rader58 (871) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - FEB 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
sample at Martin City Brewing Co. Pours dark black. Aroma of coffee grounds, peat, cocoa. Flavor is bitter coffee, peat. A smooth and mellow beer.
CanIHave4Beers (3999) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAR 31, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, shared by me... in the library... just now.
Pours a very dark brown, almost black with a tan head that leaves good lacing on the glass.
The aroma is just lovely, I mean it just smells like coffee & a little bit of malt with a mild fruity hop thing happening... but mostly it juts smells like coffee, roasty, rich, lightly sweet. cooooool.
The flavor is pretty well balanced really, of course itís lots of coffee but it fits well with the roastiness and the sweetness of the malt. Itís got some light dark chocolate, itís got a medium level of bitterness, itís really pretty rich and delicious honestly.
Terminus (3545) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 12, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at hotel bar in Springfield
pours almost black with a fizzy tan head and sparse lacing. Nose is misty roasty and slightly sweet. Flavors show the big coffee but has some toffee and nutty quality. Body is somewhat lite but not bad. Probably need t hi fresh on tap sometime.
beer_rookie (383) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 25, 2016
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very dark brown color. I got a ton of khaki head, pretty decent longevity. Pretty nice lacing.
Aroma is outstanding. Espresso, dark and bold. Bitter and black, you know what Iím talking about. Thatís it. Nothing more on the nose.
Taste is a let down. I was expecting that same espresso, but Iím getting more of a Folgers left over grind taste.
Iím a huge coffee drinker and hate Folgers, by the way.
But anyhow while disappointing, the taste is slightly creamy and dark roasty. Hops? Maybe... I still like it, only not as much.
Mouthfeel is full flavored, not necessarily full bodied. Maybe medium bodied. It has a grit to it, like coffee grounds in your coffee. Itís like drinking cold coffee.
Overall, itís pretty good. Iím not sure how to rate these. Yes, it reminds me of coffee, good job. But itís not really a lot more than that. If thatís the goal, then you did your job. If the goal is to push the mug, then... However, Iím not disappointed in the finished product here. Itís enjoyable. I would drink it again, and would highly recommend.
vyvvy (5790) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 16, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a team head. The aroma has peppers, coffee and roast. It has a medium smooth body with light carbonation. The taste has chocolate, nuttiness and coffee. The finish has a bit of coffee grounds. Good.
p0rkch0p (72) - Missouri, USA - JAN 9, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pour is black, little froth on top. Taste is dark, rich, gritty and coffee. Tastes blend nicely. Could drink this all hours of the day.
thegreenrooster (3977) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 21, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is a black with a small tan head. Aroma is a wonderful roasted coffee. This is almost more of a espresso roast. Flavor is a great bitter roasted coffee with a prefect roasted mouth feel. The aftertaste is full of nutty goodness. Not only is this a great coffee stout with a rich coffee flavor the roasted nut aftertaste is equally stellar. Plenty flavorful and full of coffe and roasted malt.
Pitdogg (2) - Charlotte, Tennessee, USA - MAY 12, 2015 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Looks like black coffee. Sweet malts with bitter espresso taste. My favorite coffee stout so far. The best of both worldís!!
ads135 (4139) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 29, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very nice, very potent coffee stout. The coffee adds some sharpness and acidity to this very rich, dark beer. Robust chocolatey sweetness finishes it off.
Highm (1) - USA - FEB 6, 2015 does not count
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taste like coffee. Blind tasting, Iíd guess it was iced Starbucks, not beer.
Nsanders (993) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Deep brown with a big creamy light brown head. Strong aroma of espresso, little earthy, chocolate milk and mineral water. Taste has a chocolate sweetness followed by a bitter coffee finish. Body is lighter with a foamy feel.