imaliveru (1) - USA - JUN 2, 2008 does not count
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Had this beer at Beer Fest in Minneapolis.
FANTASTIC! If you espress/dark coffee, dark chocolate, and dark stouts, youíll LOVE this beer!
I didnít notice the metallic flavor at all. Also, would say that itís ANYTHING but "thin & wattery". This beer is & stays substantial from the very first sip.
Not excesiively dry on the finish like some other stouts.
Highly recommended, if you can find it!
DrGirlfriend (1) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 4, 2008 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
As a new beer drinker and a coffe lover I was interested in having my first coffee beer. On tap at the Ugly Mug, Flat Earthís Black Helicopter was very tasty. At first all I could smell and taste was coffee - dark and smooth, no bitterness but then more subtle flavors come out. Easliy drank 1 pint. Looking forward to drinking more!
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2009
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle #449. Body-opaque, thick ring of bubbles, medium film of bubbles. Nose0dry coffee bean, porter, smells like a coffee stout should. Taste-breakfast cereal, coffee, biscuits and coffee, cherry, French vanilla, cafť mocha, Nutella. Very well done.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Ugly Mug release party, this was delicious. Pitch black color with oatmeal and roasted malts and plenty of subtle coffee. The flavor was one of the best Iíve tried in a coffee beer. The stout is perfectly balanced with a rich coffee flavor and had an impeccably smooth finish.
Mrthirstyneck (341) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 16, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This a different coffee stout than anyone I had ever had. Its jet black with a grayish thick creamy head. aroma is pitch black cold coffee, very pleasing. It looks and pours somewhat similar to a guiness. the mouthfeel is super smooth and creamy. It has very low carbonation, and not much in the way of anything bitter or roasty. Its like a coffee guiness in a way. I loved it. It very different and very tasty!
badgerben (4502) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 19, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Happy Gnome. Black color with a thin head. Solid aroma of coffee, chocolate and milk. Lots more of all of those in the flavor. The coffee turns slightly bitter towards the finish with some roasted malt quality, too. Something seemed just a little different (in a good way), but very hard to nail down. Maybe fruity? Iím sure itís not meant to be overblown like Tyranenaís Brewers Gone Wild coffee beers; Flat Earth just doesnít do that. Itís very well done.
incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - MAY 12, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Tap at Acadia Cafe. Lots of coffee aroma, as you would assume. Very creamy and smooth, low carbonation, somewhat like a coffee version of Guniess. Just a little bit weak on mouthfeel for a stout, but still a very good coffee stout.
Skyview (5269) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 13, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught at the new Acadia Cafe location in uptown Minneapolis. Pours an opaque dark brown that is nearly black as the ace of spades with a thin and fast dissolving tan head that leaves behind a thin tan ring and no lacing. Aroma of mostly toasted coffee, light vanilla, toasted dark malt, a touch of lactose and oatmeal. Taste is medium to full bodied, very light carbonation with flavors of roasted coffee bean, some vanilla and a semi-sweet and toasted dark malt. Finish even has a touch of coffee remaining with a mild bitterness that really is memorable. Jeffís beers are continuing to grow and becoming more in flavor and character. If you like real roasted coffee, this one is another hit!
KAF (448) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - JUN 26, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark liquid pour with a finger thick tannish head. Coffee nose. Definite coffee flavor with a hint of lactose as well as cocoa. If you like coffee you will like this. Very smooth.
mar (4959) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle #449. thanks to rollinhard. black pour with a thick cream head. nice nose of coffee beans. smooth on the palate with a great coffee flavor.