drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2014 Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Nose good coffee, nutty. Flavors sweet nutty choco. Flavors chocolate, nutty, vanilla, dry coco powder.
on tap at Stoutfest í14 - really enjoyable beer but didnít come off with strong coffee notes, lots of vanilla helping round it all out, thin body, minimal roast to it. nice beer.
burg326 (3840) - Florida, USA - APR 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at the Tampa Tasting, poured a dark black color with aromas of fresh pressed coffee, light roast, some light hops and some earth. Flavors are the same, mostly black coffee, light bitterness and roast in the aftertaste. Pretty amazed at this beer for such a high abv, didnít taste like it, a great beer.
djd07 (3820) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle as shown. Pours a cloudy brown with no head. The aroma is is roast coffee and chocolate. Medium mouthfeel with sweet roasted malt and chocolate. Very good.
vtafro (3697) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Coffee mug. Black pour with tan head. Coffee and roasted aromas. Flavors are similar mostly coffee.
HonkeyBra (3491) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours a dark blackish color with a small tan head. Aroma of coffee, espresso, some milk and dark chocolate. Flavor of coffee, cream, sweet chocolate notes. Some roast and dark chocolate. This is certainly nice. Itís medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel, lightish carbonation. Pretty nice beer.
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by the guys. Thanks! Pours a deep black with a dark brown head. The nose is nice, shows a big hit of creamy coffee, on the mellower cocoa side. Some roasted barley and toasted malt as well. Light hopping. On tasting, the coffee is much weaker. Some faint ashy notes, char and cocoa. Herbal coffee. Would like a bigger hit of coffee flavor to match up with the nose. Decent. Bit thinnish body.
PhillyCraft (3391) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle compliments of Tom shared with a few others. Poured black with light khaki head, not a whole lot of lacing to note. Aromas and flavor of heavy coffee, ample hops, vanilla extract, roasted beans, and bitter dark chocolate. Strong, sticky, and boozey but all in a good way.
TheEpeeist (3383) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. Ebony with tan foam. Nose is coffee, lightly smoked molasses, chocolate and vanilla. Thick and creamy with a buzz, almost a whipped mouthfeel. Taste is coffee bean and plum then dark roast and licorice. Woody drying with hints of vanilla.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Thanks to the guys... Pours with a slight stillness upfront with a deeper stouty black hue, lesser intense edges with auburn tones and topped with a thin wispy medium khaki head... Aroma of of chocolate and coffee notes upfront, sweet molasses and brown sugar through the middle. Coffee is most dominant with the chocolates fudge aspects not too far behind... Flavors are more of the same with a foreboding sweetness through the middle as well as through the finish where a light bitter astringency fortunately cuts through. Earthy and fuller bodied with an adequate level of carbonation.
TimE (3298) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown color with thin head. Smells like a ton of cold coffee with slight notes of roasted malt and caramel. Sweet, unbalanced mouth that is over ridden with coffee. Lingering coffee roasted finish. I wanted to like this, but very simplistic brew that went no where