rumproasts (4238) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Black with one finger head. Very coffee forward stout. Moderate bitterness with a dry finish.
TheAlum (6428) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flight pour on tap at the brewery (Madison, WI). Pours a deep dark blackish brown hue, near opaque with dark omoinous color, bigger cakey brownish head atop that sticks around well, laces nicely. Aromas are cocoa nibs and coffee, espresso and earth. Biscuits, earth and toffee. Some gentle earthiness, caramel and gentle creaminess. Initial is fuller bodied but not thick, caramel and coffee meet earth, roast and toast. Gentle jabs of bakers chocolate, dry and bitter with firmer coffee roast. Some creaminess, sweeter base and a bit of body. Backend quickly gets dry, a bit toasty with lingering coffee. Some soil, roasty grains and barley. Yum. A touch underbodied overall but tasty stuff.
deyholla (8589) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours near black with a creamy grayish dark brown head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has lots of roasted malts and dark grains with some bitter dark grains supporting. Flavor has bitter dark grains and roasted malts with a growing bitter coffee note.
cbfobes (2733) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at One Barrel, pours pitch black with a thick brown head and some lacing that sits around for a while, the aroma has a good touch of black coffee with a bit of chocolate mixed in as well, the flavor has a kick of coffee at first with some dark chocolate as well, blends fairly well together, not bad.
jmcgavin12 (492) - Madison, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a tan head. Great notes of espresso and chocolate. Taste is sweet with a bitter astringent finish. A pretty full body makes a for a boozy delicious coffee stout.