spilledpint (346) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 27, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong chocolate and coffee aroma. Oatmeal stout aroma, you know what that smells like . Very good aroma. Pretty deep black with just a hint of ruby when held to the light. Small head, spotty lace. Rich chocolate bar flavor. Strong fresh brewed coffee finish. Delicious. Thick, creamy body.
jc1762 (58) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into a teku glass like thick dark coffee with a little bit of coffee colored foam.
The nose has a very distinct and abundant red bean/adzuki sweetness followed by the dark aromas of espresso and smoke with some hints of charred wood.
The palate is medium to highly carbonated whilst smooth, thick bodied, and slightly foamy. The flavors are a lot of dark chocolate and coffee with hints of the red bean/adzuki sweetness. The finish shows a very soft dark chocolate bitterness. The alcohol is slightly apparent if drunk too cold and fast so let it warm up.
mmahut (1192) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 27, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours in black oily body with pretty low tan head. Aroma has a strong coffee character, roasty, malty, chocolate, very gentle on the nose. Taste has harmonic chocolate flavor, long astringent coffee bitterness in the after taste. Oatmeal texture, oily. Body is full, heavy, medium to high carbonation. Amazing stout.
mfhennig (13) - - JAN 26, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
From a 12 oz bottle. Not quite black, just a little reddish-brown head which disappears quickly. Reasonably thick on the pour. Aroma of coffee, lots of chocolate, roasted malts, oats. This is a mildly bitter beer.
This is an outstanding beer, available in the winter.....try it while you can.
estover (65) - Valencia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark and deep. Very little head. Nice cocoa notes with a grassy long lasting finish.
PetoJoselito (1) - BRAZIL - JAN 24, 2015 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
One of the best at style. Anyone that found it should try it. Great body, with coffee and chocolate aroma and taste.
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Maris (1045) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JAN 24, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
From a 355ml bottle on 24/1/2015. Pours close to black with a small head. Has a powerful, quite lovely aroma featuring masses of coffee, milk and dark chocolate and vanilla. Flavour wise, this takes you to coffee and chocolate heaven - sweet and roasty with exquisite smoothness and balance. There’s more vanilla, a hint of oats and a touch of spice,and while it’s obviously a big beer, it’s not in the least bit heavy. This is so easy to drink, with a sublime creamy palate and soft carbonation. Intensity and complexity are both there in spades. This is simply an extraordinary experience. I never expected to find another coffee stout which would challenge the extraordinary Peche Mortel, but I think this one might even just shade it. Easily one of if not the best beers I’ve ever had the pleasure of consuming. Abso-fucking-lutely magnificent.
coachd (173) - Missouri, USA - JAN 23, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is high quality coffee, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, oats and sharp hops. Pitch black with a dark tan head. Taste is everything from the aroma with a slight booze burn at the end. Bitter, but in a strong iced coffee sort of way instead of hop bitterness. Definitely a coffee stout; the addition of oats do not make it overly sweet like some oatmeal stouts. The palate is smooth and oily with a great aftertaste. Overall very well done. Founders has upped the ante on coffee stouts. Other than Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch Weasel, it’s the best coffee stout I’ve ever had.
VamboladeTolly (332) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JAN 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @De Tolly Joogipood. Pours black with brown nice head.Aroma of burnt malts, coffee, dark chocolate, over riped dark fruits. Taste the same, + oak, cocoa, medium to heavy bitter, dry, grapes. Full body. Good brew.
deftone84 (3) - Addison, Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2015 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Could drink this any time of the day! Very smooth. Love the coffee/molasses flavor. Would go great with a plate of pancakes. Or poured over ice cream.
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vipinvelp (2419) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JAN 21, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can only agree with all others rating this beer before me, a great bear. Chocolate aroma, weak coffee. Chocolate taste, some bitterness, but that is only contributing to taste. (Manchester 201501)