alethol (123) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown. Aromas and taste dominated by coffee, which is nicely integrated though. Very nice beer, easy drinking. Could do with some more ABV to give a bit more body.
dfearnley (1416) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 31, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to pint glass
Coffee, bittersweet chocolate, nutmeg and molasses. Dark brown/black with a thin creamy light tan head. Taste is chocolate, coffee, molasses, with some acidic berry flavour (perhaps blackberry). This is okay; drinkable, but not fantastic.
arminjewell (8853) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 24, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, dark reddish brown pour with slightly tan head, aroma brought notes of coffee, vanilla, slight roast, hints of grain into a bit of sweet bread, touch of grain. Taste was a mix of dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla, nice coffee notes into a bit of roast, slight thin notes, finishing a bit flat. Ok.
beerbaaron (1816) - Arizona, USA - NOV 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown/black with slight light brown head. Nice aromatics. Fantastic enticing coffee. Flavor is tasty but watery coffee. Light body. Watery. Pleasant roastiness. Perfect for the casual beer drinker.
Travlr (17715) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown color, medium beige head. Aroma of coffee grounds. Taste is mostly coffee. Light body. Not bad.
maley1 (909) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown pour with small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and a hint of chocolate. Taste of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and faint caramel. Thin bodied, nice carbonation, dry finish.
maxwelldeux (4219) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAR 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a near black color with a small off white head on it. Nose is heavily coffee laden with just a hint of some pepper in there. Taste is a little sweet with a lot of coffee and just a hint of spicy pepper in there. Decent.
Crispy34 (491) - Texas, USA - JAN 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber bottle. Aroma is coffee and toffee. Appearance is a dark brown with some tan head. Taste is coffee and dark malt. Palate is dry and dark. Overall, a decent coffee stout. Would like to try bourbon barreled.
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BelgianBeerGal (3500) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Random Tempe Safeway bottle discovered while doing laundry (long story). For crying out loud, stop putting wax on capped bottles. Nice dark brown pour with a bubbly tan head and nice lacing. Big aroma of coffee and dark malt with a hint of oatmeal. The flavor is surprisingly thin; mostly watery coffee with a little bitterness. A bit of a let down after the aroma. Meh.
FlacoAlto (4045) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A vigorous pour into my teku glass produces a three-finger thick, pale brown tinged, full tan colored head. The beer is a chocolate brown color. The nose has an immense coffee note to it that pretty much drowns out all other aromas, but it does have a toasted / roasted grain husk character in the finish. Slightly musty, and a bit like metallic cold black coffee.
Light bodied up front, but picks up a touch of richness as it rolls across the tongue. Coffee flavors also dominate the flavor with a bitter roasted coffee finish, softly rounded roasted coffee notes, a touch of coffee like smokiness, some dark cocoa notes, and a definite coffee derived nutty note. Perhaps a touch of noticeable malt character accentuates the nutty notes, the cocoa character and provides a bit of burnt grain husk character.
A beer for coffee addicts for sure, this is quite coffee dominated, and really not bad, but it is a bit simplistic in the end.