deaconmike (375) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - AUG 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at HopCat in GR. Pours nearly black with only a thin head. Aroma is roast, coffee and some chocolate. The taste is dominated by bitter cold coffee. Medium body and carbonation. Decent stout.
arminjewell (6156) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - AUG 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour out of 16 oz can, dark brownish black pour with tan head, aroma brought roast, ash, coffee, hints of earth, chocolate, hints of dark fruits into a bit of spice. Taste is a mix of dark fruit, cocoa, some roast, coffee notes, hints of grain, ash, finishing fairly bitter, slightly creamy.
shrubber85 (7527) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Coffee, ash and chocolate malt aroma. Black with nice tan head. Sweet creamy coffee, light dark chocolate malt and mildly bitter herbal/ash flavor. Very nice.
Patrickctenchi (3569) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - AUG 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black...with a thick, dark tan head.
Very strong espresso, chocolate, roast coffee aroma.
Taste is ashy, roasted coffee..creamy and thick.
An extremely nice, solid, bitter stout.....excellent.
Cousin_Larry (311) - - AUG 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not bad. Coffee and espresso flavor are very apparent. Aftertaste is metallic and almost tastes like olives.
ineedbeer (698) - Oakland, California, USA - JUL 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a 16 oz can.
Aroma has a nice coffee forward character. Light roast notes with some fruitiness and nuttiness from the coffee. Medium light chocolate notes. Light fruit esters.
Pours black with a moderately thick, light mocha head that recedes quickly to the edges where it lingers. Light lacing and faint legs.
Flavor has a nice light sweetness with a solid amount of chocolate and light roast notes. Moderately strong coffee character contributes nice complexity. Medium light bitterness. Some lingering roast character with hints of astringency. Light fruit esters.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly creamy with medium carbonation. Medium low astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall, a pretty good beer with a nice aroma and flavor upfront. The finish is a bit bitter and astringent and reminds me of old coffee grinds, but thankfully its not overpowering. Good but not amazing.
Nephilium (1346) - Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big roasted coffee aroma, pours an opaque black with a thin tan head. The coffee notes are the predominant flavor, with a little chocolate coming through in the mid palate. Finish is full on roast, long and lingering. Body is a bit thinner then I prefer my stouts, and this one has a little bite of carbonation to it. Overall, this is an easy drinking stout with some good coffee flavor.
johnnyoski (432) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Dark brown color with a small, light brown head. Fresh roasted coffee aroma. Taste is spot on, espresso with a little chocolate sweetness to balance the oatmeal bitterness. Average carbonation with a thin, somewhat dry texture. Very well done!
Dogbrick (7898) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Kurtkeller 015: Coffee-tastic 02 on 07/05/2014. Brownish-black color with a medium beige head that diminishes steadily to a film. Stringy lacing. Aroma of chocolate, coffee and malt. Light to medium body with a roasty character of coffee and malt, with touches of chocolate. The finish is dry with a cocoa and espresso aftertaste. Above average overall.
hockeybeerguy (1859) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 29, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reviewed from notes. Rcvd in trade.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a nice looking dark brown to black colored body with a fairly nice lookin’ one finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute.
The aroma had a nice roasty to somewhat bitter smelling coffee/somewhat light chocolatey-goodness just rolling all around my nose.
The taste took those smells and just basically really shook them all about to blend to taste and really shake things up a bit.
On the palate, this one sat a light to medium and showed a fairly decent sessionability to hold itself up against other stouts.
Overall, I say this was not a bad American Stout, seek and you shall find a much worthy stout to enhance your beer tasting experience.