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 (3994) - 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 (2646) - 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.