Guerde (1210) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) Pours a jet black color with a scant thin tan head that leaves a ring around the glass. Aroma instantly transports me to cold press coffee territory, with a smorgasbord of scents flitting in and out of perception. Getting a definite hit of chocolate, stinging alc, a certain greenness that teeters right on the verge of the dreaded green bell, but restrains itself from entering that olfactory abyss. Also some peanut butter shows through, with further scents of maple syrup, and even more coffee. Most of the aromatics are dominated by the coffee, and the imp stout qualities are subdued, although the undercurrent of chocolate is nice. Gets quite brownie-like with warming. The flavor is really well composed for a coffee beer and the integration is seamless. There is a nice, even, roast profile that carries well on to the finish, with only a slight streak of snap pea and soy sauce skittering through near the finish, which does take a bit away from the flavor, but its presence is brief. Mouthfeel is medium, carbonation is fairly soft, and the alcohol is noticeable. Overall this was a surprisingly well-executed beer.
camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice mocha nose. Flavor follows suit with added coffee and bitter sweet chocolate. More drinkable now then worthy adversary. Will cellar and check out.
yespr (34358) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75 cL bottle. Pours pitch black, tan, lasting and rocky head. Smooth mocca aroma. Medium sweet and toasted malty flavoured. Bitter and roasted coffee. Lingering coffee roasted into the finish. Coffee/mocca in a bottle.
badgerben (4576) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Minnesota Winterfest 2013. Black color with no head. Strong roasted barley and coffee aroma. Roasty flavor. Light coffee and chocolate. A bit of a heavy metallic tang.
mnmike (1056) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Winterfest. Stronger coffee aroma and flavor on this one. Misses the mark slightly in a bit off putting aftertaste and mineral-ly palate.
Steasy66 (1053) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 2, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fairly old growler, need to try fresher. Not quite black, little head. Roasty coffee aroma. Tasrte is smooth and chocolately. Smooth and nice.
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Happy Gnome 3Oct2012, Side by side with breakfast stout I think most people would be hard pressed to find a difference, this ones nose is more anise to it, and the mouth is a little thinner than breakfast stout, but its a wonderful brew with a touch more heat for the colder MN winters, really good stuff.
Kashdonkey (6) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - MAY 27, 2012 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had on tap at Bryant Lake Bowl.. really helped take the edge off after work. I picked up more chocolate than others based on past reviews. Texture had good balance with slight creaminess. Good job Fulton.
vikingguy (896) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - MAY 9, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Black. Sweet malt aroma. Taste is very rich. Notes of dark fruit, chocolate and coffee. Also some alcohol. Thick and full bodied. This was pretty good but so rich I couldn’t drink it all.
Nuffield (3771) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 14, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The coffee in this is very well balanced, and actually could be a little more forward for my taste. Very smooth, easy drinking, with a rich, rounded profile and a somewhat less-than-over-the-top palate. (on tap at the Muddy Pig, St. Paul, MN)