Drink4Satan (670) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 28, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an oaque black with a short-lived tan head. Authentic coffee aromas that genuinely smell like froathy lattes, with deep roasted coffee beans and some lactic notes. This tastes very similar to an espresso cola I had in NYC, but I forget the name. The booze is hidden so well, you wouldn’t know it was there. The bitterness in the finish really rounds the beer out. The mouthfeel is velvety smooth with gentle carbonation that works well with the flavour profile. Overall, this is a very drinkable, sessionable brew that I would love with breakfast.
Alldaydrinker (559) - Norwood, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 28, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Courtesy of Drink4satan! Pours a rich murky dark brown color with a small tan head. Nose of pungent lactid acid, cream, heavily deep roasted malts, of coffee / expresso richness. Initial taste of black coffee or expresso comparability. Moving into a creamy mid palate. FInishing with a heavily roasted malts and dark chocolate bitterness. Medium body. Great palate duration. Dry finish. Sticky lips and mouthfeel. Absolutely delicous and very drinkable.
lb4lb (2218) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2007 Bottle courtesy of littlebreeze on BA. Thanks! Light black pour with very little head. Smell is burnt coffee grounds. Taste is nicely flavored of coffee, with a thinnish body. Biting, bubbly carbonation which really grew on me although I normally dislike thin bubbly bodies on richer flavored beers. Almost refreshing, and very nice and drinkable. Would definitely have again.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 17, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
clear dark brown, wispy beige head, bits of lace,
sweet dark caramel malt aroma offset by a coffee character,
big roasted coffee flavor, a touch of ashy character, dark caramel sweetness tries to come in for balanc but falls short, bitter dark roast finish,
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 9/20
legion242 (2100) - Richardson, Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2007
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Suprised that the head didn’t last longer and the nose was a tad weak. But after that, it is all downhill- very smooth across the tongue and a lovely sweet malt element that blends well with the coffee notes.
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow. This was really dark and coffee like. I enjoyed this. Very smooth and delicious. Hard to describe, but this is a beer that, if it was cheaper, I would go back to again and again. Warm and delish.
Jine (896) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12.23.07 750ml at tsarman’s apartment. A scrumlicious dark NON-stout coffee flavor. Really enjoyed this.
puzzl (3240) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 21, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Hop Devil. Strong, balanced coffee aroma. Good chocolate, nice and dry, cream flavors. Thick, rich, creamy, and dangerously drinkable. Way underrated if you ask me, but maybe the kegs came out better than the bottles.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sampled on 9/14/07: Pours a barely transparent dark mahogany with a nicely-lacing dark tan head. Aroma of sweet biscuity milk chocolate and espresso beans. Body starts with nice viscosity and sweet dark caramel and chocolate with good coffee balance. Finishes earthy and doughy sweet with nice complexity.
zach8270 (3219) - Henrietta, New York, USA - NOV 11, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle - 750 ml) Dark brown pour with a generous amount of tan foam and good carbonation. Aroma isn’t as intense as expected. Very light coffee aroma with some cream and a light touch of caramel. Flavor is quite intense. Smooth and slightly sweet coffee flavor at the beginning with a little cream in the middle and a touch of yeast, followed by a very bitter and roasted coffee finish. Finishes very smooth with a touch of sweet cream. Very, very nice.