SDalkoholic (1998) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Thieves Liquor in National City: Poured a dark blackish brown color topped with a frothy topping of head which eventually flat lined. Aroma is bold with roast nuts and malts and reminds me of macadamia nuts and coffee together. This beer really does smell amazing. As for the flavor, it falls a little short, although, it does deliver some sweet malt with a bitterness of cheap coffee. Also has a notice of black licorice.
DocJitsu (586) - Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very dark brown, nearly opaque. Some ruby glints in direct sunlight. Dark taupe, fluffy head with decent retention. Sweet nutty and smoky aroma. Mouthfeel is way too thin for the style. A lot of smokiness and dark roast coffee in the flavor. Some nutty notes break through occasionally.
Majin (256) - West Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark black, coffee smell, pretty smooth but with a bite at the end that hits ya. Wasn't expecting that.
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boozedude (1450) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber into glass...black pour with off white head metallic aroma chocolate coffe..sone bitterness on the back end..pretty decent stout
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Rating #10. Dark black with a little brown around the edges and a nice little beige head. Roast and coffee aroma with some dark chocolate. Flavor is similar to the aroma, a bit of ash in the aftertaste, but very nice to drink. (2709)
skmikeg (613) - Poway, California, USA - APR 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours a black-dark brown with a two finger tan head which fades to very nice lacing. Aroma is of hazelnut coffee, roasted malts, caramel, and milk coco. Taste is of roasted malts, hazelnut coffee, coco, molasses, caramel, and some walnuts. Has a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a semi dry, roasty, moderate finish. Overall, a tasty, sessionable stout, that makes nice use of hazelnut coffee
matthewjk (801) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great label screen on this 220z bomb : That aroma! That beautiful, coffee aroma! Look, I love this thing! I think many, who are not coffee / espresso freaks, may experience problems with this stout. Perhaps a little more dry that I was expecting, but I’m enjoying it, and I don’t mind the considerable acidity. Glad to try!
bhensonb (9820) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Bine and Vine. Pours very dark brown/black with a creamy/foamy 3 finger tan head. Aroma is mostly chocolate with a hint of coffee. Med + body. Flavor starts chocolate then a huge burst of nutty coffee intrudes. Then it’s definitely hazelnut. Lots of flavor for a stout. Finishes dry and burnt malt bitter. Good stuff.
Getbetter (654) - Cucamonga, California, USA - APR 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a tap at the brewery.Very strong aroma and taste of chocolate with a medium lite body , white head.I like it.
timfoolery (1067) - California, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from trade (b3shine?). Aroma is reminiscent of the dirty, leftover pot of hazelnut coffee. Flavor is thankfully not an old coffee taste, rather much more coffee than beer. Analogous to what Dodgrblu said months ago, "I want the beer to taste bourbon barrel-aged, not a beer-flavored bourbon." The coffee is just too damn strong for the beer flavor to come through. Still, not a complete loss. Fair beer.
(Ironically, I needed something to keep myself awake while entering Q3 grades...found it.)
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