DrSilverworm (5022) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Pisgah during RBWG. Black color. Nice thin light brown head. Couple dots of lace. Awesome big coffee nose, good dark chocolate. Nice, bigger chewy body. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Lightly dry finish. Good moderate bitter taste, light sweet. Bittersweet. Awesome big coffee aroma, way bigger coffee aroma than the ABV might suggest. Fantastic coffee stout.
coolpop (1367) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft sampled at Wild South Brewfest. I should have learned long ago that I don’t like coffee stouts. But this one embodied more of what I don’t like in them: stale, dank coffee grounds and a burnt bitterness. A shame too, because the roasted barley and the light smokiness would have made for a nice stout.
jtclockwork (7107) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours black with brown head. Nose and taste of roast coffee, espresso bean, vegetal notes and lightly soured chocolate. Medium body.
SpringsLicker (3046) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
2014 RBWG Draft at the brewery.
Pours black with a tan head.
Aroma of dark roasted coffee beans.
Dry coffee flavor.
italarican (1425) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taster at Pisgah during RBWG. More of that Manhattan Special coffee-soda flavor I got in the Burial Doughnut but slightly more earthy. Actually it’s more like iced coffee concentrate you make by letting coffee grains soak in cold water overnight, but that stuff is good.
jcnielsen (1707) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Pisgah. Pours a deep brown color with white head. Burnt, black coffee grounds flavors. Black coffee grounds flavor - solid.
djd07 (2914) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Bruce! Pours a dark brown with beige head. The aroma is strong coffee bean and roast. Medium mouthfeel with rich coffee and light dry finish. Good.
Strykzone (4475) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at the brewery. If you like coffee you will love this beer. It is very much a one dimensional beer. However, the coffee is tasty. oh, a bit of smokiness.
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap @ source. Pours a dark brown appearance and head. Heavy ashy, smoked roasty malty aroma. Chocolate offered. Bitter earthy flavor. Some slight sweetness. Ashy flavor. OK.
drsordr (890) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at brew pub opaque black. Nose nice medium roast coffee. Taste sweet and coffee up front. Coffee carries through mid palate. Nice roast and bitter finish.