trevor211 (1298) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 3, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty pour! Glossy black with a rich, tan head. Deep roasted malts and coffee on the nose, with some bitter chocolate and some deep brown sugar. Slightly dilute flavor, with a slight hop presence showing through the sharp coffee. An imperial version would be fantastic - this one ends up being weaker than Iíd hoped. Tasty. Just not enough.
BBB63 (5750) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAR 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Shawn at our little SBRBWG, danke.
Slick Black Cadillac appearance, shiny and new. We drive up to the local coffee shop where the vapours of freshly clean roasted espresso comes rushing forth. Must be cooking some treats too for I smell chocolate, vanilla beans, herbs, liquorice and berries. Go inside for our order and was served a solid espresso with a light chocolate sweetness and the side of bread provides notes of fig and raisin along with a dash of burnt biscuits. The body is thin but then it is a coffee stout so that is par for the course, Darn nice trip and my expections were actually exceeded. For once an Organic brew that did not suck.
SrSilligoose (3133) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAR 12, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2010 Wow. This is awesome! Thanks bonus beer chewy. Pours a deep brown with a small tan head. Aroma of nice fresh espresso, chocolate, coffee, roast. crisp, clean, refreshing. really well done. This is the shit. Fuck kopi luwak and all that. Awesome beer. Go get some!
Maria (9963) - Thisted, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of After4ever, thanks Tom! Itís black with a red hue and a creamy, lightbrown head. The aroma has wonderful notes of coffee and chocolate! The flavour is slightly sweet with notes of coffee, chocolate, cocoa, light licorice and the finish is dry and slightly bitter. The flavour is very pure, but to be perfect for me, it should have had a a softer/smoother and fuller body.
bvc (1141) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 9, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle I picked up at Johnís or Belmont months ago. Pours a black cola color with decent khaki head that leaves little to no lacing. Nose leaves me a little worried, soy sauce, wet cardboard, roasty nut and malt, some cocoa nib and some coffee bean...not really coffee or espresso...as well; but mostly a little heavy on the soy/cardboard. Little thin on the body but very respectable on the carbonation. Watery roasty/nutty malt, some coffee and hints of chocolate but really a bit watery. I had this on draft much fresher and I seem to recall it being a bit better, but I didnít take notes. Hopefully I get to try it again fresher as I think it is suffering too much from oxidation...even though the bottle isnít super old.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Date: September 22, 2009
Source: Brewpub, Pizza Place
Appearance: black, frothy tan head, drippy lace
Aroma: big roasted coffee aroma, touch of dark chocolate
Flavor: rich chocolate and espresso flavor, balancing caramel gives it a creamy sweetness, roasted finish
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
neepsntatties (1114) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 1, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Laurelwood Pizza Co. Colour... dark brown with reddsih edges and a thin head. Nose... Yup! Thatís espresso! Palate... frothy coffee with a creamy texture, dark chocolate, dry and bitter around the edges of my palate.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 17, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle - thick, dark brown pour with foamy tan head; deep aromas of roasted coffee; rich, creamy texture drink very smooth; flavors primarily coffee, but is thin overall and falls a little flat; initial impression of aromas fades as well through the whole bottle
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - AUG 21, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
All coffee. Creamy and roasted, chocolate rounds out the aromatics. Thickly dark, tan head. Creamy texture, coats the mouth, dry bitterness and more strong dark roast. Wonderful.
BuckeyeBoy (2469) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 12, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle Pours out a coffee black toped with a small brown head. Aroma of coffee and more coffee along with some sweet chocolate. Tast was nice the coffee along with lots of sweetness tons of choclate and a nice roast malt. A tast one.