Doghair (262) - Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Poured into a tulip glass dark brown almost black. Started with about 3/4 inch of dark foam that dissipated to a lighter ring. Nice lacing all the way to the bottom. Smell is coffee, roasty malt, caramel and maybe a little vanilla. Wonderful sweet malt, coffee and caramel taste. Not too sweet, just right. Medium/heavy mouthfeel with light carbonation. Overall an excellent beer. Very flavorful but not overpowering. Easy to drink for a bigger stout.
tds101 (4) - Queens Village, New York, USA - NOV 27, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Appearance is excellent. Smell is deceptive, just a hint of coffee. Alcohol is wonderfully hidden. The taste is pure heaven! Coffee, chocolate, a bit of smoky deliciousness. Feels wonderful in the mouth, full and satisfying - sticky lips and all. A wonderful brew Iíll be searching for again and again. Founders has thoroughly impressed me with their brewing skillz! As for breakfast consumption, maybe on vacation. This baby packs a wallop!
scooter131313 (22) - - NOV 24, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A great stout. I'm thrilled when I find them on the shelf. I can hardly wait for my next bottle to fill a tall and frosty glass. :-)
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Jayb0 (1048) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This did not disappoint. Truly exceptional roasted coffee aroma with hints of chocolate, and a beautiful, thick, foamy dark tan head with great lacing. Itís so appetizing looking it likely makes it taste even better. And it tastes great, mouth filling, full of coffee and chocolate, well balanced, almost chewey. Really good stuff.
chicowv (463) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle: pours dark, nearly black with a thin to medium thick tan head. Aroma is mostly coffee, roasted malt and a lightly toasted bread background. Taste is bitter with a slightly sweet finish . Flavoris also dominated with coffee sweet syrup and some nice hop backbone. Mouthful is strong, medium thickness. Easy drinking, especially if you like dark roast coffee.
Kauge (256) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 23, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Pothole (Ä 4,60). BB date not readable. Pours a thick extreme dark brown with minimal tan head (poured into a cognac glass). Nose is breathtaking: like sniffing a bag of fresh ground coffee, with strong sidenotes of raw cocoa, bitter chocolate, black olives, tar and pungent leather... and itís even more complex when itís warmed to room temperature... still dominated by the strong ground coffee but complemented by dark dried fruits and cherries soaked in liqueur... Taste is initially quite tamed hop bitterness that is quickly covered in a cloud of chocolaty sweet, then as it warms it thickens and acquires characteristics of port wine or liqueur chocolate candies. Palate thick and viscous, texture smooth and velvety, body near heavy, carbonation not prickly but just enough to cut through the sludgy thickness. Alcohol sure detectable but not overpowering. A fantastic brew... Did not really feel like having this in the morning but I do imagine this going well with, or rather after, bacon.
A sweet, chocolaty, coffee-dominated, complex Stout with tamed alcohol and not much bitterness. Among the best beers Iíve had.
elbernays (596) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 21, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from drinkstore. Pours oily black with tan head which disappears. Coffee bean, leather, liquorice, lactose, light musty tobacco. Flavour is sweet milk chocolate (35% cocoa), coffee, lactose, tobacco. Full body flavour with dry finish. Creamy smooth mouthfeel but light. Very nice.
kvv104 (8) - - NOV 20, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Pours thick black. Smells lightly roasted coffee beans. Taste of Carmel with a after taste of black coffee.
GenDV138 (1640) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
4 oz draft pour at ChurchKey. Black with tan head. Aromas of big roasted coffee, dark chocolate. Mostly coffee on the aroma though. Tastes of roasted coffee, caramel, dark chocolate, coffee grounds. Full body with a dry finish. Very nice.
igomayama (1) - - NOV 18, 2014 does not count
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 5/20
Great perfect balanced stout .....,..... ........................ ..........mmmmm...j
bpat2011 (11) - Oklahoma, USA - NOV 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2014 At home in a snifter.
Aroma: coffee(duh), chocolate (duh), caramel, bread
Appearance: Pours thick, opaque black, and has great head retention that "lasts for days"
Taste: Big punch of coffee. Smooth and sweet. Lingering bitterness.
Palate: Thick and creamy
Overall: A pretty dang good beer, especially for the price.