Lubiere (12383) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A dark clear brown porter with a thin brown head. In aroma, a smooth capuccino coffee with light herbal notes. In mouth, a smooth sweet chocolate with coffee grinds, milkey, a bit cloying. On tap at Knoxville Brewer’s Jam, Oct. 22 2011.
jcwattsrugger (11899) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-tight tan-black. A-coffee grounds/roasty-dk malt with some bite. T-coffee/roasty-dk malt, 2nd earthy hops. Not my taste.
BeerandBlues2 (11732) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Sunny Point. Pours opaque black with a small, fizzy beige head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is coffee, chocolate and roast malt, earthy and spicy hops with herbal notes, leather and prunes. Flavor is dark malt dominant with heavy coffee, earthy and spicy hops with dark fruits and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Whole Foods Market North Raleigh, NC. Hey Highland, if you’re listening, please send more of your seasonals to Virginia! This one pours a very dark brown color with a large frothy tan head. Average head retention. Aroma of big coffee notes, some ash, roasted malts and caramel. The taste is strong roasty coffee notes, roasted malts, faint sweet malts and a bitter hop finish. Medium bodied. A little over-bearing on the coffee but still solid.
Dogbrick (10889) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Mellow Mushroom in Johnson City. Brownish-black pour with a medium beige head that dissipates steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted coffee, malt and hops. Medium body with flavors of toasted malt, coffee and dark chocolate. Hops in the background as well. The finish is roasty with a black coffee aftertaste. Above average overall.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: November 27, 2011
Source: Taco Mac, Woodstock
Appearance: black, frothy tan head, heavy lace
Aroma: coffee and dry roasted malt aroma
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, lots of coffee, touch of caramel sweetness brings out the chocolate, light ashy character to the coffee
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2014 12oz bottle, thanks to alexsdad06 for sharing. Dark brown color, with a red hue, thin khaki head. Minimal lace. Good, potent coffee nose. Soft carbonation, dry texture. Light bitter taste. Nice coffee flavor and aftertaste. Dry finish.... 3.2
Re-rate, 1/25/14: Gotta say, I like this more now. Chewier, more pleasantly bitter. What can you do. 3.6. That’s what we’re ending on. Fuck you and everyone else who cares otherwise. That’s a great score. Great long coffee roasty aftertaste.
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355mL at my brother’s local pool bar in Gainesville, FL. Overall, a salty, bitter, Irish dry stout in body. Weaker beige head. Soapy, thinner body. Nose has salt, vanilla, soy, umami. Palate is lemon tea, toothpaste, mint.
slowrunner77 (9221) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"at first, a little light on the nose, but it opened up quite nicely. light bodied and easy drinking, yet had a smooth texture and flavor that was definitely enjoyable...mostly dark coffee, roasted malt, and a hint of chocolate. Thanks Lou!"
arminjewell (9210) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, thanks for the bottle Mike! Dark/opaque black pour with nice fluffy and lasting tan head, a fair amount of carbonation streaming off the bottom of the glass, aroma brought nice roasted coffee bean, espresso and cold press type coffee, some slight milk and dark chocolates, hints of a red berry, nice oaty type notes as well as a slight spicy note. Taste is pretty nice, some sweet red fruits and chocolate up front lead into bitter espresso, coffee bean, touch of chocolate and roast notes again come in with a touch of earth, finishing fairly dry, slightly bitter but not as much as the coffee would let on. Nicely done!