hopscotch (8915) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hand-bottle... Clear dark brown ale with a small, creamy, beige head. Great retention. Smells fantastic - French vanilla coffee. Medium to full-bodied with kicked-back carbonation. The flavor shows major infection, but itís not unpleasant. Clean, acute acidity. Still, the chocolate and vanilla coffee would be so great if front and center and not overshadowed by the sourness. Lightly tart, mocha finish. I held on to this one too long, I guess.
Drake (8029) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Growler shared at the 8th Richmond Industry Gathering, 12/1/13. Pours a clear dark brown color with a thin tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of caramel, chocolate, mild spiciness. The taste is caramel, mild nuts and spice. Thin-medium bodied. A little weak.
jcwattsrugger (11076) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
@RBWG-JAX Grand Tasting-bottle-lt brown-mahogany. A-coffee/cocoa-med/dk malt, nutmeg. T-coffee/peat/cocoa-med/dk malt, nutmeg, 2nd earthy hops.
drowland (5981) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUL 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shipped down by the brewery for RBWG. Black pour with a small khaki head. Rich coffee, vanilla, and some chocolate coming through in the aroma. Slightly sweet flavor with coffee, vanilla, and a bit of dry roasty malts lingering. Not bad.
decaturstevo (4964) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown pour with tan head and lace. Aroma is black coffee, roasted malt and almost a black patent malt bitter. Espresso, light chocolate, and a pretty hard malt bitter. Medium bodied and fizzy. Solid
50belair (2188) - Florida, USA - APR 24, 2013
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Growler thanks to Hopscotch. Peanut butter and chocolate aromas. Clear dark brown pour with a tan head. Sour notes, possibly infected..
SudsMcDuff (5796) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a rather deep brown .. Mild foam .. . Coffee and grounds, mild Coffeemate vanilla .. . Light mouth .. . Alright stuff
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TURDFERGUSON (3945) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at RBWG late night lobby tasting. Pours dark muddy brown with a small tan head. Nose is sweet, creamy, vanilla, french roast sweet smelling coffee from one of those carafes. Flavor is similar, a little on the sweet side for the style and my tastes. Fairly reminiscent of Victory at Sea which I also didnít really care for.
Sledutah (4318) - Utah, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at RBWGJX
Appearance: Black with a tan head, good lacing
Aroma of roasted malts, vanilla and oak. Tastes the same.
Very nice and tasty
aracauna (3053) - Georgia, USA - FEB 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a bit lighter than expected, but dark. The nose definitely has vanilla, but I kept getting toffee more than coffee. Tasty. Wish Iíd realized this was a coffee beer before opening. I have to get up early in the morning.