emacgee (4025) - 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.
tectactoe (1871) - Michigan, USA - OCT 2, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2014 Growler: very, very dark brown, basically pitch black as it sits in the glass with some deep ruby at the edges only. A light-tan head with a greyish tint shows low retention and leaves little lacing behind. The aroma is big and heavy; huge coffee beans, dark and roasted while lightly sweet underneath with bits of cocoa on the back-end. The dense coffee and balance of roasty vs. sweet is awesome. The taste is just the same - a perfect balance of roasted coffee beans and milky coffee sweetness with a little bit of chocolate that resonates in the finish. Very light hop character mid-palate, with some ashy and dry hops. Would like a little thicker mouth feel, but it’s still nice and creamy. One of my favorite coffee stouts - even better than FBS.
50belair (2240) - Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler courtesy of Randall. Dark brown pour with a mocha head. All kinds of coffee aromas. Milder roasted malt, caramel, and bakers chocolate notes as compared to the base beer. A little less complex with bold black coffee highlights. Decent body and mouthfeel. Personally I prefer the base beer to this variant.
crossovert (7390) - Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice straight coffee stout form the growler, chcolate and coffee dominate. Prime for barrel aging.
Travlr (11842) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 10, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the source courtesy of Terry and Al, thanks very much! Black color, brown head. Aroma of fresh french press coffee, cocoa, subtle licorice. Taste is rich freshly roasted dark coffee beans, anise, dark fruit. Amazing stuff.
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Al’s / Pizza Boy. Really amazing coffee to the nose along with cream, vanilla, and milk chocolate. Great coffee and body is exquisite. Creamy with light vanilla touch. Compares very well to Terry’s Double Coffee Stout while at Bullfrog.
drfabulous (3993) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 5, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
32 ounce growler thanks to robenalt. Nice black pour. Tan head. Some bitterness. Creamy with big chocolate coffee roast. Great aroma. This is a solid stout.
robenalt (2) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great beer on tap at local brewery pizza boy.
Pours jet black with a little amber shining through the edges.
Smells of your favorite coffee shop.
The taste hits you bigtime with strong coffee and dark roasted malts.
Mouthfeel is thick and silky. the coffee flavor lingers long after you swallow.
One of the best stouts I have had.
Pailhead (4814) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - FEB 25, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Courtesy of tectactoe
Growler: The aroma consists of huge roasted coffee and light-moderate dark chocolate. It pours a dark brown with no transparency and a small beige head. The flavor starts with moderate milk chocolate with a touch of dark chocolate. The finish has moderate roasted coffee and a touch of vanilla. It’s medium bodied with soft carbonation and mouthfeel. Overall, a top notch coffee Imperial Stout.
tcane7 (1664) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler pour courtesy of Simon. Pours a deep black with medium tan head. Big coffee nose, peanut shells, some roasted malts, chocolate and vanilla. Nice coffee flavor, some mild bitterness.