virtuosovii (103) - California, USA - FEB 7, 2010
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This was a very interesting and delicious beer. Very roasty and loaded with different flavors. Tasted like coffee, toffee, brown sugar, nuts, light chocolate. I was very intrigued by this beer, and I can only say that you’ll have to try it to understand. Absolutely awesome
boomer0813 (100) - denton, Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to blutt59. Poured a dark brown w/ white top. Aroma was of coffee beans and tea bags. Flavor was of spice, chocolate, and coffee. Good beer.
acblue (91) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 21, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2009 Re-rate under better circumstances:
Dark brown pour, medium sized fizzy brown head. Aroma and flavor are lots and lots of coffee, a nice, light nuttiness and a faint coconut sweetness. Nice, viscous mouthfeel. Quite good, but I still don’t think it justifies its price point.
GrungyBob (62) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, pours black with thick tan head. Aroma, amazing deep and complex its the overwhelming coffee but beyond that there’s a deep roastiness. Like an old pot of coffee that is almost burnt and really strong - musty and a slight sweetness. Taste - where to begin the coffee sure but there’s so much more tongue tingles, with hop bitterness and a deep roasted flavor. I love it.
mcferc4 (59) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2009
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
12 oz’er from a trade with my buddy Rybeast on the Left Coast. Very, very excited about this. Lovely pour, ample light-brown head. Aroma is heavy roast, fresh, dark coffee... so strong, hits you when you’ well before you reach the glass. One word -- SILK. Holy shit, this is smooth. Coffee flavor dominates, bursts when held in the mouth.Touches of roasted coconut. My lord this is delicious. Extremely impressed with the mouthfeel, so smooth. Just enough bitterness to . Sweet, with just enough bitterness to balance it out. Thanks so much Ryan. Thrilled to try this.
Pecan (49) - California, USA - NOV 30, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark brown with almost no head. Faint, pleasant aroma of chocolate and coffee. Initially strongly tastes of coffee with nut and chocolate addition. Moves into a flavor of hops, then finishes with more of the big roasted coffee character in a lingering aftertaste.
RealPoser (40) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 30, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of BOLTZ7555 (you rock Jason). Pours a deep rich brown, like a nice cup of joe. Creamy tan head. Nose is fresh roasted coffee beans, with hints of toasted almond & molasses. Flavor is dark roast coffee, bittersweet chocolate, burnt sugar, roasted nuts & bourbon. Medium body with light carbonation and alcohol sweetness that finishes a little warm. A very carefully and well crafted balance.
bwilley (24) - Fullerton, California, USA - NOV 3, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2010 12 oz bottle. Nose of chocolate and a bit more bitterness than I was expecting. Same through the flavor. A good solid beer, with hints of chocolate, a bit of coffee and coconut. Smooth finish with a touch of bitterness at the end.
stoutpark (16) - ITALY - JAN 13, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had it in bottle @Pouritblack festival @stone.
VISUAL: Black brown color with a fine beige head.
AROMA: roasted malt, coffee, coconut and chocolate
TASTE: Flavors are sweet and a long duration bitterness.
I really loved it
belieson (16) - USA - APR 17, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I’d take it or leave it. I had it a few weeks ago but don’t remember much either way.