IrishBoy (3722) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAY 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask (firkin) at the brewpub. Nose of coffee and chocolate. Black with a medium tan head. Flavor is coffee, caramel, and chocolate.
alexanderj (3258) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JAN 27, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at La Jolla location. Color was dark brwon to black with a slightly dark tan head. Aroma of coffee grinds, roasted malt, cocoa, caramel and vanilla. Really nice aroma. Flavor was really good for a coffee stout. Heavy on the espress/coffee with vanilla, cocoa and roasted malt providing some nice balance. REally surprised with this one.
danielcurtis81 (1517) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 19, 2008
3.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at San Diego Brewers Guild Festival 2008. An overpowering espresso nose. Flavors leave a lot to be desired unfortunately. If they were half as good as the smell this beer would be off the charts.
fordest (1961) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - APR 28, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask at the brewery. Lots of espresso aromas coming off this very black pour with a very fine tan head. Flavors fell off a bit. Watery roasty coffee with some chcolate, but not a lot. Creamy finish. Not bad