DrSilverworm (4006) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle, that had apparently leaked at some point in itís life... Batch E!016. Dark brown color. Pretty decent bigger brown head, though no lace really sticks. Nice coffee in the nose. Some dark fruit, little roast malt. Some earthy flavors. Light spice. Moderate sweet taste. Lighter, but good bit of bitter. Surprisingly flavorful for a leaky years-old bottle. Good, kind of robust rich coffee stout. Much better than expected.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
7-11 coffee sweet vanilla. Dark brown pour thin head. Flavors of coffee vanilla caramel burnt sugar roast and espresso light sweet underneath. Dry sweet finish w good carb.
cbfobes (1937) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by levi, pours a very dark brown with a thin tannish head, the aroma still has a decent amount of coffee on the nose with a little bit of chocolate, the flavor has more chocolate on the front end and the coffee isnít as strong as the aroma, still solid though.
madvike (2373) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by levifunk...thanks Levi! - Pours black with no head. Nose is vanilla, light coffee grounds, and some milkiness. Taste is pretty good--this has held up surprisingly well. Iím guessing this was awesome fresh, as the coffee is muted and has a light nuttiness. Milky and sweet, with a mocha finish. Medium thin with nice carbonation.
Brigadier (2600) - Northeastern Ohio, Ohio, USA - MAY 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle
A fine example of a stout, this beer is a great way to celebrate an anniversary. While I wish I still had easy access to Ithacaís line up there is enough of a backlog that I wonít miss their releases for a while. Eventually though I may have to figure out how to grab some of their more common bottles.
Aroma / Appearance - A deep chocolately brown body pours lazily into the snifter. Idle pockets of carbonation pop out from time to time. Coffee, dark chocolate, plums, and smoke tickle the senses. The total feel is cohesive and well considered.
Flavor / Palate - Plum, coffee, chocolate, and a milky texture flow easily across the palate. The taste hangs around for a while. Although it is starting to lose its edge it should be good to drink for a few months if well kept. Even so I would not want to hang on to any extra bottles longer than necessary.
jtclockwork (6220) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Steve. Pours black with brown head. Nose/taste of vanilla, cocoa, freshly brewed coffee beans, sweet chocolate and lactose sweetness. Body on the lighter side of medium.
nuplastikk (3820) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Pronounced intense coffee aroma. Black-brown with a thin, oily head. Super coffee forward. Tasty and nice, but a little one-dimensional because it is so coffee rich. Well executed nonetheless, an awesome sipper. Smooth and sugary. Nice.
Jow (1663) - New York, USA - DEC 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Found a random bottle at Nikkiís in RI. Tastes of burnt coffee, milk, chalk, hay, herbal, caramel and earth. Nose is kinda funky with small head. Slight alcohol flavors and a touch too watery. Just allright
wedgie9 (1661) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 18, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted on 8/18/11 from 750mL bottle obtained in a trade, batch E!016. Pours a nearly black, dark brown, with an average tan head that slowly recedes to very thin, spotty lace. The nose is full of freshly roasted coffee, along with a ton of roasty malt and just a bit of underlying vanilla. The flavor is lightly sweet with a hint of molasses, dominated by freshly roasted coffee, with just a hint of bitterness, and vanilla. The body is full and creamy with light, but stinging, carbonation, and a long roasted coffee with a hint of vanilla finish.
alexsdad06 (3821) - Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle. Pours dark brown in color with a small fleeting beige head. The aroma is slightly burnt black coffee, roasted malts and dusty dry chocolate. The flavor is thin black coffee, some burnt roasted malts and chalky chocolate powder. Very thin body which doesnít go well the the black coffee flavor. If this had more body to support the flavors, I would probably enjoy it more.