XmnwildX12 (2072) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has some decent coffee and cocoa notes, the taste is similar with a roasty bitter coffee bite.
haddon90 (1349) - Newport Beach, California, USA - DEC 26, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a deep black color with a nice tan head. Strong, coffee aroma with some dark chocolate in the background. Nice coffee notes in the flavor with some oats and roasted malt. Very, very good stout with complexities and a unique balance.
Rrauth (896) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Too much coffee not enough chocolate. Nice texture but not for me. Skip in the future
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demmbonz (409) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 26, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber to snifter. Very thick pillowy brown head floating atop a dark brown body. Taste is brewed coffee with much less bitterness than many coffee beers have, and i enjoy this. Nice chocolatey undertone.
B_Colburn (1) - Michigan, USA - DEC 25, 2012 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great full bodied Stout with a stronger coffee flavor allowing the sweetness of the chocolate to take a passengers role. A perfect Christmas morning beer
ChainGangGuy (4229) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 ounce pint - $6.75 at Taco Mac in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Dispensed a very dark brown body, I think. I mean, theyíve got some dim-lighting in here tonight, allowing the Christmas lights to light the joint. Oh, topped with a finger of dusky, beige suds.
Smell: Youíve got your notes of roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee -- yep, itís a coffee-chocolate stout, alright.
Taste: An expected start of roasty grains, dark chocolate, bold coffee, and even some dark caramel. Then, the chocolate and coffee flavors exponentiate. Scant perceived fruitiness. A little acidity. Some bitterness, not much, and some alcohol warmth presenting itself. Roasty, choco-coffee finish with some more alcoholic heat.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation. Itís lightly velvety.
Overall: Itís pleasant enough, though not overly complex; it never strays beyond the implied "coffee" and "chocolate" in its moniker.
deekyn (851) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A - pours opaque cola brown with 1 finger tight bubbled head. No real lacing. S - strong and vegetal and roasted malts dominate. Espresso, raw cacao, cocoa, leather. Quite charred. M - medium light body. Watery. Bitter dry and ashy. Simple palate. Alcohol is well hidden. T - charred wood, leather, milk chocolate, espresso, cacao up front. Ashy and chalky. Bitterest by the coffee, but the subtle sweet malts shine through. O - quite good, albeit very simple coffee stout. 3.4
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beersearcher (2162) - Glendale, California, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark brown with an espresso (appropriate) head. Milk chocolate aroma. Taste is primarily medium roast coffee with milk chocolate. Some caramel notes as well. A bit of creaminess as well. Has a certain iced coffee quality to it. Sort of wears the tongue out though.
pras (352) - Maryland, USA - DEC 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really liked this one. Pitch black, with a dark tan head. Aroma was dominated by rich coffee and some roasty malt. Flavor matched the aroma with the addition of chocolate. Mouthfeel was nice and silky.
ADfan (503) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 21, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In the glass it has a dark brown appearance with a small beige head. It has an aroma of coffee that dominates with some mild cocoa notes. Taste has some bitterness up front with an alcohol punch. Coffee, chocolate and a molasses finish it out. Nice finish.