conway (1636) - - FEB 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler from the brewery. Jet black with a 1 finger tan head. Aroma is delicious coffee grounds with a hint of chocolate. Taste is coffee forward with a hint of chocolate. Caramel finish as the beer warms. Light fudge and marshmallow notes poke their head out. Bitterness from the coffee perfectly balanced by the sweetness of chocolate and caramel. Solid thick mouthfeel. Slightly sticky and surprisingly strong carbonation. Really excellent.
GenDV138 (1833) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Growler poured into a wine-style tasting glass. Pours black with some brown hues and a tan head. Aroma has huge amazing notes of roast and coffee, along with some caramel and chocolate. On the taste, big amazing roast and coffee notes again, with caramel, chocolate, and espresso. Full body with a semi-dry finish, very smooth. The coffee is really well done in this one.
devman171 (1051) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - FEB 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2014 Growler pours a low head black. Aroma is awesome coffee and chocolate roast. taste is very smooth roast with big rich coffee roast bitterness. Great beer
nimbleprop (5211) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 2, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I picked up a number of 32oz growlers of this at Pizza Boy. I don’t typically rave, but about this, I need to. First thing you notice when you crack the growler is the wonderful inviting aroma of coffee, not overly roasted or overly gritty, but wonderful, fragrant, sweet coffee. Other aromas of milk chocolate, toast, molasses, mocha, caramel, a bit of vanilla bean. When you finally pour it in the glass, it’s an opaque black, oily, with some sudsy brown head. Flavors follow suit, roasted malt, molasses, a little licorice, some toast, brown sugar, caramel, a little raisin, pencil lead and really high end coffee. Roasty, coffee finish. Incredibly drinkable. Goes down like it’s 6%, not 11. One of the best beers I can remember having. Sensational in the truest sense of the word.
BeerandBlues2 (10099) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 1, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler shared by Terry. Pours opaque black with a medium, creamy tan head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is roast, chocolate, and heavy coffee, dates and figs, earthy and spicy hops. Flavor is malt dominant, heavy coffee, dark fruits, light hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
kewlhand (11) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark black color with very thin head. Huge coffee and dark roast aroma. A bit cloying but pairs exquisitely with a small dish a vanilla ice cream for desert or maple bacon with pancakes
Experiment_Ale (1043) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler at Ryan’s with group. Aroma is big green bell pepper roasted malt coffee. Taste is big nice smooth malt, chocolate, boo e burn, yet smooth. Very nice
reggiedunlop (3224) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a thin mocha head. Aroma has outstanding roasty coffee. Flavor follows suit but is a little too coffe bitter for me...id like some sweetness in there. Mouthfeel is medium and creamy with a lingering bitter coffee finish.
kramer (5106) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
1L growler. Pours a clear dark brown, almost black, body with a small tight bubbled dark brown head. The nose is just full-on coffee goodness, smells more like spent coffee grounds than it does beer. Intense fresh roasted coffee over a roasty malt base. Minimal alcohol notes given the ABV. The flavor i just as intense on the coffee as the aroma. Rich and full of fresh roasted coffee with a nice bitterness from both the malt and the coffee. A little more alcohol in the flavor than the aroma let on, but not overly noticeable. Finishes with a heavy roastiness before the coffee takes over. Medium bodied with soft gentle carbonation. Really nice coffee beer, but then again, I’m a huge sucker for coffee beers. One of the most intensely coffee forward beers I’ve ever had.
emacgee (4147) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a rich burnt wood black with a fizzy dark tan head. Lots of coffee in the nose with a rich chocolaty nose and some molasses. Rich coffee flavor and smooth body with a touch of alcohol. A touch of tiramisu as well. Medium full body with a touch of alcohol.