msojka (457) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 15, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is black with a small tan head. Aroma is dominated by espresso and mocha type notes. Flavor is sweet, though not as sweet as the nose may lead on too.
JulienHuxley (4033) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of the many growlers shared by Jale. I had two pours of this stuff, pretty tasty. Aroma of coffee, with lots of sweet vanilla notes. Taste is sweet, lots of coffee flavors but not overly done, compared to a few kuhnhenn beers I’ve had. Reminds me of a tiramisu. Palate is rich and creamy, I like this stout.
tgncc (2998) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAY 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ RnH. The aroma is coffee, bitter chocolate. The appearance is a deep brown, tan head. The flavor is coffee, cream, chcolatem, vanilla. The finish ahs chocolate, sweetness, roast coffee. Medium in body. Enjoyable.
Slipstream (2197) - USA - MAY 11, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at RnH Kuhnhenn event. Lots of sweet coffee in the aroma. Flavors of scorched malt, caramel, and a vanilla cream aftertaste. Full, complex, and smoky. I liked this one a lot - definitely a superior coffee stout.
Dfonorow (1721) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Kuhnhenn. Pours black with a creamy beige head. Decent lacing and fades quickly. Aroma is extremely sweet with notes of espresso, coffee creamer, coffee, and chocolate. Flavor is not as sweet as the aroma but still packs hints of coffee, vanilla, caramel, and cream. If you are fan of sweet stouts this is pretty good.
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Rattle for the Kuhnhenn takeover. Pours hazy brown, lots of coffee aroma. That’s pretty much all, just lots of coffee, but in a good way. Taste has some vanilla and caramel, sweet malt, bitter coffee finish. I quite enjoyed this beer.
jredmond (6073) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 27, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2012 Draft at RnH with Andrew, Streets, and Brendan during the Kuhnhenn Brewery Tap Takeover Event. Pitch black bodywith some lacing. Aroma is strong, dark espresso roast and sweet vanilla. Mouthfeel is smooth with notes of roasty, rich coffee, creme brulee, and vanilla.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reviewed from notes. Picked a bottle up at the brewpub.
Pours a very dark brown color with a thin head. The nose brings out some chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and a bit of cream. The taste and body together make it evident why this is a "creme brulee java" beer as the coffee and cream flavors mix quite well with a bit of sugar. Chocolate in the background. Good body without too much booze. This was a good-drinking beer and I wish I had gotten a bit more to age.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-12-2010
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler. Pours a black body with a tan coffee head. Aromatically sweet and roasty. Coffee, espresso, milk chocolate tones, vanilla and toffee notes. Bittersweet coffee and espresso with a medium warming and a chewy dark chocolate tone. Very good thanks for keeping this under 10% as well.
jrallen34 (3494) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I had this on tap at the brewery into a tulip...The beer is medium black, light tan carbonation, doesn’t last long...The aroma is super strong, exactly like coffee, too strong though. A little too sweet...The taste is sweet milk and vanilla, interesting, really hits the creme brulee on the head. Coffee finish, can drink a little, but right now the flavors are too strong. Tone it down a bit and maybe this will be really good.