ccex (891) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an opaque black with a small tan head. Smells of roasted malts and chocolate. Aroma is coffee and chocolate qith some roasted malts on the back end. Body is very full and creamy. Taste is on the sweet side but again reminds me of coffee. This is more enjoyable if you let it do its duty than if you try to figure out how to classify or describe it. A satisfying substantial brew. Iím glad to have picked up 6 of these.
abcfan (677) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 30, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Awesome brew! Pours black with thin caramel brown head. Sweet, chocolate, caramel, vanilla aroma. Silky smooth across the tongue with a sweet caramel / coffee finish. Slightly boozey at the end. Good stuff.
msojka (457) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is jet black with a think layer of dark brown bubbles, not even a head really. Nose is of coffee and booze. Taste is a little bit more subtle, clocking in with a lot of coffee flavor, and nearly gets in bitterness from that instead of the hops.
Chalsk (1017) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - JAN 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Cloverleaf. Pours a dark black color with caramel colored head. Aroma of caramel, dark fruit, vanilla, chocolate, slight coffee roast and earthiness. Sweet creamy caramel taste with dark fruit underneath. Coffee spice. Nice hop layer. And vanilla on the back end to smooth things out. Booze comes through slightly. Very solid.
nbondi (197) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost black with creamy tan head. Nose of coffee, grape, cinnamon. Somewhat subdued. Medium-heavy body with good carbonation. Coffee is understated with more sweet, fruity notes than any other coffee beer Iíve had. Tingly carbonation finish, with some lasting smoke and coffee.
Jesterdeal (1655) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2012
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of bitter coffee. Pours black with a thick head. Tastes sweet of.coffee, slight spice and a cream aftertaste. Very coffee but very tasty.
DialSquare (2316) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On nitro tap at RFD in DC. Big roasty sweet malt and coffee aroma. Large brown head. Taste is molasses, caramel and coffee. Good.
MotherBrother (654) - Aalborg, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour opaque dark, with creamy 1cm of brown head.
Aroma is heavy Roasted coffee. Chocolate, roasted malt, a little bit of vanilla. Long roasted aftertaste.
Medium sweet, with a bitter finish.
Medium bodied, with a medium carbonation.
TheGB (480) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a dense 1/4" head. Dark aroma of anise, coffee, roasted malt. Medium to full bodied with a nice smooth palate that isnít too roasty.
desurfer (1190) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Loads of rich chocolate and roasted coffee balanced by some hop bitterness and malty sweetness. Pretty much a template for strong coffee-influenced stouts.