hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle... Pours pitch black with a small, creamy, beige head. The nose furnishes notes of dried plum, burnt malt and subtle coffee with hints of chocolate and malt whiskey - maybe a trace of acetaldehyde. Medium-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and soft carbonation. The flavor presents an odd marriage of fruity essences and roasted, moderately bitter malts. Finishes a hint chocolaty, but mostly bland. Where’s the whiskey and coffee? I like my stuff BIG! Bottle courtesy of KickInChalice.
markwise (4898) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to burg326 for sharing this one around. Cheers, Adam! Pours a deep brown with a tan head. Nose is coffee, some light chocolate, and whiskey. Flavor is exactly as promised: roasted coffee and whiskey along with some earth and dark chocolate. Light to medium in body and lingering coffee and whiskey in the finish.
jcwattsrugger (11670) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
@markwise Birthday-palooza-a-go-go Gathering-thanks burg326-22oz bottle-pours black with a light brown head. Aroma is sharp coffee/chicory-dark malt. Taste is sharp coffee/chicory-dark malt, wood.
jcartamdg (2573) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark black with a mocha head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate, taste follows. Smooth and easy to drink.
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Ughsmash (7427) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 24, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Bob for the 750mL bottle! Poured high-viscosity brown with a creamy cap of dark tan head.. looked great in the glass! The aroma picked up bit lactose and other sweet chocolatey notes joined by some dry-roasted coffee.. not a whole lot of whisky barrel was apparent, but there was related vanilla and a hint of oak.. came back to lactose sugars and chocolate on the back of the nose. The flavor found tangy whisky barrel accents over cream and chocolate notes at the core.. dry coffee roast, tart oak, and surprisingly clean whisky notes on the edges.. peppery and spicy, but with really good balance on the warm finish.. tasty stuff! Medium-plus bodied and fairly full on the palate.. lots of roast held the hefty sweetness in check.. I enjoyed the long, sweet-yet-barrely finish.. really good stuff!
emacgee (4457) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared by turdfergson. Very nice pour, inky black with a dark chestnut brown head. Nice nose, rich with notes of blackstrap molasses and espresso roast. Bitter chocolate and a rich sweetness. Some bite comes through with a mild acidity but its very well contained in the beer. Nice residual body and modest carbonation. Coffee and chocolate dominate.
TURDFERGUSON (4027) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from MattyB83. Thanks brother! This was really fucking good. Black pour with a small tan head. Nose is roasty and lightly sweet; notes of whiskey, vanilla, brown sugar, coffee. Flavor is similar, very creamy palate, sweet, but never cloying. A nice surprise.
burgy (455) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very solid coffee stout the only spot for improvement is the aromatics. They are almost not there! Mild coffee notes but not much else. Pours straight jet black which a thick creamy head. initial tastes are of coffee followed by malt, caramel and chocolate. What is notably missing is any taste of alcohol (very nice at 8% means they have room to push that up!)! Great creamy thickness to the palate! I really like this beer! Its better out of the bottle then any other times I have tried it.
DalzAle (2012) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark black pour, a little lasting cookie colored head and a nice fresh rich dark coffee and vanilla aroma. Flavor is light chocolate, more rich and slightly sweet lactose/coffee and a little thin on the aftertaste. Very good beer, although I probably wouldn’t buy it again at the $12 price point. Am curious how this one would be if the alcohol was dialed up just a touch more.
burg326 (4940) - Florida, USA - APR 23, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big bottle sent to me from Alpar, thanks again for this one, poured a dark brown, almost black color witha romas of cold coffee, whiskey, chocolate, more coffee, and more whiskey. Flavors of a cold Irish coffee. This beer was pretty amazing, had it with breakfeast, and man it was amazing. I really liked this beer, and I am in debt to Alpar for finding more for me. This was a simple beer that was straight foward, and I really enjoyed it alot.