BeerandBlues2 (8557) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the brewery. Pours clear black with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is coffee, roast and chocolate malt, prunes and figs with earthy and minty hops. Flavor is dark malt, coffee, light hops and bitterness, dark fruits and a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
Travlr (9944) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the source. Very dark clear brown maroon. Aroma of rich dark milk chocolate. Taste is unsweetened cocoa, espresso. Nice.
Tmoney99 (9650) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Poured dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Solid roasted coffee and chocolate malt aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy roasted sweet flavor with a medium to heavy dark coffee sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a solid beer.
Sheerbrewing (117) - Athens-Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from the brewside, pours a very dark brown, with thin tan head. aroma is sweet and there is coffee and toasty nutty malt. Very nice chewy stout mouth feel. Flavor is just like aroma would suggest very rich caramel malt with a little bit of roast from the malt but more so from the coffee flavor, while its not overpowering you definitely taste the cold side added coffee character. Overall i like this beer, solid sweet stout with good coffee flavor and balance.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler trade on BA a good while back. Nice dark brown pour, looks healthy and even sludgy. Big aroma of chocolate and bean. Nice silky body with a gritty chalky dry finish. Great taste, very smooth chocolate flavors and a deep oily bean flavor, not as aggressively roasty as I’d expected. Very good.
DrSilverworm (4109) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2012 On tap at Jackie-Os, served in a pint glass. Pitch black color, medium brown head. Generous amount of lace. Nice, roasty coffee aroma, very good. Awesome bitter sweet taste. Light carbonation, big body. Very tasty.
Notes on nitro: Aroma not as strong. Awesome lace, though. And very easy to drink, with the super-light carbonation.
NobleSquirrel (3429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at GABF. Pours a deep brown/black, tan head. Nose is, unfortunately, tending towards butter. Chocolate, caramel & butterscotch. The butter is distracting. Some faint coffee notes creep through. On tasting, butter coffee and caramel. Sweet and chocolatey as well. Damn diacetyl...
wchesser (899) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at GABF ’11. Dark brown and a bit watery on edges. Great roast coffee aromas and some chocolate. This tastes just like a cold press coffee-really clean finish with no bitterness. Body is a bit thinner than a normal oatmeal stout, but appropriate for this. Really enjoyable.
Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub on our way back from the Midwest after Christmas.
Pours near black with a pretty good mocha-colored head and a bit of lacing on the way down. The nose is really nice with loads of coffee and freshly-ground espresso beans. A bit one dimensional, but it’s done so well that I don’t care at all. The taste is along the same lines, though there seems to be a bit of a creamy character there as well alongside some roasted bitterness. Other than that, java through and through. Nice mouthfeel with a bit of cream and a slightly-dry finish. One of the better coffee beers I’ve had in awhile.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 01-05-2011
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 5, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had on tap during the Feb release.
Dark pour with a thin beige head. Aroma is loads of special b madness with some coffee for good measure. Awesome body for a stout with such low alcohol. Coffee, roast, creamy, chocolate and more coffee.