timfoolery (1067) - California, USA - JUN 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from The (new) Beer Stein in Eugene, OR (a few days ago). Aroma and flavor of espresso-infused oatmeal stout. Hardly noticeable sweetness, slight chocolate and a very nice espresso flavor are the hallmarks of this one. Great carbonation mix on this one and brewed masterfully. Great beer.
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Ratman197 (8469) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aroma of espresso, dark chocolate, roasted malt and light vanilla. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of espresso, roasted malt and bitter chocolate with a smooth lingering espresso finish.
Theydon_Bois (5201) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the Growler Guys, Bend, 23/05/13.
Pitch black with a big tan head.
Nose is roast malt, chocolate, sugars, mineral notes.
Taste comprises chocolate, liqourice, touch of coffee, roast malt.
Medium bodied with bite, fine carbonation, bitter roast finish.
An excellent coffee infused stout.
altonbrownd (4473) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Portland Airport. Dark brown body with with big tan head.Nose is malty, roasty and sweet. Taste is similar with malts, chocolate and plenty of espresso. Quite sweet and enjoyable with lots of chocolate in there and a caffeine punch. Well done.
jcwattsrugger (10724) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle during CBC-tight lt brown-black. A-espresso/cocoa-dk malt, some earthy. T-espresso/ashy-dk malt, some earthy hops. Nice, but not my style.
rxeight (785) - Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Meh. Hightly carbonated. 90% head at first pour. Light body. Some coffee some malt. Not impressed.
ThisWangsChung (638) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle into a Samuel Smith pint glass.
A: Pours an ultra-dark brown color. The head is a two finger mocha shade featuring a nice texture and perhaps even nicer retention. Looks good in a glass, thatís for sure (especially the Samuel Smith pint glass, which almost seems tailor made for stouts).
S: Wowee, this one is very forward in its mocha, chocolate, and roasted barley qualities. Oats are faintly notable, as well. Iím pretty impressed, actually.
T/M: Dry, dry, dry. This opens dry/bitter, finishes dry/bitter, with seemingly no room for sweetness anywhere. Thereís a slight ping of chocolate to start before coffee, roasted barley, and oatmeal all take over. I notice a dimension of piny hops on the back end, too that never overpower everything else. I reckon itís a bit more airy-feeling than I like; Iíd kill for a silkier texture, or maybe itís just lower carbonation Iíd kill for. The latter quality is the only thing that bugs me here - it allows it to come off as being too dry and even a bit rough at times.
O: One has to love how drinkable this is. The lack of creamy softness is easy to overlook for this reason. I wouldnít trade for it; but I would buy it again if I ever caught it in a store.
chicowv (452) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle: Pours black with a thick head and small CO2 bubbles. Aroma of dark roasted coffee. Smooth bitter slightly salty and well balanced. Bubbly on the tongue, smooth dark coffee finish. Coffee dominates front and back. Well balanced with a good hop profile and bitterness to balance out the dark coffee flavor.
beernovice39 (3037) - Montana, USA - FEB 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pours a black brew with a lacing tan top. Scent is roasted malts and coffee. Taste is sweet, roasty, bitter chocolate and coffee. Wonderful stuff.
Hikeoflife (3) - - JAN 29, 2013 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A dark brown color with a tan head that good lacing. Smells of roasted coffee & chocolate. Tastes Of coffee and chocolate. Palate is medium and creamy with good carbonation. One of my favorite coffee beers.