gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2007 Tasted and looked like cold coffee, deep blackish brown color, thin head for a stout. (8/5/9/4/17)
Rerate (replaced on 7/23/07) - Had this one bottled, thanks Jim! Opaque black pour with a thin, foamy tan head, mild chocolate and coffee nose, pronounced soy sauce especially in the finish, mild and bitter. Decent.
Kevin (2191) - New Mexico, USA - JUN 8, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle, pours a deep black with an almost brown head, aroma smacks you in the face with the coffee scent. full deep taste very rich. coffee flavor is very strong, but also has a creamy malt to it. this has a wonderful mouth feel. the finish is consistant with the overall coffee theme with a bit of chocolate that makes you go back for more. very nice.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 6, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle: rusty charcoal with a toffee colored cream. Aroma like just used coffee grinds discarded in the waste basket (I actually like that smell). If this was coffee, it would be overly creamed, but as a stout this palate works alright. Good bit of sweetness, some oatmeal, and fine Baker’s chocolate. Quick, slightly thin finish with an after-taste that is more chocolate than coffee. Would work well as a breakfast beer or an after dinner/late evening treat. . .
civforprez (229) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2004
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours black with no head. Aroma of coffee(costa rican) with a hint of chocolate. flavor is of coffee, oatmeal, and chocalate, but only a little of the non-coffee flavors come through. Thin, very thin. Very drinkable, but definitely not "full-bodied.
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 (1448) - 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.