elgiacomo (744) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - APR 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
32oz Growler from Beverage World in Fort O, GA. Served at around 45-50F.
Pours black with a decent tan head that fades quickly to a light wispy cap but leaves some nice lacing behind.
Aroma is very coffee-forward, and they’re some nice beans too, dark roasted malts, some chocolate, smoke/char, maybe a little caramel and bread as well, but mostly coffee and some smoke. Very good strength.
Flavor generally mirrors the aroma...a lot of coffee and a fair bit of smoke. Premium coffee, smoked malt, roasted malt, some chocolate, vanilla, caramel, a little earthy hops, moderate sweetness, mild bitterness, minimal alcohol.
Mouthfeel is light/medium bodied, moderate carbonation, somewhat sticky. A little on the thin side, but fits the style fine.
Really nice stuff. Excellent aroma, nice flavor. Quality beans and I like the smoky aspects as well. It would probably be in my best interest to get another growler of this before the keg kicks!
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2/16/12 on tap at pap
Dark porter color, beige/ lite briwn head.
F is the same but with a litte lacto sweetness and phlegmy.
Mild dry bitterness on finish.
Fuller than typical body...fairly dry but with a slick sugar feel underneath. 8/4/7/4/15
Daytonbeer (511) - Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours jet black with nice tan lacing. Aroma is alittle too light...coffee and malts. Taste is coffee, licorice, soy sauce, and carmel. Very nice taste.
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at 1808 American Bistro during the Bell’s Tap Takeover. The beer pours brownish-black with a medium beige head that dissipates steadily. Short strings of lacing. Aroma of roasted coffee and malt. Medium body with a roasty character and notes of dark chocolate and malt. The finish is malty with a coffee aftertaste. Above average overall.
daknole (8004) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 24, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark pour, tan head. Aroma is loaded with coffee, ashy notes, roasted malt. Flavor is charred, sweet coffee, ashy, chocolate. I like this one!
blipp (5475) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours near black with a beige head. Roasted malty aroma with coffee and some light sweetness. The flavor has roasted malts, coffee, some light sweetness, and a light astringency. Decent.
patrick767 (3232) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
tap - Black pour with a small light tan head and some lacing. The aroma is of ground coffee and chocolate. The flavor is rich and roasty with coffee and chocolate notes. Mocha comes to mind. It’s medium to full bodied with a roast coffee finish. Good.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Date: October 11, 2011
Source: Taco Mac, The Fred
Appearance: opaque dark brown, frothy tan head, drippy lace
Aroma: huge dry chocolate aroma, roasted coffee
Flavor: rich coffee flavor, dark chocolate, light spicyness, hint of dark caramel sweetness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
Streets (25) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had at rattle n hum. Pours black with nice beige head. Subtle coffee taste with a hint of chocolate and raspberries. Also has a strong taste of roasted malts.
BREWMUSKCLES (2088) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bright and juicy with cranberry and raspberry like start followed by chocolate that follows thru to a cherry like flavor that ellows before it fades out. some coffee it has a foamy head that is light but still chewy. charming.