Barreras (931) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2014 Pours a cloudy yellow color with a strong coffee and cigar aroma. The appearance of this beer does not match the flavor and aroma. Taste is complex, with coffee, roasted hops, and caramel mixed with a light drinkability. A hint of creaminess throughout the beer which I equate to milk being in this beer. This beer tastes more like a stout than any other style, I really enjoyed it and would divulge again.
DesertDevil (487) - Arizona, USA - AUG 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft on the brewery. Pours a hazy, light golden mandarin orange. Intense coffee nose with a boatload of pungent roastiness and an earthy-tobacco spice blend. Awesome taste of light-roasted coffee (much less than the nose), a touch of caramel, a sweet, slightly creamy middle, and a very malty finish. Total mindfreak; close your eyes and drink it and youíll swear itís a normal, sweet coffee stout. Great brew.
GT2 (8161) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at 38 Degrees for The Full Pint 6th Anniversary. Panama version. Pours clear orange with nitro white foam. Sheets of nitro foam. Nose is rich coffee, hilarious for SRM, pretty much smells like walking into a sidewalk coffee shop. Taste is really nice- caramel frappacino comes to mind, vanilla latte, rich. I donít usually like coffee beers, but this one really was delicious.
haddon90 (1423) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Hollingshead. Pours a clear, dark golden color with a thick, frothy, white head. Strong aroma of coffee and chocolate. Very smooth taste with coffee and a chocolate finish. Unique gold stout, but one of the more impressive beers I have ever had!
Blairgus (2540) - California, USA - APR 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
13 apr 2013, nitro tap at Noble Ale Works. Dark gold. Nose is HUGE espresso. Med, creamy body, mildly fizzy. Delicious espresso with milk, some bitter coffee bean finish. Lovely!
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thome50 (987) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Noble. Pours a clear deep golden color with creamy white. Totally odd for the aroma and taste. Very unique. Aroma is coffee forward, fresh grounds, earth, slight sweetness and some light chocolate. Taste is very creamy with again loads of unique coffee going on here. If I were into coffee I can see this being even more appealing.
MadRobin (1829) - Silver Spring, USA - FEB 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Slater's 50/50 in San Diego, CA.
Clear bright gold with large off-white head and excellent lacing. Yes, a golden milk stout.
Aroma of chocolate, coffee and caramel.
Taste of chocolate, coffee and caramel.
Medium/full body and soft carbonation.
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beersearcher (2315) - Glendale, California, USA - FEB 2, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is my early favorite for best beer if 2013. A swirling combination of sweet, coffee and creaminess. It is a strong coffee aroma but the taste is balanced with the three other components very well. Almost like a coffee and cream popsicle. One of those special beers whose aroma is so great you donít want to drink it but you have to because it tastes do good.
brokensail (10530) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy golden pour with a dense white head. Intense coffee around and a nice sweetness. Bread, a surprising roast character, and a nice lactose note. The flavor has a very intense coffee flavor. A bit earthy, a bit spicy, and a bit chocolatey. Good lactose and malt sweetness, a bit of toffee, and some of the same roast notes. Very nicely done.
BMan1113VR (7813) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 22, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2013 On tap at PlaygroundDTSA (their first anniversary beer: Donís Naughty Sauce). Pours with a hazed brown hued body with a creamy tan head. The aroma is absolutely insane. Massive brown sugar, toasted nuts, coffee, light tobacco and some very nice bready malt character. Very complex coffee, some lactose character. Stunning. Flavors are bready with brown sugar notes, shortbread, and an intense and vibrant coffee character. Light roasted notes. Creamy, medium to fuller body, velvety. Awesome!