darbish (115) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 24, 2011
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Has a very scrumptious aroma that smells like an iced latte (it looks like one too). The taste reminds me of a burning campfire. A little roasty, and a little sweet like burning cedar at the end. The flavor is surprisingly subtle and watery for a stout. It’s not at all creamy and doesn’t make an attempt to announce its flavor. It’s a very drinkable beer in all respects but doesn’t start a revolution.
Mittenator (1438) - Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a small head. Strong chocolate and coffee. Super malty and watery thin.
robgibbens (418) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - JAN 17, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours into tulip glass black with a thick tan foam. Strong coffee aroma with roasted malts. Flavor is bitter with some coffee in the back. Mouthfeel is lighter than I would expect. Overall pretty decent and drinkable.
jredmond (5735) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JAN 10, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesy of Aunt HeyHey. Pours a deep brown body with thick brown lacing. Aroma is roast, sweet sugar and earth. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of coffee, green peppers, sweet sugar and sugary roast.
bloots2 (2) - - JAN 8, 2015 does not count
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours dark, with no head. Smells of coffee, toasted malt. Tastes thin. Closer to a brown ale than a stout. Viewing the label I don’t see the appeal to using the term organic. It’s on the label 5 times!!
MaltOne (235) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours opaque coffee brown with ample pillowy brown tinged head. Aroma of coffee and moderate roasted malt, slightly sweet. Taste is like aroma... strong coffee, moderate malt. There’s a slightly odd interplay among the bitter coffee, sweet malt, and hint of hop bitter. It almost comes off as slightly sour beer, not a sweet stout. Overall, a definite homage to coffee but at the expense of the ,beer.
ARH (612) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle, poured into a shaker. The aromas of milk, coffee, nuts, and caramel blend together on the nose. It pours a dark, black-brown color with a soft, foamy tan head that retains a medium ring, fuzzy surface, and leaves a light, web lace. The taste is a medium sweet and very light bitter. The beer is smooth with a fuzzy carbonation and a medium light body. Coffee, chocolate, and caramel flavors come through with a fruity sweetness. The finish has a coffee ground / dirt or grit quality to it that sticks around shortly in the aftertaste.
kirk36 (159) - Peabody, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 21, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Coffee it is. Good it is. Yes like it I do. You will like it too. Believe in the power of coffee excellence.
GRM (3114) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Glass, 12 ounces, draught, on the premise, trip to Chicago, savoured on September 25 2014; eye: black, opaque, nitrogen-pushed, nice beige head made up of tiny bubbles; nose: coffee, roasted barley, light burnt barley; mouth: coffee, roasted barley, light burnt barley, finale in coffee with presence of alcohol, lightly sweet, light alcoholic texture; overall: fine
Verre, 12 onces, en fût, bue sur place, voyage à Chicago, savourée le 25 septembre 2014; œil : noire, opaque, azotée, belle mousse beige formée de petites bulles; nez : café, orge torréfiée, léger orge brûlée; bouche : café, orge torréfiée, léger orge brûlée, finale en café avec présence d’alcool, corsée, légèrement sucrée, texture légèrement alcoolique; en résumé : bien
doubelknv3 (1008) - Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black with creamy tan head.
Coffee, sweet chocolate, toffee, and earthy aroma. Medium bodied, roast, sour notes. Medium bitterness, lasting bitter finish.
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chinchill (2267) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle bottled in November 2010 and served in a pint glass (from Sept. 2011 notes).
Pours opaque and nearly black with a towering head that quickly settles to a rather thin, creamy, resilient, dark tan top
Aroma has coffee and dark roasted malts in about equal strengths. However, the coffee component becomes dominant in the taste and even more dominant in the aftertaste.
T- As advertised, there is plenty of coffee flavor this brew. Too much black coffee in that it doesn’t allow the dark malt to shine as it should in a stout. Aftertaste of coffee with some faint roasted malt and fainter hops and smoke. More bitter and sour than sweet.
M - smooth but with some hops/carbonation tingle; semi-dry finish. Near medium body.