BiiruBierBeer (104) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 19, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Insane green pepper taste with coffee grounds. Intense mouthfeel is highly carbonated and foamy. Coffee ground smell.
zathrus13 (1715) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - AUG 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Thanks Matt. Pours dark brown, with a brown head. Aroma is coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruit, and some alcohol. flavor is coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, dark fruit, and a little smoke. Medium body, with a long, slightly bitter, dry coffee finish.
merc7186 (2051) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - JUL 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Coffee, Oatmeal, Mild Chocolate
Appearance: Dark Opaque Hue, Passes Almost No Light, Thin Brown Head Ring, Mild Lacing
Taste: Coffee, Mild Chocolate, Mild Oatmeal
Mouthfeel: Decent Mouthfeel, Medium to Full Bodied, Mildly Drying
lb4lb (2530) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black tan head. Smell is coffee cream chocolate. Turns metallic as it warms a bit. Taste is rich coffee, dark bittersweet chocolate, ash, tobacco and light bourbon like booze hints and metal. Very rich, dark flavors but a hint boozy and bitter or astringent from the alcohol I think. Body is not super syrupy. Medium to full body. Medium carbonation to high for the style. Good but not as good as bomb and bible belt our even the regular noir I thought.
GreatDane1632 (362) - Louisiana, USA - JUL 15, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rated from notes taken on 1 Jun 2014 -- Did a side-by-side tasting of Regular, Coffee, and Vanilla Noirís. This is an awesome brew. Very hard to decide between this and the Regular as my second favorite. The vanilla is better by a hair.
BMMillsy (1325) - Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from trade. Pours black with a creamy mocha colored head. Aroma of earthy coffee, some molasses and roast, a bit of whiskey booze. Flavor is a big punch of spicy coffee with light whiskey notes that are more sweetness than whiskey flavor, and a lingering oakiness. There is some metallic apple note going on here and I wonder if this is contaminated a bit. Slightly astringent and lingering bitter. Medium bodied with pretty high carbonation for the style. Very coffee forward which is nice--like straight coffee grounds--but no sign of the other characteristics I would expect here. Overall worth drinking but maybe not seeking out.
Elwood (3071) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Serving: 22 oz. bottle. It pours black with a thin tan head. The nose has a nice dose of black coffee, dark, roasted malt, and slight burnt notes. Fairly earthy on the tongue with a more subdued coffee flavor than I was expecting. Light hint of nuts and more roasted malt. I was surprised to see the 11.5% ABV. Good, but a reminder that coffee brews are always best fresh.
JStax (2960) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle pour thanks to errl. Pours an inky black with a grayish head of foam. The aroma is ashy and roasty coffee. Taste is ashy and bitter. Coffee comes through, but itís more of a stale coffee profile. Maybe the bottle was old, but it just didnít do much for me.
pintbypint (2593) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottleshare at Ferrisí, I think this was a 750ml but Iím not sure. Black pour, light trace of beige head. Nose has bitter acidic lemon, coffee and dark malts. Coffee and roasted taste. Ashy finish, big roasted malt notes and some coffee. Good.
Sammy (8552) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big coffee and some funk nose. Huge retained head on dark brown. Whiskey builds, intense funk with coffee. What I would expect from this brewery. Drying and a coffee blast is all I am left with in the finish. Altogether a big beer, to sip.