SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with chocolate tan creamy head. Aroma of coffee. Flavor has a pleasant buy not overly extreme coffee, chocolate with a lightly sweet maltiness. Medium-heavy, silky body with low-medium carbonation. Overall, very nice beer!
beerbastard (771) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 15, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Pours black with short lived tan head. Coffee dominates the nose followed by chocolates. Big coffee flavors again followed by milk chocolate sweetness. Distinctive flavors. Coffee is strong into the finish. Pretty good, not too complex. You have to like coffee to like this.
nimbleprop (5787) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle pours a mostly opaque black with some thin, tan head. Aroma is nice, coffee with cream, brown sugar, some milk chocolate, a little toast. Sort of smells like breakfast; like an cafe au lait with pan chocolate. Flavor is the same, very sweet but not cloying, coffee, brown sugar, chocolate. While it’s sweet, it hides the alcohol well. You could definitely drink 22oz of this. Very nice.
Prufrockstar (1442) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: coffee, chocolate, first whiff was almost like fudge but gone now. Appearance: deep, dark, opaque, tan head with tight foamy bubbles clinging to the sides of the snifter long after the head recedes. Taste: surprisingly bitter, unexpectedly dry, more coffee than chocolate. Mouthfeel: plenty of carbonation, alcohol bite that almost immediately warms the back of the throat. Overall: iced french press coffee, hold the sugar, but add a smidge of dark chocolate and a shot of booze.
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Foxbush (1482) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 20, 2013 Draft This was a wonderful experience. The deep black stout had a modest head with lacing. The coffee was on the nose and thoughout the experience. The chocolate was very subtle. The stout is amazing and smooth from start to finish. It is an ale to drink slowly and enjoy each sip. The cabonation was average and a nice medium body. The finish was smooth and clean.
ryanfolty (2050) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
November 13, 2012 on tap from iTap. Black pour with limited head and lacing. Roasted malt, chocolate and coffee in the aroma and taste. Had a dry alcohol finish, but not that alcohol burn, and there was some smoke in there as well.
onceblind (5307) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with a small tan head. Wonderful aroma of cold toddy, milk chocolate, and a very light tone of roasty licorice. The flavor is a little more roasty/burnt bitter than I like, akin to slightly stale coffee, but there’s a nice chocolaty sweetness with a cold black coffee essence that kinda brings it back. Dark roasty molasses and cold black coffee round out the finish.
BMan1113VR (7902) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours with a black hued body and a large foamy tan head that lasts. Good lace and retention. Aromas of brown sugar, coffee, highly toasted grain, raisins, burnt toast, plum and chocolate. Grainy. Flavors are lightly acrid, dry, roasty, acidic coffee. Too dry to notice much chocolate. Burnt toast. Coffee character is a touch crude. Clean. Bitter, leather.
Medium-lively carbonation, dry, medium to medium low body.
bhensonb (12298) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from the Whole Foods in Davis, CA. Pours very dark brown/black with a creamy tan head. Aromas of smooth chocolate and coffee. Full bodied. Very fresh dark chocolate flavor - almost enough to eclipse the coffee. Some fairly smooth burnt malt beneath those. Finishes dry and flavorful.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at my 30th Birthday tasting. From a balloon snifter. Pours clear black, thin pale tan head, spotty lacing. Nose is COFFEE!!!! So much goddamned coffee. Plus biscuit, black tea, caramel, vanilla, and light chocolate. Flavours of COFFEE, some fading roastiness, lightly clinging finish. This is basically a glass of carbonated cold black coffee. Everything else is secondary.