TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 31, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours near black with a fully receding tan head. Aroma of brewed coffee, dark roast, hints of smoky chocolate. Taste is dark coffee, roast, foamy chocolate. Notes of burnt malt and toffee. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with lush carbonation.
BenRod (48) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - OCT 29, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from Tap. almost black in color with tan head. Very coffee aroma with some sweetness. Good chocolate malt flavor with strong bitterness of coffee. Nice finish.
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to theisti for this bottle. Dark, deep coke-brown. Aroma of coffee and some sweetness. Taste is light bodied stout with a mild coffee flavor. When out of the fridge (I was anxioius) it’s a bit thin and crisp, but waiting until it warms up brings out a bit more layering and fuller mouth feel. Thanks T.
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 15, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ah, nothing like an everyday coffee stout! This one has a very strong coffee aroma. The taste is again coffee with chocolate and other wise nice roastiness. a slight bitterness from the coffee and chocolate flavors and little smokey flavor. I wish that they made this year round.
hopdog (11560) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler acquired in trade with xmarcnolanx (thanks!). Aromas of coffee, coffee grounds, roast, and soem chocolate. I’m a sucker for coffee beers, and I was really into the aroma on this one. Tastes of coffee, espresso, vanilla, and roast.
egajdzis (6130) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a dark brown color with a small, light tan head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts, nuts, and light smoke as well. Taste of roasted malts, some nuts, coffee, and finishing ashy smokey... Not bad, all about coffee here though.
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - SEP 13, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to hopdog. Pours a deep brown with amber note and a smaller off white bubbly head. Aroma of a ton of coffee, some dark chocolate and smoke. Flavors of coffee grinds, dark chocolate some hints of the oatmeal stout. The coffee is really up front on this one. A little thin.
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - SEP 7, 2007
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Black pour with amber head. Smells heavily of earth. Taste is medium with a lot of coffee. Not much of interest for me here.
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle thanks to drmatt:
pours black with a good sized light tan head. aroma of coffe grounds and cocoa powder. not much else though. flavour is thin and watery with coffee and oatmeal flavours. not alot upfront or in the finish. easy to drink, but not much to it.
after4ever (7608) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 4, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12-oz. Thanks, Theisti! Pours opaque black with a sudsy, tallish tan head that falls quickly to film. Minimal lace. Sour, chalky, heavily coffee-ish nose. Watery, nearly still, very coffee-forward on the attack. Light mid-palate and virtually absent finish. Pleasant but a bit of an unbalanced coffee bomb.