echudy (151) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 31, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Strong licorice and coffee scents with a bit of alcohol. Nice coffee flavors, with a bit of sour on the back note. Very thick in color.
Martinus (4365) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - AUG 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black, dissipating white head. Bit of a gusher. Sour aroma, coffee, caramel. Coffee flavour, malts, light metallic. Finish coffee, roast, steak crust.
(from 35.5cL bottle @ Let’s drink all of Rich’s American beers Tasting. Thanks for sharing, omgrich!)
tderoeck (7877) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
15/VIII/15 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle @ We’re drinking all of Rich’s American beers tasting - BB: n/a, gold waxed (2015-1071) Thanks to omgrich for sharing the bottle!
Clear dark brown beer, creamy beige head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: sweet, some vanilla, lots of coffee, roasted. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: bitter start, very hoppy, caramel, really bitter, metallic touch. Aftertaste: more metallic, very bitter, weird, hoppy. Meh.
sebletitje (9026) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Drink Rich’s American beer, thanks to Omgrich.
Brune foncée, col épais moka.
Arôme au bouquet café nettement plus agréable que sur la ’vanille noir’. Retrouve un rétro chocolaté.
Palais reste malté, café avec des notes grillées en rétro, chocolat perce et accompagne un caractère dont l’alcool devient vite réchauffant. Fini sur une pointe de tourbe.
KansaiBeerLvrs (4327) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 15, 2015
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2015 At Rich’s Massive Cellar Emptying Tasting. Nice creamy coffee aroma on a deep brown/black body with great lacing. Coffee and light medicinal battery acid. Off-infected but nowhere near as bad as the vanilla.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
BeerRenter76 (719) - Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark black in color with a half inch of tan head that quickly receded, that left random spotty lace. Nose was dominated by coffee, with a hint of bourbon, chocolate, dark fruit, wood and booze. The taste was a strong blast of burnt, earthy coffee up front with a smooth finish of brown sugar, chocolate and wood, some fruit comes in the backside. Yet another winner from Prairie.
Tmoney99 (13239) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured black color with an average fizzy brown head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Medium to heavy roasted coffee and bitter chocolate malt aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy roasted coffee and chocolate flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Good and my expectations where met.
alexsdad06 (8687) - Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle from Errl shared with Tmoney99 and the Fifty West crew. Pours dark brown to black with a large khaki colored head (actually started foamy slowly from the bottle upon opening). I was a little concerned that this was infected and although I did get some mild peppery notes others have mentioned, the size of the flavors I was expecting were able to overcome this mostly. Big roasted coffee/espresso character, dark chocolate, ash, wood, earthy bitterness, thinner body than expected, just mild signs this was ready to turn. Still decent enough.
Atom (2110) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle pours a dark brown/black with a large tan head. Steady dry roasted espresso aroma, with mild oaky vanilla. Espresso flavors stagnate other flavors of oak, vanilla, sweet chocolate, and stinging bourbon alcohol. Interesting.
baraciisch (2798) - California, USA - FEB 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark black in color, light beige head... Aroma of espresso beans, roasted malts, whiskey... Flavor is espresso, whiskey, roasted malts, whiskey comes through on finish... Solid