orangesol (984) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2015 Server on cask at Al’s of Hampden.
A - Pours jet black with a creamy one and a half finger tall tan head, dissipating down to a light film, leaving sticky rings of lace down the glass. Second time I had this it left rings of coffee grounds down most of the glass...
S - Smells of a TON of coffee, vanilla and milk chocolate sweetness and plenty of dark roast. Just like the regular version but with a bit more sweetness and a touch more roast. I am not sure what more you could want here.
T - Starts off with a huge amount of fresh brewed coffee slowly giving way to some nice vanilla and chocolatey sweetness. Finish is roasty with some dulled sweetness, lingering on the palate long after the finish. The added sweetness and creamy feel really smooths out the rough edges into an incredible coffee stout.
M - Heavy body with moderate carbonation. Creamy feel and very little booze for how big it is. All things considered this one is incredibly easy to drink.
O - I already liked this beer but this cask version takes it to a whole other level. The creamy feel and added light sweetness really bring it all together into one amazing package. This is easily one of the best I have had from Pizza Boy.