SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by daknole. Brown pour with a small foamy head. Lots of coffee in there with a strange spicy undertone. Interesting.
daknole (10883) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown pour. No real head. Aroma is coffee and chili peppers. Flavor is the same. Odd and good. Weird.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the Relentless Thirst Tasting on 08/29/2009. Dark brown body with a medium creamy tan head. Big coffee and roast aroma. Big coffee flavor with some roast and chocolate. Medium body with moderate carbonation.
Drake (11913) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 31, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 mL bottle at the Relentless Thirst Gathering in Richmond, VA, 8.29.09. Pours a dark amber color with a medium head. Fair head retention and lacing. Aroma is very roasty dark coffee with some caramel also. Taste is bitter coffee and dark roasted malts. Medium bodied.
AskForJenny (1066) - Ontario, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.75l - The roasted coffee meshed well with the woody notes of the bock style. A twist on the style with good results. I’m in no rush for more.
IMtheOptimator (1164) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - JUN 27, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured an effervescent dark mahogany with a fizzy light tan head. Somewhat sweet aroma of dark fruit with a touch of smoky molasses... bock-like, but not as rich as some of the style standouts. Flavor is nice and complex with notes of smoky molasses and bitter coffee with vinous fruits hanging in the background. The coffee made its presence known without becoming overpowering. A rare case when a beer’s taste stands out as its strongest attribute.
NickTheElder (25) - California, USA - APR 9, 2009
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by Hophead22. Roasted coffee coffee coffee coffee coffee... need I say more.
mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - APR 8, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Hophead22. Pours black with a red tint and no head. Aroma is Coffee with a hint of vanilla. Flavor is very much like cold coffee. a touch of graininess but that’s about it. Maybe a little mocha. Thin bodied but still somewhat creamy. One dimensional but still tasty.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 5, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle from goryshkewych, thanks george. Very dark brown pour. Cofee aroma of course, but not as intense as I expected. Very smooth, slight espresso, very good.
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 28, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750mL bottle, June 07 release, #105. Poured clear, healthy medium brown with a swirly dusting of tan head. The aroma picked up a lovely blend of aged caramel, moderately-roasted espresso, chocolate, and earthy notes.. intermittent wafts of brown sugar and vanilla.. excellent! The flavor opened with lightly sour, blacker malts with charred espresso and caramel rolling in shortly afterward.. coffee bitterness played well with earthy bitters on the edges.. finished dry and a bit grainy with a warm impression. Medium-bodied with low carbonation that moved it well across the palate.. lengthy, memorable finish. I really dug this one.