AndresTM (350) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, roasted malts, and caramel in the aroma. It is delicious. The taste is a bit underwhelming, as it doesn’t deliver all the promises the nose makes. It is correctly bitter and not as sweet or strong in coffee favors as I had expected. The palate is more medium than thick and carbonation is adequate. If only everything else were as good as the aroma...
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can. Pours a deep, rich mahogany with a nose of freshly used coffee grounds and light chocolate. Flavor is metallic coffee with a hint of caramel in the finish. Average mouthfeel. FUCK YOU, TYLER DELANE. YOU BETTER FUCKING HOPE I NEVER FUCKING RUN INTO YOU AGAIN, YOU COCK-SMOKING SHITFUCKER.
dmac (4510) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz can shared by Dean via trade. Poured a good looking thick body pitch black with an average sized foamy beige head. Aroma is great, notes of black coffee, lactose, dark toast. Thicker bodied with with medium to fuller mouthfeel if that makes sense, softer carbonation and a dry finish. Flavor started off with a quick hint of metal that faded rapidly, lots of coffee with a touch cream and even some marshmellow, dark toast. This is good stuff.
pineypower (2667) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - SEP 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can, big thanks to Trukpro for this via trade. First off the can is awesome, love the "before noon/after noon" on it. Now to the beer...pours a dark brown color with a small tan head. Aroma is of lots of coffee, light chocolate, some roast and light hop notes in there. Flavor is a great balance, with a nice quality coffee taste of medium roast, chocolate, and a light finish of some hops and roast. Solid brew with a dangerously well hidden ABV. Props!
BigBodyBenz (45) - Colorado, USA - SEP 4, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I found this beer to have a nice caramel and creamy taste but yet stays strong to it’s coffee and chocolate like blend. Very much so enjoyed this Java Stout.
Ibrew2or3 (7344) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz can pours very dark brown with full dark tan head leaving behind some lacing. The aroma offers up malt balls and dark roasted coffee as well as a mild level of earthy chocolate. The taste begins with some dark roasted malts and dark roasted coffee and then it quickly sweetens up with malts, a bit of chocolate and malt balls. To midway and into the finish those notes are briefly interrupted by a dash of black licorice. Pretty nice stuff.
Dedollewaitor (14423) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ The 5th Danish Summer Gathering Ulborg, 2012. Pours black with a small creamy head and lacings. Dusty and fresh grinded coffee. Roasted and bitter. Great mocha is. Smooth. Nice.
AmEricanbrew (6181) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color with lasting tan head. Nice earthy kelp, black malt, burnt espresso, mocha, deep roast aromas. medium body. Rich espresso coffee flavors with mocha, chocolate, earthy black burnt malts--serious breakfast stout
fletchfighters (1205) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A-- Poured a dark brown, near black color. Settled jet black. Just a touch of ruby light penetrating this. One finger of light mocah colored head. Settled to a thin layer of light brown film and decent collar. Slight bit of head retention but more or less a layer of film. Nice spotty lacing with this.
S-- Touches of roast, brown sugar, and chocolate. Otherwise, a lot of fresh roasted coffee. Nice nose. Quite appealing and a nice pick me up nose to it. Something I would want to drink at 7 AM.
T-- Coffee and dark chocolate. Almost equal amounts of chocolate and coffee. Quite fresh tasting. Touches of rolled oats and brown sugar again but really well done on the coffee part.
M-- Solid stuff. Bold, rich and thick. Medium bodied and light medium carbonated. Dry chocolate and coffee finish with just flashes of the acidity and bitterness. Just touches of brown sugar in mid and back again to smooth out the coffee and chocolate. Long lasting roasted coffee and bitter baking chocolate finish. Nice.
O-- Well rounded beer. Well hidden alcohol and easy to drink. Damned tasty beer and better to have at 7 AM than a long black. One good coffee stout.
Meilby (8669) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 18, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can 355ml @ fonefan
Pours dark brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt and cold coffee. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light to medium bitter with a long roasted cold coffee finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.