RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very fine basic stout with a cappuccino on the side...but very much muted and in the far distant background. Still quite a nice beer, but why not let the coffee move forward a a little bit...we can take it! Some pronouced cream and vanilla bean highlights can be detected as it warms. This is a really fine approachable beer and would certainly make for a good introduction to someone first sampling coffe-flavored beers...where a bourbon-barrel-aged Breakfast Stout might intimidate the uninitiated. Thanks to El_Borracho for the sample!
Hangover (1065) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - NOV 12, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with red highlights and a lasting tan head. Aroma is indeed heavy on coffee, bit of vanilla and a hint of roastiness. Aroma is medium bodied with some active carbonation. Slightly bitter roast coffee taste and some barely discernable chocolate towards the finish. No hint of the 8%abv. Long, bitter finish.
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - NOV 12, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2006 12 oz bottle via Roths. Pours a pitch black with an average size tan head. Mild aroma of coffee, vanilla and nuts. Taste is the same with lots of roasted malts and a strong coffee finish. SOme hops show up in the end as well that detract from the nice roastiness.. Excellant and easy to drink stout that would be better with a richer mouthfeel and less hops...as it is..is ok...
SSSteve (3832) - - NOV 11, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
almost black with ruby highlights. medium sized creamy tan colored head. aroma is a mixture of hops, roasted malts, and coffee beans. flavor is hoppy at first, turning roasty, then leaving a bitter coffee aftertaste. a little thin for a stout. i think less hops would taste better in this. they take away from the coffee flavors.
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - NOV 11, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown (but not black or opaque as one might expect from the name) with a thick, uneven, smooth, off-white head. The aroma is malty with some sweet roasted notes (burnt sugar, like the top of an overdone creme brulee), some fruit, a slight touch of rich coffee, and a heavy dose of chocolate (more chocolate than coffee). The flavor begins a little bitter on the tip of the tongue with roasted flavors, burnt toast, and a noticeable taste of coffee. Sweet malts temper the middle of the tongue along with a little hop flavor, and some chocolate. The beer finishes dry with a bitter chocolate aftertaste and hints of hop flavor. The mouthfeel is medium in body and the carbonation is very soft and smooth. A pretty tasty stout.
adrian910ss (2371) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bomber. Pours a dark sandy brown color with a creamy rich beige head. Aroma is dominated by malts with a hint of coffee beans. Taste is very malty as well with coffee and cocoa overtones. Wasnít too impressed with this one. Thought the coffee flavor would be more prominent. Average at best.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - NOV 11, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle from Plaza Liquor - Pours a brown color with a nice light tan head. Light lacing. Has a light roasted coffee aroma. Has a sharp roasted coffee flavor. Medium body. Not as much coffee flavoring as I expected. Still, a good stout.
cewldre (268) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Pours a dark brown color with a nice brown head. I havent even taken a whiff of my beer yet and I can already smell a bit of coffee smell. Smell seems to have a nice bit of chocolate in it, with a hint of burnt malt to it and a touch of coffee. Taste is an odd creamy/burnt taste. It has a coffee flavor to it, but seems a bit watery to call itself a cappuccino stout. There is a hint of vanilla in here as well. The coffee taste does get sttronger with each successive sip. A very good stout.
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - NOV 8, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at restaurant. Black with tan head. Nose of coffee, malt, toast. Notes of coffee, vanilla. Full finish, sweet, silky. I thought this was a sweet stout
TrevorFloyd (309) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 8, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Delicious. Big flavors, very sweet with notes of coffee vanilla and chocolate culminating in a huge taste. I expected it to be either a sweet stout or an extremely palatable imperial, I canít believe itís just a standard stout. Incredible.