oRos (1054) - 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.
kaser (2541) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thick pour. Thick drink. Thick is it. Coffee stout to the extreme. Pretty good but almost too much
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ads135 (2814) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - SEP 26, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I don’t know how this beer got such a high rating. It’s flat and tastes of 2 week old cold press. Mildy acidic. Licorice and obscenely sweet.
unclemike (2214) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured very creamy and black and raised a tan head that left lacing like dark glue. Nose is chocolate and coffee roasted malts. Heavy body and a slick mouthfeel. The flavor is strong with coffee, chocolate, and ripe fruit. Long bitter finish. Simply outstanding
Drake (8029) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 ounce can courtesy of pepsican. Thanks! Pours a very dark brown color with a large dark brown head. Good head retention. Aroma of roasted malts, dark roasted coffee, chocolate and tobacco. The taste is coffee, dark roasted malts, sweet malts and a bit of smoke. Medium bodied, low carbonation.
madvike (2682) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at GTMW - Was really looking forward to this one, and the nose initially lived up to my expectations. Unfortunately, then I tasted it. It poured nice, black with a thin tan head. Nose has lovely coffee, hazelnut and vanilla. Taste isn’t at all what you’d think though, with everything watered down--the coffee, the roast, the vanilla, the nuttiness. Even the body is really light. Just a big letdown.
radagast83 (4445) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16oz can, bought in the Quad Cities. Poured a completely black color with a small, dark brown head. Aroma was a bitter coffee note, with a slightly roasted malt character. Flavor was like a chilled iced coffee without a single drop of creme or sugar. Not really as coffee forward as I would have expected from what I expect from most coffee stouts, but I enjoyed this one.
JohnnyJ (4271) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Clear brown pour, with a light tan head. Flavors strongly of burned cold coffee, with roasted malt and dry dark cocoa powder. I thought it was a bit watery. A simple straight foreward coffee beer, but decent enough.
FlacoAlto (3759) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Iowa at last!
A steady pour into my large Tripel Karmeliet tulip produces a ½-finger thick, darkly brown tinged, tan colored head. The beer is quite opaque and near black in color. The nose smells of concentrated, cold pressed coffee; notes of pepper, blackened bell peppers, burnt grain husks, espresso roast coffee notes, and, once you really dig, softer notes of dark chocolate, toasted spicy whole grains, roasted brown bread, even a sweeter side that accentuates the cocoa notes as well as producing temporary notes of roasted berries from time to time.
Perhaps a bit on the cold side (maybe in the 40s) for a beer like this, it is thick and creamy, but also prickly from the carbonation. Up front this is all huge, roasted, and burnt coffee and malt notes; roast bitterness, perhaps a touch of burnt acidity (this also being accentuated by the carbonic acid), slightly smoky, certainly a touch savory in its roasted character, charred wood and even some astringency that lingers in the finish a bit. There is a bit of burnt bell pepper vegetal character here, certainly a touch of woody pepper character. As the beer warms up it start to pick up a touch of sweetness that accentuates a dark chocolate character and a hint of dark malt sweetness; this still is more characterized by a savory, almost briny, smoky, burnt roast smoothness though. The beer really smooths out as it warms up; the carbonic acid bite really disappears.
I like the thick, chewy, but not at all cloying, texture that this beer has, it just seems quite appropriate for this kind of Stout. The aroma is pretty decent, and it would be quite good if not for the burnt vegetal note that is sometimes found in roast focused beers. Luckily this vegetal note is much reduced in the flavor. All in all this is a very good Coffee Stout, one I am quite happy to be drinking right now.
JPDurden24 (1548) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUL 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Poured into a snifter with a dark brownish black pour and a nice tan head. Nice scent of coffee and chocolate with similar flavors. This is a nice coffee stout, roasty and deilcious.