drowland (5980) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled during CBC 2013. Black pour with a nice tan head that sticks and laces well. Nice aroma - roasted malts, velvety, nice coffee aspect, some nice chocolate mingling in there. Rich flavor, more roast, a touch of ash, coffee, and chocolate. Not bad!
cheap (3943) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2013
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
On tap at mad mex. Big and black. Smell is volatile coffee. Quite strong, but not as strong as expected for an impy stout. Yes, that aroma is like alky fumes. Whiskey laced coffee impressions. Almost flat. Gets stronger during the session. Turns a little rude towards the end of the session. Finish is volatile coffee. Very alarming to the nose.
Iphonephan (3028) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Fatheads N Olnstead OH. Pours black with a tan head. Roasted coffee nose. Coffee flavor with notes of chocolate. High carbonation. Smooth finish. Very tasty stuff.
Beerman6686 (4170) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
this one poured a medium to dark brown color with a lighter tan head. Aroma consisted of roasted coffee, dark chocolate, and light green hops. Flavor was a bit lacking on the coffee tones, but still a great well rounded higher abv stout.
artmcd8 (1498) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle share at Voodoo. Not much aroma in the cold. Coffee taste. Huge flavor.
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charule (957) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured dark with light head. Roasted coffee aroma. Strong regular coffee taste. Solid choice.
jmikolich (1427) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - MAR 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This go round was made with Phenix coffee from Cleveland, still super tasty but the amount of coffee in this is crazy to the point i’m getting an almost gritty taste on my teeth. No vegetals, loads of roasted coffee.. some seriously good stuff.
pottygok (433) - Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Smells like a fresh pot of coffee with hints of chocolate and possibly sugar.
Appearance: Black with a tan head that dissipates quickly.
Taste: Slight bitterness with a light sweetness to balance.
Palate: Medium-full body, watery texture, soft carbonation, long finish.
Overall: If this wasn’t carbonated, I would swear I was drinking iced coffee. Now, that being said, the coffee may have been a bit overpowering, but I still think this works as a beer.
hopscotch (8785) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft… Pours pitch black with a mid-sized, creamy, beige head. Decent retention. Deep-roast coffee and dark chocolate are the major players in the nose - blueberry, raspberry and blackberry nuances as well. Medium-bodied with stinging carbonation. Very roasty Cuban espresso flavor – quite carbonaceous. Medium burnt bitterness. Finishes charred, bitter and a touch acrid.
Brigadier (2875) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at brewpub
Ordering a small sample of this I was met with a beer that was better than the sum of its parts. A beefed up version of the regular Bean Me Up this takes it to the next level. I am not sure how long it will last but if you are in the area get there while you can.
Aroma / Appearance - The semi-opaque reddish black body was murky like a thick oil. Thin long legs gave away a reasonably high ABV content. Espresso mixed with sugar and creamer make it a dessert like experience. There isn’t much depth but it works.
Flavor / Palate - A chewy half melted Mars Bar creeps into the mouth then lingers there. Dark chocolate, instant coffee, and a dash of milk play on the throat. For the style it is nothing special. However even so it was enjoyable and worth trying.