DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Barrel Draught from the jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 01/10/2005
Dark coloured and slightly rich on the palate. Some bitterness in a coffee flavoured finish.
KUEric (866) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 26, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Tap: Silky mouthfeel, not much in way of aromas though. Kind of disappointed in the taste, it was a little thin, but I usually donít like too heavy of ports though. Mouthfeel was great. Not very strong coffee flavor, a touch of chocholate and hops.
Cable (286) - SE, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 8, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled on draft, The Ginger Man, Dallas. Pours opaque brown much lacing and an adequate, tan head. Coffee dominates both the flavor and aroma. The flavor also has a bit of cocoa. Medium-bodied and moderately carbonated. Balanced, smooth and easy to drink. Too much coffee for me, but still a good beer.
SudsMcDuff (5321) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Had on draft at the Gingerman in lovely Austin,TX ..Has a very nice Caffien addicts coffee mouthfeel, good burnt roasty flavours..very pleasing bittreness, oh god the delicous bitters!!! Sweet coffee molasses smell..balck with a dark dark red tint..nice head, Ever present like a soldier on duty...low lacing that is like an uncle....yes, this is a fine fine brew that I really wish i could get all the time!!! hail real ale!!!!!
grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 26, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep dark coal black. Khaki head. Smell is immense;y complex. Not just roasted crap and alcohol. Astringent coffee, blue cheese, coal, roasted chiles and charcoaly bitterness. Flavors are flat and simply roasted. Exceedingly malty, exceedingly roasted bitter, mocha smooth. Creamy beer.
BeerRules (243) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 15, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2005 Had on tap at the Ginger Man in Austin. Coffee is evident in aroma and taste. Has pleasing bitterness and smokiness as well. Had a pleasant medium mouthfeel. Coffee aint really my thing, but I could see coffee drinkers enjoying this a lot.
legion242 (2070) - Richardson, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not as assertive as I would have liked from the style. Lacked a real coffee punch in my opinion- but I will forever judge coffee beers against the great RedHook Double Black Stout (RIP).
Aurelius (3717) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep ruby black, impressive head. Clean coffee/chickory flavor, not too acid, some toasted nut flavor. Session weight. Pleasant roasty aftertaste in the arch of the moucth. Cold water, patent malt aroma. A crowd pleaser, but itís not terribly complex.
Tejas (823) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2007 I think I just swallowed a can of Folgers. This one wouldíve been better if there were more flavors other than just coffee. Maybe some more smoky roastiness and a bit more creamier palate too? But thatís just being nitpicky. Still this one is really tasty. Love it each year when it finally appearson the wall. Iíd be curious to know what the ABV is on this one???????
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Almost no nose. Rich smooth coffee taste. Roasted barley, roasted malts, and toffee flavors come through. A little thin overall, but the toffee/coffee is well represented. Medium bitter finish.