jeremytoni (2834) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle poured black with a good amount of head. Nice strong coffe flavor and finish.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 5, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Smells like straight up cold coffee, with woody notes, like a Sumatran blend with just a hint of vanilla. Flavor is a bit one dimensional, woody coffee with a lightly tart finish. OK, but not up to the high standards of the rest of the Ithaca brews.
after4ever (5731) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 31, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750, capped. pours nearly black with a loose tan head. enormous sickly sweet vanilla nose. sticky, thick, chalky body. cheap nasty coffee and artificial vanilla mid palate. dry synthetic finish.
eaglefan538 (2802) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 30, 2010
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle enjoyed at the NSSRQSOSLT, 1/10! No idea who brought this, but thanks! Pour was dark brown in color. The aroma was strong coffee, slight roast/ash, faint chocolate. This thing smelled much better than it actually tasted. Flavor was coffee, of course, but it was a bitter and astringent type coffee, some darker fruits, caramel, and milk chocolate with burnt toast in the finish. Mouthfeel was light for a stout, acidic. Stouts can be done much better than this.
Beerman6686 (3549) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one poured a dark dark brown with a light tan head. Aroma was coffee, some lactose milkiness, and some chocolate. Flavor was medium roasted malts, fresh coffee beans and some vanilla as well. A decent coffee stout.
Travlr (9839) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 12, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at first DC tasting of 2010.
Dark maroon with no head and no lacing. Overpowering coffee, chocolate and alcohol aroma. Flavor is bitter cocoa and burnt espresso, with strong alcohol in the finish. Medium body. Could be toned down a bit.
GT2 (7034) - Riverslime, California, USA - JAN 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From DC Local tasting. Pours a deep muddy brown with a wispy off-white head. Lots of coffee grinds in the aroma and flavor- but excellent artisanal coffee. Pretty good. Yum.
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JAN 11, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Opaque dark brown pour with a thin off-white head. Intense stale coffee flavor. Bitter with lots of coffee flavor. Tastes stale and old.
argo0 (11085) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl bottle. Minimal tan head atop brown-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, coffee, some earthy, chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, coffee, some chocolate, light earthy, burnt. Low carbonation, medium body.
nimbleprop (3872) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 10, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle sampled at the DC Local Tasting. Pours a completely opaque black, with a creamy slightly eggshell head. The coffee aroma is very very nice, nutty, toasted bread. A little one dimensional but man, that coffee smells good. Flavor is also good. Coffee is obviously at the forefront, sweet, you can definitely sense the lacto sugars in there too. Finish is slightly thin, but thereís a lasting coffee bitterness. Drink this fresh, donít let that coffee fade.