hayduke (3130) - Eureka, California, USA - SEP 16, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was a 22 oz bottle from The Market of Choice in Eugene, Oregon. It poured into the Chimay glass a very dark brown that was just short of black and raised a robust and foamy tan head that left glue like lacing rings. The nose provided aromas of roasted malts with chocolate, coffee, and even a tinge of floral hops. Treat for the senses. The mouthfeel was rich and creamy. The flavor is dominated by the coffee, which tends to overwhelm the chocolate malts and hops, but that is my only quibble.. Finish is chocolate malts. Overall a very nice coffee spiked stout, that if you like the variation on the sweet stout style is very well done.
Nik925 (742) - California, USA - SEP 7, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Coffee dominance. Flavor is quite thick, but palate is pretty thin. More coffee flavor than beer flavor really. If separated, the espresso would be great, and the stout would be ordinary. Decent, but I’m surprised this is averaging just under a 4.
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the Jug at the GABF Colorado Convention Center, Denver 11/10/2008
Roast aroma. Small tan head. Black fruity and a little rich on the palate with a crisp and dry coffee roast finish.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours pitch black almost completely opaque with only the slightest mahogany edges when held up to a light source. Frothy 2 finger chocolate tan head with decent retention that slowly fades into a lasting ring and cap leaving rings of chunky lacing throughout.
Deep rich and roasty beautiful aroma with hints of chocolate and caramel malt, coffee beans, lactic creaminess, toffee burnt toast and subtle hops. Just sniffing this beer makes me salivate uncontrollably.
Very roasty almost too much so up front with a sily creamy chocolate malt body with lactic cream noites and bitter dry hop finish. Hints of chocolate, caramel, HUGE coffe presence, toffee, cream burnt toast and intense hops.
This beer looks and smells amazing but is not very well balanced with way too intense of a roasty coffee flavor that overpowers the silky choclate malt notes lying underneath.
darbish (115) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 31, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
tried this at the Oregon Brewer’s Festival in 2009, and I kept going back for more. it has an intense coffee aroma that it backs up in a serious way when it comes to flavor. I want to find a place that has this on tap. Aside from the intense coffee flavor that assaults you, the beer is pretty standard for a stout. Creamy, dark and filling.
jimmbo123 (44) - Washington, USA - JUL 27, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of the best they had at Oregon Brewer’s Festival 2009. I tried it 3 times before deciding that it wasn’t one of my favorites. Starts off great, but leaves a bitter coffee aftertaste. Still acceptable overall and I would purchase if it happened to be the best thing on tap someplace.
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2009
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Henry’s Taproom in Portland on 6/26/09. Great coffee aroma, but not much else. Solid black, with little brown head. Incredibly smooth and creamy, very drinkable. It is exactly what it’s supposed to be, and not too complex.
boFNjackson (4006) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 1, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2010 Tap @ Henry’s Tavern... Poured near black with a light brown head. Aroma of iced coffee with cream and roasted or smoked characters. Smooth, silky palate and strong coffee notes that were subtly sweet and well balanced. Finished with a strong roasted malt presence and chocolate dessert character.
BrewDad (4601) - Olympia, USA - APR 14, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Taster – Spring Beer Festival – Portland, OR
Aroma: Big coffee and chocolate aroma.
Appearance: Black in color, clear with a thin head.
Flavor: This is a big beer with a dark roasty malt and chocolate and coffee flavors.
Palate: Dry finish, with a good Stout Mouthfeel.
Overall: A wonderful dark beer with tons of flavors . This was awesome to drink. The beer was thick and has the flavors you wanted in a big dark stout.
stchloe (745) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 11, 2009
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
The aroma is amazing. A heavy dark stout with a strong espresso smell. Tastes just like is smells. Big, black, alcoholic coffee.