yespr (40417) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2012 From tap at the Stone Bistro. Pours pitch black with a huge tan head. Aroma is dense toffee coffee. Smooth and dense, yet not offensive. Bitter, dry and solid coffee into a smooth coffee malty light sweet finish. This is cold coffee more than beer, but I like it.8-4-8-4-16=4.0
Growler. Pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is dense malty and coffee herbal. Sweet, toasted malty, caramelish and coffee smooth. Smooth malty and coffee finish.8-4-8-4-16=4.0
anders37 (23005) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens, Escondido, CA. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty strong fresh coffee aroma. Roasted malty bitter coffee flavor with hints of chocolate. Has a roasted malty coffee finish with hints of chocolate in the aftertaste.
Leighton (18522) - 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.
brokensail (16053) - Dublin, 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.
bu11zeye (12717) - 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.
Sammy (11166) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at O’Brien’s. Way too dry, though looks great lace sheet. OK, but not a fan of dry stout, you would think oatmeal would enhance it.
daknole (10859) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 6, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nearly black in color with a brown head. Aroma? Coffee. All coffee. Maybe a hint of dark bitter chocolate. Flavor is coffee and coffee and more coffee. This beer actually tastes like coffee with a hint of chocolate creamer. Wow, intense.
slowrunner77 (10078) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"A nice well-rounded breakfast beer. Godd balance of roasted malt, chcolate, and bittersweet coffee. Light-medium bodied and smooth on the palate, with a lasting dry coffee as=ftertaste."
GT (9982) - 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.
blipp (8162) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours near black with a beige head. Big sweet malts and sweet espresso coffee, cream, chocolate, and lightly roasted malts. Maybe just a hint to sweet for some folks, but I found it very drinkable.