brokensail (9852) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ New English. Black in color with a khaki head. Lots of roasted malt, vanilla, coffee, and chocolate. A touch nutty, cocoa powder, and a bit of sweet dark fruit. Nice licorice aroma, too. A slight ashy note and bitterness on the palate. Big roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee. Nice vanilla sweetness, along with some dark fruit. Slight hazelnut and licorice. Probably the best of their beers.
Dogbrick (7123) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Kurtkeller 005: Coffee-tastic 01 on 02/08/2014. Brownish-black color with a medium creamy beige head that diminishes slowly. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Medium to full body with flavors of roasted coffee, dark chocolate and malt. The finish is roasty with a mild coffee aftertaste. Above average overall.
GT2 (7720) - Carlsbad, California, USA - FEB 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[ Tap ][ New English ][ 4oz ][ Taster ][ $1.5 ][ 2/1/14 ]
>> Best of show at New English today. Inky pour with good mocha foam and lace. Really nice savory, rich coffee expressive nose with hazelnut. Taste is bitter chocolate, nice lactic finish, coffee with hazelnut creamer. Their best by far.
skmikeg (680) - Poway, California, USA - DEC 31, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours pitch black with a two finger kakhi head with very nice lacing. Aroma is of gourmet coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malts, molasses, milk coco, dark fruits, and burnt caramel. Taste is simar to the aroma with nice very nice cold brewed coffee, gourmet dark and milk coco, roasted malts, grassy hops, and some molasses. Has a medium full body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a slighty bitter, medium long finish. Overall, a pretty nice imp. stout that makes nice use of some very good coffee and chocolate.
Sledutah (4071) - Utah, USA - OCT 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Black with a big beige head and sticky lacing
Aroma: Roasted malts, coffee and dark chocolate
Taste: Roasted malts, dark chocolate and roasted coffee
Nice and smooth, easy drinking.
douglas88 (5480) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap in Denver for GABF 2012. Pours a very dark brown color with a medium off-white head. A big nose of coffee, vanilla and roast. Very nice flavor: rich milky intense coffee, vanilla, some heat, dry finish of figs and coffee. Nice.