tectactoe (1658) - Michigan, USA - APR 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Thanks, Jeff. Oily & mostly black with a mild shade of brown near the top; fluffy, tan head foams up slowly on tap & takes its time receding. Aroma is full of deep, oily, roasted coffee beans; woody with moderately ashy undertones. Almost imagine Bourbon County Coffee without the bourbon, oak, & robustness. Smells like similar coffee beans, though. Taste is lighter in the coffee department with more roast & sweetness coming out. A nice bitter snap from the roast with mid char, leading into more coffee beans & some dark cocoa beans. A little creamy sweetness in the final moments. A pretty good, fairly robust coffee stout. One of Flying Dog’s better offerings.
SpongeRuiner (693) - Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks Jeff. Pours a dark dark brown with a really nice dark brown thick head. A big coffee bean and burnt coffee aroma. A nice fresh feel. Clean. A nice coffee taste that is nice and smooth. A bit of chocolate comes out in the end. Good stuff.
JonMoore (1851) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - black with a thick tan head. Aroma of roasted malts and coffee. Flavours are roasted malts, coffee less prevalent, dark fruit, tar, alcohol. Sweet then nicely bitter. Full bodied, smooth. Good.
OldGrowth (2645) - North Carolina, USA - APR 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
10oz pour at Triangle Wine. Good aroma. Sweet. Roasted malt, makes me think banana, chocolate. Dark orangy brown color. . Good head that faded to a ring. Not much lacing. Sweet flavor. Heavy body. Creamy oily mouthfeel. Sweet finish. It’s good. Not fully grabbing my attention. Aroma is just a tad dull, I think it’s the part factor. Not much in the way of coffee for me. More of the part And chocolate. Fair to middlin.
AdamT (158) - North Carolina, USA - APR 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle from Tasty Beverage in Raleigh. Black pour, zero visibility with mostly diminishing dark brown head. Milk chocolate, dark malt, dark fruit, alcohol, more coffee aroma as it warms. Heavy bitter malt & chocolate up front (coffee as it warms), with a long medium milk chocolate finish. More alcohol on the finish as it warms. I also detected some smoke on the aroma and taste. I liked this quite a bit.
Evolutionary (279) - Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at mellow mushroom. Pours black as night and thin tan head. Nose is sweet and smoky. Thick bodied and hints of vanilla and milk come thru. Very smooth and sweetness shines thru. Coffee is there but not overpowering.
---Rated via my mouth
Garrold (1214) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Friends of Ham, Leeds. Clear, very dark brown. Halo of tan coloured head. Coffee. Vanilla. Chocolate. Light smoke. Dry, light bitter, smooth, creamy palate. Smoooooth finish. Very nice.
Mjp12 (311) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bottle, jet black, with thin tan head. The coffee gives a real bitter finish, very nice.
hopmelt (172) - Painesville TWP, Ohio, USA - MAR 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black, no light through, very slight khaki head. Aroma coffee, doughy malt, roast malt, chocolate, vanilla, moderate alcohol. Taste big roast, sweet toffee malt, coffee, bittersweet chocolate, vanilla, slightly earthy, very sweet. Full body, medium carbonation, nice alcohol bite, sweet finish. Overall extremely tasty, well made beer,a bit sweet for me, not the best in style, but very good.
callmemickey (2658) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown-black body, medium sized tan head, spotty lacing. Baker’s chocolate, light coffee, roast, caramel, vanilla bean, and molasses. Medium to full bodied, moderate carbonation, mild sweetness, finish is a little unrefined, but otherwise solid.