bu11zeye (11111) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of coffee, roasted grain, dark chocolate, soil, light charred bread, and caramel. Flavor of coffee, roasted black malt, and dark chocolate.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Name: Black & Brew
Date: November 03, 2011
Source: Ale Atlanta
Appearance: black, fine tan head, drippy streaks of lace
Aroma: strong coffee aroma, roasted malt, touch of dark chocolate
Flavor: rich coffee flavor, bitter dark chocolate, balancing caramel sweetness, long bitter black malt finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
jcwattsrugger (10000) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle-@Tampa weekly shared by burg326-pours a foamy tight tan head with dark copper color. Aroma is peat/roast –medium malt, some earth hops. Taste is coffee/peat/roast –medium malt, some earth hops, jalapeno.
Tmoney99 (8769) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured clear dark brown color with an average frothy light brown head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Solid roasted coffee and chocolate malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium roasted coffee flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where exceeded.
Ratman197 (7607) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap At Wynkoop Parade of Darks poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas ofcofe, cocoa and roastines. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roastiness, coffee and cocoa with a smooth lingering coffee finish.
daknole (7193) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour, light brown head. Lots of coffee and roasted malt in the nose. Flavor is coffee and dry roasted malts. Pretty good stuff.
womencantsail (6860) - Garbage Grove, California, USA - OCT 25, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown in color with a thick khaki head. Slight diacytel, sweet toffee, and a bit of roasted malt. Very mild coffee, some char, and a bit of chocolate. Light prune note, too. Bland and watery flavor, some roast, chocolate, and a light coffee flavor. Some burnt toast and coffee on the finish.
DocLock (6789) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottles from Frank Smith et. al. Pours hazy deep black with 1-finger khaki head. Nose is huge coffee, malt; an aroma much like Otto’s Sumatra Stout. Tastes bitter, with a huge coffee flavor, roasty malt, and a rich flavor. This is a top notch coffee stout, but haters of coffee beer will hate this one.
Ughsmash (6666) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 2, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Poured deeper brown with a tall, sticky beige head.. looked great in the glass! The aroma picked up sweet, milky and vanilla notes with lovely coffee overtones.. just a touch smoky.. awesome nose! The flavor found sweet, lightly-roasted coffee, milk chocolate, and rolled oats throughout.. vanilla and dry coffee roast on the edges.. more delicious coffee on the long finish. Medium-bodied and fairly sweet on the palate.. very smooth middle.. moderate bitterness.. I need this on tap in my house.
Drake (6488) - Ivy, Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from a sampler. Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Average head retention. Aroma of coffee, milk, toasted malts and a bit of roast. The taste is coffee, chocolate, roasted malts and bitter hops in the finish. A faint banana-like fruitiness. Medium bodied.