alobar (2804) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color with a thin off-white head. Excellent lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, and some chocolate. Flavor is largely coffee with balanced support of roasted malts, chocolate with just a touch of carbonation.
Beerman6686 (4423) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This poured a arker brown color with a beige head. Aroma was medium roasted coffee, some caramel, and some sweet maltiness. Flavor was nicely roasted coffee, not burnt though, some chocolate, and other grainy roasty notes. Pretty good beer.
BigMike (45) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2010
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with no light coming through and a one finger head thats thin and disappears quickly.
This has the greatest coffee smell of any beer iíve ever had. it literally smells like i just ground up some fresh coffee beans and put them in this pint glass. Its a beautiful thing. A slight touch of chocolate but over all its all coffee.
Great coffee flavor. Theres not much else but coffee going on here and iím ok with that.
Mouthfeel is a bit thin. Somewhat watery but smooth and light moderate carbonation.
Drinkability is pretty good if youíre a coffee lover like myself. This one could use just a bit more substance. I thought it was a little thin. Smell is right on and flavor is pretty good but it could use a bit more body. I have it say itís a lot better then the java head stout i had last week.
mingo1968 (51) - phila, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap poured black with a thin head. The strong aroma of coffee and roasted malts hit you in the face. Very light cabonation with a slick finish close to drinking a black coffee with a little fizz. I had a few with some home made fries for lunch. They worked well together.
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 31, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
THOUGHTS: If you like coffee, youíll like this.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a clear, very dark red that looked black when not held to light with a small to average, tan head that mostly diminished and left fair lacing. The aroma was a little weak, but had moderate roasted, caramel and coffee malts; coffee beans and ground coffee. Lots of coffee. The initial flavor was lightly to moderately sweet, acidic and bitter; while the finish was sweet, acidic, bitter and slightly sour. The flavor was a little weak, but had sweetened coffee with a little cream, sour coffee, coffee beans and coffee grounds. The medium to full body was creamy and then a bit dry with fizzy carbonation and a chalky and moderately astringent finish.
after4ever (6169) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 31, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. pours nearly jet black with a loose creamy tan head. big coffee nose with tons of chocolate and roast hanging around. creamy medium body with soft carb. coffee, chocolate, and roast on the mid palate, long coffee finish.
cheap (4110) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
My nose is a little stuffy so I donít smell much coffee. Big black oily presentation, no head. First taste yeilds barely any carbonation. Comes across rude as bitter black cold coffee can be. Strong black morning coffee that was on the burner for awhile then chilled and served. CXanít really tell there is alky in there due to the black coffeedness. Finish is same as session.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Sample Date: 10/10/2009 Source:Other) 12 oz bottle. Roast with light coffee in the aroma. Clear very dark almost black. Coffee in the flavor with roast and chocolate. Light body and light thin mouthfeel. Finish is dry roast with a coffee residual. Pretty good.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark chestnut/hazelnut brown color out if the bottle but appears almost black in the glass and completely opaque with dark ruby/mahogany edges and a frothy one finger light beige head that slowly fades into a lasting ring.
Slightly roasted coffee bean aroma with a lot of silky chocolate maltiness balancing things out. Bittersweet dark and milk chocolate, lactic creaminess, subtle hops, caramel, slight burnt toast and nut.
The flavor is similar to the aroma in that it is we balanced and not overly roasty, letting the silky chocolate malts to shine through. Unfortunately, the body is too thin and watered down with a bit too much carbonation and roasted character up front. Lots of burnt old coffee flavor. Decent balance by the above mentioned bittersweet dark and silky milk chocolate. Hints of toffee, caramel, burnt toast and slight hops. Nice balance but too thin with a weird astringent stale coffee flavor.
blklab2007 (1984) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 14, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle poured a dark chestnut brown in color with a thin light tan head. aroma has bold coffee, dark malt, and a bit of sourness on the end. mouth feel is solid with low carbonation and a nice coating. flavor really hits some oily roasted coffee, roasted malt, light bitterness, and again a hit of vinegar on the finish.