skarpia22 (2) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAY 17, 2012 does not count
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very good beer, strong with a nice coffee finish. Not a smooth as I was hoping, but still a very good stout on draft.
dfinney23 (1377) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at J Clyde. Lots of coffee, roasted and earthy but very smooth with light brown sugar sweetness.
beernovice39 (3076) - Montana, USA - APR 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at J.Clyde. Dark brown almost black pour with a tiny tan head. Scent is coffee and roasty. Taste is roasty with chocolate and big coffee finish.
obguthr (3389) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 15/20
Coffee and grass nose with tart apple overtones. Mahogany, medium tan head, decent lacing. Bark, thistle, coffee, sourwood, and moss flavor. Fizzy mouthfeel, astringent, alcohol more noticeable upon warming. Very earthy and robust. Full of rustic flavor and complexity.
johnnnniee (1955) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 6, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler received in trade from GPHarris thanks for the opportunity.
Pours a dark brown bordering on black with a thinnish off white head that dissipates quickly. Smells of freshly roasted coffee, milk chocolate, roasted grains and a earthy bitterness. Taste is roasty chocolaty smooth with lots of coffee. Earthy bitterness mixed with a roasted grain bitterness and a drying coffee component round out the finish. Smooth creamy bordering on grainy mouthfeel, light level of carbonation, medium body. This is a great easy drinking coffee stout. The coffee is not to harsh and the oats round out the drying affects of it quite nicely. Great brew.
I lost about an 1/8 of the growler and a good bit of the carbonation in transit, but the beer itself is still really good. Maybe one day I will try it at the source.
Cletus (6322) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Smells of coffee, roasted malt, spicy. Tastes peppery and roasty with some chocolate hints and a coffee bitterness on the finish.
Kampakis (1) - Alabama, USA - APR 14, 2011 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
J. Clyde bar in Birmingham. I love this beer. The coffee aroma is fresh in the nose. This is a full bodied beer that starts out a little sharp but, when married with the malt backbone, is quickly mellowed into a nicely balanced beer in the finish. A rising star on the local scene.
Thorpe429 (4968) - , Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had a generous pour of this at Dark Lord Day 2009. Reviewed from notes.
Pours a very dark brown color with a nice deep tan head. Pretty good retention. The nose is quite complex and really brings a lot of character out of the malt. Loads of coffee and chocolate plus a good amount of roast. The chocolate is more like a drier roasted chocolate as opposed to milk chocolate, and fits right in with the rest of the brew’s characteristics.
Taste is pretty nice but a bit more restrained than the nose was. Still, good presence of chocolate, coffee, and roast. The body is nice and somewhat full; a bit creamy and it really serves to accentuate the beer’s flavors. All in all, very nicely done and I’m glad those guys were walking around with this stuff. Thanks again.
Serving type: growler
Reviewed on: 11-12-2010
Rustyham (1707) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at the East Nashville Beer Festival, ’11
One of the standout beers of the event, this beer was incredibly smooth, chocolate milky, and lots of smooth coffee- like a Starbucks Frapuccino. the best part was it’s incredible drink-ability- not overly bitter or roasted, it’s some4thing you could drink a few of and not get hammered or sick. Loved it.
markwise (4177) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft from Mellow Mushroom Tuscaloosa. Pours a dark brown with an off-white head. Nose is coffee,a bit of roast, earth, and hints of bitterness. Flavor is similar with dry coffee and roast in the front and earthy bitterness in the finish. Light to medium bodied stout. Interesting.