ARH (777) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap, poured into a snifter. The aroma is coffee beans and fresh brewed coffee at once, with undertones of nuts, toffee, and sweet dark fruit. The beer is dark and just about opaque with a deep, molasses brown hue. The head is tan and dense - gelatin thick - and retains a thick ring, a good wispy surface, and it leaves a good, messy lace. The beer is a medium high coffee bitter, mostly at the tail end, with a medium caramel sweetness upfront. It’s creamy with a smooth, fuzzy carbonation. The full body holds characters of a sweet coffee with raisin notes, a light, dark chocolate touch, and a nut character. The finish is smooth with dark chocolate, raisin, and coffee. The aftertaste is dry and clean with a bit of coffee grounds and some raisin left behind.
Patrickctenchi (4627) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black, with a dark tan head.
Coffee, ashy aroma.
Roast, bitter chocolate, coffee taste.
A little bit of cream.
gizmo_ber (189) - Steinwenden, GERMANY - JUL 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
It’s just like drinking coffee/espresso. I like coffee, so I could drink this one all day with no problem, but it doesn’t really feel like a beer.
GnarlyGnome (756) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft: exactly what you’d expect... A nice stout with some wonderful coffee flavors. Roasty and smooth, it’s wonderful, but nothing to get excited about.
tastybeer (1845) - Indiana, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. black pour, tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, roast, espresso. Taste is chocolate, coffee, espresso, roast. Palate is soft, creamy, light bitter finish.
Chudwick (2388) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JUN 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taster at the brewery - nose is dark coffee. Sip adds more coffee. Appropriate name. Dark chocolate bitterness. Intense flavor with weaker body.
matthewjk (966) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I believe my first try from Fifty West Brewing. A very creamy and smooth experience--slightly herbaceous, but pleasant. Good first impression. On tap @ Dewey’s Pizza.
shrubber85 (8787) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Creamy coffee malt aroma. Black with nice tan head. Black coffee malt with just a hint of cream. Smooth, easy drinking beer.
rondphoto (2701) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAR 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
@ 50 West / Cincinnati --- Opaque black-brown, tan head that sinks to the rim, thin streaks of lace. Taste is toasted malt with just enough black coffee to justify the name; However, on the swallow, it is nothing but pure, rich tasting stout. This one is a cut above, an exceptional example of the style. Highly recommended.
drsordr (1429) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at brew pub opaque black with tan head. Nose medium roast coffee and chocolate. Taste early palate competes with strong bitter chocolate mixed with coffee. Mid palate roast and fairly bitter finish. Less roast than expected. Large on the bitter.