Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served on draft at Hopcat in Grand Rapids. Shared by someone.... thanks. Pours a dark brown color, appearing black in the glass. Not much of a head but it shows some decent lacing. Big chocolate, mocha aroma with caramel and rich coffee notes. The taste is dry, bitter coffee notes, caramel and faint fruity notes. Full bodied.
MotherBrother (625) - Aalborg, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ GTMW 13.
pour is nearly black, with a small off-white head.
Aroma is packed with vanilla, coffee and slight chocolate. (Some might say, it’s a mix of crème Brulé and Americano)
The taste is pretty sweet upfront, with a roasted/coffee - bitterness to it.
Medium bodied, with a slightly fizzy carbonation.
Imperial_Scout (296) - Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
At brewery. Pours black with tan head. Strong goffee, cream in the nose. Very smooth with a light body and roasty finish. This beer would be excellent if it had a thicker body.
McNeillR (626) - SCOTLAND - JUN 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Vibrant dark black with faltering tan ringed head. Nose is ridiculous. Very fresh almost cooling oxidation unleashes a rich vanilla scent and lashes of molasses. There’s a nibble of coffee but little room for much else. Firm coffee sweetness, like an expensive Starbucks, but a dense sourness swept in was a bit of a head scratcher. Finish was the coffee struggling back into play. It was like a coffee left overnight that slapped you in the face but had to swallow it and it felt a bit right. Just. Would have have loved to dabble with this earlier on in it’s life.
Just amazing how the nose held without leaking any rusty vinegar in the finish of the taste.
Bottle, Deeblo Doesn’t Rate Tasting, Thanks to Craig & Secret Santa
dantheman278 (1358) - SCOTLAND - JUN 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Craig’s, thanks! Near black, thin crema head. Slightly oxidised, warm fruity coffee, slight orange fruit nose. Slight dark chocolate sweetness, big vinegar sourness. Definitely off, could have been great!
BenH (1729) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, thanks Craig. Near black with not much head. Aroma is incredible, pungent vanilla and chocolate, some oxidised notes that work well with the vanilla. Taste has some sharp sour notes, like vinegar vanilla chocolate. Very tart sourness. Not sure it’s meant to be sour, be much better of it wasn’t.
cgarvieuk (12270) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle at home drunk 05/2013 bottle dec 2009 ... from secret winter santa 2012 ... deep black ...thin tan haead ... soft big coffee roast ... melloow soft roast ... deep complex and wonderful nose ... sharp ... light tart sour ... big chocolate ... dark roast ... ligth coffee finsih ... shame about the sourness in this
gowdy (644) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle at Craig?s house. Very tart. Not my thing. Dark with no head. Sour very quickly after the sweet.
BlowOffTube (257) - Michigan, USA - APR 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great kuhnhenn offering. Poured from growler into a tulip. Dark pour with tan head. Smells a coffee shop and bakery. Drinks surprising light. Seems dry, taste like a frothy cup of coffee with a little bittering aftertaste. Great imp stout, maybe wish it was a little more body.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big coffee burnt caramel and sweet creamy sugar nose. Very reminiscent of creme butler. Nice. Dark brown pour with no head. Espresso up front, caramel vanilla and burnt sugar notes. 7_11 vanilla coffee creamer. Nice mix of coffee and vanilla. Sharp carbonation long dry finish.
Beerman6686 (3560) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This one poured a medium brown color with a frothy beige head. Aroma was of milk chocolate, cappucino, light vanilla, and dark roasted coffee. Flavor was sweeter chocolate stout upfront, followed by a huge rush of delishious coffee bitterness. One of my favorite coffee stouts.