Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Originally reviewed: 8/18/10. A new offering from Liberty. Had today at the brewpub after lunch. I tried their Espresso Porter a few months ago, so I was excited to see this little gem on tap.
Came out a deep dark black with a thin tan head on top. Big roasted coffee scents abound. I can sense the sweetness in the nose some, but it’s not that strong. Some mild nuttiness on the finish.
The mouth is full-bodied and creamy. Carbonation level is good for the style. Great bittering black coffee flavor, but unlike the nose, I can sense the vanilla much more prominently in the taste. A great sweet creamy finish on this beer. Similar to a Milk Stout. I really liked this. Here’s hoping they keep up with the Espresso-versioned beers. They’re great!
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: August 28, 2010
Appearance: opaque dark brown, creamy tan head, drippy lace
Aroma: rich chocolate aroma, vanilla sweetness, light coffee
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, vanilla sweetness brings out the richness in the chocolate, touch of espresso adds depth
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4