thebeernurse (10) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 8, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I like this one alot, too (see previous review for Founders Porter). While I typically opt for the Central American coffee varieties, I’ll happily enjoy the robust, pleasing taste of Sumatra and Kona. Another beer you can happily default to on a beer menu and that is sometimes hard to pass up. Sometimes.
pcshotsauce33 (61) - Columbus, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark and creamy with a pleasant scent of chocolate and coffee. The sweet aftertaste of cocoa and java tighten the smooth finish. I can drink this over and over again. This is a damn good stout and put a big smile on my face.
Baristas2Brewers (24) - - FEB 7, 2015
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is the perfect coffee stout for Kona coffee and chocolate lovers. Smells amazing too!
Jlew715 (20) - Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle. Pour is dark, dark brown to black, with a thin brown head that quickly fades. Aroma is of chocolate, cocoa. Taste has these flavors in full intensity, with perhaps a tiny hint of alcohol during the somewhat bitter finish. Definitely a thick mouthfeel. Overall a great stout, but I’m not sure if it lived up to its larger-than-life reputation for me.
commonmac (510) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Muddy Waters. Tulip glass. Consumed with HopkinsSam. Aroma brings bread and coffee notes to the table. Dark black color with surprisingly more white than tan head. Taste is plenty of coffee dark roast. A definite smoothness that impresses but having some trouble getting past its coffee commitment overall. Wow, this lacing looks impressive. Good bite at the end. I think it’s good and I like some of the bitterness. Good but not exactly by style.
jpallinder (2) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 5, 2015 does not count
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
What can I say that hasn’t been said? This stuff is incredible, and probably my favorite stout.
berkshirejohn (4908) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from Wegmans, Buffalo, NY. This is a dilemma, a really great beer, but it is built around one of my fundamental dislikes - sweet coffee - a long time ago I put sugar in coffee, nowadays I don’t, and find it repulsive. So how to rate this? Putting aside my personal dislikes, this is a star of a stout - sweet and milky, with the oats adding to the body, full of coffee and chocolate flavours; and with a silky warming finish. But on the other hand the sweetness combined with the coffee in the finish is a real downer. Hopefully I’ve not let my predudices impact my overall impression of this beer to much.
nilsas (1973) - Bryne, NORWAY - FEB 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lukt: Røyk, kafffe, lakris, vanilje og bek.
Utseende: Sort farge.
Skum/kullsyre: Tynn hinne skum, heng langs kant.
Smak: Frukter, røy, og noe lakris, fin fruktig ettersmak.
Hvor: Kjøpt@Melkebaren, Sandnes
Medium: Flaske@330ml, ABV@8,3%, Når@04.02.2015
Garlic_of_Doom (521) - SWEDEN - FEB 4, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Taphouse.
Black with a small brown head.
Aroma has coffee, coffee, coffee and bitter dark chocolate.
Taste has coffee, bitter dark chocolate and a nice bitterness, a slight tart/astringent note as well.
Medium to full body, soft carbonation, smooth silky mouth feel.
Dry bitter after taste with slight alcohol heat.
I’ve had this before and it made no big impression on me as it (then) tasted like stale coffee. This was a whole new thing, loads of coffee and dark chocolate. Really nice!
pacv27 (53) - - FEB 1, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark Brown/Black in color. Taste of chocolate and coffee. A lingering aftertaste of burnt espresso beans. This drink makes me feel like I’m melting with hapiness…