vyvvy (3553) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 4, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I thought the regular coffee stout tasted as much or more like coffee than beer, but this on has it beat. If you want coffee and alcohol, but don’t care too much for the taste of beer, this one is for you. It pour dark brown with a small spotty white head. The aroma has lots of smooth coffee, hazelnut and a mere hint of roasted malt. It has a medium/light body and smooth light carbonation. The flavor starts off with bitter coffee, cocoa, hazelnuts and some of the roasted malt. The finish is just over the top coffee and abandons any semblance of beer. Not my thing at all.
seymour (1307) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JUN 11, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tasted from cask, via beer engine, at cellar temp at the Tap Room. Oh god, I may have died and gone to heaven! Opaque dark brown with tan, aromatic mousse-like head of spritzy little bubbles and great lacing. Creamy, toasty, roasty, silky, fruity, yeasty, bready. Bright, medium-roasted coffee acidity. Tart but smooth. The coffee and yeast in suspension combined to lend it a delicious chalky, mineral water hardness that I loved. Full bodied, low carbonation, "chewy" mouthfeel, everlasting complex aftertastes. Not a single flaw, not a single thought as to how to improve it. This is one of the most memorable beer experiences I’ve ever had.