haddon90 (1478) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle while tailgating in Norman, OK. Pours a deep black color with a thin tan head. Milky aroma with a thick coffee finish. Roasted malt and coffee taste with a hint of vanilla. Amazing beer.
indianabeerman (46) - Indiana, USA - SEP 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours dark black with a tan head. the nose is chocolate milk with slight backing of bitter coffee.taste is bakers chocolate and coffee. very good stout
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 10, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
"Mail delivery via the OK beer mafia (Hannah). Damn! That should be my whole review, but allow me to elaborate. This coffee impy stout can stand up to the very best of them, and that says a LOT coming from me as this is my favorite style and sub-style of beer. When I saw 14% on the bottle, this beer blew my mind (again). Upon first whiff and sip, I figured 9 or 10%. 14% with NO heat?! Are you freakin kidding me? Smooth as all hell...love the use of coffee and vanilla in this brew. They are the main players. with the cocoa and especially the chili just along for the ride. What an aromatic, beautiful delicious brew. By FAR the best in a very good tasting, my favorite Prairie beer, and one of the best beers period I’ve had in a long while.
HonkeyBra (3496) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle from my secret santa. Thanks man! Pours a dark oily black with a small tan head. The head fades quickly into a ring around the glass. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, vanilla, dark roasted malt notes. A twinge of chili peppers. Flavor is rich, decadent. Dark roasted chocolate bitterness with mild heat from the peppers. Full bodied. Finishes with a bit more heat. This is pretty nice.
drowland (6134) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - SEP 2, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
No date for this one for some reason. Originally shared by Brent at a little tasting and pizza party at his place after his first son was born. My favorite memory is the next time I had a sip of this juice at their going away party before moving to Colorado. His wife was lovingly slamming this 14% bad boy straight from the bottle during the party like a Bud Light, wax and all. When someone would ask for a taste, she would lick all over the opening of the bottle and then hold it out and say, "Go ahead!" Anyway, these notes are from the first tasting. Black pour with a nice brown head that sticks surprisingly well and laces moderately. Nice aroma - really digging this combination. Coffee from coffee itself, but also from nice roasted malts, plenty of chocolate, again from additions and malts, with just a kiss of pepper and vanilla to round it out nicely. There’s a surprising pepper pop in the flavor, more than I was expecting, again with just a kiss of vanilla. The chocolate and coffee shine through much more and I’m really digging this altogether. Really good stuff!
kappldav123 (5119) - GERMANY - SEP 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at CBC 2014. Beer in the glass deep black, small head. Heavy malty aroma, earthy-woody. Starts intense malty, notes of coffee and cacao, some chocolate. More and more earthy. Oily malty finish. Well done.
gnoff (7954) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Sweet & Sour, Sätila, 2014-08-30. Thanks to Magnus (non-ratebeer).
Marked 13% ABV.
Black color, brown head, some lacing on the glass. Roasted, chocolate, some alcohol scent, also sweet. Sweet, cocoa, alcohol, coffee, green bell peppers taste. Medium to fizzy mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Some chili aftertaste, also coffee.
vanvenlo (1287) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gertrude Hotel ontap(30-Aug-2014) Roast choc coffee malt aroma.Black colour, brown head&sheet lace.Big sweet spirit coffee choc malt&spicy pepper vanilla flavour.Choc coffee finish&pepper roast choc malt aftertaste.
aleigator (265) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 22, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beer No. 200. Thank you very much for this one, Jason!
Pours a viscous, complete black color, with a small, soon diminishing brown head.
Intoxicating aromas of fresh crushed coffee beans, melted dark-chocolate, tobacco, hints of gentle vanilla, also scorched caramel and rock sugar accompanied by roasted malts.
Has a very creamy, chocolate defined beginning, with earthy, calming malts, which maintain the balance of this brew, as sweet molasse, caramel and pungent tobacco come up, to form a very convincing, smooth start. Then, soon, uncompromising, burned coffee bean notes get detectable, which counter the established, rich, earthy sweetness by adding an almost dry bitterness to the beer, while hot chili peppers lend a hot, spicy background depth. This spicy sting stays on the back of the palate till the very end, altough the beer finishes with great chocolate qualities, blended with bitter coffee tones. Complex, slick and smooth in the mouth, a full-bodied, fantastic beer.
Nikiel (878) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Jay. Pours dark brown/black with mocha brown foam. Smells strongly of alcohol, coffee and cedar. Tastes earthy of coffee, cinnamon, cocoa, peanuts and alcohol.