BeerandBlues2 (9701) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by adneilsen. Pours opaque with a small, fizzy tan head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is coffee, roast, and peaty malt, earthy and herbal hops, prunes and plum notes. Flavor is coffee, earthy malt, dark fruity esters, medium hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
arminjewell (6176) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, thanks to Aaron for the pour, aroma has notes of big coffee, roast, some slight caramel, touch of coffee, chocolate, finishing fiarly sweet. Taste is a mix of sweet dark chocolate, coffee, caramel, hints of spice, yeast, finishing sweet, slightly bitter.
burg326 (3704) - Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle thanks to ekoerper, thanks a ton Ed, poured a dark black color with a nice khaki head, aromas of coffee, roast, and some light caramel. Flavors were all cold pressed coffee, with some light roasted malt, and a touch of vanilla. Really surprised by this beer, another great morning tailgating beer, can’t thank you enough Ed.
herky21 (10) - Iowa, USA - AUG 12, 2012
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma- nice mocha and coffee on the nose. Burnt caramel hints as well.
Appearance: This is a stout alright. Even the head is tinted black.
Taste: Very interesting. It has nice burnt sweet caramel flavors and a bitter finish from the coffee.
Palate: the mouthfeel is lighter than a normal coffee stout. Makes this a bit easier to drink in someways because of the bitter coffee finish. The combination keeps you coming back.
Overall: Really enjoyable. Had this on tap and out of the 22 oz bomber. Didn’t notice a difference b/t the two. I’d recommend this beer for someone who isn’t super into heavy stouts. The mouthfeel is more like a guinness or a black IPA-- it’s really quite drinkable and balanced.
Jndubbs (120) - Austin, Iowa, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark pour with no head. Very smooth, creamy coffee flavor without the bitter aftertaste.
RB1 (117) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz. bottle, from Dave. Pour is dark brown, with tan head. Aroma is Coffee, some chocolate and roast. Taste is bitter/sweet coffee and roasted malt. Finish is bitter coffee. Pretty well balanced coffee stout. Would be great poured over vanilla ice cream.
JPDurden24 (1579) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with a light brown head. Good coffee aroma, plus coffee and roasty flavor with some chocolate in the taste. Coffee flavor is about right as well, not overwhelming. Nice coffee stout.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma has coffee, fudge and berries. Taste is sweet with coffee roast. Thinner bodied with a dry finish. Exceeded my expectations. Pretty good!
daknole (9114) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown pour, brown head. Aroma is coffee up front, roast and chocolate. Lots of coffee flavor, cocoa nibs, roast, light lactose tartness. Good!
Steve_0 (2676) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Dans. Poured deep brown with a small khaki head and good lacing. Smells of coffee, chocolate, light molasses, and dark fruit. Taste is chocolate, coffee, some tobacco, and light char. Mouthfeel is thick with soft carbonation. Overall, not bad and nothing off-putting, but nothing special.