bvc (1160) - 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 John’s 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 didn’t take notes. Hopefully I get to try it again fresher as I think it is suffering too much from oxidation...even though the bottle isn’t super old.
kp (10884) - 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 (1233) - 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! That’s 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 (2853) - 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.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz. Bottle: Thanks glkaiser! Aroma of chocolate, light coffee, brownie, light espresso, and slight roasting. Poured dark brown in color with a small to medium-sized, dense, brown head that lasted throughout. Cloudy. Sparkling. Full of small particles throughout. Small lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet and slightly bitter. Tastes of of chocolate, espresso, dark malts, roasting, slight vanilla, and brownies. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Lightly sweet, espresso, chocolate, and roast finish.
after4ever (6237) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 29, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22. Pours jet black with a big, dense, creamy, pitted tan head that leaves plenty of stringy lace. Gorgeous. Big sweet chocolatey coffee nose--smells, even when cellar cool, like a hot cup of good coffee. I can’t stress that good part of good coffee enough. So many places dump in a pot of day-old truck stop coffee and call it a coffee stout. Blecch. This is some serious business right here. Comes on creamy, high side of medium--nice big beer. Plenty of chocolate and coffee, beautifully integrated, on the mid-palate. Nice long coffee finish. This seriously is making me crave a cup of joe. This is an awesome coffee beer.
vulcanmeister (199) - La Grande, Oregon, USA - MAY 22, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours jet black from a 22oz bottle delivering a rich full chocolate tan head which lingered for a good while. A waft of alcohol, a strong blast of dark rich coffee and some sultry brown sugar notes in the nose. Mouth feel medium-bodied and astringent. Flavor - can you say "coffee". Nice rich coffee with a malty sweetness but not too much. The flavors echo relatively quickly but leave a nice warm glow wrapped in an cup of inviting coffee and a kiss of bitter-sweet chocolate. Ahh...coffee.
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap@Brewpub. Strong aroma of coffee beans. Opaque colour, light brown head, good lace. Sweetish, roasted bitterness, coffee with a bit of sugar. Flavourful and well balanced.