beerbill (3564) - Laurel, New York, USA - SEP 13, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle purchased at the brewery. The pour looks exactly like coca cola. Very dark brown with clear reddish brown edges and a large fizzy light brown head that completely deflated by the time I was ready for my second sip. Heavily carbonated. The aroma is loaded with coffee with a few notes of tobacco detected as well. The flavor is again coffee and not much else. Thankfully, the coffee flavor is fresh and bright and not excessively bitter. I’m really not picking up any of the qualities that would make this a sweet stout. No lactose or milk sweetness and really not all that smooth. In fact, I’d call this beer overcarbonated and the mouthfeel is prickly if anything, not smooth. Very late in the glass, as the carbonation eases, the beer is a bit smoother and less abrasive. This is probably not something I’d look to revisit.
DeeBee21 (51) - NH, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 8, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark black pour, lots of sediment with an off white head. Straight coffee grounds with tons of bitter chocolate aroma and tobacco as well, hints of some cinnamon spice. Flavor sours with the coffee roast, less bitter flavor then assumed, lots of milky creaminess and some sweet hazelnut. A fabulous coffee treat by my hometown!
Jblauvs (1355) - Chester, Vermont, USA - SEP 8, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark Walnut pour with a beige head. Intense Bitter coffee bean on the nose with some spice and Roast. Mouthfeel is creamy and the Flavor is sweet, iced coffee, a bit nutty, some lactic notes, and a bitter finish. A really quite nice Sweet stout from Ithaca,
craftycarl21 (2290) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 7, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown pour with tons of sediment and minimal head. Predominant trait of the nose is coffee, lots of cream and malt as well. Flavor isn’t heavy by any means, but tons of coffee, cream, sugar, and a bit of hazelnut. Tastes like Starbucks, but better. Another solid offering from Ithaca Beer Co.
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - SEP 7, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with a one finger tan head. Aroma is LOADED with coffee and roasted malt. A creamy sweet vanilla cocoa nib complements the roast and dark sugar sweetness nicely. Flavor is again loaded with coffee, while the roast is gratuitous. Sweet creamy milk chocolate complements vanilla bean and hazelnut. Palate is medium to full with e sweet iced coffee finish. Yum.
daknole (10100) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 11, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler from JW77. COFFEE COFFEE COFFEE and more COFFEE!! The aroma is full of nice coffee and the flavor is all a very nice robust coffee. Damn I love coffee so I loved this beer. COFFEE!!!
Rustyham (1781) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2009
3.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amazing smell of coffee candy, not like fresh coffee- which is a downside in my opinion. Still a delightful drink, very sugary sweet. Bottle thanks to either JW77 or Ryan.
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - AUG 5, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler. Quite enjoyable at the time. Sweet with a little dark malts on the nose and has bitterness masking some of that good sweetness. A little dark cocoa and coffee bitterness. Balanced and drinkable. Not bad.
JoeMcPhee (8819) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Barcade. Deep black beer. The aroma is loaded with sweet fresh coffee. Lightly chewy with a bit of soft cocoaish bitterness. Coffee is not at all vegetal. A soft sweetness with a bit of soft roastiness. RIch, sweet and malty but finishing with a bit of roastiness. It’s pretty good really.
j12601 (7395) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 19, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler (brought I think by Chris…?) at the Cuvee de Castleton release at Captain Lawrence. Pours a clear blackish brown with a thin tan head. Coffee and jalapeno on the nose, with a bit of smoke. More smoke and stale ashtray flavors. Finishes with a little dry wood and roast. Somewhat underwhelming.