annunz123 (797) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Coffee, chocolate, nuts, and roast/smoke in the aroma. Flavor is smooth and sweet, with coffee, chocolate, and vanilla. Roast coffee bitterness and a little alcohol in the finish. Really good.
johnnnniee (1948) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a solid dark brown with faint garnet highlights when held to light and a huge fluffy tan head that persists forever. Wicked coffee aromas waft towards my nostrils the second I pop the cork off the bottle. Upon closer inspection I find traces of sweet sugar and chocolate in there, but this one is a coffee bomb. The flavor has a hint more malty sweetness than the aroma suggested, but not much more. Light chocolate, caramel and brown sugar malts come through in vain before my taste buds are smacked by Juan Valdez. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a creamy oily mouthfeel. For me the coffee is over the top on this one, but then again I don’t drink coffee. I’m amazed at how they got such a huge coffee presence and still retained a decent head and creamy mouthfeel without a bitter or acrid coffee bite. Well made beer, just not my cup of coffee.
keepersj12 (2512) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with a creamy tan head. The aroma has some sweet malt, a bit of wood and a lot of coffee. The flavor has the coffee, quite bitter, along with a hint of chocolate and a bit of the wood. Very well balanced with a creamy feel.
AdamJackson (1994) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Harpoon. Pitch black 1/2 finger head. Still no lacing.
Big roasted dark coffee. It’s big and smells like a chocolate filled cup of coffee. Lots of licorice and mollasses.
Taste is solid. Dark and semi-sweet chocolate. Finish is espresso crema and raisins
blutt59 (5997) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, dark ruby amber color with soapy tan foam, aroma is straight coffee with Flavors of roast coffee, caramel cream, nutshell, thinner finish
AirForceHops (2560) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Paid $5.99 @ my local Market Basket. English pint glass shows a deep brown color with very small beige head. Little retention. Nose has a rich organic coffee and roasted aroma. Flavor is light coffee and vanilla. Secondary flavor of bitter chocolate. The body is a bit thin. Texture is lightly ashy. If they could double the body on this; it would be exceptional.
vtafro (2297) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Black pour with beige head. Roasted coffee and light sweet chocolate malt aromas. Flavor is bitter coffee grounds with a light sweetness. Better than the coffee I had after dinner.