MadRobin (2239) - Silver Spring, USA - APR 14, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap half pint at Pizza Port in San Clemente, CA.
Pours an opaque, very deep brown with creamy tan head and fairly good lacing.
Aroma of rich roasted coffee and dark chocolate a little nuttiness, molasses or brown sugar.
Taste is toasted grainy malt, roast coffee and dark chocolate.
Full mouthfeel with amble carbonation.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Fratto (2803) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from BMan1113VR. Dark pour with a small head. Aroma is huge green coffee, roasted, and a little chocolate. Taste is tons of coffee again. Great finish.
blutt59 (6129) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, thanks to bman1113vr, pitch black with no head , overwhelming aroma of fresh brewed coffee, flavor of intense coffee and cream, smooth non bitter finish, excellent
thirdeye11 (5711) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(12oz bottle thanks to BMan1113VR) clear dark brown with wispy tan bubbles. Nose of fresh cold-pressed coffee, fudge, nutty, awesome. Taste of fresh coffee, light acidity, cream and delicious. Well carbonated and nice beer.
Ratman197 (10640) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hand bottle courtesy of BMan1113VR ( thanks Andrew!) poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering brown head. Aromas of coffee, roasted malt, bitter chocolate and light carmel. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of coffee, bakers cocoa, roastiness and light carmel with a smooth lingering coffee finish.
iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - MAR 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at OB. Black with small tan head, down to a creamy thick ring. Big roasty espresso coffee nose with some meaty notes, light roasty smoke. Very light dark caramel and lactose sweetness. Flavor is again super huge on the coffee, again having some roasty smoke and meatiness. The milky lactose is again present as a nice balance. Semi-dry finish, roasty bitterness peaked at a 3. Low creamy carbonation with a big full body. So rich, a single short pour is plenty. Pretty good, though.
joeneugs (3805) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 4, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Pizza Port San Clemente. Wow, another huge coffee beer from Pizza Port. I tried the Night Rider w/ Ethiopian coffee at the Carlsbad location about an hour earlier, and this one is right on point with that effort. It pours black with a brown head. The aroma has sweet chocolate and mocha latte. The flavor is the same, no need to mull this one over. Massive sweet coffee flavors with a touch of astringency that makes me feel this one may be a little to over the top. I loved it though.
biggirlpanties (194) - Oceanside, California, USA - FEB 29, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with small tan head. Coffee explosion in both nose and taste. Bitter but not excessively so. Aroma is so much bold roasted coffee. Hint of hazelnut in the taste. Rich mouthfeel. Seriously amazing. I think the reason this brew struck a cord with me was the wonderful balance of roastly coffee with full body and delighful hint of nutella.
JohnnyJ (4757) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at PP San Clemente. Black pour, thin tan head. Lots of espresso coffee with cream, dark chocolate, molases, light vanilla, and some earthiness. Pretty heavy mouthfeel and sugary. Good.
brokensail (12277) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 20, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours pretty much black in color with a mocha colored head on it. Intense coffee aroma with lots of molasses, brown sugar, and a hint of licorice. Maybe a touch of vanilla in there, too. Quite a bit of dark chocolate in there as well. The flavor almost has a creamy/milky flavor to it (lactose?). Intense espresso flavor and lots of dark chocolate, molasses, and roast to go with it. Fairly sweet, but the coffee helps to prevent it from being cloying. Really good stuff.