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 (2290) - 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 can’t believe it’s just a standard stout. Incredible.
AlKHall (161) - West Hartford, Connecticut, USA - NOV 8, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very strong Chocolate aroma. Flavor is rich coffee and roasted malt. Alchohol content is ever present, a little strong tasting, but complements the sweetness well. Coffee aftertaste lingers long after...
marcus (8687) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 5, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Toronado - Steve prescribed it to stand in for my morning coffee. This dark brown ale poured with a modest tan head. The flavor is roasted malt with a chalky finish, but there is a subtle hop presence. Since I am a coffee lover, I really enjoyed this brew, which is well-fortified with premium coffee beans. It also happens to be a very well-crafted imperial stout.
Delsym (41) - Vinton, Virginia, USA - NOV 4, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great coffeesque aroma and appearance. Head was a little understated, but not bad. Palate was suprisingly smooth, which I was not crazy about. When drinking what is essentially an imperial stout, I’d rather prefer a little more bite in the palate. Taste is of fine roasted coffee and burnt grounds, which is good. Overall, a pretty strudy beer for anyone who enjoys stouts.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - NOV 1, 2006
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours midnight brown w/ a shallow semi creamy froth decending slowly to a layer of fine silk. Aroma of sweet roasted cocoa. Full nectar w/ mellow residual effers. Flavors are semi sweet and stout w/ a moderate roasted character. Cocoa, moderate roasted coffee bean, vanilla bean, and espresso. The hop profile is defined yet subdued. Well balanced. I love this stuff. It slides down like weighted silk. Nice stout bittering on the finish. Overall: this brew is fantastic. I really like the silky smooth texture while still maintaining her residual effers. This brew drinks like a refined Imperial Stout. Big yet balanced roast/hops/sweetness. A fine specimen indeed. Highly recommended. A favorite!
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear garnet with a foamy, tan head. Cocoa, coffee, burnt toast, sweet caramel, toasted grains, vanilla and lightly warming alcohol. Mild marshmallow comes out from time to time, as does sticky molasses and some nuts. The body is fairly full with a soft, mild carbonation on the tongue. The flavor is mostly sweet with a bit of roasted coffee and lightly toasted grains. This is pretty tasty and enjoyable, but not nearly as roasted and burnt as I’d like it to be. The name implies coffee but there doesn’t seem to be much here. However, it’s pretty balanced and tasty. I’m glad to see more Lagunitas in the state.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. This was a slight disappointment. I like Lagunitas brews and this was a good drink, but I guess I expected something richer, creamier. A dark mahogany body sits beneath a frothy tan head. The aroma of coffee is subtle, faint. I was hoping for that kick-ass coffee aroma I got from Péché Mortel. This was too faint. There was a light note of chocolate and some vanilla. It was also too light in the body. Should have been thick and oily. The flavor was also subtle. A hint of coffee and vanilla. Oh, this was a good drink and would go nicely with a chunk of chocolate cake or even a nice cheese, but it could have been so much better.
Homerlikebeer (36) - Petaluma, California, USA - OCT 29, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Won a 12 pack of bombers at silent auction in Petaluma(home of Lagunitas). I loved it, wife said I could have it all but she still was going on VIP tour we also won. Aroma of dark roasted coffee & rich chocolate, color redish brown, slightly cloudy. Frothy head. Tastes like it smells. Could be a little thicker. Love it, recommend it. 4 1/2 Dohs!