bhensonb (12308) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours black with a rapidly disapating tan head. The aroma is coffee. That’s all. And lots of it. Body is not quite medium. Flavor is really strong coffee, might be some chocolate, but strangely I think there’s some capsaicin. It’s rich, coffee and quite flavorful. I might go for some mocha here. But no matter what I think I taste, the next mouthful is super coffee. Good coffee too.
Ratman197 (11092) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber poured a translucent dark brown with a lasting brown head. Aromas of coffee, roasted malt, bitter chocolate and light vanilla. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of coffee, roasted malt, bitter chocolate and light vanila with a smooth lingering coffee finish.
Ughsmash (7353) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Andre for the bomber! Poured deeper brown with just a little life to it.. the head settled quickly. The aroma picked up softer, sweeter chocolate and coffee notes, with touches of vanilla and earth accenting.. roast was moderate, and a touch of oxidation was evident.. soft and fairly benign, but enjoyable. The flavor found syrupy roasty coffee throughout, with touches of molasses and chocolate joining.. the coffee didn’t stand out by any means, but it was again enjoyable.. sweeter, roasty coffee at the end. Light-medium-bodied with a dry roast throughout on the palate.. tacky at times.. overall a very drinkable beer, but quite forgettable.
after4ever (6635) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22. Pours black with a wispy swirl of grayish head that never really materializes beyond that level. Big roasty dark coffee nose, smells like a full-roast coffee served hot and steaming. Creamy medium body with virtually no carb at all. What happened there? A beer this big and this fresh, it had to be an oversight in production. Rich roasty toasty coffee mid-palate with a long coffeeish finish. Could use a bit more complexity, but shows some promise.
AmEricanbrew (6320) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color/ fleeting head. Deep roast malt, medium roast coffee aromas. light bodied with average co2. Big coffee, dark roast malt, brown sugar flavors-heavy on the coffee.
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose of fresh dark coffee beans, hints of roast, oat, dark chocolate. Pours dark brown, thin tan head. Flavors of dark roast coffee up front, some dark chocolate bitter sweetness, light sweetness underneath. Solid nose and flavor. Body seemed a little thin and thats probably my only complaint, but still a really nice beer.
BrewDad (5117) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big dark black beer, tons of coffee and dark chocolate aroma and flavors. This was thick with roasty malt and light hops. Dry finish this warmed up well. I liked the beer needs to be a seasonal for the winter months.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Creamy medium roasted coffee nose accented with vanilla. Soft bodied in the glass, thin black and a tan head that initially formed a nice frame but fell quickly. Light and almost airy on the palate, still has a creamy body with a rounded coffee character, a little raw sugar and some welcomed hazelnut.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Trade Route Brewing Company--Sumatra Coffee Stout--Stout With Coffee--2011 22 oz. Bottle. 6.30% ABV. 18 IBU’s. (4.0 / 5.0) Thin thin lace coffee tan head. Dark bronze pour. Deep dark black no red edge color. Chocolate hint roasted mild coffee hop hint floral mild fruit front. Medium textured mellow creamy sweet silky soft roasted mild chocolate hint light coffee rich smooth Stout body. Clean smooth lingering mocha end. Mild hops. Light tight sediment. Well blended mild mocha coffee flavors in exceptionally smooth roasted body. Well done! Sampled 3/5/2011. Purchased for $4.29 at The Ballard Market, Seattle on 1/9/2011.
bvc (1180) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Pours a chocolate black with a even tight tan head. Nose full coffee nose with chocolate, oats, and plenty of roast. Great coffee nose. Decent mouthfeel, on the light side, and perfect carb feel. Sweet nutty coffee, touches of milk lacto, hints of chocolate and coffee throughout. Enjoyable but after sipping on it for a bit, I’d like a bit more body and flavor from the base beer.