jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours jet black with a huge thick creamy malted milkshake colored head.... Aroma of caramel, hazelnut, coffee, alcohol, quite a bit of hazelnut actually.... Flavor is bitter coffee, a touch of chocolate, a bit of hazelnut, and a touch of unfortunate genericness... Body is strange in that it is a touch thinner than expected yet alcoholy... Nice beer, but i dont think it holds up to the big boys...
thefle (168) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
solid coffee stout. It’s got some smokey taste to it and a good roasty taste as well. The main story with this beer is it costs 3.50, tastes great and gives you 8% abv. It’s a recession people and this might be the best bang for your buck mix of alcohol and actual quality I have ever seen
JCastner (112) - New York, USA - MAR 18, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a dark mud with a deep tan head. Aroma is of licorice, coffee, chocolate. Mouthfeel is surprisingly thin. Taste is some sweet coffee at the front, some burnt barley in the middle and then a smoky chocolate finish. Not one of my favorites. This one needs some additional sweetness, and more in the way of complexity and balance. Not sure of the high rating, maybe the low price had something to do with it?
hopscotch (9727) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle… Pre-C&P’sLYFO Throwdown… Pitch black ale with a small, creamy, beige head. The nose presents ground coffee, hickory smoke and an herbal undertone. Medium to full-bodied with nearly-expired carbonation. The flavor provides coffee, chocolate and a whisper of mint. Minerally, roasty finish.
6ROW (417) - corpus christi, Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
almost black pour with two finger brown head,light coffee aroma and taste . giant full body with short finish. love it
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz. Bottle: Lightly sweet aroma of chocolate, coffee, slight bitter coffee, light roasted and burnt malts, and a hint of caramel. Poured black in color with a small light brown head that lasted as a film on top of the beer. Opaque. Sparkling. Ok lacing. Flavor is light to medium sweet. Tastes of lightly bitter coffee, Hershey’s chocolate syrup, sweet malts, light cream, light piney hops, and some sugar. Medium body. Slightly thin, silky texture. Soft carbonation. Sweet, sugary, coffee finish is slightly chalky.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft, hmmm looks like i need to try a bottle serving of this. I felt the coffee was very light kinda like coffee sitting out to long. Not really roasty i guess its a good balance but heck it cant hold a flame to coffee bender.
Odeed (1795) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAR 14, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(sample from hophead22)coffee from top to bottom on this one.(not that im complaining)very smooth and easy drinking.nice job long trail.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAR 14, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle from Alldaydrinker, big thanks Jeff, another bottle that went over well at the BA Decadence release. This was very good for a coffee stout (not a big fan of coffee). This was extremely smooth with the coffee being muted a bit. Very good brew.
dmac (4274) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow was this one a great deal, $3.49 I believe for a bomber!!! Guess it was underpriced because except for shitty ass Rock Art I have never seen a bomber this cheap. Well after dropping next to nothing on this beer I wasn’t expecting shit but boy was I suprised. Poured a perfect looking viscous slick black with just the right touch of foamy mocha head that had some staying power. Initial aroma had a big dose of coffee in the form of a used wet coffee filter and dark chocolate. Medium to fuller bodied with a nice coating on your mouth and soft carbonation which is perfect for the style. Flavor isn’t quite as powerful as the aroma but still good with notes of coffee, molassess and some grassy notes as well. If the price on this was right I might go grab a case becasue this was one solid beer.