italianjohn (2232) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fresh can from the brewery ... Pitch black pour thin tan head ..... aroma of coffee very very nice roasted coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malts .... taste is of sweet dark chocolate, roasted coffee and caramel malts .... very nice flavors ... mouthfeel has a nice bitter ... abv hidden well .... awesome stout ... finish is bitter and lingers a bit
drjay44 (2481) - Salida, Colorado, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
16 oz. can. Pours a medium, short retention, mocha head, over a black (SRM 40) body....nose is coffee, chocolate, toffee/caramel....taste is coffee, lighter chocolate, hints of toffee/caramel, leading into light sweetness, followed by coffee, hop bitterness....mouth feel thick, creamy, carbonation adds to creamy sensation. This is obviously and American Stout. The bitterness from the dark malts and the hops is quite apparent but is toned down by the sweetness on the finish. The coffee is more forward than in many and really dominates the aromas and flavors. The mouth feel is quite excellent and is reminiscent of an Oatmeal Stout. BJCP 8/3/12/5/7
Joe_M (24) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2013 This is one of the best coffee stouts I?ve had. I like the sweeter coffee taste over the tart you usually get. Overall creamy on the pallet. Pours, smells and looks great!
JaBier (4528) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by a friend. Black pour with a medium brown head. Aroma of malt, dark chocolate and roast. Malty flavor with an overly acidic coffee finish.
brokensail (9921) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to pepsiedcan for this. Black in color with a khaki head. Roasted malt, coffee, and a light chocolate aroma. Light metallic note, some toffee sweetness, very light nuttiness, and a hint of smoke. Flavor is mostly roasted malt and coffee. Some cocoa, molasses, toffee, and nuts. Very mild smokiness and a slight acidity and metallic character.
jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 29, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap-still-black. A-coffee/roasty dk malt. T-follows. Good, but a bit thin, and not my taste.
JStax (2601) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 16 ounce can thanks to pepsiedcan. Thanks! Pours a very densely black, nearly the color of used motor oil, with a gloopy brown head of foam. Smells of rich coffee beans, nuts, roasty, burnt, lightly fruity. Smells quite good. The first sip is very intense coffee. Like a kick in the face intensity. That taste really sticks with you, too. If I could brew a cup of coffee like this, I’d be a very happy man. Very good coffee stout.
bytemesis (2573) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pours pitch opaque black with a medium brown head that dissipates with nice lacing. Aroma is coffee and dark roasted malt. Flavor its the same, medium sweet, light sourness that eventually becomes a bit offputting. Medium body.
marcus (6015) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16oz can shared by oRos. Pours near black witha thick tan head and a smoky aroma. There is a slightly sour treacle and coffee flavor with a dry finish.
oRos (1004) - sacramento, California, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from trade with pepdiedcan. Color is black like oil. With slight brown head. Taste is coffee with a sweet finish.