bergstaden (1830) - Røros, NORWAY - DEC 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a low brown head - A good malt aroma with coffee - Good malt body with some roasted malt and coffee with some bitterness - Good malt finish with coffee - This was very good
Leighton (15306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the brewery - Vista. Pours deep brown with a creamy tan head. Plenty of well roasted coffee in the snout, a big of chocolate cake. medium to big sweet flavor, more coffee, well toasted bread, chocolate, mild earthy bitterness. Medium to full in body, somewhat oily, with fine to average carbonation. Lightly sticky sweet to finish, mocha, Dunkin’ Donuts coffee, hints of metal, more chocolate cake. Rich and tasty.
GT2 (9412) - Oceanside, California, USA - NOV 14, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Salted Pig, Riverside. Pours near black with red highlights. Good lacing. Jalapeño style green coffee nose with Moroccan dry cured black olive and Mikkeller RIS style tar. Aroma, as it warms, moves to 100% Tabasco sauce. Just straight up hot sauce. Taste is Mikkeller style RIS with heavy tar and industrial ash, sweet white alcohol, acidic coffee, more Tabasco sauce. Bizarre. Would receive a 1.8 from MrChopin and perhaps a 0.8 from 3fourths.
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Growler) Pours a dark brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, and graham cracker. Flavor of coffee, roasted malt, caramel, lactose, and toffee.
ekoerper (596) - Iowa, USA - APR 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: lots of coffee, chocolate fudge and caramel, rich and roasty.
Appearance: jet black and mostly opaque, tan head with average retention and just a bit of lacing.
Taste: rich chocolate and plenty of coffee, molasses and caramel, toast and roasty malts, a bit of sweetness, fairly dry coffee finish, bitterness is mellow and lets the malt and coffee take center stage. Palate: medium to full body, low silky carbonation.
Overall: really nice coffee stout, I like that its a manageable abv, good balance.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Urge. Rating #15. Nice beer, smooth and roasty with a little bitterness, I like it. (2638)
brokensail (14042) - San Leandro, California, USA - MAR 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown pour with a tan head. Roasted malt, tons of coffee, and a nice earthiness. Some nice toffee and molasses sweetness, chocolate, and maybe a bit of lactose. The flavor is nice and rich with tons of coffee, chocolate, and toffee. Molasses, some earthy notes, lots of roast, and a slight creaminess. Good mouthfeel, too.
skmikeg (1470) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at urge. Pours a black-brown with a small tan head. Aroma is of coffee, roasted malts, bakers coco, and some molasses. Taste is similar with a lot of nice coffee notes. Has a medium body with a super creamy moutfheel and a oily, mostly sweet, medium finish. Overall, a pretty tasty and drinkable stout that has a lot of nice coffee flavors.
MadRobin (2502) - Silver Spring, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap 4 oz. sample at Latitude 33 in Vista, CA.
Opaque, black-brown with tan head and very good lacing.
Aroma of very dark roasted coffee, roasted malt and more dark roasted coffee.
Taste of dark roasted coffee, molasses, sweet roasted malt and over-roasted coffee.
Medium body and medium carbonation.
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JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this on draft at the brewery in Vista. This is a nice stout with pronounced cofffee notes, very tasty.