mansquito (3555) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Six pack at a local bodega: Pours near black with a light brown head. Aroma is chocolate, lactose, caramel. Taste is kind of sweet. Body is smooth, and it goes down pretty easy. Not too sweet. Maltiness is well sustained. Pretty good.
nick76 (4258) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The aroma is burnt malt, coffee, and chocolate milk. The appearance is dark brown. The taste is like the aroma with a bitter sweet finish. The palate is average. Overall a pretty average example of the style.
HonusWagner (1607) - Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A solid little coffee stout, aroma of cafe latte, taste is semi-sweet, low bitterness, coffee, a touch of cocoa. Easy drinking and tasty.
mcox90 (1588) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 oz. can poured into an oversized snifter. Pours black with some reddish edges and a one finger creamy tan head. Huge coffee with cream aroma. Sweetened coffee flavor with light chocolate and vanilla bean. Body is a bit thin, but leans to the creamy side. Very enjoyable.
JBPortland (925) - Portland, Maine, USA - DEC 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
16oz can pours dark brown black with just over a finger of offwhite head. Nose has nice earthy roasty coffee and ashy dirt, nutty burnt dark chocolate and coffee beans. Taste is fair enough with some creamy vanilla coffee, touch of cocoa, and bit of charred milk chocolate. Where this beer falls short is the mouthfeel, this is straight up coffee water...finish is nutty vanilla cream coffee and some toasted walnut with a dusting of white chocolate. For 8 cents an ounce you could do worse.
Cortez90 (1) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 7, 2014 does not count
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From a can, into a tulip glass. Nice creamy head Aroma of burnt coffee. Taste of watery, burnt coffee.
Patrickctenchi (4070) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Purple-black with a thick, dark brown head.
Roasty coffee and chocolate aroma.
Flavour is slightly bitter chocolate malt, coffee, roast, cream.
Malty....a bit on the watery side.
drsandman (399) - New York, USA - DEC 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours jet black with espresso foam head. Aroma is light char, coffee, roasted malt, licorice, toffee. Flavor is a mix of light sweet coffee milk syrup and smokey roasted coffee grinds. Med body, lightly carbonated.
Kavu (2434) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
8 fl. oz. on tap @ Bukowski’s, Dalton St. Pours very dark red with a low tan head. Aroma is roasted malts. Flavor is roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and some hops. Light and well balanced.
thornecb (4534) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black into a shaker. Mocha head with good retention recedes leaving sheet lacing. Mike chocolate and coffee aromas. Dry with milk chocolate and espresso upfront turning sour and metallic in the medium length finish.