hayduke (4293) - Eureka, California, USA - JAN 7, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at GABF 2015. In the tasting glass black with a tan head. Nose off chocolate and coffee. Medium plus in body. Flavor is coffee first and then comes the chocolate. Bitter finish. Quite good.
snoworsummer (4035) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the brewpub. Pours very dark brown with a fizzy light brown head. Tastes like burnt coffee, chocolate, peppers, and roasted coffee. Medium. body and low carbonation. Smells like chocolate, roasted coffee, roasted malt, and light pepper.
Steve_0 (3661) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Vine Street Pub. Pour is pitch black with a small brown head and great lacing. Big coffee, roast, cocoa nibs, a hint of vanilla, wood, and earthy hops in the aroma. Taste is Espresso, earthy Sumatra, grassy, somewhat sweet, vanilla, caramel, and oak with a roasted bitter finish. Medium mouthfeel with medium-to-high carbonation. Pretty tasty stuff.
Brouwerij (959) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Mtn Sun. Pours a very dark brown with light brown head that settles quickly. Aroma is coffee, roasted malt and oats. Flavor is sweet, roasted coffee up front fading into bitter roasted finish. The flavor is mostly roasted coffee, but it is anticipated and not a bad thing. Moderate carbonation, medium body, and a slightly chewy texture. A smooth, strong, rich coffee beer. Very enjoyable.
rhialistic (156) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ Vine Street. Thin tan head, black beer. Deep roasted espresso and mocha aromas. Served too cold to taste at first, had to wait for it to warm a little. Beer tasted very much like a cold press sweetened espresso, yet finishes with a little heat from alcohol. Medium body, light carbonation. Overwhelming sweetness prohibits beer from being more enjoyable.
arminjewell (9151) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 2, 2012
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour on tap at vine st is dark black with tan head, nice looking in the glass. Aroma brought notes of wet coffee grounds, some slight chocolate, toffee and roasted notes but the wet coffee dominates. The flavor, however, mixes deep espresso bean nicely with dark chocolate, roasted malt and some dark fruit, hints of earth notes finishes fairly coffee forward. Nicely done, delicious.
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 21, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Pours with a pitch black body with a thick tan head. Aromas are really big with nice coffee notes, some vanilla icing, roasty, spicy, chocolate. Flavors are medium sweet, chocolate, coffee, roasty and tasty. Earthy, fudge, leather, medium bubbles, long duration, full bodied, very tasty!
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - OCT 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Vine City. Pours black as night with thin brown head. Huge aroma of coffee beans. Tons of bitter coffee. Thick mouthfeel. Decent
DJMonarch (9170) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On Tap at Vine Street Pub, Denver 17/09/2010
Big coffee aroma. Black a little rich on the palate and hoppy with a hint of dryness in a bitter coffee roast finish.
onceblind (6379) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Vine Street. Dark dark brown pour. Smells like awesome fresh made gourmet coffee. Even purely as a coffee this would smell stupidgood. Taste is not as superb but still pretty tasty. Flavor profile starts with some french roast java, hits some slight cocoa notes somewhere in the middle, but the whole thing gets interrupted by bitter hoppiness. The whole ride isn’t sweet or smooth enough. It’s still a great stout, I’m probably just being too critical because the flavor wasn’t as great as the aroma. The whole thing could use some sweetness and/or more chocolate.