Cletus (6355) - 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.
bellco33 (481) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - MAR 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery: Pours dark brown with a one finger head. Aroma of cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, and oats. Taste is more of the same with a slight metallic taste at the back end. Medium body, really nice stout.
Reynolds314 (2833) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from quag. Blackish brown with nice creamy mocha head. Aroma of coffee, oats, cocoa, and light dark fruits. Taste is lightly aweet and roasty. Great beer
scampycampy (39) - Wesley Chapel, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark with light carbonation and tan head. Smoky oat flavor with long smoky finish.
ICEatALAMO (1130) - Troy, Michigan, USA - MAR 28, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler. Awesome nose, full of coffee. The taste is solid as well, not as much coffee, but solid.
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Sregnar35 (1023) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - MAR 28, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the abbey. Pours brown black with a thick brown head. Aroma is roasted and rich. Flavor is well balanced, creamy and dry, sweet and tart.
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rocbyter (1953) - 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 (4767) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2014 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.
Edit: On tap. Pours near black with a beige head. Aroma of the coffee and a nice stout. Flavor the same. Average to smooth texture. A really good beer.
davey101 (746) - 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....