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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   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 GPBC’s most requested beers. Complex and full of flavor yet amazingly sessionable. Brewed with coffee from Primavera Coffee Roasters here in Birmingham, AL.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnnniee (2684) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 6, 2011
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 12, 2011
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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , 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 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rustyham (1781) - 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 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markwise (4601) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (10496) - San Diego, California, 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, 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.

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