conway (1453) - - SEP 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at 2nd Anniversary. Pours black with almost no head. Aroma is mostly coffee grounds. Taste is lots of coffee, chocolate, bourbon barrel and a hint of maple syrup. Rich, full and silky palate. On its own merits, this beer is delicious. Rook Coffee is by far my favorite in the area and it comes through in this beer. My only slight disappointment is that the coffee overwhelms some of the nuances that I loved so much in the original bottled version.
hopscotch (9170) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle... This beer rocks!… Pours tar-black with a small, creamy, well-tanned head. Good retention. The olfactory highlights include fudge, toasted coconut, acrid coffee, vanilla and bourbon. Full-bodied and silky with tickling carbonation. The flavor is a rich intermingling of bourbon, mocha, vanilla, toasted coconut and chocolate crème. Deep-roast coffee bean finish. Thanks to newcigarz for supplying this world class beer!
Lukaduke (2222) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared thanks to N8daGR8 ! Pours a silky dark umber color with a finger of khaki foam. Lots of creamy milk chocolate notes enhanced by sweet bourbon, round smooth coffee and some roasted malt complexities. Really enjoyed the mouthfeel on this bottle and the layers of chocolate goodness. Found the coffee to be a bit more subtle than expected but exceptional stout none the less.
jtclockwork (8461) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2014 Bottle thanks to Bobby. Pours oily black. Nose is perfect roasted coffee, bourbon, roast chocolate, fudge and oak. Touch of molasses/caramelized brown sugar. Taste is same with a slightly thinner than medium body. Velvety texture.
dogfishho (588) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Coffee is very subtle in here, but it really seems to have sapped all of the carbonation out of the beer. For the most part, that’s not a bad thing, but it does lead to a thinner mouthfeel. Still the great chocolate and bourbon notes of the original ANTEAD.
vtafro (3489) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - OCT 14, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2014 This being a seperate rating? Coffee addition much better, coffee tends to cover a lot. Dark pour with no head. Very nice roasted coffee tones, seemingly less boozy.(although we know it isn’t)
^ was a draft rating. Bottle is just as good, probably the best of the three, roasted and coffee tones dominate.
pineypower (2516) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at 2nd anniversary. Pours black with a small off white head. Aroma is of really nice medium to dark roast coffee, some chocolate, light dried fruits and some alcohol round out the aroma. Taste is complex, lots of roasty, smooth coffee, toasted malts, chocolate, light dried fruits, mild smokiness, creamy, full mouthfeel with some of the dry alcohol notes becoming apparent on the finish. Really nice.
RGDave (113) - Lebanon, New Jersey, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Barcade in Jersey City. Pours black with a dark brown head. Aroma has some coffee, less than expected. Also has the dark chocolate and booze of the regular Night to End All Dawns. Attack is better balanced than the regular, though; flavor has some coffee (although again less than expected) as well as a nice dark roastiness, with the bourbon again later in the taste. Nice. Mouthfeel is medium and creamy-coffee, with a nice bittersweet roasted finish.
blipp (6125) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Barcade. Pours near black with a beige head. Bourbon and vanilla sweetness, coffee grounds, with lightly roasted malts, chocolate, and a lingering bourbony finish. Nice.
dmac (4045) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at 2nd Anniversary party. Poured a great looking silky pitch black body with a light beige head. Aroma of coffee, syrup, slight charcoal, burnt toast, maple and some burnt sugar. Big syrupy body that finishes dry with very noticable alcohol heat and average carbonation. Flavor of burnt coffee, syrup, burnt toast, booze and vanilla extract. Good beer but this one is very big and bold and a definite sipper.
Ed5388 (2116) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ 2nd Anniversary party. Pours pitch black with a thin tan head that settles to nothing. Aroma of fresh ground espresso beans, roasted malt, ash, vanilla, and slightly boozy. Taste of chocolate, espresso, ash, caramel, vanilla, oak, with a slight alcohol burn.