fiulijn (19119) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the brewery; 7% ABV
Beautiful dark mahogany color with small creamy head. Nice espresso aroma. The flavor has some chocolate, roasted malt and coffee, well balanced, with the moderate sweetness; relatively low bitterness.
mcberko (14357) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 5, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at The Taphouse, pours dark brown with a black head. Aroma of roasted malt, light espresso and light cocoa. Flavour of mocha, burnt espresso and roasted malt. Very solid.
bhensonb (14075) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 4, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Malt & Vine. Pours ruddy copper with a one finger beige head. Aroma is coffee. Not sure about the chocolate. Full bodied with creamy carbonation. Flavor is really coffee. Takes awhile for the chocolate to show up, but it outlasts the coffee. This is stark. They really put a lot into this one. Whoof.
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a dark amber body with a small beige head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, light vanilla, and chocolate. Flavor of coffee, grain, roasted malt, chocolate, nuts, and caramel.
daknole (10870) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 2, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big bold brown pour, thick brown head. Oh yeah this one is nice. Loads of coffee and chocolate. Fudge, brownie batter, sweet and rich. A lot crammed in for under 8%
hopscotch (10601) - 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)… Murky, dark, burnt orange ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. Good retention. The bouquet is huge coffee and mild chocolate – mocha. Medium to full-bodied and creamy with tingly carbonation. Medium sweet, mocha, nutty flavor. Dry finish. Bottle courtesy of dchmela!
slowrunner77 (10088) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A porter looking and feeling brew rather than a stout, though the description of the base "malt flavor laced with caramel, chocolate, dark fruit, and a touch of sweetness" is spot on. I liked the coffee and cocoa additions as well, but it just iddn’t come together well enough to be elite
phaleslu (9376) - 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.
after4ever (7577) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 16, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
22. Smells like fresh coffee grounds for sure. Kind of like processed vacuum-packed coffee, like MJB or something. A little char in there as well. Coffee acidity is throwing some light sourness. Watery, somewhat flat and rather light body. Very much a ground coffee thing, with some light malty chocolate in there as well. Don’t think they really had a plan together for exactly how this one was going to come out.
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Poured clear, remarkably light brown (for a stout) with a dense beige head.. not what I expected to see. The aroma picked up semi-sweet and darker chocolates, amaretto, and toasty coffee with more coffee as it progressed.. quasi-warm and very sweet overall. The flavor found sweet chocolates, vanilla, and coffee at the core (all with moderate roast), with moderate coffee and earthy bitterness around.. tart malts and a hint of oxidation on the back-end, along with a lot more sugars and mild boozage. Medium-bodied at most on the palate.. lots of grainy, residual sugars.. not all that pleasant to drink with the sweetness and flow.