phaleslu (8006) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle from curly- thanks again, Jason! Pours a clear, deep brown-amber with a small beige head. Aroma of gritty coffee grounds, dark chocolate, earth, toast, and burnt sugar. Flavor is off- some dark fruits and sweetener along with roast, toast, nuts, and earth. Medium body with low carbonation and a sweet, Roasty mouthfeel. Off but not bad.
22415brewery (379) - Washington, USA - NOV 7, 2011
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a super hazy dark brown with a very fair beige head. Very very hazy, looks almost like very dark muddy water; this is not a pretty beer. Aroma is up front and very strong on the coffee with little to no trace of cocoa powder. Having had the original Irish Death on multiple occasions I feel that this version has gone a bit too far astray. Although the strong coffee ground aroma is nice, it dominates. You definitely taste the coffee up front as well, however it comes across as being back-sweetened with an unnatural and overly sweet finish. Think of Sweet & Low type of sweetness and you’ll see what I mean. Also the finish has a strong alkali chalkiness, most likely from the usage of cocoa powder. This is an unbalanced beer with a barely tolerable sweetness. Reminds me of an alcoholic version of diner coffee with five packets of artificial sugar. WIsh I had better things to say because I love the original so much but this version misses the mark with it’s over the top sweetness and lack of chocolate qualities.
whatsupstairs (112) - Inland Empire, California, USA - JUN 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours almost the same as the irish death. super coffee tones on the nose
thin white head after this it went south i think the bottle might have sat for a little to long it was tart like it had spoiled but it was good when it warmed up thanks gee. shared w/3d
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Ericandersnavy. Pours dark brown with fizzy tan. Aroma of strong mocha and espresso. Flavor is much the same with a light sweetness. Medium body with medium carbonation. Overall, not bad at all.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to bhensonb. Poured dark brown with a white head. Aroma was espresso and spent coffee grains. Flavor was coffee and grain. Body was light with high carbonation.
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - MAR 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown, almost solid black, medium sized beige head recedes fairly quickly. Aroma of coffee and chocolate but it’s not over the top. Taste is pretty sweet with some tart qualities. Pretty nice, not as roasty as expected, lots of sweet milky chocolate. Creamy texture. This is almost really good if there was a little more dark chocolate, burnt malt or coffee type bitterness.
IndianaRed (3123) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a deep clear deep mahogany dark brown. Fleeting off white head. Up front cold old coffe grounds and ashtray aroma with a little chocolate. Flavor is coffe and sweet roasted malts with plenty of coffee. The body is thn and a bit dry. More like a porter. Quick finish especially for a "stout"
Crit (3642) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 11, 2011
2.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Coke color,no head. Deep ,bitter espresso nose.Espresso palate, sweet malt mid,dry astringent finish.Thin & lacking in carbonation
Something isn’t right with this beer.
cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - JAN 7, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark camel color, thin tan head. Nice coffee nose with hint of sweet malts. Taste is mild, a bit watery. Nice coffee/mocha finish.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Date: 3/7/2010 Source:Other Richmond Beer Dig. Big coffee aroma with some roast and chocolate. Clear mahogany colored with small tan head. Flavor of coffee with almost a cigar smoke quality. Finish is dry and lightly bitter.