j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Half Time. Pours a deep black with a large ugly tan head. Coffee, roast, smoke, chocolate on the nose. More coffee and roast, with a light sweetness. Finishes roasty with more coffee flavors, and a nice sweetness after the roast bitterness, possibly vanilla in nature. Tasty stuff. This (and two others) was brought to Half Time by a guy who is on the west coast and now doing distribution stuff I think. I’m hoping that we get this on the east coast…really yummy.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
( 22oz bottle ) Pours a dark brown body with small beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, strong coffee, and subtle dark chocolate. Flavor of coffee, roasted malt, caramel, and some chocolate. A quality stout that I could drink all night.
mar (4662) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. deep brown with a cream head. chocolate, coffee and roasted malts on the nose. nice thickness with a great coffee flavor and a roasty finish.
Cavie (3672) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of bu11zeye. Dark brown pour with red hints. Nice aroma. Rich chocolate that has spiced notes and dark coffee grain. Taste is roasted coffee. Smooth feeling with a watery aftertaste. Bitter chocolate.
skoisirius (1466) - Earth, Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really enjoyed this brew. Intriguing take on a grain stout, and definitely pulled off well in the blend of 7 different grains. Dry and roasty on the nose and up front on the flavors, this moves into a lightly malted blend of a blast of Earthen tastes. Bits of dirt and burnt flavors exist in a well melded way. Not too heavy, so it drinks quite easy. Good stuff!!
Alcohoarder (34) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 1, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle. Nice head. Deep, dark brown. If you like your beer to taste like coffee buy a case. Would be great with a scoop of ice-cream for a stout float.
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 14, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown hue, thin tan ring of head. Nose is espresso grounds. Flavor is pure coffee grounds with hints of cocoa and vanilla. Medium body and carbonation, watery texture. Coffee forward stout, great accents and profile, lingering bitterness and light roast- astringency.
neepsntatties (1114) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 11, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
on tap at H.U.B. Colour... coffee brown with no head. Nose... yup! That’s coffee! Palate... basically like drinking cold, black coffee with CO2 added. Certainly not bad, but VERY coffee like and not really beer like. Rather a hybrid, and a darn good one at that!
hayduke (3159) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 9, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 22 oz bottle this poured a very dark brown that looked nearly black in the glass with a foamy and rocky tan head that left lacing like carpenter’s glue. Nose is roasted malts with aromas of chocolate, coffee, and grains. Very smooth an velvet mouthfeel. The flavor is malty but there are a lot of complex nuances in there making this a top flight stout.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Name: Seven Grain Stout
Date: September 21, 2009
Words: cold pressed coffee
Appearance: black, fine beige head, drippy lace
Aroma: rich roasted coffee aroma
Flavor: rich coffee flavor, touch of caramel sweetness, lots of roasted, touch of bitter dark chocolate
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4