darbish (115) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 14, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very delicious beer. Don’t be scared off by the "cappuccino" name, it tastes like coffee but only for the first sip or two. Otherwise, it’s a pretty mild coffee flavor. Smells malty and coffe-ish, and is reminiscent of a porter. Very good, very good!
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My bottle says 8.3 ABV doesn’t smell like 8.3% abv! Smooth coffee flavor, roasted malts, dark malts, licorrice, molasses and caramely! Very smooth coffee stout.
alexsdad06 (6567) - Ohio, USA - NOV 11, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours black with a medium sized tan head. The aroma is roasted malts, some coffee, and light chocolate with a hint of hops. The Flavor has coffee and roasted malts. Nothing that really stands out, just decent. Maybe a little thin for my tastes.
HopHeadinAZ (180) - Arizona, USA - OCT 15, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz Bottle: Pours a dark brown with a fine tan head. The nose is subtle but driven by chocolate tones. Chocolate drives the taste but the finish is slightly bitter with a hint of dark coffee or espresso. The palate is thinner than I would expect but also soft and velvety. Overall a nice beer that hides the alcohol well and makes for a nice desert beer.
Crit (3483) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 10, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown, small lasting tan head.Sweet chocolate nose. Flavor of coffee, espresso, sweet malt, well blended
arjoseph (640) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fluffy fizzy beige head, dissipating to a dusting; dark black ruby in the glass. Produces a dense, clingy lace. Smells burnt and roasty at first, then like wet coffee grounds. Fizzy prickle fills the mouth on the first sip. Roasty flavors encompass some dry chocolate lurking underneath; there’s lots of flavor on the somewhat thinish body.
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - OCT 6, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. Thanks Immy. Pours dark brown in color with brown head. Aroma sweet chocolate and strong coffee. Taste of coffee and roasted malt with dry finish
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
9-29-07 Bottle. Roasted coffee and chocolate aroma - a bit muted though. Very smooth and creamy on the palate. Black in color. Decent flavor with a slight bite in the finish. Pretty good overall but not very fresh when I tried it.
lb4lb (2570) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark, dark brown to black pour with a big lasting tan head. Smell is a nice roasted malt and coffee smell, but a noticeable metallic smell as well, as this beer is probably a year old. Smell is not too big, but noticeable. Smooth, mouthfeel with light carbonation, a nice roastiness and cappuccino flavor on into the finish and aftertaste. Some light bitterness. This would be quite a bit better fresh, but still is pretty decent. Nice coffee stout that is not overly hopped.
bonbright7 (181) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This came to me as a good suggestion from a worker at Shoreline Beverage in Huntington, NY as I looking to try darker ales.
It poured well with a slight head emerging in my little glass from the cask festival and its black contents with amber edges making a good look for the ale.
It smelled like a robust coffee mixed with Guiness and the first open flavors really kicked like the fabled Irish ale. I liked the dark malts and the crisp elements.
I could imagine this working as an after dinner drink at Thanksgiving.