crowderm (382) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark pour with tan head. Nice looking beer in the glass. Aroma features the coffee and chocolate you would expect, but also a hint of vanilla, or something like creamer. Robust, well-balanced flavor. A bit of chocolate/vanilla sweetness hit first, followed by a long, bitter coffee finish. Full, slightly slick mouthfeel. Very good brew.
amaka (1) - - DEC 16, 2015 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Deep, rich, bitter coffee flavor. Awesome! I would could drink all four!This is a great beer!
drywallman (359) - Lake in the Hills, Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a June assortment pack picked up from Hy-Vee. It poured from the can into the pint glass very black with a long lasting light brown head. Aroma was of the coffee, licorice, and a little oil. Taste matched almost exactly with a little sugar caramel in the "middle" of the profile also. Hops were herbal at best, but un-noticeable. Pretty good to someone who isnt a coffee fan. I wouldnt drink more than one in a session, because of the build up in oil.
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can: Thanks, Jeff. Black lagoon pour; bubbly, thick-looking with a deep tan color head that softy rests upon the colorless abyss. Spotty lacing. Straightforward but enjoyable aroma of timely roasted coffee beans with a faint, yet integral underlying creamy sweetness. Imagine some deep-ass roasted beans. No, not full city roast, or even Vienna roast. Iím talking French or Italian. Hell, maybe even Spanish roast. I mean, this fucker is roasty. BUT thereís this itty bitty titty creamy sweetness that muddles itís way on board, just in time. Like taking your burnt, charred, & oily ass black coffee, then dropping in about half a gram of sugar & a dollop of half & half. IT JUST WORKS. The palate picks up the sweetness a bit more methodically than the nose & works that to its advantage, amplifying things up a bit to display some parity between the two spectrum bookends. Aftertaste leaves your mouth tasting like what Iíd imagine a used coffee filter feels like after a freshly percolated Costa Rican blend. A bit thin on the mouth feel would be my only real complaint. Some people donít like super duper roasty... Well, I do. This was surprisingly enjoyable.
Bulk_Carrier (3891) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - SEP 14, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks Olivia for the can.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a hazy brown color with a one finger white to off white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. There was some light speckled lacing here and there in a messy sort of way.
The smell had some light crisp roasty coffee to some light sweet chocolate.
The taste was mainly sweet and tried to hold a respectable roastiness but somehow through this flavoring it seemed like it just wasnít balanced enough.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was somewhat subdued and gave off a clear crisp sweetness rolling over my tongue.
Overall, kinda weird as a stout - Iím not used to having a stout of this nature. Would I have it again? Maybe...
Homer321 (4327) - Melboring, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2014
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Can, probably from Pepsican. Poured into a snifter. Light brown head that dies almost immediately. Aroma is moderate roast and coffee bean. Taste is watery and burnt. Full of acrid sharpness. gawd I canít drink this.
ajnepple (5228) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16 oz can purchased at the brewery. Black appearance with a fully diminshing head. Strong fresh coffee and espresso aroma. Similar flavor adding light chocolate, roasted malts and earthy bitter hops. Average body, a little thin and watery with soft carbonation.
keepersj12 (3063) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JAN 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a tan head. The coffee is present in the aroma along with a hint of chocolate and some roasted barley. The flavor is sweet to start with the coffee coming through. Well balanced and very smooth.
dresden (1482) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - DEC 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour. Lots of strong coffee aroma. Creamy beer with almost all coffee flavour, vanilla, roast malt, but heavily coffee. Pretty good stuff
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A black stout with a couple fingers of light mocha foam and a decent lace. Smells like coffee - serious amounts of coffee. There are hints of malt, but not particularly pronounced, mostly the smell of coffee. The taste follows a bit of a different route, the coffee is more complimentary than dictatorial. There are tones of chocolate, toasted malts, some hints of oxidation, and a creamy flavor as well. This is well done in the flavor department. Medium bodied with a sincerely dry finish - surprisingly, this feels right.
A deceptive beer up front with the nose, but converges into a really nice beer. As it warms, it grows on me and as I enjoy it, the nose seems less important. If they adjusted the aromas for more interaction, I would argue this would be a world class coffee stout. Really a beer worth seeking and I plan to place on my wants list for a second round.
Serving type: can
Brandman (2852) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black, brown head which disappears fast. Aroma: coffee, coffee more coffee. Chocolate, molasses. Huge coffee flavour. Palate is bit thin. Burned sugar.