PartyFowle (954) - - JUN 23, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black as the night. A mocha head froths but quickly dissipates, leaving just a thin ring. Like Bailey’s? Then you’ll like this aroma. Dark roasted coffee and sweet Irish cream. Also a hint of sourdough breadiness. The taste follows through with the nose. Deep roasted malts with notes of coffee and Irish cream. It’s like an Irish car bomb. The mouthfeel is the only downside to this beer for me. There’s almost no carbonation, and there’s a much thinner mouthfeel than I want from a milk stout. The drinkability of this beer is dangerous. I downed this pint in about five minutes, and I could probably finish off this growler if I had a little less self-restraint. One of my favorite milk stouts, and my favorite beer from Papago by far.
alexsdad06 (9007) - Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Papago (from notes). Pours dark brown to black in color with a medium sized beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malts, rich coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla and some char. Mild plus bitterness to the finish with smooth mouthfeel.
JBoan (176) - Arizona, USA - SEP 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Papago. Pours inky black with minimal tan head. Smell is coffee, faint chocolate milkshake and more in your face coffee. Taste is just a coffee bomb with a little chocolate and roasted dark bitter malt. Full bodied bold stout. Not my favorite but defiantly coffee forward.
dwyerpg (5649) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 28, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Smells very strongly of coffee, which I don’t like. The flavor is just as aggressive in the coffee flavoring, also grainy and quite thick. Quite simply, if I liked coffee I might like this. But I can’t stand it, so...
beerbaaron (1957) - Arizona, USA - JUN 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Almost black and almost no head. Irish creme (they hit what they were aiming for), chocolate, milk chocolate, coffee. Bit of vanilla. Roasty and sweet. Lighter medium body. Slick. Mild bitterness. Absolutely delicious.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the brewpub. Good mocha foam on black body. Good lace. Nose is muted coffee, some lemon. Taste is thin, tangy, gritty. Not as cohesive coffee wise as the coconut Joe. Hints of chai tea spice in the nose I guess make this "Irish coffee" but just not pulling it off. Still, no brewing flaws. Just no body.
adnielsen (10485) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Papago. Pours a black appearance with a brown head. Bitter, roasty, rich coffee, dark chocolate, roasty malty aroma. Smooth mouthfeel. Really nice coffee flavor with roast, lots of vanilla, light char, and chocolate. Nice stuff.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Sun Up. Dark brown pour with a long lasting, creamy tan head. Aroma of vanilla, coffee and chocolate. Flavor is sweet and malty with a lot of vanilla and coffee. Medium body with a creamy mouth feel. Decent beer, lots of coffee and vanilla and not much complexity.
kaser (5642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A draft of this poured at Papago Brewing. Brown head and black pour. Sweet and sugar taste. Coffee and expresso notes. Tasty.
bigbeersrule (113) - USA - JAN 26, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Depp rich and black, sweet Irish Cream and roasted coffee flavor. I would describe this as a Guinness Irish Car Bomb but without the liqueur but even better. Easily drinkable.