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RATINGS: 3371   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
The coffee loverís consummate beer. Brewed with an abundance of flaked oats, bitter and imported chocolates and two types of coffee, this stout has an intense fresh-roasted java nose topped with a frothy, cinnamon-colored head that goes forever.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Weedking4 (33) - Stratford, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2009
Bottle. Iím new to this style, so my rating might be scewed. Pours pure black. Tastes of roasted malts and hints of chocolate with a hint of the coffee. Very easy to drink, very smooth and no hint of the alc.%. It still didnít wow me though, but iím a hop head going through an adjustment here to a new style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2009
Draft. Pours deep amber/black with a thick, biege head. Dense aroma of coffee, spice, chocolate, malt, and pepper. Heavy body with a bold, creamy finish. Great stout.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tilldeath (109) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 6, 2009
One of my favorite if not my favorite. I tried this right after a KBS and I have to say while amazing and a bit more complex I prefer this to KBS. The oatmeal comes through so much better and makes for a thinner more pleasing mouthfeel IMO. If I could get my hands on this easily, Iíd be drinking it everyday.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pete4999 (1445) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 4, 2009
Bottle courtesy of DA from Fever. Thanks! Pours jet black with a tan head. Smells of coffee, chocolate. Definite coffee. Tastes of coffee too. Doesnít even taste like beer....tastes like iced coffee. Bitter, but a perfect balance of bitterness and subtle sweetness. One of the best Iíve had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Paulp (20) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2009
12 oz. bottle poured black with a medium tan head. coffee and roasted malts with a very sweet finish, alcohol is well hidden with the sweet creamy taste. great example of a good stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - OCT 4, 2009
This is a battle between coffee and chocolate. But I like it. And at only 8.3% alcohol it doesnít knock you down. A little carbonation helps balance the brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2009
Enjoyed from a 12oz bottle in a pub glass. The beer pours an opaque black with a small medium brown head. The nose brings notes of coffee, unflavored oatmeal, burnt sugar, and a little bit of espresso. The palate is smooth and nicely full, thoroughly helped by a low but perceptible level of carbonation. The beer shows coffee/espresso up front, flowing into some roasted malt notes, an assertive level of bitterness, and the smooth texture lent to beers by the addition of oat flakes. I really like the idea of adding oats, as it mitigates the other notes, and helps to mask alcohol, of which there is just barely a trace in this example. The finish is long, a bit bitter, and roasty. Very well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BillyM (151) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 3, 2009
Dark and slick. A great morning beer with strong coffee notes and the hops & alcohol well balanced and coming through at just the right times. Drinks very smooth and warming.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
evergreen0199 (3030) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2011 Bottle bought at WLV liquors in Chicago. Black pour with medium beige head. Coffee/chocolate/malt aroma. Coffee, chocolate, caramel, malty, creamy taste. This stout is incredibly smooth. An enjoyable brew from Founders. Oct 2009. -------& this on draught at American Craft in Boston last October and it was absolutely sublime, I was punching the air with delight after 3 glasses, fabulous stuff, decided to rerate it higher.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mkade8883 (250) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2009
Bottle. Dark as night with a mocha-colored head. Nice smell of coffee and roast. Flavor is the same, but with some roasty bitterness at the end. Smooth mouthfeel. Good but not worth the hype.

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