Serve in Snifter


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 3371   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
The coffee lover’s 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 16, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2010 On tap at the Greene Leafe - New Town on 12/05/2009. Dark black body with a medium creamy light brown head. Sweet coffee, chocolate and roast aroma. Sweet coffee and chocolate flavor with some peppery notes. Medium full body with moderate carbonation. 8/5/8/4/16 - 4.1 Bottle courtesy of dkachur on 11/22/2008 from ukusty. Dark black body with a medium creamy light brown head. Big coffee aroma with light chocolate and molassas. Big coffee flavor, more chocolate and caramel. Medium full body with moderately low carbonation. 9/5/8/4/17 - 4.3

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
redbarista (40) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2009
This is up there among my favorite beers-- I was moping about the three I had in my basement from last year’s brewing when I found that the local beer store had a case. It’s an incredibly deep and complex beer, and around Philadelphia I’ve found that the biggest problem is that it gets served too cold (many bars serve pretty much everything at about the same temperature), and it’s so, so much better when it gets up above, I don’t know, 50 degrees. Warm, cold, whatever-- an excellent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
coyotehunter (698) - , Michigan, USA - JAN 14, 2009
beer 3 in the 4 day trip. This bottle has sat since September,and is Wayyyyyyyy better than the first one I had. Excellent flavors of Coffee chocolate and some prunes with light hints of vanilla. Little bit of caramel in there too. Has to be in my top 5.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
3Faveryrogue (181) - Aslip, Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2009
Oily pour with thin chocolate/beige/tan head. Very light coffee smells, really didnt overwhelm me. Didnt get a nose full. Tastes like....cofee. Bitter dry oatmeal and hop finsh. This would definitely go good with bacon and eggs. Good stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
scoobysnak (333) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 12, 2009
I mainly get just the coffee on this beer. I was almost unsure that it was an imperial if I didn’t already know it was one. Still very good if your dig coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrDavid (957) - Johnson, Vermont, USA - JAN 12, 2009
Bottle. Roasted malt and coffee aroma. Deep brown-black body, small brown head. Flavor is coffee all the way, with a hint of sweetness in the lengthy finish. If you love coffee, you will love this stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2009
Pours an opaque black/brown with think tan head. Aroma is unground espresso beans, roasted malts and oats with brown sugar and a light hint of cinnamon. Flavor a medium roast Ethiopian coffee with light notes of cinnamon and roasted malt. There is the bitterness of bittersweet chocolate present. Body is thick and yet not creamy, reminiscent of a rich cup of coffee with a bit of heavy cream. Carbonation is mild but present. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
WisconsinBeer (716) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2009
Bottle. Big thick black pour. Flavor is french roast coffee, lactose, oatmeal, cinnamon sugar, candy sugar, roasted malts, dark chocolate. Thick thick thick on the palate, chewy as a bowl of oatmeal. Warming dry coffee bitter finish. Delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jsawyer (297) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2009
On tap. Jet black, thin cocoa colored head. Aroma is chocolate and strong coffee. Flavor was strong roast coffee, cocoa, smokey, vanilla and maple sweetness. Wonderful creamy palate. Just the right amount of carbonation. Warming dry and bitter finish. Excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brewski519 (644) - Morrisville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 9, 2009
This beer poured a motor oil black with a nice brown head to it and plenty of lacing. The smell of it was like a flavored coffee - lots of coffee, chocolate and spice. Very nice taste to this beer - for a double the alcohol did not overwhelm but was just right and the chocolate, coffee, nuttiness and malt made this an almost perfect beer. The mouthfeel was nice and creamy. I drank one of my favorite porters by another brewer after this beer and realized how much that beer paled in comparison to this one - this is a winner and will be regular in my beer fridge.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 « 243 244 245  246  247 248 249 » 338

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50