beerhandy (195) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 8, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
wheres the coffee? Its a great stout but the roast malts and coffee blended too harmoniously and the coffee presence is lost.Maybe a lighter roast to add a contrast?
or maybe it was not the freshest, enjoyable but lacking the bean
Kevin (2005) - Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
black body with a thick grey head. flowers and chocolate aroma. thin body. taste is sweet with a flower hop presence. not much mocha, but lots of chocolate and a minimal amount of roast flavor. a good beer if you are not expecting mocha.
Indra (2527) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - OCT 23, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2005 edition. Enticing aroma of dark chocolate and espresso, roaty and sugary with a light kiss of fresh hops, fruity and flowery and with a pleasantly creamy accent. Dark, mostly clear brown-black color, mahogany highlights and a subsiding, fine head that leaves plenty of webbing behind. Roasty, toasty start, quickly infused with hoppy flavors and bitterness, some muted citrus to be found, and segueing into a luscious blend of dark chocolate and darkly roasted coffee, good balance of sweet and dry noted, and with an incredibly well-integrated finish. Somewhat light, thin and creamy on the palate with a medium body. Certainly well-hopped and highly tasty, some complexity to be found, even very late; regardless, the beer is quite drinkable. I may have to come back for more of this before it disappears. Seemingly quite a different creature than the 2004 release...
heykevin (1272) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - DEC 23, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Buttery coffee oaky aroma. Full bodied, with plenty of coffee flavor. Sweetish malts. Touch of diacetyl? Some oaky character as well. I like it. Thanks again to Eric for sharing.
heemer77 (5053) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - SEP 11, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours witha small tan head and leaves lots of lacing int he glass. The body is very black with jsut a hint of red around the edges when held up to bright light. Has a nice roasted malt body and an aroma of some oak. The taste is obviously a little bit of bitter coffee and some slight bitterness. This is better than the oatmeal stout. Sampled from a growler.
Terminus (3041) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - AUG 15, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap at brewpub-i wasnt as impressed as Shawn was at my table-he really liked this one. pours pretty light for a stout-i could see through the glass even! aroma is strong coffee, chocolate, and molassas-flavros are not as strong and give a slight sour note on the finish. slightly thin body also.
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - FEB 11, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Quicky disappearing head and dark brown body. Delicious aroma of freshly ground coffee. Unfortunately, that was all that could be tasted in the body. The palate was borderline acrid as a result.