FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 11, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Opaque black-red with a quickly dissipating light brown head. Rich chocolate and coffee ground aromatics. Nutty malt and coffee flavors dominate, with a ruddy earthen component. Nut and toast in a savory finish with ashen vestiges that create a lingering bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium, with a slight dryness.
gnoff (8741) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle on June 28, 2015. From a FredMeyers in Portland, Oregon.
Label state 5.8% ABV.
Black color, tan head. Sweet, malty, rich scent. Roasted, light sweet taste. Light roasted aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness.
djd07 (6056) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Hopworks Bikebar. Pours a dark brown with ruby hue with beige head that lasts. The aroma is roasted coffee bean, chocolate, nuts. Medium mouth, rich, strong roast, dark chocolate, bitter finish, good.
mjg74 (2824) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAY 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Canned (5.8%) from LifeSource. Black in color. Roasty dry nose. Some milk sugar and hop bitterness as well. Coffee and a little sweetness up front. It then goes into a dry bitter roasty flavor. Bitter roasty in the finish. Mild on the hop bitterness. Pretty tasty coffee stout.
ColovianTrader (421) - - APR 4, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Unique and tasty. Clean coffee and light hops in the aroma. Flavors of fresh roasted coffee, toasted grains, caramel and hints of milk. There’s no mistaking this is a coffee beer. A bit thinner than expected, but really smooth with a clean finish.
Sledutah (6040) - Utah, USA - MAR 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
16oz can labeled Survival Stout at the Beer Bar
Black with a medium sized beige head, lots of lacing. Aroma of dark roasted coffee and chocolate. Taste of dark malts, roasted coffee, chocolate and caramel
DedicatedToFun (3935) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAR 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap, brown pour, tan head, nose and taste are coffee, cold pressed coffee, amazing
DSG (8448) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[2/26/15] Draught at Hopworks BikeBar in Portland. Dark brown to black. Great roasty coffee aroma. Bittersweet flavor, roasty, with lots of coffee and some mocha. Rounded creamy mouthfeel. Very good.
willisread (817) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2014 fall Keyaki. Ezo beer sampler. Really big dark roasted coffee, malt and granola aromas with a touch of chocolate present as well. Tastes of cacao, milk chocolate, grain. Bittersweet on the palate with a roasted taste. Creamy and rich mouthfeel. Smooth finish.
KyotoLefty (7553) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Nose of chocolate, cream, cocoa, a bit of Sprite. Black with lace. Sweet chocolate and cafe au lait flavors, light tang, good balance. Likeable.
hawthorne00 (2823) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (Vintage Cellars Elsternwick). Black with a light tan head. Aroma of caramel, coffee, roasted barley. Smooth texture, moderate carbonation - still a bit astringent though. Lots of (OK but not interesting) coffee, moderate roasted flavours, husks, some dark chocolate. Clean moderately bitter finish. I don’t really understand why you’d make a big thing of a complicated exotic mixture of grains... and then wallop it with coffee, but a nice and very drinkable drop.