Dogbrick (7585) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Ale Wine & Spirits in Powell on 02/23/2012. Pours an opaque brown-black with a medium beige head that dissipates steadily. Stringy lacing. Aroma of black coffee and malt. Light body with a roasty coffee character and notes of malt and a touch of cocoa. The finish is a lingering mild roasted coffee. Above average light Stout overall.
wlajwl (3745) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ground coffee and dark grains in aroma. The flavor is coffee, grains and a mild acidity/fruit. Solid stout.
matthewjk (887) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from single 16oz bottle (which is an awesome size by the way!)...
This is pretty good stuff. Dry as hell, with some sweetness for balance. I personally don’t detect the coffee until the finish. Good aroma & appearance; this gets more than a passing grade.
Tmoney99 (10409) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Jay. Poured a clear dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Moderate toasted malt and coffee aroma. Medium over roasted sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a good beer that met my expectations.
DrSilverworm (5917) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1 pint bottle. Very dark brown color. Minimal light-tan khaki head. Pretty decent spotty lace. Just a bit of lace. Soft and smooth carbonation, dry texture. Very pleasing mouthfeel. Just a minimal amount of sweetness, which I appreciate (when I do drink coffee, I drink it straight). Just a mild bitter and roastiness. Light, but full flavor, the body seems bigger than the ABV would suggest. So drinkable, just a light bit of sweetness. Satisfying coffee aroma, with some chocolate. A great coffee stout, for me. Very good to start the day with one of these and a cincinnati-style chili 3-way.
Frank (2733) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Gorgeous beer. Black with a creamy white head. Nice coffee nose but taste is a bit wattery and ashy. Light with a prrickle of carbonation. Starts nice but finishes a bit weak.
wilnatp (556) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from BVERY. Black pour with tan head and nice lacing through, Aroma is chocolate and coffee. Taste is coffee and a bit of chocolate with a slightly bitter finish. Good beer.
Trev (1868) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: dark brown pour with a thin tan head.
aroma is appetizing coffee and chocolate.
Thin baker’s chocolate flavour. slightly sour bitterness. Burnt malt and coffee.
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
An ok beer. Far too much coffee flavor in it for my taste, but I guess what else would you expect?
Jhyland13 (28) - - JAN 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Average aroma, nice appearance and smooth taste and not overpowering. Not the best stout, but surely much better than the average.