NaturalIce (148) - originally from Michigan, New York, USA - SEP 26, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz. bottle poured into glass; Pours out thick black chocolate with a dark french vanilla head. Aroma is of freshly ground chocolate coffee beans. This beer tastes exactly like chocolate-coffee oatmeal. This is one of my favorite beers so far. Highly recommended for coffee and stout drinkers alike!
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 25, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. RIch, thick black syrup with a tiny tan head that never shrinks. Rich coffee and chocolate nose. TONS of coffee flavors, like a nice fresh ground roasta with a creamy mouthfeel. It sticks around in the mouth for awhile with bitterness and sweet flavors. Delicious.
AndyReynolds (1048) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - SEP 23, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2008 Pours a thick dark black with little head, very nice lacing though. The aroma is strong with coffee. Notes of chocolate stand out. The taste is strong, almost over powering coffee with a slight after taste of chocolate. This beer was not as imprreessive as I had hoped, but still pretty good. Just not for me. Thanks, 1_2many!
Unique69crazy (120) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 23, 2008
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
EXCELLENT! Fantastic scent when you open the bottle, wonderful from top to bottom. Coffee and chocolate notes fill the air as you take down the first sniff and a explosion of sweet and bitterness engulf your mouth as you enjoy this well-engineered brew. Great times had by all.
awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 23, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 14, 2009 Bottle, shared w/ danielcurtis81. Wow, excellent. Great coffee flavor, better than starbucks. Perfect amount of chocolate mixed in. Thouroughly enjoyed. Aging another bottle as we speak.
17thfloor (2436) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2010 Fresh 08 bottle. Pours like a thick black cola with big soda like carbonation bubbles and clumpy brown head. Aroma of coffee spilled on coffee cake, coffee grounds, cinnamon. This is a really nice coffee stout. The oatmeal adds a nice vanilla cream sweetness, however it finishes dry and bitter like black coffee and dark unsweetened chocolate. Earthy, some tobacco as well. I think I might like this better than Kentucky breakfast, the sweet bourbon just conflicts with the coffee there. Medium body with light soda-like carbonation, fluffs up in the mouth just a bit. Fast drinking... 126.96.36.199.18 . . . . . . . . . . . [fresh 2010 bottle 10.8.10] Okay, well the first time I had this was one of my first real big coffee stouts so I was probably blown away a bit, or maybe it was that good. This fresh 10 bottle isn’t quite as good as before as an initial impression. Seems maybe just a bit green, very bitter, lots of bitter piney hops, very bitter coffee finish, bit harsh on the alcohol, let me give this a chance to warm up. Getting some cola notes, but still this bitter boozy aftertaste that I don’t ever remember having. Carbonation is nice, easy drinking, very sharp fizzy. 188.8.131.52.17
ewestern (257) - Ohio, USA - SEP 22, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown/black pour with a dark tan head, left nice lacing. Coffee and dark chocolate aroma, a little extreme on the coffee. Watery coffee flavor with a mild chocolate taste to is, some oats in there as well. Smooth on the tongue with a light burnt coffee finish.
Complex beer that is well done, just not my cup of tea.....or coffee.
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - SEP 22, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a bottle poured black with a small head. Very dry malty flavor with a lasting finish.
BeerBaron617 (358) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - SEP 21, 2008
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Well, they’ve got the name, and description pretty much perfect. It smells, and tastes like a cup of coffee, chilled of course. It pours an opaque black, with a tan head. Like I said, it tastes like a cup of fresh brewed coffee, with some subtle chocolate notes, and malt on the finish. I would say this is my new favorite stout! Very good impression from Founders. Cheers!
lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 20, 2008
4.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Style and Glass: Imperial Stout, Snifter
ABV, Volume & Calories: 8.3% in 12 fl oz. estimated at 180 C
Purchased at: Circle Liquors, Pennington, NJ for $2.75
Aroma: inviting, cocoa, chocolate, roasted, coffee. 10 out of 10.
Visuals: beautiful label, black, opaque, everlasting tan head, sticky lace. 5 out of 5.
Taste: well balanced, chocolate malt, subtle hops, tempered strength, well crafted. 10 out of 10.
Palate: high quality, creamy, long quiet finish. 5 out of 5.
Overall: a delicious dessert. I’ll have it again. A favorite. Medium value, high craft. 20 out of 20