jtclockwork (5220) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Victor at Paulís. Pours black. Tan head. Nose/taste of smoked black malts, coffee roast, vanilla and roast chocolate. Medium body. Dryish roast coffee finish. Medium body.
JK (3989) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I would classify this as as sweet stout. It is a sweet beer, sugar, moderately roasted malt, and coffee, which is in there but not overpowering. Well balanced with the malts and the coffee flavor. Good palate on this beer, smooth, and a little thick. A fine session beer.
j12601 (5722) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Victorís bracket box tasting at Paulís. Pours a clear ruby and purple tinged brown with very small hint of a white head. Big coffee, roast and chocolate. Chocolate, roast and toast. Malt and roast. Long soft coffee bitterness.
johnnnniee (1564) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 14, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
New Edition to beer in NH, I brought a few bottles home today form a tasting at Bertís. Pours a dark brown almost black color with a decent tan head that has some staying power. Smells of coffee and roasted grains. Hints of chocolate, but the coffee aromas are strong with this one. Taste is again coffee and roasted grains, slightly acridic but overall nicely coffeeíd. There are hints of chocolate, caramel, and licorice in here but the coffee overwhelms most of the flavor here. Medium body, light to moderate level of carbonation, slick oily acridic mouthfeel. The coffee is strong in this, but it still has enough other flavors to keep it interesting. I like it.
andyhwcinc (1167) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Purchased at Breeze Thru Liquors in Milwaukee, WI; enjoyed on a Friday night watching the Brewers vs. the Red Sox (I live in Chicago...). Appearance was honestly weak, the pour was black but it just looked weak and itís black with no head at all. Aroma of roasted malt and coffee, also a bit of chocolate, slightly nutty. This to me is not a stout, itís a coffee porter. It doesnít have that thickness to it and itís also not milky. If I was rating this as a coffee porter, it would be great! But for a coffee stout itís weak. Taste equal parts coffee and chocolate along with the roasted malt. OK, maybe thereís a little lactose in there but really itís subdued. I am surprised at how easy of a drinker this is, goes down very smooth and makes you wanting more. It is good, and I do like it, but itís not a stout.
esjaygee (3209) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 21, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nitro pour at Sugar Maple. Dark black with a creamy beige topper, slowly fading. Aroma is very roasty and smoky with peat and smoked wood, coffee and light chocolate. Taste is smooth and creamy and lowly carbonated as can be expected. Nice and malty with roasted and smoked malts, "real" coffee and chocolate. Finishes up with a slightly bitter coffee bean finish. Nice stuff.
bseribeer (128) - Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Superb coffee stout from Hinterland. Pours black with a thick, tan head. Strong aroma of dark chocolate, coffee. Taste is robust, roasty. Light malt finish. Somewhat thick on the palate and a bit dry. Carbonation is soft. Overall, an enjoyable outing from Hinterland and looking forward to trying some more of their lineup.
bu11zeye (11282) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(500ml bottle) Pours a black body with mahogany edges and a small beige head. Aroma of coffee, raisins, chocolate, and roasted malt. Flavor of coffee, light ash, chocolate, and cola.
blutt59 (5714) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, black brown color with heavy coffee aroma, body is thin with roast coffee and creamy nuts
SourNotes (104) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - MAR 3, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
poured into Bellís Tulip. Nice deep dark brown to almost black color. A good 3-4 fingers of head on top, great retention on the head. this is a beautiful looking beer
smells of dark chocolate, roasted coffee, and some malt. not much else though.
tastes very heavy of roasted coffee. not overly bitter, not much astringency. a touch of dryness. Super dark chocolate and coffee pretty much sums this one up. could use more malt or residual sweetness but for a regular american coffee stout it does the trick
mouthfeel is a touch thin and watery but there is a bit of creaminess from the nice carbonation that keeps this one going.
Very drinkable beer, I could have quite a few of these, my guess is that it is in the 5.5-6.5% ABV range, its definately not potent, this is meant to drink easy.
replace your coffee with this beer. drink it at the very end of a solid dessert. Iíd say drink it with coffee cake or carrot cake, it would be perfect with that. this could be a morning beer when camping in northern wisconsin/minnesota/michigan. if you can get a growler, PERFECT!