Chuckaduck (602) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - DEC 30, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12/30/13. Pours oily, opaque brown-black with a fluffy, dissipating brown head. Aroma is simple but very rich; coffee, cocoa, espresso, some dark berries. Taste is very nice; cappuccino, espresso, creamy, bittersweet, earthy, nutty, chocolate, oats; finish is long on the coffee. Really delicious. No noticeable lacing. Chewy mouth feel. Medium-low carbonation. This was a real sleeper. This sat on the shelf for a long while; seemed a touch expensive for a 4-pack or a beer I had never heard of. But boy was I wrong about this one. Really fantastic all the way around.
Johnsense (674) - - DEC 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks for the share bob! Black pour, an inch of tanhead. Roasted malt, black coffee, oats in the aroma and taste. Bakers chocolate, coffee, also prevalent while drinking this. Medium to full body with an oily mouthfeel. I want four more!
rondphoto (1451) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Opaque Brown-black with a good 1" tan head, swirls of lace. Taste is bitter malt with overtones of black coffee. Hop bittering shows at the end. There is a strong overtone of sour apple that enters near the end of the palate, knocking everything out of balance for me. Keeps it from being a winner.
Joe_M (24) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I didnít smell as many different smells as I was expecting. Solid... Actually better than that, say fantastic beer! I wish there was more head because its about the consistency of pudding and just as delicious! Not much out of the norm to say... Pours black, tastes of chocolate, dark sugars and coffee. Glad I tried it!
SpongeRuiner (530) - Michigan, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks go to Mike on this one. A good take on a breakfast style stout. Nice coffee flavors being the main point. Good stuff.
tectactoe (1050) - Michigan, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: thanks, Mike! Very dense, deep brown pour with a light-tan colored skin that sifts to a weak collar rather quickly. Aroma is a deep mix of coffee & bittersweet bakerís chocolate with light milky, lactose notes & a touch of residual, burnt brown sugar in the back-end. Taste is fairly sweet but far from cloying with more notes of brown sugar, creamy coffee, bakerís chocolate, & just a faint bit of roasted malt that hits the back of the tongue, adding a small amount of bitterness to balance the aftertaste nicely. Light & smooth, I had no idea this was 9% ABV. Very nice, unexpected sweet stout.
Ed5388 (1615) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Pours a thick oily black color with a finger of rocky dark mocha head. Aroma of rich roasted coffee, caramel, burnt toast, and a hint of vanilla bean. Taste is on the sweeter side. Nice rich roasted malt, sweet caramel, fresh brewed coffee, cardboard, and some earthy hop bitterness.
WillRunForBeer (342) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours cola black with a brown head that recedes to the edges. Aroma is coffee, dark chocolate, cereal and caramel and dark malts. Smells delicious.
Flavor is smooth, dark, but not bitter coffee, molasses.
alexsdad06 (4349) - Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle from Jungle Jimís. Pours dark brown to black in color with a medium sized, fine tan head. The aroma and flavor come pretty much as advertised; there is a lactose sweetness that cuts into some of the roasted malts, chocolate and some coffee round out the package. This started off a bit too cold so things were muted. Upon warming the flavors opened up, though I did note a mild lactic sour note to the finish. I want to have this on draft and fresh for comparison. Still pretty good.
drfabulous (3565) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce from the four pack. Thin carbonated pour. Coffee. Chocolate. A thin cherry/raspberry in the background. Bit oily. Not a huge body given the ABV.