ThisWangsChung (747) - 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.
Sammy (8917) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can, moderate expresso taste. Was expecting more, maybe in first month of brewing. Black, mild coffee aroma.
JohnGalt1 (587) - , Idaho, USA - DEC 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Picked this up a couple of nights ago at Brewforia Meridian, but all the bottle shops should have it.
Pours an expected black with a brown head... good lacing and retention.
Nose is almost all about the coffee.... cold brewed obviously with just enough sweetness to really make things gel.
The flavor is pretty damn good... tons of espresso.. hints of lite caramel and some round maltiness that moves all the different components together ... surprising flavor for a lower ABV brew...
Medium body and is sorta creamy and the small bubble carbonation is just near perfect.. This brew got much better with warmth... donít drink straight out of the fridge and allow it to blossom.
Loving what Oakshire is doing and very happy that Boise has access.
UncleKorm (887) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can poured a black hue w/ big brown frothy head and thick lacing. Bold espresso aroma. Initial flavor is light sweet w/ a moderate bitterness in the finish. Tastes are espresso and bold roasted malts. Full bodied and creamy mouthfeel.
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Ferris (4988) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft - Espresso beans covered in dark chocolate. Deep jet brown with a decent brown head. Lots of coffee, lots of chocolate and and a really nice balanced bitterness. Really good.
ajnepple (2537) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - OCT 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz can from Mile High Wine & Spirits. Black appearance with a light brown head and light lacing. Aroma of espresso, dark chocolate, roasted malts, earthy notes and light vanilla. Similar flavor with mild bitterness and light sweetness. Light to medium body, a little thin, with a rich, lingering finish. Overall, pretty good coffee stout, although, the body could be beefed up a bit.
78samh (173) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz can pours dark black with a little tan head that disappears fast. Nice coffee aroma. Taste is strong black coffee up front, backed with dark roasted malts and a easy finish. A little toasty and smokey. Very good stout!
ScipioA (331) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Opaue black pour with a small tan head and a little bit of maroon around the edges. Subdued aromas, but what is there is pleasant dark chocolate and a little bit of coffee. Flavor adds some sweetness as well as a bit of bitter roast as well. Thick body is nice to check on, but with an abrasive carbonation thatís unwelcome in a stout. Wish this was a little brighter with more coffee, itís at least decent as is.
RedSox2004 (1323) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - SEP 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a dense two-finger head, great retention and lacing. Aromas of chocolate, molasses, dark berry, espresso and faint smoke. Espresso flavor up front, with a mild roasted bitterness, mocha, dark chocolate and dark fruit. Just a hint of grassy hops in the background. Full body, minimal carbonation, exquisitely smooth and silky mouthfeel and a dry finish. Loved this.
Beaver (1339) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz can. Pours dark brown black with a medium fizzy creamy brown head that goes to a thin layer and leaves some lacing.
The aroma is sweet and roasty chocolate malts with some acidic coffee.
The flavor is sweet chocolate with lots of roast coffee and a slightly ashy finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.
Overall, I like the sweet chocolate and roast coffee.
Travlr (13259) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at Jack Rose. Dark maroon color. Aroma of espresso! Flavor is tasty Starbucks.