tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - SEP 7, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2007 66 cl bottle. Black. Lovely brown head. Coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, hops. Dry finish. A wonderful beer.
reakt (950) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow, an instant fave. Espresso like appearance with a nice tan head. Oatmeal, malt, baking chocolate and of course coffee in the flavour, all balanced to perfection. Great mouthfeel, well, good all round actually. Extremely easy to drink and very moreish. I could literaly drink this for breakfast, prolly plenty of vitamins and iron in there anyway, lol.
altonbrownd (3722) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 4, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Bierkoning. Syrupy dark, black really, liquid. Heavy toasty dark aroma. Really nice coffee and chocolate flavours. I feel bad for drinking this in the evening, tastes like it would be especially delicious in the morning. Creamy and luscious. Thank you.
dmac (3999) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 4, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle purchased at Ocean Wine and Spirits. Pours a near perfect looking jet black with a huge dense brown head. Fantastic aroma of espresso, coffee grinds, chocolate, tobacco and oats. Flavor, although by far fantastic, doens’t seem to have all the levels that the aroma did. Full creamy mouthfeel with light carbonation. This is one great beer.
jakoblinaa (13) - Aarhus N., DENMARK - SEP 3, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is surely a bomb in your mouth. Although it is named a breakfast beer I won’t recommend that. It is an explosion of taste and you won’t be able to taste anything else for the rest of the day!
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 11, 2009 Gorgeous brew--black and perfect body. Excellent flavor profile that is exceptional, and near-perfect in its simplicity. No spikes, no wackiness. Just a pure, simple array of malt and hop in perfect balance. Great touch of pleasant asphalt in aroma. The coffee is so subtle as to be undetectable, and does not interfere with the well-crafted and finely honed recipe. Tastes better with every sip leaving me with the frustrating feeling that I can’t have more. Nice burnt finish. Really a great beer.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 2, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very thick, oily, dark-brown beer. There’s only a few tan bubbles around the sides of the glass. Nice espresso-filled aroma. Hearty, rich with roasted malts and vanilla. I’m impressed with the creaminess of the beer overall. It does seem to be a great breakfast beer. Nice, lactose-sweetness. Pretty darn good.
notalush (4839) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 2, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Okay, so I’m a bit late to the party with this one - that’s cool - at least I finally showed up - now where the bitches at? - this beer pours a thick, inky black, with a rather small ring of brown foam - decent, but fairly stereotypical aroma for a coffee stout (a nice balance of sweet cream, strong espresso and some burnt character) - nothing stand out enough to make me able to pick this one out of a line-up, but enticing none-the-less - medium-bodied brew, with limited carbonation enhancing a creamy mouthfeel - the flavor is much thinner than I expected - the beer tries to strike a balance between some oat/sweet stout character and a strong espresso bitterness, but the biterness winds up winning out, bringing with it some leathery and tobacco notes - luckly for the beer, I tend to like these things - the beer thins out a bit near the end, allowing some alcohol to become apparent - a good coffee stout, but not quite in the same league as Peche Mortel or Founders Breakfast.
jimhilt (2402) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 2, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a one finger brown head that fades slowly leaving some lace. Totally black color. Light carbonation and heavy bodied. Coffee/molasses nose. Flavor is a balance of coffee and molasses, hints of sweetness. Smooth. Bakers chocolate aftertaste. Great to try but pricey at $14.00 for a 22.3oz?? (659ml) bottle from Tully’s Beer and Wine Wells, ME.
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - SEP 2, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(660 ml bottle from <A HREF=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/maine/boothbay/ target=blank>1828 Vintage House) Lots of coffee...Looks thick and black coming out of bottle. Sits very dark brown with some brown highlights along edges. Four fingers of stout, creamy tan head. Aroma is of fresh coffee and bittersweet chocolate. Mouthfeel smooth and full, although not silky. Lightly oily. Pretty nice sturdy lacing. Flavor is pretty much coffee, plain and simple. Strong but not overboard. More sweet than bitter. Hints of grassiness here and there. Liked that this is only mildly bitter. High bitterness would probably be too much with the strong coffee. Good beer but was hoping for something really exceptional.