BillWyce (621) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From notes: Poured inky black with a creamy, 2-finger dark tan head. Aroma of coffee, perhaps with a touch of dairy cream. Some roasty notes also. Medium-bodied, deep flavors with a slight oilyness from the coffee. Flavor of coffee with some cocoa beneath. Slight dryness to the finish. Kind of an odd fruity-sweet note as it warmed.
Elwood (2909) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - APR 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from Wegmans Leesburg. It pours black with slight ruby highlights and a large, light tan head. The nose has lots of coffee, slight roasted malt, and mocha notes. The flavor favors the coffee side of things with nice black coffee notes, a touch of sweetness, and a little prune juice as it warms. The bitterness comes from the roast, not the hops. Not heavy on the tongue like some stouts, this brew is medium bodied with average carbonation. Maybe a little pedestrian, but solid and approachable. Nice brew.
RamyG4 (308) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Black with a good sized light brown head. Aroma of coffee, caramel, burnt malt. Taste is pretty mild, mostly coffee, leading to a very lightly dry, roasted finish. Light bodied, soft carbonation.
patrick767 (3232) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle - Pours very dark brown and smells of the expected coffee and dark roast malt. The flavor is roasty and well balanced with a good, solid body and nice coffee character. Overall itís a pretty good coffee stout though not a remarkable one.
Fatehunter (966) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - APR 17, 2012
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured into a glass stein. Black with a finger of tan head. Looks nice.
Smells like coffee, nutty and malty.
Sweet tasting, burnt malt at the beginning with bitter coffee beans at the end. The flavors hit "one, two, three" without any blending or balance.
Moderate to high carbonation, too much for me. Light body for a stout.
An okay drink. It has a robust coffee profile, but it was not balanced with the rest of the stout. Smelled and looked great though.
umich03jm (1315) - Allen Park, Michigan, USA - APR 11, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pitch black pour with nice thick beige head that hangs around. Strong coffee aroma and a little cream too. Bitter coffee flavor with ok mouthfeel. Not much else going on. Not bad but nothing special.
efecher (70) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Delicious combination of coffee and beer, and not that disgusting convenience store blend coffee. Definitely a good one from the winter collection. Almost wanted to have this with breakfast instead of an actual coffee
ThisWangsChung (638) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - APR 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brief write up. This is a very solid attempt at a coffee stout by BBC, the coffee profile isnít amazing, but the rest of the stout (aside from its lackluster feel) is pretty damn good, with a nice malty backbone and hints of dark fruit. Iíd love to see this stuff in six-packs.
Darwenus (445) - Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of the best Sam Adams brews Iíve had, and I think Sam Adams consistently turns out quality beer. The taste is strong but smooth. Hops hit you at the front, and then this stuff finishes with all kinds of amazing tones. Thereís coffee, of course, and a rich, smokey stout malt ... but then thereís cream, caramel, chocolate, and black cherry at the finish. I enjoyed this.
SDalkoholic (1998) - Linda Vista, California, USA - APR 1, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Wal Mart: Poured a deep dark shade of brown that could have easily been confused as black while a thick monstrous layer of stubborn foam graced the top. The aroma is all malts and boasts a strong resemblance to rich regular black coffee even though it does smell like coffee you could buy at McDonalds or 7-11. The drink is roasty with a heavy blend of blackened malt that suggests coffee like flavors. Even though this does hold a nice rich blend of roast coffee like malts, it is apparent that there is an addition of coffee creamer flavor as well such as half and half or cheap Irish creamer capsules. Everyone else can hate on this or me for giving this such a high rating but Iím sorry, I can only think of 2 other beers that pulled off such a strong resemblance to coffee that I feel this ranks as # 3 in the category of best damn coffee beers.