sticky mouthfeel. Hell, this beer is very sticky. Taste was huge coffee. Canít understate how much coffee flavor is in there. Probably more than the average extra dark roast coffee from the local coffee cafe. Has lots of sweet maple flavor to cut through the coffee. One thing I didnít like was that is was kind of tart. This might have been the coffee though. Still, I didnít care for the tart taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CMUBEERMAN (426) - - AUG 15, 2015
GTMW...obviously good, but not crazy. Super coffee and spice aroma...flat black color, taste is supper coffee and spice. Palate is really chalky...not my thing. Would seek out again...but not stand in a fest line...much less trade big.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
koleminer20 (1074) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 12, 2015
Morning delight. 10 5 10 5 20 Black dark brown had minimal send ring great staining on the glass. Smell is all coffee beautiful. Great complexity, Maple, like himself Greenwood and vanilla. Taste is unbelievable. Coffee Maple chocolate vanilla Bourbon. Aftertaste is all Maple sweet delicious unbelievable. I think viscous have a soft carbonation un fucking believable. I'll fix this soon-ish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sarro (128) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 12, 2015
Tap at GTMW Aug 2015. Pours an inky black with mocha lined heading. Nose is mostly maple accompanied by a bit of chocolate, vanilla, and coffee. Taste is subdued dark chocolate, strong organic maple character (as opposed to extract or flavoring), and finishes with coffee and slight acidity. Body seems thin and over carbonated, but even with all that said it was quite a treat!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ebone1988 (425) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - AUG 8, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2015 Sample at Great Taste of the Midwest. Aroma is coffee, maple, fresh oak. Awesome. Appearance is thick, black with brown head. Taste is coffee, maple, chocolate, vanilla, smooth. Mouthfeel is incredibly thick, oily, perfect. Overall....this beer is all of the hype and more.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (16429) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 7, 2015
Draft sample at Dexters. Black color, brown head. Aroma of rich espresso. Taste has vanilla, fruity rich coffee, dark bittersweet cocoa. Delicious.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
CountPrattula (53) - - AUG 7, 2015
Smells like glorious coffee with maple syrup. Just wonderful. Thick, creamy, sticky mouthfeel. Maple, coffee, chocolate, and a bit of booze. Absolutely superb, having this again just confirms that itís my all-time favorite beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
fiedler84 (10) - - AUG 7, 2015
Beautiful legs upon pouring this sexy beast. Aroma of roast malt, coffee and cocoa. TASTE IS AMAZING! chocolate malt, SWEET maple coffee and graham cracker with maple aftertaste. The best beer I have ever had.

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