sic1314 (3468) - Leiden, - JUL 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a dark brown with a healthy beige head, Aroma of the coffee beans over a milk stout base. Medium body, flavour is a mix of bitter coffee and sweet milk chocolate.
Travlr (12341) - 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 (784) - 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 (3698) - Everett, 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 (400) - 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 (3201) - 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 (3810) - 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.
Pailhead (4900) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate-heavy roasted coffee, light chocolate, caramel, and a touch of vanilla. It pours a dark brown with some orange highlights and a one finger khaki head that quickly fades to a thin film outlined by a thicker ring. The flavor starts with a quick dose milk chocolate with a touch of caramel. The finish has moderate roasted coffee, light vanilla, and a touch of roasted nuts. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat soft mouthfeel.
dEnk (3834) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, thanks jasper! Aroma has huge coffee, roast, beans, some malt caramel notes. Flavour has big roast, huge coffee, but for the rest its lacking depth and palate.
jmgreenuk (4625) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the Deanso’s monthly RB tasting, July 2013. Poured a deep mahogany with a frothy tan head. The aroma is coffee and dry roasted malt. The flavour is medium bitter, big liquorice, malty, with some dark chocolate too. The palate is surprisingly smooth, but rather chewy and with flavour. Deserves a higher rating.