Cletus (6322) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from the brewery. Pours dark brown with a light brown head. Aroma is of intense roasted coffee, sweet malty stout backbone. Tastes of chocolate, coffee. Full bodied and very imperial stout-like.
rocbyter (1854) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong dark malt aroma with hints of coffee. Black color with a medium dark brown head. Mild sweet beginning with a moderate bitter finish.
jkwood04 (3219) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours very dark brown. Aroma of roasted malts, some coffee, oats, and light hops. Flavor about the same. Average texture. A nice stout with a good malt and coffee character for a beer with such a low alcohol content.
davey101 (598) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 15, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour from a 64 oz growler into a 668 tulip glass.
A - Pours a nearly jet black body, just a hint of light passes through the very edges exposing a dark brown color. Two fingers of light khaki foam settles down quickly. Great lacing and retention.
S - This is an absolute coffee bomb. Just a huge rush of fresh cold roasted coffee beans. Throw in a bit of milk chocolate, oats and some light roasted malts and that is about it. Its eerily similar to Founders Breakfast Stout. The coffee is just so damn intoxicating with a smooth oat finish.
T - Fresh and intensely bitter coffee beans, sweet milk chocolate, smooth oats and lightly bitter roasted malts. Very basic but again, huge coffee presence. This is incredibly tasty stuff if you’re a fan of coffee. The chocolate sweetness on the end seems to cut through perfectly.
M - Medium bodied with high carbonation, somewhat syrupy and sticky. Rather drinkable given its low abv and single stout status.
O - Wow, this is a very impressive beer. Just an unrelenting force of coffee goodness. Its just so damn fresh and strong with a solid albeit overpowered chocolate and roasty backbone. The oatmeal element also provides a smooth and grainy body. I could just drink this every morning....