GT2 (7108) - 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.
Ughsmash (6925) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 16, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750mL bottle. Poured deeper cola brown with a lovely initial cap of tan head.. if the head didn’t fizzle out so quickly, it would’ve been a 5. The aroma picked up a hefty dose of coffee that was chock fulla creamer.. warm and decadently sweet.. I wanted to warm some up, but it didn’t happen. The flavor found coffee and a touch of chocolate at the sweet core.. veins of lactic and green coffee bean sourness rode through the end.. a little fruit and berry influence along with roasty coffee and lightly soured milk on the long finish.. a tad sharp on the aftertaste. Medium-bodied and a bit grainy on the palate.. the sourness became slightly annoying by the end.. overall decent balance and flow. This was a very good brew that I’d gladly drink again.
Dogbrick (6864) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This Stout pours a brownish-black color with a medium beige head that diminishes to an outer ring eventually. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted coffee and grainy malt plus a bit of chocolate. Medium, somewhat creamy body with a roasted character and flavors of coffee, chocolate malt and mild hops. The finish is semi-sweet chocolate and coffee with a lingering roasty aftertaste. Pretty good overall.
j12601 (6403) - 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.
jtclockwork (6256) - , 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.
Ibrew2or3 (6210) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted at the big “SeaBass has got to go” tasting courtesy of SeaBass. Pours mahogany with just about no head. The aroma is chocolate, dark roasted malts, a bit earthy, spicy, a touch vanilla, faint wood, black strap molasses and a sense of dark roasted coffee. The taste is a bit bright and has tartness from dark roasted malt astringency as well as some black strap molasses, spicy black licorice, a touch of dark roasted coffee and dark roasted to burnt malts. Pretty darn tasty, this.
Plovmand (6036) - Helsinge, DENMARK - APR 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours pitfch black with a medium tan head. The aroma is loaded with coffee. Not much else. Some sweet caramel. The flavour is milk chocolate covered by loads of coffee. For coffee lovers and Im one of them.
sebletitje (6024) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 17, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Seabass going away party, Jan15th ’11
Décidément, après la bière au café de Funky Buddha, je continue dans cette lancée avec cette excellent bière au café venant de Ithaca.
De couleur brune foncée, mousse de teinte beige.
Café est bien présent tant au nez que au palais. Le tut prend une superbe dimension en bouche ou je note de très bonnes notes de café au lait avec des teintes de chocolat. Mon seul point négatif est que la bière peut être du à son age est un peu trop amer et effervescente.
Glouglouburp (5883) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 6, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
In short: A cold cup of black coffee with bubbles. Thin. Boring.
How: Tap at Sunset Grill, Boston
The look: Very dark brown body topped by a little beige ring of foam
In long: Nose of a cold cup of black coffee. Taste is a cold cup of black coffee, bunt malts with nutty chocolaty fudge in the back. Body was very much on the thin side of felt a bit lifeless. Strong black coffee bitterness in the back. I can enjoy simple coffee stouts when they have body, roastiness and a roasted coffee beans flavour but this beer just tasted like a cold cup of black coffee. Very basic and bland. I was really bored at the end of my glass. I’ll try it again because I usually like that brewery. I’m working through my backlog, I had that beer on tap late july 2009 when it was just released. Maybe it needs a little time to develop and I had it too fresh, or to quote my girlfriend in bed: “… too soon ...”.
after4ever (5740) - 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.