micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Has this at the blue dog.
Appears deep dark brown with a smallish tan head but well maintained throughout. There is some lacing here and there. By tilting the glass this way and that I was able to rustle up some more foamy head and also to gage the attenuation which appears to be well carbonated.
The aroma is as one might expect: rich malts highly roasted, bittersweet chocolates and black coffee. The coffee aroma is the most pronouned, but aroma is also well balanced.
Taste is again what you might expect, highly roasted malts almost to the put of being burnt, rich bittersweet chocolate and coffee, rich black coffee. Hints of nuts and molasses too can be tasted.
A thick bodied beer here with a hint of creaminess before turning slightly dry. Towards the end soft alcohol warming is present.
dinkle50 (1163) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with a single finger, espresso colored head. Aroma is full of chocolate. Creamy mouth, velvety. Taste is full of coffee at the finish. Big time coffee bomb. Starts off like a mocha, then the coffee comes in and just crushes your palate. Very easy drinking though, if you like coffee.
ChrisSc (439) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber into tulip. Minneapolis.
Pours very dark brown, basically black. Small rim of white head.
Aroma is coffee, dark chocolate. Pretty coffee centric.
Taste has a coffee bitterness with sweetness to balance.
Body is medium. Mostly smooth. Longer finish.
pushkinwow (2292) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Mahogany with a beige head that mostly fades. Strong roasted coffee aroma with some light grinds, some malt and molasses with a bit of caramel, slightly sweet with a moderate carbonation and body, enjoyable with a roasted dry finish.
Trev (2019) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown pour with ruby highlights. Medium tight tan head.
Nice roasted bean aroma . Cocoa and dark chocolate.
Flavour is nice dark roasted malt. Medium to light body. Some good coffee and chocolate balance. Light burnt malt bitterness in finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ineedbeer (1297) - Oakland, California, USA - JUN 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bottle.
Aroma is coffee forward with a nice coffee character but not over the top. Some medium chocolate notes with some light roast and a faint fruitiness. Some light caramel notes.
Pours dark brown, almost black with a medium sized, dark tan head that recedes quickly to the edges where it lingers for a bit. Medium light lacing and small legs.
Flavor is moderately sweet with some nice chocolate and light dark caramel notes. Some moderate coffee notes that add a light nuttiness. Some light roast notes as well. Medium bitterness.
Mouthfeel is medium to medium full bodied with a bit of stickiness in the finish and medium carbonation. Low, but present astringency with low alcohol warmth.
Overall, a pretty nice smaller coffee beer. Nice chocolate and coffee notes with good complexity and a lighter body. Pretty tasty lingering coffee notes.
kkleu357 (599) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 11, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
So happy to see this stout back. Medium dark black body. Good frothy 1/2 inch head. Tons of coffee aroma. Rich full body stout with a good amount of coffee taste. One of my favorite coffee stouts.
johnnymusky (625) - Minnesota, USA - APR 19, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
coffee and lots of it...taste is good....smell is ok...pour is really dark....(#457)...
Mindstatic1979 (4) - Hales Corners, Wisconsin, USA - APR 17, 2015 does not count
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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slowrunner77 (7438) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"courtesy pfoxyjohn...a light-medium bodied slightly dry stout. the coffee went from subtle at 49 degrees to prominent after 10 minutes. roasted malt, bittersweet coffee. nice...almost a standout. got to revisit - all about the coffee, especially the aroma. still quite nice and still a 4 (maybe higher if i have one for breakfast!)"
Nsanders (788) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUL 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Black with a foamy light brown head. Intense nutty light roasted coffee, cocoa powder, powdered sugar and malt powder. Has a dry sweetness of cocoa powder followed by the bitterness of coffee. Heavier syrupy feel with minimal carbonation.