Josiah2729 (7) - La Vergne, Tennessee, USA - OCT 31, 2011 does not count
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: strong coffee, roasty malts,
Appearance: black, cloudy, frothy, two finger head, excellent lacing all the way down.
Taste: Slightly bitter, roasted malts, slight coffee taste
Palate: Medium Body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish
Overall: A nice new addition from Samuel Adams
SSSteve (3552) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 30, 2011
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle from winter mix pack. pours silky black with a small, stable, creamy. fine bubbled head. nose is very strong creamed dark roast coffee with sugar. medium body with moderate carbonation. flavors blend bitter coffee with roasted malt and a faint note of hops in the finish. nice surprise.
riseagainstme (48) - Michigan, USA - OCT 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a tan head. Had very good coffee and stout taste but with a light easy drinking body and mouthfeel. Tastes very good for being in a mix pack, now I just want a six or twelve of it on its own.
cleverlobo (300) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 27, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle; black with medium pale brown head; aromacoffee, chocolate, roasty, spice; taste-light sweetness, medium bitterness, lot of coffee, yet light body and thin feel.
jlruthven (513) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, poured into an english pint glass. Super-black, barely any brown highlights. A vigorous pour yields an almost three-finger tan head that settles into a rocky formation, and recedes to about half an inch by the end. Nose is strong, dark ground coffee: bitter and clean, with cream and raw sugar. Taste is pretty much reflective: very bitter up front with massive coffee and sweetened baker’s chocolate. As it settles over the tongue, cocoa powder, sugar and cream come through. SA really steps it up during the colder months.
Sammer (966) - Plano, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taste is cold black coffee, dark chocolate and cream. Smooth tasting and easy drinking. Solid beer.
BadAprilia1000 (160) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
If you could get any more coffee in a beer, I want to try it. Aroma of freshly ground coffee and is a very black pour with little to no head. Tastes strongly of coffee, cappuccino, chocolate, and bittersweet cocoa. Texture is a bit creamy but not of a typical stout. Good beer.