conway (1690) - - JAN 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2013 Re-rate for the bottled version. I like this a lot more. Black with a dark tan head. Nose is chocolatey and roasty. Taste is heavy on the coffee (and Rook is the absolute best btw) but also very sweet and lactic. Palate is smooth with a little carb. This beer is way more impressive bottled, although I’m thinking my original draft tasting wasn’t well maintained.
madmitch76 (16335) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2015
1.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
6th January 2015
Tasting at Craft Clerkenwell. Thanks to Senior Bois. Opaque dark brown beer, good tan head. Palate is airy and semi dry. Mellow dark malts, trace of coffee. There is a dominant flavour on the back end which is burned milk and it’s pretty unpleasant. Finishes semi dry. Seems to be just me that doesn’t like this but that burned milk flavour is making me want to spit this out - bleeurgh!
mR_fr0g (4158) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at craft clerko. Thanks to Colin. Aroma is earthy coffee bean, milky choc, praline and spicy pepper. Dark brown coloured viscous pour with loose halo of tan head. Flavour is milky, stale nutty praline, little choc. Little musty note. Palayr is semi sweet, milky, light tart, moderate carbonation. Interesting.
Leighton (12231) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared in London - thanks to Colin. Pours black with a foamy tan head. The aroma holds some coffee, tangy berries, earth and wood. Medium sweet flavor with hints of rubber, burnt caramel, chocolate, tangy dark fruits. Full bodied, oily, with fine carbonation. Lightly warming on the finish, a little sticky, with dark malts, old wood, leather. Interesting.
Scopey (7618) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Colin. It pours near black with a medium tan head. The nose is sweet, milk chocolate, cocoa, sweet coffee, lactose, vanilla and coffee cake. The taste is bitter-sweet, sweet, earthy roast, toast, creamy, wood, light alcohol, coffee cake, toffee and light char with a dry, roasty finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Smooth, nice balance and rather quaffable. Not a whole lot to it, but rather tasty.
Dogbrick (8803) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at GABF 10/04/2014, thanks to my BIL for assistance with note-taking. Jet black color with a medium tan head that dissipates steadily. Patchy lacing. Aroma of roast malt, coffee and chocolate. Medium to full body with a roasted coffee character and notes of charred malt and dark chocolate. The finish is roasty with a coffee aftertaste. Pretty good overall.
JerseyBrew (42) - Hillsborough, New Jersey, USA - AUG 30, 2014
1.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Beer smelled great. Body is way to heavy and way to sweat for this beer. After that the coffee is adding to much roasted, astringent flavors. The sweatiness and bitterness did not balance each other. This beer just became overly sweat and bitter.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Chalsk (1088) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2014
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler from the source thanks to Fitz. Wow. Blown away. Where do I start? Pours a dark murky brown color with light tan head. The aroma is simply intoxicating. Rich chocolate and coffee roast notes with some vanilla and caramel underneath and some earthiness from the hops. A soft rich caramel taste with tons of chocolate hitting the tongue next before encountering a perfect, delicate hit of coffee and hop spice, with tons of chocolate and coffee on the backend leaving you with that gentle roast. Some grapefruit is hidden but there. I am simply amazed at the abv as the alcohol is well hidden. My only critique would be the mouthfeel as the beer is medium to light in that regard. But that is nit picking. This is a top flight beer. It’s Founders Breakfast Stout somehow done better. Kudos.
italianjohn (2398) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour orange hue tan creamy head and light oily sticky lacing ..... aroma of really nice fresh coffee, vanilla, chocolate, and light lactose .... taste is of sweet lactose sugar, fresh coffee, roasted malts, vanilla, chocolate and a nice bitter earthy roasted bite ..... mouthfeel is oily and it has a nice roasted lingering bitter bite .... great aroma on this beer and a solid imperial porter
Skullit (14) - - JUN 27, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
The best part is it tastes exactly like sweet cold pressed coffee. The bad part is it tastes exactly like sweet cold pressed coffee
jdb288 (584) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Jet black, caramel bordering, no head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, some pecan notes. Taste - if you took Hershey’s syrup, combined with some light-roast coffee and poured it over some freshly cooked oatmeal, this is what you get....in the best way imaginable. Really solid oatmeal, chocolate and coffee notes - all of which are distinct and enjoyable on their own.