jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 16, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very deep garnet-black, brownish head that lingers well. Heavy roasted aroma and flavor that finishes long and complex. Wouldn’t call this a sweet stout. but a very good one.
GrainBeltGuzzler (249) - Goodhue, Minnesota, USA - MAY 9, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty good, I definately see why it is coffee stout. Pours a very dark brown, with a thick foamy tan head. fairly thick mouth feel, worth having again.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 29, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Purple and black in colour with a thin and very kinetic quickly discipating tan head. The nose is sweet with liquorice suggar and coffie beans. THe taste is roasted fofee and milky chocolate, almost overly sweet. Bitter finish and crisp and silky. Not all that bad. Just not my style.
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 29, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich and full-flavored. Very dark with roasted coffee bean and some chocolate aromas. Mildy sweet-kinda like a carbonated coffee-a good way to start the day.
TChrome (1425) - Bedford, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beer pours vary dark brown with a good light brown head that is retained. Aroma begins with rather muted malt notes, but then it opens up and reveals nice roasted nut and chocolate aromas. This seems very promising so far. Flavor is mostly roasted malt, but there is some smoke in there too. Nice stout.
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JAN 27, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
moderate chocolate, coffee is restrained and doesn't come through strongly. light black with lots of red poking through. Light, more like a cofee porter with roasted barley.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 21, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark color with thin head..somewhat milky/lactosey aroma..nice coffee presence in the flavor but lacking in the thick body that it should have..higher carbination than needed..clean though, and on the unsweet side...leaving a dry coffee bean aftertaste and exibiting some roasty qualities.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 21, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It's all about the coffee in this one. Pure black pour with minimal head. Bitter hop taste and cocoa finish. I've had better.
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - JAN 20, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
solid espresso aroma, slightly transparent brown, sweet with stale coffee flavors, a light body and a dry roasted finish
Nuffield (3718) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 20, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I love coffee stouts--what a naturally glorious combination. The beer pours a very dark brown-black with a definite red hue to it; clear; little head on my pour. The aroma is very coffee--like grounds of a not especially high quality, with the first percolations of morning. The flavor has a beautiful roasted quality leaping out. Any bitterness is understated. Some chocolate. Not especially complex--just lots of lovely coffee flavor. Thin body, it almost would suit to call this a Coffee Porter. If it was, I think it would come out slightly better in the battle to control expectations. I had a bit of my bottle poured over vanilla ice cream and the result was, of course, heavenly, with shades of a Bailey's Irish Creme flavor and a nice hazlenut mocha coffee flavor. A beer worth drinking.