Nuffield (3747) - 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.
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Almost black color, rich roasted coffee aroma with hints of caramel. Tastes of coffee but is a bit shy on flavor with a sweet coffee after taste.
jdog76 (85) - madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 16, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice coffee taste and smell. Very smooth and somewhat creamy. could have been a little less flat. A nice change of pace for me and definately something I will drink again.
ztrvz (218) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2004
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
the coffee aroma is to the max! the coffee flavor whoops a camel's ass! lacks some complexity and a bit thin, but like..... yeah.
jazz88 (2583) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 28, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark brown color with a foamy light brown head. Noteable coffee aroma but lacks depth and a large roasted malt base. Medium body for a stout with a sweet malty finish with coffee throughout.
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 23, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted at the brewery. Pours a dark brown black with a small tan head that dissipates quickly. The aroma is chocolaty and coffee like. The flavor is of coffee and lactic notes. The palate is light, almost too light. Overall, I like it as a Sweet Stout.
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Roasty coffee and chocolate flavors followed by a little sweetness. Dry towards the finish. Just a bit too thin on the palate.
Kinz (3410) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown, not totally opaque, thin but decent head. Aroma is faintly of roasted malt, very understated. Light bodied, semi-sweet chocolate flavors prevailing. Not noticing any actual coffee notes even, to my surprise. Prefer bigger flavors in my stouts, and fuller bodied as well. Thanks to wawood for the chance to try this!
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - DEC 3, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Opaque, very dark brown color with a small beige head. Roasted coffee beans, lactose and bittersweet chocolate in the aroma. Rich bitter chocolate and coffee flavors, with a strong sour lactose aftertaste. The feel is a bit thinner than I would like.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - DEC 3, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep dark brown (opaque) with a small (quickly dissipating) head. The aroma was full of coffee, sour milk, and dark chocolate. The flavor was very full and complete...coffee, dark chocolate, bitter hops, and freshly cut grass (WTF!) with a sour lactic aftertaste. Crisp and light in body...medium dry finish.