zdk (1809) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Fat Heads Cleveland - espresso arouma, roasty chocolate. Nice piney hops. notes of nuts and sweet vanilla. Smooth bodied, finishes with some sharp hop notes. tasty.
MrBunn (2475) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from the North Olmsted location. Pours a dark brown with a decent enough head for a beer from a growler. Aromas are airy and dark. A hint of coffee and chocolate are there as is a leathery/peaty earthiness. Flavor is pretty good-lots of coffee and chocolate, but they seem kind of washed out when compared to the imperial stouts that have jumped on the coffee bean/cocoa bandwagon. Itís very good, a bit simple and infinitely drinkable.
Cliff (399) - The Land of Milk and Honey, Ohio, USA - JUL 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice coffee stout. Big roasted aromas with some subtle sweetness, including vanilla. All complemeting the coffee aromas/flavors. Coffee is star, but is has some nice backing undertones of chocolate and caramel sweetness. A nice beer, just wasnít the best to drink on a 90F day.
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 10, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
black with large white head. coffee nose. low bitterness with some coffee flavor but little crystal malt and little other malt flavor before a thin watery flavor. disappointing
baraciisch (1969) - California, USA - JUL 5, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Slightly coffee bean aroma... Tasted like the wort of a porter... Excessively sweet without much balance or coffee flavor... Poor effort.
Dogbrick (8507) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2010 Nitro sample at the brewpub, and a growler from the tower for home. The beer is a brownish-black color with a medium thick and foamy tan head that diminishes steadily. Rings of lacing on the glass. Roasted coffee and malt in the nose. Rich body with a strong coffee character along with flavors of dark chocolate and hops. The finish is moderately bitter roasted coffee that lingers awhile. The nitro version had a more muted coffee presence but both were good.
JaBier (4983) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler shared by Dogbrick. Many thanks for bringing this one back. Black pour with a thin tan head. Aroma of roasty coffee, a bit of cream and some chocolate. Coffee flavor with a touch of creaminess and some chocolate before a lasting bitter coffee finish. Solid.
patrick767 (3586) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft - Pours dark brown to black and smells of dark roast malt and obviously coffee. The flavor is sweet roasted malt and some good coffee with a little dryness in the finish of this medium to full bodied brew.
barak316 (107) - Elyria, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep dark pour with a creamy white head. Big coffee aroma. Tastes of coffee and chocolate. Dry mouthfeel with a strange aftertaste. Solid beer.
DialSquare (2844) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at fat heads pittsburgh. Pleasant coffee malt aroma. Black pour w/ solid tan head. Straightforward coffee stout taste. Little weak on the follow through. Just had a blackout stout - so tough competition.