Marheb (3276) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 30, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Le nez et l’arrière-goût est ce qui se rapproche le plus de la founders breakfast stout. Les notes de chocolat noir et de café au lait affluent sans retenu dans un corps onctueux et riche. Une concoction réussie.
smith4498 (3266) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from a trade with jingledell. Pours dark brown/black color with tan head. Aromas of coffee, chocolate, vanilla and roasted malt. Similar flavors that work well together. Medium to full body with moderate carbonation. Thanks Chris.
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle from Binny’s Lincoln Park. Batch #66. Pours a black body with a finger-width, dense and creamy, brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is pretty awesome. Lots of espresso and fresh coffee, but plenty of the base to keep things balanced. Rich chocolates, resiny and citrusy pine hops, roasts, and a bit of a vanilla cream showing up. Flavor is big and bold with lots of espresso, citrusy pine hops, rich milky and dark chocolates, roasts, and some more vanilla cream. Finishes moderately bitter with lots of citrus pines, plenty of coffee, a good amount of roasts, and lots of plump chocolates. Lengthy aftertaste following a full, very smooth body and a creamy, medium-light carbonation. Overall, this was pretty damn good and by far my favorite from these guys yet. Big and rich with plenty of citrusy hops and roasts from the original, but lots of coffee that compliments the base extremely well while never overpowering. Drink this one fresh to get the most out of it. Awesome beer.
tectactoe (3120) - Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Deep brown, nearly black color with a toasted beige head, slightly frothy, creamy, & quick to recede. Aroma of French pressed, French roast coffee. Very rich, deep, dark, & semi-bitter. A touch of dark malt sweetness balances the huge roasted aromas, but also adds another element of char in the periphery. Body on this one is super creamy, velvety, chewy, & silky... Wow, excellent mouth feel. Huge coffee flavor up front. Good mix of "bitter-roast" & "creamy-sweet". A touch of booze, licorice, dark cacao bean, & plum hangs around the outside, but roasted coffee beans are certainly the star of the show. Really nice coffee beer.
madvike (3105) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Pours pretty dark with a ring of tan bubbly head. Nose is milky with some coffee and some lightly roasted dark malt. Taste is the same--roasty finish and a little pepper heat (?). Medium-bodied and well-carbonated. Good, but I was expecting more based on what I’ve heard about this one.
jbruner (2984) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to csteele2144 at RBWG! Pours a thick black brown with a solid tan head and light lacing. Aroma of coffee with some chocolate and vanilla sweetness. Taste is a good mocha coffee with a bitter, sticky finish. Pretty nice.
tmoreau (2975) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared bomber, poured to snifters, and displayed a darkest brown color, with a modest layer of tan head foam, and light dots & dashes of lacing. The nose was subtle, but noticeable enough notes of roasted malt, mocha, and vanilla. Medium bodied, with low carbonation, low hop bitterness, hidden alcohol, and pleasant sweetness into the finish. Not wowed, but decently drinkable.
johnnnniee (2975) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Rob and Lisa, thanks for the opportunity.
Huge coffee and brown sugary roasted grain goodness. The sweetness compliments the coffee flavor very nicely. Great brew!
50belair (2967) - Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Hopscotch. Dark brown pour with an off white head. Dark roasted malt and coffee aromas. Rich roasted malts, caramel, bitter chocolate, and strong black coffee notes. Above average mouthfeel and body.
Damico (2948) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours thick, dark black like oil without much of a head. The aroma brings smooth delicious roasted coffee and some smooth booze. The body is creamy, not too full, with big flavors of coffee and smooth spicy malts, almost like bourbon barrel going on here.