TheAlum (5701) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle shared at Kentucky Brunch Release (Decorah, IA). Pours a deep dark opaque blackish hue, a frothy tannish head dies to a frothy film, laces ok. Aromas are stark coffee, toast, roast. Some mellow dark cocoa, toffee, and roast. Some vanilla, gentle oak, the spirit doesn’t show up much. Initial is thicker but not full, good rich coffee, roast and toast. Touches of toffee, toast, espresso. Middle is big coffee, java, some oak. Really nice rich coffee presence, cocoa and dark cocoa is mellow. Backend is roasty, big coffee, mellow oak. A faint waft of spirit. Pretty inviting for coffee lovers, touch of spice and heat as we finish up. Cocoa, some thickness, vanilla and a touch tannic. Cocoa, whiskey, rich espresso finish. A really well put together beer. Mellow oak, could use a touch more barrel element but the coffee is rich and the experience is synergenic. Tasty.
nimbleprop (4869) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle pours an oily, opaque black with some thin, creamy, beige head. Nose of coffee, malt, toast, cracker, vanilla bean, cookie. Flavor is very sweet, caramel, milk chocolate, vanilla, coffee with cream, nuts. Full, sweet, slightly boozy finish.
Ratman197 (9794) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown nearly black with a small lingering brown head. Aromas of coffee, roasted malt and bitter chocolate. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of coffee, roasted malt and bitter chocolate with a smooth dry lingering coffee finish.
Steve_0 (2651) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Crooked Stave ROY-G-BIV Day. Pour is deep brown with a small tan head and good lacing. Big roast, cocoa, green coffee, oak, bread, and somewhat earthy aroma. Taste is dark fruits, caramelly, brown sugar, light cocoa, coffee, and wood with a light bitter finish. Sticky mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Very tasty and well-balanced, hard to believe it is 10%.
adnielsen (9077) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Crooked Stave ROY-G-BIV Day. Pours a black appearance with a brown head. Roasty chocolate malty, coffee, mild vanilla, a bit caramel aroma. Pretty smooth flavor for 10% abv. Dark chocolate, cocoa, light vanilla, roasty coffee flavor.
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle served in a Jester King Chalice. Shared in line at KBS.
A: Pours a dark black color with a tan head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin ring that leaves some splotchy lace down the glass.
S: Roasted malts with a ground coffee bean note. Mild hints of sweet espresso with some pale sweet oats and a little dark fruits. Unsweetened chocolate as well.
T: Heavily roasted malts with espresso bean sweetness. Bitter coffee grounds with a mild dark fruit character. Some chocolaty notes as well.
M: Medium to heavy bodied with a medium carbonation level. Bitter and roasty finish.
O: Solid offering, although I prefer Worthy Adversary to this beer. The coffee bean was a little too bitter for my liking and needed another level of complexity to put this in the upper echelon of coffee beers.
Serving type: bottle
burgy (455) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAR 24, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2013 Freaking love this beer! Lots of heavy coffee aromas up front with a mild finishing of alcohol. Nice caramel and mild roasted malt and solid creamy palate! (Best on Tap!)
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from AV3, pours a nice dark coffee color with a super thin head. Aroma is a lot of coffee roast, some chocolate, and some sweet malt. Taste is some malt, dark roast coffee, decent hop bitter, good offering from Fulton.
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portableparty (1911) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 12, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle to snifter. Pours oily black brown with a nice khaki tan tight foamy head that slowly fades to a sudsy film and collar along with subtle lacing. Aroma is smooth strong coffee and roasted malt and some hidden bakers chocolate and soy. Taste is great bitter velvet bakers chocolate and coffee along with soy and roasted malt. Palate is full rich and oily along with a chalky dry finish. This is fantastic! Really smooth and delicious!
TheHOFF43 (1751) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with little head. Nice aroma of chocolate, roasted malts and coffee. Flavor matches the aroma well, thinner mouthfeel than I had anticipated. Solid offering.