Drake (6507) - Ivy, 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.
BenH (1359) - 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 (11024) - 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 (537) - 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 (56) - 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 (5413) - 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 (3125) - 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.
solidfunk (1821) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells like java. Good sense of Indonesia here though it doesn’t quite remind me of Bintang. Bitter, good consistency. some lacing. This undetailed rating another victim of a late night drinking session. Tap at Hopcat.
ColovianTrader (45) - - JAN 11, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Definitely a sipper. Heavy malt flavors. Lots of chocolate, toffee, burnt sugars, caramel and dark fruits.
bigtaster (396) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Hopcat in tulip. Black with a small tan head. Nose is pure creme brulee, very rich, some chocolate and burnt cream. Medium body and very creamy, mixed with a not over the top but intense burnt chocolate flavor. Very good.
JPDurden24 (1094) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At the brewery, black pour, not much head. Aroma of java coffee..taste has some vanilla with the coffee and a little alcohol bite. Tasty.