NDmullet (208) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - SEP 14, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Near opaque, with a few particles present, and a meager head that pretty much disappears. Of course coffee dominates the aroma, but it’s pleasantly restrained. Very natural coffee flavor, which blends nicely with the dark malt. Moderately roasty. The mouthfeel is a bit watery, but makes this a relatively quaffable stout. I wouldn’t have this all too often, but I like it.
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 2, 2002
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2003 Ok, this beer smells like chocolate mouth wash. Maybe it's just this summer cold. Nice color. Has a bit of chocolate taste. A nice solid beer.
Blatz King (150) - Whitewater, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 28, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
I like coffee and beer. This was just great.
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 12, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Roasted coffee aroma, nice creamy head, a litte thin, still good flavor.
beerlovinman99 (124) - USA - JUL 9, 2002
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The description is misleading: the aroma is NOT dominated by coffee. This is a Good Thing, as Coffee Stout is a well-balanced, smooth stout.
JMerritt (1890) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black in color, large tan head. Head dissipated rather quickly. Coffee aroma, but not overly so. Flavor is initially creamy, followed by a coffee bite and finished with slight roasted malt. Medium carbonation. A decent coffee stout, albeit rather ’light.’
Oakes (13539) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 28, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Near black; coffeeish yes, but not overly roasty. Hops and malts are understated, which detracts from the overall presentation of the beer. Still likeable, mind you, but timid.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 13, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
OK, I’ll try to be objective even though I didn’t personally care for it. It really smells of coffee. And tastes of coffee. And the aftertaste is of coffee. Get the idea. I don’t like coffee at all. Anyway, I suppose others would like it.
JPDIPSO (5107) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 13, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dry and with roasted barley flavors. Nothing to complex in this one just an average stout.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2003 This is edging in on world class in my mind. Deep, sharp roastiness and coffee flavor, with the perfect light-to-medium body to handle it. he body is indeed reminiscent of a dry stout (which I am not a fan of) but the flavors sit wonderfully on top of the perfectly carbonated body. A gem, and a true session stout. Outstanding. Thanks Kev.