argo0 (11077) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 13, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(12oz bottle) Small brown head atop a black body. Aroma is medium sweet, coffee, roast, some unpleasant burnt, bittersweet chocolate. Taste is medium sweet, coffee, roast, some bittersweet chocolate, light burnt. Medium body, alcohol well hidden -- is it really 9%?
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
coffee stout blind tasting
black, headless, nice roasted coffee aroma, ashy coffee flavor, touch of bitterness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Barrel Draught from the jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 29/09/2005
Black and strong in alcohol. Some bitterness in a coffee flavour roast finish.
hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... TITW Part Deux... Pitch black ale with a small, frothy, light brown head. Good retention. The aroma and flavor are a harmonious marriage of rich, dark roast coffee beans, cocoa and campfire smoke. Leans on the sweet side of balance. Medium-bodied and very fizzy. Crisp, chocolate, coffee finish. Kudos to artusory for providing the bottle!
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle acquired in trade (I didnít write down from who - if it was you, let me know!). Poured a dark black color with an averaged sized tan head. Aromas of coffee (but not strong or overpowering), roast, caramel, and light chocolate. Tastes, which all or which was on the thin side, of chocolate, coffee, and roast. Body is thin and bordering on watery. WIth Java in the name, I would expect it to have a stronger presence. Is the 9% listed a mistake!?
3fourths (7518) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - OCT 5, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Charred woody coffee and dark chocolate scent. Too much coffee man (heh) - reminds me of rancid vegetables at times, with that lactic sour spoiled moss flavor. Bad bad bad. Sorry, not my thing.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 28, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a light-absorbing black with dark brown edges and a thin dark tan head. Mildly sweet chocolatey aroma has a touch of coffee. Starts with a thin, mild sweetness, balanced with bittering coffee and a lingering, thin mocha finish. An ok stout, but could use a little more body.
Ughsmash (6911) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 25, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Poured medium-viscosity deep brown with very little head forming (and even less sticking around). The aroma picked up a nice medium coffee roast with a bit of chocolate.. those malts really block out all else, and I enjoyed it. The flavor was centered by the coffee, with a bit of a syrupy complexion to it.. bitter and slightly stale finish, with a little alcohol warmth. Medium + bodied with a lot of carbonation that didnít work so well.. sweet and bitter finish. This was better than expected.
Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 14, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Courtesy of Degarth. Pours deep dark dankness with very carefully poured three finger mocha head (Degarthís pour ended up an eight finger head). The aroma has some teeth, it is timid at all. I get roasted to burnt malts to ash plus a big pulse of Worcestershire sauce Ė Tabasco Ė peppered beef jerky. (What!) The taste experience begins with a carbonation assault that causes burnt malts, ash, singed dark chocolate and roasted coffee to explode across my tongue. By midway it gets a tad chalky before mild malt sweetness shows up as the carbonation eruption subsides. It ends with burnt malts, mild ash and roasted coffee. I donít know where the odd aroma ended up taste wise. I didnít really notice it.
5000 (5606) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 7, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Black coffee in color, thin sudsy light brown head, vanishes quickly, minor lacing.   Earthy coffee grounds and cocoa on the nose.   Moderate bitterness up front, slightly dry, heavily roasted malts, moreso like coffee, with a good dose of cocoa and bittersweet chocolate on the tongue.   Average body, mouthfeel is bordering on watery.   Clean finish with only minor cocoa like dryness lingering.   Not big, but very sessionable.   Thanks jsquire for the freebie!