Scubatrip (605) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the bottle, courtesy of Secret Santa, pours black with a brown foamy head. Aroma is bitter, of coffee and dark roasted malts. Taste is smooth and lightly bitter, coffee, caramel. Lighter than expected, pretty good beer here. Thanks, Santa!
ketchepillar (1172) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - FEB 23, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2009 2/23/2009 from 12oz bottle received in trade ~6 months ago. Aroma is great. Mostly coffee in the beast. Chocolate comes through in the finish. Finish is oily and really strong, quite good. Palate could be thicker. 9/4/9/4/17-4.3
Re-rate. 2 bottles mid 05/2009 purchased 4/2009. I canít tell if this is too young or too old. Iím thinking too young because I got it so recently, but it has some alcohol character. Nothing too much, but it doesnít work well with the beer. It is slightly vinous-could be the first signs of oxidation. Greater chocolate to coffee ratio than the first rate. 8/4/8/3/16-3.9
7/20/09. Another bottle from the most recent 4pack. Much better. Back where I remember it. Iíll have to sit on these for just a few months before I open em. No vinous character-guess it was just young before, not oxidized. Tons of chocolate, tons of coffee, etc. Quite thick, even too thick. Aroma-coffee, good, not great. Flavor-coffee-great, chocolate-great. 8/4/10/4/17-4.3
hillfiiiiire (323) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 23, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark body with a tan head. Aroma is coffee first and foremost. Naturally thereís some chocolate and a little bit of burnt malt. Flavor is really solid. Itís a sweet cup of coffee. I enjoy it quite a bit. Chocolate gives it a slightly rounder flavor, but coffee is really what it all comes down to here. Finishes with nice bitter burnt notes. Quite tasty beer.
topherh (1914) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - FEB 22, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a thin brown head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, and roasted malt. Flavor is mainly coffee, with a hint of chocolate with a bitter finish.
LtDan (1805) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - FEB 20, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Midnight brown with a brown ring at the top. Aroma: Coffee, black pepper, and tobacco. Tatste: A quick shot of black coffee on the middle of the tongue. Roasty malts take over. FInishes with raw coffee grinds. Mouthfeel: Very thin and silky. Overall: Not too shabby.
jkwalking05 (4082) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2009
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black in color with a large thick beautiful brown head. Aroma is of fresh ground coffee beans. Itís like walking into a starbucks or through central markets coffee section. It also has chocolate and roasted malts in the nose. Taste is of coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa, and roasted malts. Thisck like oatmeal, rich and creamy. I want another.
suchen (81) - , Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 10, 2009 If you want all of the complex flavors of coffee without the caffeine, and all wrapped up into a beautiful beer, this beerís for you. From the loaded coffee aroma to the kick in the mouth roasted coffee malts with bitter chocolate under tones, this beer does the trick for coffee lovers. The thick maltiness was balanced by a very solid amount of hops that really came through on tap leading to a really nice dry finish.
njbfr (113) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 18, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours pitch black with a minimal brown head. Aroma mainly of coffee. Floods the mouth with coffee-y goodness. Kind of oily mouthfeel which is understandable if you watch as it pours. Almost syrupy. Flavor is like a frappuchino with more coffee. Delicious!
jamvin23 (162) - chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle but also currently on tap @ Twisted Spoke. One of the best stouts iíve ever had. Aroma is steeped coffee grounds, chocolate, and burnt bitterness. Flavor is rich, complex and coffee galore.
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Thick black elixir with brown head and loads of thick lacing. Rich coffee and mocha aromas with Mayan chocolate accents. Creamy body. Oh man! Intense creamy coffee and cocoa throughout. I love this brew!