adnielsen (10037) - 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.
Dr_Fellini (794) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a pitch black color with a creamy tan head. Aroma has a huge coffee presence, with a slight vegetal character. Flavor is roasty, coffee. Medium body with a lingering burnt coffee character. Not bad.
Sammy (9447) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
John’s bottle. Burnt coffee aroma and taste. Black with soapy head.Fruity. thick pour. Full mouthfeel.roasty and burnt sugar.
Johnsense (982) - - JUN 28, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black body, this mocha head. Aroma of black coffee, roasted malt, very light treacle. Huge coffee bean up front, hints of bitter bakers cocoa, roasty. Thick body.
TheBeerGod (5536) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - 750mL crowned. Black pour with a short tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate and burnt caramel. Taste is big coffee, roasted malt, dark chocolate, cocoa and burnt caramel. Body is medium-full with a dense bubbly carbonation. Finishes with more coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malt, burnt caramel, cocoa and toasted dark bread.
ChainGangGuy (4505) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 29, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Gloopy! Heavy! Glugs out a jet black body with a thin, beige head that was a little hard to scare up being a few centimeters.
Smell: W+P is loaded with richly roasty, coffee aromas, backed by dark chocolate, molasses and a bit of sweet caramel with lighter touches of dark fruit, alcohol and ground spice.
Taste: Deeply roasty with bright coffee flavors, bitterish dark chocolate and sulphured molasses. Some dark fruitiness present, a little spicy anise. Underlying bitterness beneath the dense maltiness. Touch of alcohol. Drying, bitterish, chocolaty finish.
Mouthfeel: Full-bodied. Medium-light carbonation. Damnably chewy mouthfeel.
Overall: From the get-go, this one looked like it was right up my alley and it was.
JDBaker11058 (1517) - 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.
blutt59 (6231) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2015
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, great black pour with strong lacing foam, coffee chocolate espresso aroma, flavor has some green coffee , mushroom, earthy metallic, bitter harsh finish
slowrunner77 (6925) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAY 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
wow - it was nice but didn’t expect to see 98th percentile. the coffee is good, if a touch green, and the stout is good...lots of roast and hops and hints of chocolate. The feel is a little small for an irs at nearly 10%, but it’s solid otherwise.
johnnymusky (543) - Minnesota, USA - APR 26, 2015
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bomber from co-worker Jeff...nose is coffee and maybe some malt...taste is the same with a tobacco and leather taste mixed in...i would like some kind of dark berry taste...beer would be a lot better with it...decent but needs improving...(#465)
ChrisSc (409) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
10oz pour at brewery. Minneapolis.
Pours black with generous tan head. Good retention.
Aroma is heavy on dark choclate, coffee, a hint of vanilla. Alcohol.
Taste is mildly bitter upfront and carries throughout. Subtle Sweetness comes in mid way though.
Body is full. Rich, thick texture. Long finish.