hopscotch (8395) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (dregs)Ö Murky, dark, burnt orange ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. Good retention. The bouquet is huge coffee and mild chocolate Ė mocha. Medium to full-bodied and creamy with tingly carbonation. Medium sweet, mocha, nutty flavor. Dry finish. Bottle courtesy of dchmela!
mjmcend (209) - USA - FEB 7, 2010
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
First time on tap at Naked City. It is the most coffee smelling beer I have had. It is like a fresh scoop of ground coffee. Appearance is brown with a well maintained light tan head. Flavor is intensely coffee. Starbuck junkies will love this. The palate is a toasty grain. Very, very good.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber, courtesy dchmela. Pours a lightly hazy, reddish-chestnut color with a small, smooth head of dark tan foam. Wet, sudsy lacing mostly rejoins the body, leaving little spots behind to dry. Aromas include big-time espresso roast, ultra dry, powdery cocoa, dried caramel, and hints of earthen hops. Flavors are straightforward and well balanced, showing sweet choco-caramel undertones beneath a heavy blanket of roasty, toasty, dark coffee. The palate resembles that of an Irish stout, medium bodied and sort of ashy-dry, with overly active carbonation. Itís a tasty enough brew, but it wonít knock your socks off.
AmEricanbrew (5205) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - JAN 23, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
@Taphouse Grill. Clear ruby red color/ tan head. Big fresh brewed coffee, chocolate aromas. smooth medium body. Sugared up medium roast Columbian coffee flavors with melted chocolate bar, mild dark roasted malt bitterness. mocha all the way!
dchmela (2486) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Brewolf for the bottle. Pours a deep brown with a creamy head. Nice big espresso aroma with toffee and cream hints. Good body of dark malts, espresso and toffee. Good stuff.
moelikebeer (221) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Bonused by JW77. Fairly opaque dark brown pour with a medium size beige head. Aroma mainly of ground coffee beans and a bit of chocolate. Lot of coffee in the flavor as well with notes of milk chocolate. Smooth, creamy though slightly thin mouthfeel.
Skyview (5087) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JAN 9, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from 22-oz bomber and shared by moelikebeer. Pours a near opaque dark brown colored brew with a decent sized beige head that leaves behind some spotty lacing. Aroma of fresh ground Folgers coffee, a hint of roasted dark malt and some floral hops. Taste is medium bodied, flavors of sweet pitted fruit, more coffee, a hitn of roated dark malt and candi sugar. Finish is quite sweet, some apple, coffee and some red berries. One of the sweetest coffee stouts Iíve tried.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JAN 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy dchmela. Brown. Off white carbonation. Huge fresh brewed coffee, dry cocoa, roasted malt. Medium body, moderate carbonation, dry finish, very easy to drink.
redlight (2299) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
thanks for sharing dchmela! Strong coffee aromas with hints of coffee. Pours a dark amber brown color. Strong coffee flavor, some coffee grounds, with caramelly brown malts. Not bad.
killjoy966 (676) - Washington, USA - JAN 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bomber from Ballard Market. I remember first trying this brew at the Winter Beer Festival at Haleís and thinking it was amazing. Not sure if being in a bottle makes it different but it seems kind of unfocused now. Smells like dark roasted coffee and not much else. Tastes tangy with a little bit of coffee and even less chocolate, but mostly tastes similar to water thatís been sitting in tin cans too long. Could use a little less carbonation as well. Check the Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout for a more representative coffee stout.