portableparty (2263) - 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!
AWISLguy (2207) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle from Rays in Tosa. Cellared 3 months and ironically shared with the big boys. Very dark brown pour with a beige head. Aroma has coffee, chocolate, sweet malts, some lactose. Taste is of sweet chocolate, caramel, light lactose, some roastiness, a bit rough and quite sweet. Medium to full bodied with some alcohol presence. Finishes to the sweet side of bittersweet. Nice one 14.9
blklab2007 (2116) - Connecticut, USA - APR 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured a black in color with a coating of brown head that fell away. Aroma has coffee, mild chocolate, alcohol, and dark malts. Mouth feel is hefty with slow carbonation. Flavor is heavy on the malts, big black coffee, plenty of roast, and dark chocolate. It has an oat like thickness and the coffee is super amped up.
arkurzynski (2106) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 27, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Blackish brown. Nose of nutty coffee, roast, and bitter chocolate. Flavor is slightly acidic nutty roast coffee with roast malt, and semisweet chocolate. Tacky, sticky finish. Pretty good.
XmnwildX12 (2079) - 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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Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown pour, medium tan head.
Aroma is roasted malt, coffee. Straight forward.
Lighter body than expected.
Oily coffee bean Flavour, dark chocolate. Bitter bakers chocolate on the finish.
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DalzAle (2017) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark black pour, nice aroma of cocoa/espresso. Flavor is also rich sweet rich coffee, vanilla and a little noticeable heat from the alcohol.
TheHOFF43 (1979) - 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.
JDBaker11058 (1737) - Maryland, USA - MAY 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: viscous, oily, inky black with a short, creamy, tight-bubbled dark brown head that was almost purple. Aroma: beautiful aroma, full of finely ground espresso (reminded me of Café Bustelo), bitter dark chocolate, a hint of molasses, with some dark fruit, black bread, and licorice. Taste: café mocha, with earthy undertones; there’s a lot of cold-pressed coffee here, with good dark chocolate and maybe some dark fruit. Finish: lingering roasty character and coffee flavors, but thankfully without the acidity that can be so common in the style; alcohol seemed well hidden, but I was left with a bit of a fuzzy tongue. Notes: Enjoyable. Palate seemed fulsome and rich (with some almost granular notes) to me, and it was coffee forward without that bright acidity I hate in coffee infused stouts. Weird mouthfeel after it was all said and done was the only down note for me. Bottle from the Rare Beer Club.
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.