JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 11, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz from Northwest Liquid Gold. Initially a fairly deep dark brown pour, with a modest head. But once the brew settles in it looks a bit like an adjunct stout crossed with rust water. Nose of mild carob and day-old coffee. Body is a bit too thin, not surprisingly given the other impressions. And the taste is dominated by grainy, dry, faded coffee. Alas, it appears this brew isn’t the freshest. Too many other good coffee stouts out there to seek this one out again.
AmEricanbrew (6227) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color/ light tan sheen. Chocolate malt, medium roast coffee, earthy kelp aromas. medium bodied. Tasty, rich deep roast malt, sugared up black coffee, mocha chocolate flavors.
bigben873 (153) - Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma - Mmmmm, espresso
Appearance - very dark, not cloudy, light head
Taste - a solid java/coffee stout
Palate - a little light/watery for my preference
Overall - A good java stout; could be a little more solid
Dogbrick (9160) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2011 Sample at the 3rd Annual Coldest Day of the Year Stout Tasting on 01/22/2011: Pours brownish-black with a medium tan head that diminishes steadily. Rings of lacing. Roasted coffee aroma with some burnt malt behind it. Medium body with flavors of black coffee, malt and a touch of hops. The finish is roasty coffee with a lasting bitterness. Good all around.
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour, short beige head that falls to a film, leaves a bit of lace as you drink. Lots of espresso on the nose and some distinct ash and char. Tastes a lot like it smells: lots of espresso, a slight acidity, some alcohol and bitterness in the back of the mouth lingering on the finish.
Ughsmash (7327) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Poured deep brown with a creamy, well-retained beige head. The aroma picked up sweeter roasted coffee and vanilla beans, with low-moderate roast.. accents of coconut and cocoa.. warmth brought out sweet rolled oats. The flavor found a heavier, roastier impression from the coffee, along with mild related sourness toward the back.. vanilla and coconut surrounded, along with coffee bitterness.. nice cold coffee finish. Medium-bodied, dry, and scratchy on the palate.. the sourness worked well.. just a decent flow. I’d gladly drink it again.
bhensonb (12138) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 30, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours very brown/black with a decent tan head. Aromas of coffee and chocolate. Medium minus body with frothy carbonation. Flavor is dark chocolate, espresso and some fairly burnt malt. Leaves a chocolate sensation on the top of the tongue. Finishes pretty dry.
robforbes (2083) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JUN 20, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a jet black with a small tan head that dissipates, and some lacing.
smell is of cocoa, espresso, and a touch of licorice.
taste is thick, dark chocolate, and espresso bean, ends a little oily and bitter.
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - MAY 20, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Holy shit this aroma is outstanding.
Aroma is sweet milky espresso, no astringency. Lots of milk, espresso and roastiness. Damn, I am impressed by this aroma. Usually I get a lot of ashy aromatics with astringency tossed in.
Taste is milky, slightly astringent, a bit thin, bitter/roasty, smooth, and milky.
Finish is slightly dry, a bit ashy, and bitter.
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - MAY 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light chocolate notes notes of the nose with strong hints of well-roasted beans. Rich chocolate malt with a moderate helping roasted earthy beans. A little grass on the finish with some lightly charred wood smoke. Leafy hop presence on the finish with some muted pine notes. Really nice chocolate and espresso bean character. Some vanilla notes and root really round out this silky smooth drink.