jaymobrown (1586) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black and oily appearance. Not realy thick, but I guess it does have the texture of left out black coffee. Nose was mostly vinous and chocolate. Really interesting blend of chocolate, roasted oats, and coffee flavors. I enjoyed how up front it gave a more sweet flavor but then in the finish the coffee flavors made them selves present. Dry finish.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 9, 2005
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark brown closing in on black, nice khaki head. The aroma is burting of chocalte covered espresso beans with light earthy hops and dry oatmeal. The flavour is so good, yes its dominated with coffee but is so rich, chewy and yummy. I feel like Iím chewing on espresso beans. Finish dry and asking me to keep on drinking. I love this beer.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAR 6, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This brew really lives up to the hype, massive fresh ground coffee flavor and aroma, non of that burnt roastiness, just smooth and soft with a hint of chocolate. Pours a heavy black with a tall tan head.
DYCSoccer17 (3157) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 5, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma is roasted coffee, but there is also chocolate maltiness going on as well. Roasty, dry aroma. Nothing that really blows me out of my chair, though. Opaque dark brown with a brown head. Starts nice and sweet and chocolatey. This turns into a sharp roastiness with coffee and roasted notes to finish. Finishes bitter and very roasted. This is a bit too bitter for me. Compared to the Peche Mortel, this is much more "beer-like", whereas the Peche Mortel has a lot more sweet coffee/espresso notes that dominate entirely. Perhaps this is a bit more balanced, but this tends to be a little too roasted and bitter to finish. This is good and thanks to my brother for sharing this.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 4, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle, a freebie thrown my way by Mr. JPDIPSO, all praises to him...inky/oily black in color with a small brown-sugar hued head that dissipates to a thin ring...extremely strong, assertive tarry/smoky burnt coffee nose with much licorice swirling underneath and a touch of blackberries...flavor is just as potent, but more than a little overpowering, one-note almost and that note is coffee, coffee, coffee, bitter Turkish coffee with hints of nutmeg and just barely any sweetness upfront, with a finish thatís extremely dry and bitter. I can understand the praise, but personally Iíve finally met a coffee stout thatís too coffeeish for me to want again soon...
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - MAR 3, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Just not a big enough fan of chocolate and coffee to fall in love with this beer. But interesting enough to want to try other Founders Beers.
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow...thanks to duane and captaincouger for this...coffee ontop of coffee dominates the aroma, with chocolate tones. Mouthfeel is a chewy medium to full body giving way to a ton of coffee flavor. As I smelled and tasted this, I had a flashback to touring the Hershey chocolate factory...thats how strong the aroma and flavor are. Absolutely no bitterness on the tail. I love this stuff.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2005
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was a very good beer but a little too coffee-like for me. Regardless, it was well worth trying and a great choice for all those stout drinkers.
StoutCat (89) - North Laurel, Maryland, USA - FEB 28, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Combination of my two drink loves: coffee and a great stout! Smells and tates like black coffee laced with anise and a hint of alcohol at the end. I never knew a coffee stout could have...well so much coffee! Great beer!
doubletriple (52) - Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 12 oz into a pint glass, black, not as thick as I thought it would be, very good, excellent aroma, that island coffee flavor really shines, sweetness tempers the bitter a bit, a ton of flavor. My first Founderís, I will be trying more.