HolidayBeerGuy (50) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - MAR 28, 2009
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz. bottle, pours black, small tight light brown head, aroma of pure coffee beans, taste is of bottled coffee, no complexity one flavor, a bit boring, but a decent stout.
esjaygee (3844) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had at the Three Cellars Sam Adams tasting when it was pitted against the witbier. Iíll admit, I actually voted for this one though Iím glad the witbier one, and about 10 minutes after I left the store I wanted to change my vote. The world doesnít need another mediocre coffee stout. Brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, mild coffee and peat. Smooth body mimics the smell though the body is semi cloying with a chewy aftertaste. It was okay.
incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Man, what a weak weak coffee stout. NOTHING for coffee in the aroma, and very, very little on the pallate too. Slight roast t here from the malt, but not good as a stout, or a coffee stout. Both Sample A and Sample B were pretty bad. Still would take this over the one that won.
DalzAle (1842) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - DEC 12, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Got to try this at a tasing event last night at Heritage Liquor. Overall I had to say it was ok, but didnt offer anything that set it apart from any other coffee beers. Dark pour, stiff coffee flavor with a barely noticable aftertaste. Would rather spend a few extra bucks and by a better coffee stout.
Moggman (235) - Columbus, USA - DEC 7, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours black with little tan head. Aroma is coffee and not much else. Flavor is coffee, sweeter than other coffee stouts.
Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 19, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours brown with a thin white head. Smells of coffee, chocolate, bitter malt. Tastes peppery and of coffee with some nice roasted malt character.
Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 26, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of Sea Bass. Pours dark fizzy brown with thin quickly dissipating brown head. The aroma is mostly Folgers crystals or maybe roastier moving into burnt malts, black licorice and mild caramel in the background. The taste begins with coffee roastiness up front but feeling even and smooth. It moves toward roasted malts and some black licorice to midway. It ends dry with hints of malt and or coffee astringency.
Lubiere (9029) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A deep black stout with a thin dark moka head. A pleasant milk chocolate aroma with caramel and fruity notes. In mouth, light chocolate with bitter notes, musky, nice coffee in finish. Medium bodied. Sampled at Vermont Brewfest July 19 2008.
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle courtesy of sebletitje. Pours dark brown with a small but lasting tan head that leaves good lacing. Aroma of acidic coffee and roasted malt. Taste is slightly stale coffee, roasted malt, and a hint of chocolate. Medium thin mouthfeel with a mild amount of bitterness and a slightly acidic finish. Not very good.
sebletitje (5974) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 7, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of Tony @ OTH.
Pours black with brownish head.
Aroma was filled with coffee, espresso.
Taste of good roasted coffee malts, a really ncie offering by Sam Adams, hoping this one makes it on the shelves.
Lots of coffee, but lacking something else to make it really stand out from the rest.