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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   IBU: 54   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Big coffee flavors dominate early only to be wiped out by an enormous about of Willamette hop flavors. One of GPBCs most requested beers. Complex and full of flavor yet amazingly sessionable. Brewed with coffee from Primavera Coffee Roasters here in Birmingham, AL.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kampakis (1) - Alabama, USA - APR 14, 2011 does not count
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2011
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 brews 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 beers flavors. All in all, very nicely done and Im glad those guys were walking around with this stuff. Thanks again. Serving type: growler Reviewed on: 11-12-2010

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rustyham (1718) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2011
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 its incredible drink-ability- not overly bitter or roasted, its some4thing you could drink a few of and not get hammered or sick. Loved it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markwise (4427) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 6, 2011
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.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hophopaway (7) - Alabama, USA - FEB 3, 2011 does not count
Alabama i love you aroma is coffee. deep, well roasted and slightly sweet coffee that really just kicked it into over drive for me. warming with light notes of sugary sweetness coming out. first sips coat the palate with rich coffee notes and a warm and subtle vanilla sweetness

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (9457) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 31, 2011
Tap at Mellow Mushroom in Huntsville, AL. Pours clear black with an average, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cookie, chocolate, roasted, dark fruit), light hops (herbal, woody), and light esters (fruity) with notes of raisin. Flavor is heavy malt (bread, cookie, chocolate, roasted, dark fruit), light hops (earthy, herbal, woody), and average esters (fruity) with notes of lactic, smoke, and raisin. Medium body and carbonation, low warmth and creaminess with a dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 20, 2011
Pours a black color with a dark brown head. Aroma is fruity, roast, coffee, toffee, and some vanilla. Flavor is caramel, roast, toast, chocolate, some coffee, and a nice spicy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brentfeesh (1207) - Gadsden, Alabama, USA - DEC 3, 2010
On tap @ whole foods. Chocolate colored pour with wispy head. Flavor is fairly roasty with a good amount of grain, but there is a solid coffee presence with a kiss of just decernable sweetness. The oatmeal slicks up the mouthfeel and heads toward oily. The aroma has roasted grain and coffee notes. While not a huge fan of the style, this was enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
horto008 (158) - Alabama, USA - NOV 24, 2010
Very good. Strong coffee taste with significant bitterness. Slightly thin with a LOT of carbonation for a stout. Very small white-ish head that dissipates at a moderate speed. Would have reaaly liked it had it been thicker on the palate and less bubbly.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gustav1996 (333) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - OCT 21, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2010 Growler from Highland Package. Poured black with small beige head that was gone in seconds (very thin layer stayed until the end). Aroma: rich roasted malts, stale coffee beans, maybe some notes of chocolate. Taste: rich roasted malts, fresh coffee beans, mild chocolate, maybe some faint vanilla notes. Medium to a near thinnish mouthfeel. Nice lingering finish. Overall: a solid Stout. I bet if they aged some of this in oak barrels it would be fantastic.


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