Brigadier (3155) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at brewpub
Changing direction I switched to some less hopped styles to round out my sampler. A nice stout was rich in coffee flavors. If you prefer yours less malty then go with something from Stone or Alesmith instead. Personally I am glad to see more competition to keep the West Coast honest.
Aroma / Appearance - The fluid black base swirls around the small glass. Creamy tan head adds a nice layer of contrast. Strong black coffee drives a malt driven profile to its chocolately conclusion.
Flavor / Palate - Black coffee dominates the taste profile. Dark chocolate and plummy notes eventually come out as well. Overall though this is just as espresso driven as beers like Founder’s Breakfast Stout. If that is your thing then be sure to get a can. If not then look elsewhere for your fix - there are no shortage of other options here alone.
tcane7 (1669) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can split with Pedro. Pours a deep brown with thin, creamy, tan head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, chocolate. Body is medium to medium-full. Nice coffee flavor but not overpowering, roast and dark chocolate. Pretty balanced. Dry finish with mild bitterness.
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - APR 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Super smooth cold a cold press coffee infused stout, giving a lot for 5.8%. Well rounded, a hint oily and flinty with a powdery dry finish.
want1DIPA (227) - - MAR 31, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Super fresh and very tasty with traces of chocolate and tobacco smoke. Hopefully that make it imperial barrel aged.
JBPortland (1003) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16oz can pours dark brown with light edges and 2 finger off-white head. Nose is nutty roast coffee beans, vanilla, milk, hershey syrup. Taste is roasty coffee, light smokiness, earthy, a touch thin, faint cocoa. Finish is roasty coffee and cream, vanilla, nutty.
DCLawyer (1617) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pounder->nonic. Pour is exactly Coke. A: lots of coffee with some chocolate malt. T: watery chocolate wi metallic coffee notes. Aroma far exceeds taste. Too thin and too much carbonation.
Experiment_Ale (1068) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
At stephen’s with Dave and Stephen. Aroma is beautiful coffee chocolate malt. Taste is smooth, roasty malt that is beautiful.
TimE (3577) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black color. Light frothy brown head. Very nice dry roasty coffee nice. The mouth lacks the acidity that many people like in stouts, but this is how I like my stouts. Big coffee notes with modest roastiness. Smooth and rounded. Hops are quit low. Lingering coffee finish. Very quaffable.
GenDV138 (2440) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
16 ounce can poured into a Belgian snifter. Pours black with brown hues and almost a finger of light tan head. Decent lacing that fades fairly quickly. Aromas of sweet and roasted coffee, caramel, vanilla, coffee grounds. Tasting notes of roasted coffee, oats, caramel/toffee, a bit of dark chocolate. Medium-light body with a semi-dry finish. Medium carbonation, slick and slightly creamy mouthfeel. Surprisingly delicious for a stout just under 6% ABV.
brnandersen (2239) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample from 50 cl. can. Lovely dark, amber colour with a reddish tint. Thin, off-white head. Roasted aroma with coffee beans, chocolate, bitter fruits, red berries and caramel malts. Taste is bitter. Medium to full body with a creamy texture. Very good for the alcohol content. Finishes dry and roasted with dark chocolate. Very fine Stout.