kwoeltje (2151) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle - sampled at STL RB Gathering) black with tan head. Roast malt and coffee aroma. Flavor is toasted malt and lots of bitter coffee.
sepia5 (232) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep black with good carbonation for a stout and an ample tan head. The nose is a little unusual. It’s somewhat typical for the style, with roasted coffee notes, but there is a mustiness I can’t get past. Flavor is coffee, roasted malt, and wood with a surprising acidity. The mouthfeel may be a bit thin, but not too bad. A pretty solid if not outstanding offering.
Cybercat (2771) - Georgia, USA - DEC 28, 2011
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Comes out of the tap a deep, opaque sable barely a kitten whisker above solid black with a fine-bubbled tan head. Rich, smoky aroma has strong chocolate and quality coffee tones and screams DRINK ME!!! to anybody who appreciates good stouts. Flavor is strongly like high-quality roast coffee with tones of unsweet chocolate, caramel and burnt wood plus a hint of molasses. Full-bodied texture has a strong, persistent tingle and leaves a smoky mocha finish. A must!!!
wedgie9 (1661) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 15, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted on 12/14/11 from a 22oz bomber bottle obtained in a trade, there is no date in the bottle, but this one has been in the cellar (unintentionally) for over a year. Pours completely opaque black with a thin tan head that leaves nothing more than a thin collar of lace. The nose is dark and roasted with freshly roasted coffee with chocolate aromas that range from dark to milk, with a lightly creamy note. The flavor is lightly sweet Oreo with tons of fresh coffee, dark and milk chocolate, and some nutty flavors. The body is full and creamy with average carbonation and a long roasted coffee and creamy milk chocolate finish.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours pitch black with faint mahogany edges and a one finger beige head that immediately fades into a thin ring. Sporadic spots of lacing left behind.
Rosted coffee bean aroma with lots of dark roasted malt and coffee presence. Gourmet coffee is prominent with a nice roastiness without smelling overdone or burnt. Hints of hazelnut, toffee, chocolate and toast. Slight liactic cream presence.
Medium bodied with a blast of smooth, deep roasted coffee that dominates the flavor but never becomes overpowering, abrasive, acrid or burnt. Hints of hazelnut and toffee as well as some bittersweet dark chocolate and a slight lactic creaminess that balances things out while adding to the palate. Perfectly balanced and extremely quaffable. One of the best coffee beer I’ve had.
cwalexander1 (14) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 18, 2011
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
22oz btl pours dark with coffee (Dynamite Roasting Company) hitting you in face first smelling touches of barnyard, chocolate, roasty coffee
Appearance black, brown, brown foam, rocky head,
Taste of iced coffee, burnt sugar light sweetness, medium bitterness, big roasty full body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish,
anders37 (14720) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ the brewery. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty coffee aroma with weak chocolate hints. Roasted malty coffee and chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty coffee finish.
steelcitybrew (430) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
tried a sample of this last night at redlight. pours black with a medium brown head. roasted coffee flavor, dark fruit. mookah, vanilla taste. coffee beans. palate lacks a bit but not surprising considering the abv. i like it.
Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big thanks to Huhzubendah for providing this bottle.
Pours near black with a good mocha head and a bit of a thin cap as it makes its way down the glass. The nose is really full of chocolate with a good amount of roast and coffee there as well. The chocolate really rips through everything else and is quite enjoyable. The taste is the same. There is some roast and coffee in the background, but there is a diverse array of chocolate types coming through. Milk, semi-sweet, and dark all seem to make their way into the mix. Pretty full, rich body. Really an enjoyable drinking experience. Thanks again, fellow Mid-Atlantic Bears fan.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 01-04-2011
douglas88 (5128) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle. Pours a pure black color with a medium brown head. A sweet roasted coffee nose, some fruit. The flavor is mostly a rich roasted coffee, milky, sweet, some vanilla. Very dry and well made.