emacgee (3958) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 14, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks turdferguson for sharing. Pours a dark black with a tad bit of light coming through the edges and a 1-2 finger dark tan head. The nose shows nice smooth coffee, mild sweetness, some roast, bakers chocolate. Flavor is coffee and roast with some chocolate, mild bitterness on top of roast, some sweetness. Body is cut by the coffee, nice roast.
drm49ers (1) - USA - JAN 4, 2010 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The best Espresso Stout, even has a hint of chocolate. Too bad they had to change their name from Willamette Brewing.
Taverner (1081) - San Ramon, California, USA - DEC 30, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Excellent coffee stout! Nose is roastiness and coffee. Flavor is a slightly sweet body with dry notes hidden in the background. Less chocolate and more coffee. Pours black with thin, tan head. Finishes clean. Creamy mouthfeel.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black body with a coffee tan head. Coffee sweet espresso notes with some light cappuccino notes and a light lactose tone. Roast y bitter with fresh brewed espresso. Aroma is stronger than the flavor its a bit thin and lighter in terms of the coffee character. A nice coffee session stout with a thin drying body.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 14, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to UncleJedi for sharing! Dark pour with a thick chestnut colored head. Roast and light vanilla on the nose. Light roast, hazelnut, and coffee upfront. Finish is dry with a touch of milk chocolate
skoisirius (1570) - Earth, Washington, USA - DEC 14, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful black pour with a lightly tanned head. Aroma of sweet malts, sweet chocolate, light espresso, and roast. Flavors are much of the same as the nose, with a very balanced take on them all. Blended well with a nicely done finish of smooth espresso, this beer doesnít need to be heavy or anything to prove itself, itís just well done. Fantastic!
after4ever (6059) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 28, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
22. pours black with a dense, creamy burnt tan head. sweet chocolate and roast on the nose. creamy medium body with plenty of big bubble carb. big roasty mid palate with tons of rich coffee swirling around. long dry finish.
bvc (1146) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle from Johnís Market. Pours a clean chocolate black with with a wonderful looking large but uniform and tight mocha tan head. Looks fantastic in the glass. Nose isnít overly deep, strong or overly complex...but mostly silky oat, deep roasted malt, touch of nuttiness and rich bitter coffee...smelling good. Feels a little thin and watery on the body. Touch of vanilla and hazelnut up front, then roasty malt moving into some bitter coffee that doesnít have the sweet or artificial taste that some other coffee beers can often have. Nice stuff, but I think a touch more depth in the body would really help it out. I am really digging the straight coffee thought.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 13, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle poured into a tulip.
The pour is gorgeous with a thick tan head growing gradually on top of a completely opaque black. No light penetrating this one as the head sticks to the sides begrudgingly on the way down.
The aroma is massively roasted, with a nearly-burnt espresso aroma dominating throughout. There is some evidence of dark malts, oatmeal and some bakers chocolate as well.
The taste is also extremely roasty but with a little less coffee and more dark chocolate malts and roasted black malts. There is a smooth oatmeal presence balancing the bitterness of the roasted malts in the finish.
The mouthfeel is interesting in that itís extremely dry and roasted but also extremely smooth with good carbonation and on the fuller side of things.
This is a very good espresso stout with a thick creamy mouthfeel and good coffee presence in the nose. Good beer for coffee lovers who donít mind the big burnt malt character.
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 13, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a pitch black colour with a thin brown head. Not much to the froth but it leaves behind a pretty coolour Instant coffee- not "instant coffee" but INSTANT COFFEE scent right off the bad. Black coffee, this shit is burnt. Burned toast. Definately a lot of oak . Playing pool today I smelled something that smelled like grease. Something burning in the kitchen. Thatís what this aroma is like. Taste is really full and creamy. Dark roasted and tasteful in every way. Thanks for the beer brandon!