Steve_0 (2595) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home with my dad. Pour is pitch black in appearance with a small, long-lasting brown head; sticky lacing. Big coffee, roasted espresso, light cocoa, and earthy hops in the smell. Really nice earthy coffee smell. Taste is nice and roasty, coffee, chocolate, dirt, a touch of peat, and grass with a nice bitter finish. Medium mouthfeel, somewhat thin for a stout, with soft carbonation. Really nice coffee stout, that isn’t overbearing and the roast is there, but not totally in your face. Tasty stuff.
notalush (4835) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nearly black pour - fairly well-sustained tan head - aroma is mostly bittersweet chocolate and fairly strong, espresso, along with some sweet vanilla - a little bit of alcohol in the nose - low carbonation - soft and creamy in the mouth - a fair amount of milk chocolate up front - followed by fairly strong roast/espresso - gets a little astringent and moderately acidic late - finish is mostly bittersweet chocolate - gets most of it’s character from the additives, so it is a little one dimensional - the finish is a little hot as well - I want to love it, but I find it merely okay.
argo0 (11452) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Medium brown head atop black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, coffee/roast, some bittersweet chocolate, light earthy, faint burnt. Taste is moderately sweet, coffee, earthy, some roast, bittersweet chocolate, light burnt, alcohol. Medium-full body, smooth with low carbonation.
HomelessDrew (26) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a thick light brown head. Smells of coffee and chocolate which is also very strong in the taste. Fairly bitter from the roasted malts which balances out the sweetness and a definitely boozy quality to it. It’s a pretty fizzy for this style which is the only major flaw in the beer and I’d like it with some more body to it, otherwise it is great with a lasting bitter chocolate taste. If you want coffee and chocolate in a beer this is it. The Lips of Faith series is really great and usually pretty cheap/half the cost of most other bombers.
Travlr (11132) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 21, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Very dark brown color, huge brown head with decent retention. Aroma of chocolate dipped in coffee. Taste is very rich caffe macchiato and bitter cocoa. Very tasty.
beernovice39 (3120) - Montana, USA - NOV 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Ironhorse. Black with a tan top. Coffee and chocolate scent. Taste is chocolate and coffee.
Wegro (331) - Fresno, California, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
really nice aroma on this one, grainy and really coffee-esque. flavor has quite a bit of coffee as well, toasty, pretty creamy, and a nice touch of chocolate in the finish. definitely more coffee than choc, which is fine with me. semi sweet, finishes on the dry side which was pleasant. other raters have noted it’s a little one dimensional and i have to agree, but it is a pretty tasty beer! it’s like a nice dessert
thomas15 (683) - USA - NOV 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light coffee and creaminess for aroma very light though. Black with light broan head Goode lacing pillowy for a good bit before receding. Creamy light roast and lighter chocolate. Good body and mouthfeel. Looks great. Just very muted in aromatic and taste expressions.
magsinva (878) - Virginia, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Wegmans Sterling - pours pitch with a finger of milk chocolate head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, and malt. Taste leans sweet. Palate is dry, but surprisingly thin. While it has big alcohol, it is surprisingly subdued. Overall, solid, but not outstanding.
DiarmaidBHK (3386) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Wegman’s Leesburg. Pours black with an inch of khaki foam. Huge roasted coffee and dark chocolate notes on the nose. It does punch you in the nose a little bit. Fair amount of coffee on the tongue. Not as bold as on the nose. Solid winter warmer.