ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle says 6.7%. Poured into a pint glass and consumed relatively warm.
A: Pours a dark burgundy color with good opacity. The head is a two finger khaki shade. I donít like how fizzy it looks, nor do I like its poor retention. Forget about lacing on the glass, ícause there isnít any. Addendum: at a colder temperature, the head has a creamier texture and retains itself more solidly. Therefore, it deserves a higher mark here.
S: Itís got the coffee character I like in my coffee stouts - not too stale or mild. A hint of balancing chocolate sweetness and mild hoppiness helps to break up the monotony. But even if it was completely one note, Iíd still enjoy the coffee character a great deal.
T: At first, thereís a mild chocolate and caramel character. After the midpoint, coffee takes center stage. I also notice a distant aftertaste of mild hops. Itís mostly a coffee bomb with only touches of chocolate, so thank cripes that it seems very fresh and flavorful to me.
M: Quite thin in body. Since this is a single stout, I can forgive that. Itís not really creamy, either, which is perhaps less forgivable. Still, the mouthfeel succeeds in providing a bone-dry finish while leaving lingering tones of coffee and chocolate on the palate. Superb drinkability as a result.
O: Iíve seemingly had a billion coffee stouts recently, but this is the one that could be mentioned in the same breath as the FBS/WnB pantheon and not get embarrassed as a result.
RussianDragon (420) - - JUL 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear near black with light passing as a dark ruby hue when backlit. A dark tan head fades to the edge fairly quickly, leaving barely any lacing. Aroma is overall mild, but complex: chocolate malt, cocoa, bittersweet chocolate syrup, and coffee in the form of mocha. Flavor is same, and very rich for a 6.7%. Mild dark cherry tang in the finish, which is very nice. Medium bodied, active carbonation, a great beer.
docsteigs (527) - Texas, USA - JUN 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The overpowering roastiness of this stout just kicks you in the teeth. It's too much. Even for a roasty stout. Sorry.
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HellesBunny666 (158) - Virginia, USA - JUN 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark Bittersweet chocolate. Very strong coffee flavors, unsweetened chocolate. Dry. Smooth.
Emeister84 (918) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark chocolate, roast, fruity tobacco. Black with a fully lasting tan head. Big roast coffee flavors in the attack, soily earthiness. Full bodied with lingering roasted malty notes.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4895) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2014 Sampled on draft at Hou Thou this beer poured a black color with a small foamy tan head that faded quickly and left no lacing. The aroma was fairly strong brewed coffee and a bit of wood. The flavor was fairly strong brewed coffee, wood and an acidic presence. Medium length finish. Medium body. Ok.
Huhzubendah (2443) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
4-pack from Nickís of Clinton.
the beer is opaque, sporting a near black body and a half inch of beige head. The aroma offers roast, coffee, bready malt. Roast and stout character lead the charge, with coffee playing a supporting role. Rich and dark, with a mild hop presence and perhaps a touch of earthiness. Medium bodied. Simple and straightforward. A solid stout and at a decent price. Recommended.
60minuteman (716) - Frazer, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark color, tan lace. Dark coffee, espresso taste. Pretty sticky. Medium-thin body, medium duration. Flavor is not as strong as I would hope it would be.
JFGrind (1842) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Evolution brews up a darkest brown, full bodied Foreign Stout with strong coffee flavor blended well with chocolate and roasted malts.
callmemickey (2652) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown-black body, medium to thin tan head, sparse lacing. Strong roasted coffee notes, general earthiness, and light chocolate. Coffee is definitely the focus here. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, mild bitterness, and decent dryness in the finish.
brystmar (1233) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 7, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark body summons tan head which disappears quickly, never to return.
Smells oxidized. Could use more body and less carb overall. Hearty coffee, oxy, prickly carb, nutty malts on the palate. Decent, I suppose, but I can buy Breakfast Stout locally and that sets the bar stupidly high.