BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - NOV 23, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2012 Dense, dark mahogany appearance, thick creamy head. Chocolate, roasted nut aroma. Smooth, sweetish palate, plenty of chocolate, creamy (almost chocolate milk), mildly roasted, dry chestnut aftertaste. (rated 2005: 3.4)
Dark dense reddish brown hue, good head formation. Rich cherry red wine and coffee/chocolate aroma. Mild coffee flavor upfront, chocolate and vinuous fruits in the middle, strong burnt coffee and alcohol finish. Could have been a little one dimensional given the name but dark fruit vinuous complexity is particularly impressive, (Rerate 2012)
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 22, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of maily coffee. Black body with a decent head that resembled a cappuccino. Flavor was like drinking coffee cold with some sweetener. A thicker body and I may of taken a better liking to this one.
bu11zeye (12112) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Pours a black body with a moderate creamy light brown head. Aroma of raosted malt, chocolate and coffee with a compairable flavor. Expected more coffee flavor, but less coffee is better for me.
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep, dark brown...with a good sized head. Chocolate and roasted coffee beans on the nose....and it tastes just the same, although the coffee is not nearly as forward as you would think. Pretty good, but I was expecting a bit more.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2005
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a lush onyx with nice carbonation and a tan head. Aroma is a blend of chocolate and chocolate. Flavor is roasted malt, chocolate, and a bit of coffee in the finish but not enough to really justify the name. Wait, just burped after the first sip and really tasted the coffee. Not a bad stout; in fact it’s pretty good. Just expecting a little more coffee. I’d drink more.
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 18, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours opaque black, thin tan head. Scents of roasted malt. Nice ever slight coffee flavors. Aftertaste is most certainly coffee beans. I like this brew a lot. Most of the ’coffee stouts’ I’ve had in the past are way over the top and taste like a mouth full of ground coffee beans. The coffee flavor in this brew is subtle enough to actually enjoy this as a stout. Nice smooth mellow body. A bit creamy even. Good.
Tejas (909) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big creamy head, nice. Familiar Lagunitas flavor. A bit thin in body for a stout. Coffee flavor is noticeable but I think it would much better if even more coffee flavor was present. Good but disappointing in a way.
legion242 (2323) - Richardson, Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Coffee stouts are one of my favorites and this one disappointed a bit. The coffee is there, if only when it hits your noggin. Alcohol well hidden. Creamy a bit. I will look for another bottle for a revisit.
asheft (2680) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
[on tap in Brooklyn, NY]
Black, clear ruby (at thin parts) with a thin white cover and good lacing. Vanilla, coffee, a little bit of roasted barley, sweet malt, US hops make for a nice aroma. The flavour is a bit salty up front, followed by roasted barley and the hops. Vanilla and coffee come in late with equal bitterness shared by the hops and malt. The bitterness lingers a little. Medium body with moderate carbonation.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark brown, creamy tan head. Lightly oxidized aroma with cocoa, coffee, vanilla, milk, hops. Acrid and bitter with dusty chocolate and a hint of coffee. Has a fair amount of fruitiness too. Good body. Not bad.