jkwood04 (2922) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours dark brown with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, some coffee and chocolate, cereal, dough, and a light bitterness. Flavor the same with a nice blend of the stout, grains, and coffee. Average texture, sort of light for its style. A decent beer but could be way better.
Muggus69 (932) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - OCT 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice looking beer; deep cola-brown body with a creamy tan head hanging around.
Subdued aroma. Roasted nuts, cocoa, wholegrain bread crust, treacle, with some coffee bean and earthy spice.
Medium body, particularly dry and particularly textural - slick, oily, somewhat tannic. Moderately high carbonation perhaps a bit overdone.
More of the same on the body; quite nutty, dry cocoa, earthy coffee bean character, some grainy character but not pronounced. Very dry finish with a lingering bitterness.
Think they’ve probably gone a bit overboard with adding coffee on top of a 7 grain stout. Ultimately, I see it as a miss opportunity on 2 fronts - the grain character wasn’t pronounced enough, nor was the coffee, i’m left somewhere in the middle somewhat bamboozled thinking "Well it should have been one, or the other.". Interesting enough beer regardless.
TourDeBeer (92) - Mandurah brewer, AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2013
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
I found this very watery, and thats not what im looking for in a stout. Coffee aroma, slight bitters to taste. Not impressed
DialSquare (2042) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Brief note: almost like a porter -thinner, grain, dark malt, 7.2
Storm_Shadow (100) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours dark brown with a small off white head. Aroma of roasted malt and of course coffee. Flavour is the same with big coffee taste.
gam (2908) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Block beige head dark pour medium strong carbonation aromas roast coffee vanilla grain wheat very malt like the flavours dry cocoa coffee rich malts the coffee is a roasted taste some vanilla sweet grain cereal good on palate a little weak in body at the finish but the coffee and oat taste along with the bitter lingering taste give it its livelyness
writerljberg (403) - Oregon, USA - SEP 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Opaque black with a lilting creme head. Nice lacing.
N: Coffee, cocoa, vanilla, dirt, ample hop earthiness. Some char.
T: Very similar to coffee. Mostly bitter with some malty edges. Enjoyable.
M: Medium body, coating.
O: Good, wholesome stout. Drinks like a larger beer at a low ABV.
Davros (1720) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a dark tan head.
Nose shows lots of coffee and roasted grains. Little else showing.
Similar flavours, lots of roasted grains with a little coffee behind it. Again it seems to fall flat rather quick.
Nice creamy carbonation. Body could be a bit thicker.
pdx77 (779) - Oregon, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draught at Hopworks Urban Brewery. Black in color with tan head. Aroma of cold brewed coffee. Taste is of a cold brewed Stumptown coffee, with espresso and grain notes. Mouthfeel is full, and the finish is sweet and filled with espresso.
evergreen0199 (1636) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Hopworks brewpub, Portland, Oregon, USA. A dark brown/black coloured pour with a thin off white head on top. Chocolate, coffee aroma. Tastes of chocolate, coffee, some dark fruit. Decent for the ABV.