bhensonb (9811) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 31, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from John’s Marketplace in Portland, OR. Pours very dark brown/black with a foamy tan head. Smells like fresh roast coffee. Medium body with mild carbonation. Flavor is fresh coffee with dark, smooth toasted malt. Nothing subtle here. Nicely flavored brew.
daknole (8004) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour, beige head. Roasted malt, chocolate and a good dosse of coffee. Flavor is roasty and has a flavor of spent coffee grounds. Not bad.
Ughsmash (6909) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 6, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to Eric for the bomber! Poured translucent coppery-brown with a short-lived beige head. The aroma picked up sweeter, light-medium roasted coffee and chocolate with earth, vanilla, and touches of darker spices and smoked meat when you dig really deep.. soft-ish overall impression that wasn’t "imperial" in nature, but would be great for a standard stout. The flavor found more of the coffee than chocolate, and it carried all the way through the drink.. some vanilla sweetness too.. dry-roasted coffee bitterness and some earth around.. a little coffee sourness on the finish. Medium-bodied with lower carbonation on the palate.. the alcohol was well hidden.. this was a smooth-drinkin’ stout, but again it wasn’t so imperial.
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at the Seattle brewpub. Brownish-black pour with a medium tan head that diminishes slowly. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt and coffee. Medium to full body with a roasty character and flavors of black coffee, malt and hops. The finish is dry with a lingering roast coffee aftertaste. Above average overall.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Blackish beer with a dark cream head. Malt and light roasty aroma with light coffee. Chocolate and coffee flavor wit caramel. Medium bodied. Coffee and caramel lingers with light chocolate.
Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber pours with a dark body that supports a mocha colored head of foam. The aroma offers up earthy malts, dark roasted malts, earthy coffee and a dash of sweet malts. The taste has nice layers of dark roasted malts, dark roasted coffee and earthy milk chocolate along with a smattering of malt sweetness here and there. It approaches being burnt with black patent malts midway and into the finish. Pretty nice, this.
after4ever (5728) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22. Pours jet black with a loose, creamy tan head that doesn’t hang around for too awfully long. Dense smears of craggy lace coming down the sides of the glass. Big coffeeish nose, very much like a hot mug or a big pot of roasty beans. Some roast and dark chocolate in there, but mostly coffee. Creamy medium body, understated carb. Coffee/espresso, very good stuff, too, permeates the mid-palate. Roast and chocolate fill it out. Roasty, earthy bitterness near the end, seems as much like a coffee bitterness as a boiled hop bitterness. Not very complex, but what’s here is a nice drinker.
5000 (5600) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 16, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle:   Let me skip my normal rating style to say that this one is black, nice moderate light brown head, good nose of coffee (yet not overbearing).   Good body, roasty, with a nice coffee balance.   I am somewhat surprised, but this one is a good stout.   Granted, I didnt think this one would be of as much interest, but it is.   Fair to say, its like Black Strap with coffee added.   Nuff said.   Good enough for me to easily have again!   Well balanced, roasty, coffee grounds, bit of licorice sweetness.   Yum!
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUN 30, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nose has notes of dark fruit, dark chocolate, and acidic coffee notes. Pours almost black with a short lived tan head. The flavor is somewhat acidic mix of dark fruit and coffee with roasted malts and dark chocolate as well. Thin body with some alcohol in there as well. Medium lively carbonation.
badlizard (5519) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 28, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
ON tap at pyramid. Black with a small light brown head. Decent chocolate and cofffee aroma. Nice Chocolate and robust coffee tastew with notes of caramel and slight vanilla. Decent.