wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - JAN 16, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured brown with a thin brown head. Aromas of coffee, molasses, toffee and caramel. Taste was kind of watery in my opinion. Palate was too sweet. Not my favorite from Lagunitas.
SB (333) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2006
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On Tap Smokin Joe’s, Pgh, PA
Poured dark, 1-inch thick tan head. Aroma of roasty coffee beans. Flavor most of the same, robust coffee, malts, and a sweet tone of caramel in the aftertaste. Slightly bitter aftertones as it warms. WOW! I had no idea this was a 7.9% ABV beer. Thin mouthfeel, but velvety and creamy to drink.
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 10, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2007 Beer poured a clear, dark brown color with an average-sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing head. The aroma was moderately-to-heavily malty with notes of roasted grain, lighter notes of caramel, molasses and coffee; lightly hoppy with light pine notes; trace miscellaneous notes of green olives/brine, vanilla and smoke.<P> The flavor was moderately sweet, lightly bitter with a lightly bitter finish.<P> The body is medium, the texture is medium-to-full, and the carbonation is lively.<P>
zach8270 (3175) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JAN 4, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle - 22 oz) Dark brown pour with red highlights and a nice and creamy tan head. Dark aroma of roasted malts, burnt malts and some coffee. Definitely not as much coffee as I thought would be in it up to this point. The taste was roasty and malty with hints of burnt coffee, chocolate and some pine. Bitter coffee finish. A little thin bodied. Not too bad otherwise.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was less than impressing. The aroma and the appearance were wonderful. poruing a thick and grainy moderately dark brown color with a thick creamy tan head. Think thick and rich coffee milkshake made with half and half. An almost oily presence in the mouth really take away from the enjoyment and the flavors are somewhat muted.
Tmoney99 (9977) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a dark brown color with an average light brown head that was lasting and produced good lacing. Moderate aroma of malt and coffee. Medium body with a slick texture. Good flavor with small dry bitter finish. Good non-standard stout.
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice dark brown colow with a thin head on top. Aroma is a pretty mellowed coffee and chocolate lacing on top of the usual stout malt base. Flavor is a nice sweeter chocolate, pretty mild actually. There is a slight bitterness at the end, but nothing that stands out. Towards the end of the mouthfeel this gets very smooth and creamy.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark Mohohany red color. Creamy tan head. Rich coffee aroma. Sweet flavor with light coffee and chocolate tones.
unixweb (237) - Sherman, Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I love the taste of coffee, black or otherwise, but I really don’t find it in here. The beer pours nicely, very dark, almost black in color, small tan head. Not a lot of aroma, but what is there is clean and a bit malty/sweet. The taste is initially sweet, then hoppy, a nice transition. I guess the sweetness makes the coffee seem sweet and that’s OK, it just isn’t what I expected. It finishes hoppy, and the warming alcohol effect lingers for a moment or two. The palate is a bit sticky, not quite cloying, but my lips were sticky for a while afterwards. It reminds me of an Arrogant Bastard-type brew, and I like those, so I guess I could say I like this one too. Maybe my expectations were a bit off, but either way I’ll buy this one again when I see it!
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - DEC 27, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma is of chocolate and roasted malt. The color is a deep black with a decent tan head. A full bodied flavor of roasted malt and coffee finish can be tasted on the palate.