markwise (4867) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber courtesy of a kind soul at Bold City on the RBWG Tour. Pours a brown with a tan head. Nose is big coffee, bitterness, roast, slight booze, chocolate, and earth. Flavor follows with some coffee bitterness, chocolate, roast, earth, and some sweet coffee. Finish lingers with coffee bitterness. Medium in body and very nice.
jkwood04 (4829) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle in a snifter. Pours black with a lacy, tan head. Aroma of a lot of coffee, roasted and chocolate malts, a little vanilla, and hints of hops. Flavor the same, with a good amount of coffee that blends with the rest of the beer really well. Smooth to thick texture. A really good beer.
ClubGonzo (4756) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a pitch black body with a small beige head. Aroma is coffee, dark berries, chocolate, hints of dark malts and charcoal. Taste is coffee, vanilla, hints of resin and dark sugars. Medium body and carbonation. OK, but lacks the little extra to be great.
burg326 (4736) - 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, didn’t taste like it, a great beer.
kaser (4183) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2015 Draft at high noon. Black thick pour. Brown head. Dry malty aroma. Completely a coffee beer. Rich and toffee. Cocoa. Wow
3/5/2015 - rerate - black pour from 22o bottle at home. No head. Very sweet coffee and milk aroma. Taste is cocoa milky vanilla and sweet. Will keep the same numbers - just tastes different than I thought 2 years ago
TimE (4154) - 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
PhillyCraft (4072) - 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.
drewbeerme (3902) - 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 ’14 - really enjoyable beer but didn’t come off with strong coffee notes, lots of vanilla helping round it all out, thin body, minimal roast to it. nice beer.
JStax (3823) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle shared thanks to my buddy Josh. Pours a thicker black with a khaki colored head of foam. The aroma is rich coffee roast and earth. The taste is coffee roast and bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and moderate carbonation.
HonkeyBra (3798) - 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. It’s medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel, lightish carbonation. Pretty nice beer.