cgarvieuk (21095) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at bow bar ... dark black ... thin tan head ... huge coffee roast ... light malt nose ... dark roast ... little fizz ... little thin ... dark roadt ... with rich solid coffee roast
radagast83 (7141) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 10, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured at SAVOR. Dark black color with a nice looking tan head. Aroma is chocolate, with a *ton* of coffee notes - a bit like a iced coffee drink (without the cream). Flavor was roasted coffee, a touch of dark chocolate. Mouthfeel was a bit thin, but for being a lower abv one of these, it fits about perfectly.
mbgrayson (715) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - MAY 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very dark brown, with tan head. Aroma is of coffee and malt. Taste is rich and dark, with notes of coffee, chocolate, and malts. Nice espresso stout, thumbs up.
superspak (4575) - Michigan, USA - MAY 10, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours almost pitch black color with a 1 finger dense tan head with nice retention, that reduces to a nice dense cap that lingers. Some nice spotty lacing on the glass. Aromas of dark chocolate, coffee, caramel, roasted malt, vanilla, cream, biscuit, and light herbal hops. Nice and well balanced stout aromas with good strength. Taste of chocolate, coffee, dark roasted malt, biscuit, caramel, molasses, vanilla, cream, and light herbal. Light coffee bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, caramel, coffee, vanilla, roasted malt, biscuit, and herbal hops on the finish for a short bit. Great balance of flavors, with a nice amount of robustness. Medium carbonation and body; with a nice creamy and slightly slick mouthfeel. Alcohol presence is pretty much invisible as expected for 5.8%. Overall this is a damn nice coffee stout. A lot of well balanced flavors; with a very smooth and creamy mouthfeel. I really have no complaints. Really well done.
markwise (5168) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle from LetsPour. Pours a stout brown with a tan head. Nose is chocolate, earth, espresso, and some cafe con leche. Flavor is similar with espresso and chocolate with some lactose and beautiful balance. Very nice coffee stout. Medium in body for a stout, and an enjoyable beer.
traindrunk2 (7) - USA - MAY 3, 2012 does not count
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Nice color, perfact blend of espresso. Have drank a lot of coffee stouts this by far is one of my favorite. Really wish I could get it in the Chicago land area!
burg326 (5266) - Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle purchased from LetsPour, poured a dark brown, almost black color with aromas of pressed coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, and a hint of dark fruit. Flavor is roasted malt, espresso, and some coffee. Real nice treat after a long day.
Pailhead (6385) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - APR 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of northernbrews
Bottle: The aroma consists of cocoa, caramel, roasted coffee, and a hint of vanilla. It pours a dark brown with no transparency and a two finger beige head with decent retention. There’s some sporadic thin sheets of lacing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with chocolate and caramel. The finish has moderate roasted coffee with just a hint of vanilla. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat thin mouthfeel for a stout.
ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - MAR 21, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Oakshire in Eugene. Deep black pour with a tan head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, more coffee. Flavor is some nice coffee roast a bit acrid. Dark chocolate floating around. A bit watery. Pretty good.
Zeswaft (1646) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2012 Had a nitro pour which i think kind of diminished this. Made it a little watery and flat. I could smell the coffee and could taste some great chocolately malts. I look forward to the bottled version......bottle version took care of it.