TheKegergator (241) - California, USA - FEB 4, 2007
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours thick and black that eventually forms into a good sized medium tan head that held together pretty well. Smell is the best I have sented in a breakfast stout yet. Taste is jsut about there with the smell, very freaking good. This is one of the best beers i’ve tried yet.
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2007
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer is truly outstanding. It is somewhat light in flavor and flavored with coffee and smokiness. Delicious.
Appearance is an inky dark with a fairly minimal dark head. Aroma is of coffee. Coffee notes permeate the taste along with a taste reminiscent of a Rauschbier. This beer feels good in the mouth and is wonderfully drinkable.
llafoe (40) - Greenwood, Indiana, USA - JAN 30, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. This is Espresso beer! I don’t know what else to say... it looks like coffee, smells like coffee and tastes like coffee. Therefore, it must be coffee. It drinks very smooth and has no hint of alcohol. The only negative is an odd bitter coffee taste that lingers. I’m certain you could take this to work and pass it off as COFFEE!
Erdinger2003 (127) - West Union, Iowa, USA - JAN 28, 2007
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This poured very nicely at room tempurature and kept the smooth flavor of coffee with a slight hint of chocolate. The mouthfeel was so smooth too!! I am glad I have plenty of this beer. ;)
jason (1834) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2007 Bottle courtesy of Stoutlover72, thanks! Poured a deep black body with decent size head that dissolved pretty quickly. Aroma was great, coffee, chocolate and a touch of hops. Flavor was very bitter at first, not really in a bad way since I like dark bitter coffee. But in the end it seemed a little too thin. This was a good stout but nothing that wowed me like the high ratings this has. 3.8
Update. Had a fresh bottle that blew m,e away. The coffee and chocolate and sweetness of the oatmeal were a fine blend. This beer was so smooth and creamy. 4.3
Ofortuna (322) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 27, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Now this is truly a beer worthy of its title. Chocolate, coffee and oatmeal definitely makes your mouth water with anticipation in its aroma. Layers of complexity hit your palate and send you into visions of an early morning breakfast consisting of a good cup of joe and chocolate chip pancakes. Big mouthfeel and the sweet silky character of the lactose sugars blend beautifully with the assertive coffee flavours. Just a barely perceptible level of hops make their appearance to balance out the maltiness of this wonderful brew. A finish that just lingers on the tongue well after the experience has passed. Well done and a must try!
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2007 Bottle. A coffee lover’s dream. Aroma was dominated by roasted cofeeealongside a good dose of dark chocalate. Poured pretty thick and it coated the mouth nicely, very velvety. Taste lingered for a while with its strong coffee and dark chocolate notes. I wouldn’t mind getting my hands on a few more of these.
EithCubes (5553) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Lots of coffee, roast and chocolate in the nose, but the coffee is really exemplary. Easily the darkest black pour I’ve seen (through 926), not just opaque, but seemingly drawing and absorbing light from sources around it. Little, sticky dark brown head. Robust salty flavor, dark chocolate and roast and coffee. Really salty. Dryness increases to an almost unbearable level toward the end, and the brutally dry and roasty aftertaste is memorable to say the least. Full body also has light sour notes, but the mf is light with a creamy texture. Redefines the scale for coffee flavor in stouts; the minor flaws here are found in the body (not as full as it could be) and the aroma (not as intense as others in the style), but they’re really just little nits. Intense!
marcus (9014) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 26, 2007
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle from Artusory. This dark brown ale poured with a thin dark tan head, eliciting a malt and alcohol aroma. There is a lot of chocolate and coffee in the flavor, with a spicy alcohol finish. One sip can be savored for quite a while, as the chocolate sticks to the palate. This could be a standalone meal - delicious.
Optigon (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JAN 24, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a dark, creamy head. Strong aromas of chocolate and coffee. Excellent mouthfeel, not horribly thick, but clings for a decent period of time. Excellent beer.