superspak (2127) - Michigan, USA - APR 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle into pint glass, late 2012 bottling. Pours crystal clear almost opaque dark brown color with a 1-2 finger dense tan head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of big roasted coffee beans, milk chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa, caramel, oatmeal, toast, light char, and roasted earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great balance and complexity of roasted notes with plenty of coffee presence. Taste of roasted coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa, light char, oatmeal, toast, caramel, and roasted earthiness. Fair amount of coffee bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa, light char, oatmeal, toast, caramel, and earthiness on the finish for a bit. Very nice balance and complexity of roasted flavors with coffee; with a good bitterness/sweetness balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a moderately creamy and smooth mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent American stout style. Very nice balance and complexity of roasted and coffee flavors with the multiple grains used; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
vadie (454) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Noir avec une petite mousse beige. L’arôme du café. Le goût est fort du café avec un peu de malt. Pas très amer, juste un peu en la finale.
michaelinwa (551) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAR 19, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black pour, moderate head, low uninteresting aroma. Taste is light roasted malt with little complexity or interesting flavor notes. Thin mouthfeel. Far from what I look for in a stout.
nimbleprop (4163) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle pours a watery but opaque black with some creamy off white head. Nose is light coffee, chocolate, toast, grains. Flavor is sweet, malty, grains, brown rice, caraway bread, caramel, light brown sugar. Medium bodied, dry finish. Nice, malty stout.
Iphonephan (2609) - McLean, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 22 oz bottle shared at home. Hint of ash in the toasted malt nose. Coffee comes on strong along with a melange of toasted grain flavors. Smooth finish.
argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle, thanks nmann08. Medium beige head atop cola dark brown body. Aroma is medium sweet, coffee, some roast, light chocolate. Taste is medium sweet, coffee, roast, some earthy. Smooth light-medium body, low carbonation.
beernovice39 (3076) - Montana, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Black with a small tan head. Scent is roasted malts and coffee. Taste is roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Nice
Brigadier (2745) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
650 ml bottle
This came in a trade a while back. Trying to make some room for new arrivals I cracked it open the night before a road trip. This is a very coffee driven stout as the description implies. If you like that track one down.
Aroma / Appearance - The fluid brownish black pour seeks the bottom of the glass before climbing up into a thick cocoa head. Coffee of all kinds blend with roasted malts and a latent nutty feel. In the mix are smoky fireplace ashes
Flavor / Palate - Malt, dark chocolate, and coffee grounds are the main aspects of a heady experience. The dry finish of roasted almonds rises to the pleasant bitterness. This also gets kudos from being an organic beer that I can actually enjoy.
dinkle50 (877) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Jet black pour with a single finger tan head. Aroma is strong with coffee. Mouth is light, but pleasant. Taste is sweet at first followed by a hard blast of espresso. Finish lingers like a cup of coffee. For as low alcohol as this is, this is very full flavored.
daknole (8333) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nearly black with a brown head. Lots of flavors going on in this one! I get chocolate, molasses, pumpernickel bread, coffee, asphalt. Its really nice.