theyshookhands (243) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a fair black with a fair cocoa head. Aroma is of roasted malts, chocolate and dark coffee. Nice flavor, more of a stout than an imperial. Lots of chocolate, dark coffee, roasted malts. The coffee flavor is perfect, not too overwhelming, good finish.
zizzybalubba (1254) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - MAY 29, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle from Total Wine in Chesapeake, VA. Pours dark brown to nearly black with a rich, frothy brown head. Coffee is most prevalent on the nose with faint licorice notes. No surprise from the name, coffee is the star here with dark chocolate and smoke on the finish. The coffee lingers just a bit on the tongue but is more smooth than some similar stouts. There is a touch of warmth from the alcohol. Overall, a nicely done imperial stout and a great value.
Ataraxia (235) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours very dark brown with a medium beige head. Roasted coffee beans, chocolate, and slight smoke aroma. Creamy and smooth on the palate, mild warming sensation from alcohol.
AxlLives (281) - Maryland, USA - MAY 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bomber - pours opaque black-brown with tan minimal, diminishing head. Big, beautiful roasted toasty malt and coffee aromas on the nose. Very little lacing. Medium to full-bodied, notes of chocolate, vanilla goodness, nuts, and lots of nice coffee on the finish. Iíd been craving a stout like this and Iím not at all disappointed. Bittering finish at the end.
adamjackson (1750) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Picked this up at the local Co-Op. Botled on January 19th of this year. Stuck it in the fridge and poured into an Ommegang glass on a beautiful wam Sunday in Vermont. Stoked to have this as I drink coffee from Vermont coffee company almost daily.
A - Brown to almost black appearance. In the glass, midnight black, on the pour, a very dark brown. 3-Finger bold coffee coloured head with a beautiful creamy top.
S - Big roasted malts, chocolate malts and a bit of oakiness but all of that is dominate by glorious black coffee with a hint of sugar. Very malty not much booziness on the nose.
T - Oh boy. It has that classic taste you get from Founderís Breakfast Stout but itís a little bit sweeter. Big malts, big coffee and big sweetness on the finish.
M - Thereís a bit of tongue tingle on the mouth swish. 50/50 carbonation, medium body, very earthy almost root-like finish.
O - Itís not the best coffee stout Iíve had but itís certainly tasty and very drinkable. Iím going to buy 2 more and do a 6 and 12 month taste of these to see how the coffee fades and how fast.
Travlr (9840) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Totally black, thick brown head with great retention and solid lacing. Aroma of rich dark cocoa powder. Taste is cocoa powder, burnt espresso. Medium body. Nice.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Vintage Cellar, Blacksburg. Pours a very dark brown color with a dark brown fizzy head. Good head retention. Aroma of rich coffee, chocolate, caramel and a bit of roastiness. The taste is coffee, chocolate, sweet malts, roasted malts. Medium bodied. Very nice beer.
dfhhead25 (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma- big coffee notes, caramel sweetness, whipped cream
Appearance- dark brown, borderline black, decent head
Taste- incredible hits of espresso, chocolate, vanilla, and oak
Palate- decent body, nice smooth mouthfeel
Overall- Very underrated coffee stout. One of the smoothest, well-blended beers that Iíve ever had. Excellent.
mwest017 (2) - - MAR 17, 2012 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great alternative to drinking Guiness on St. Patrickís Day. Happy to find another great coffee stout. Poured from a bottle....almost black in color. Notes of a bit of roasted caramel and chocolate but predominately coffee. Could even go for a stronger coffee flavor. Will definitely recommend this brew!
TheBeerGod (4907) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black pour with a tall, thick, dark brown head. Strong coffee notes upfront in the nose followed by big roasted malt notes, dark chocolate and burnt caramel. Taste is chocolate covered coffee beans, roasted malt and caramel. Feels slightly chewy with a moderate bubbly carbonation. Medium overall with slight warmth from the 8% ABV. Finishes with more dark, oily coffee beans, dark chocolate, roasted malt and burnt caramel.