SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 4, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Bottleworks brewpub. Black and mahogany with a dark tan head. Heavy coffee aroma. Coffee flavor is so strong, you need a cheesecake with this beer. Good body, head, and texture.
antzman (314) - Clarksville, Indiana, USA - NOV 30, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown, almost black with a thin off white head. The aroma is like fresh roasted coffee beans. The flavor is very strong coffee, maybe a bit too strong. Very clean finish.
hippie4beer (162) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - NOV 17, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black with a small white head. Aroma is strong with fresh coffee. Flavor is medium with coffee beans but is balanced well. Finsh is smooth and mild. Decent coffee stout.
Kevin (1976) - Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
yep, itís black like ericís temper must be. a bit of grey head. a fresh coffee ground nose. oh yeah, good to the last drop. juan valdez would be proud. such a strong coffee flavor with currents of chocolate as in hersheyís. some vanilla sneaks out as does a nice finishing bitter. a damn fine beer.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 4, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted 11/1 at the Tap Room. Dark, dark opaque hue with a tan cavernous head. Iíve often mentioned coffee notes, but damn! Coffee notes have turned into coffee rinds. Slight chocolate undertones. I have not coffee in five years, but itís everything I remember it tasting like, only cold, and with malts and carbonation. Dark roasted malts, shadowed by the intense coffee flavor. It was delicious. Then I knocked over my glass and broke it! Sorry Kevin! I guess that it was that good, but it ended in an embarassing situation and a beer soaked tasting pad. I know you should not cry over spilled beer, but I wanted to.
tjthresh (1858) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - OCT 16, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
05 Hop in the City/KC. Dark brown with a sticky tan head. Garnet hues. Has a pretty good coffee aroma. Not much else to go with it. There was a nice mix roast malts and coffe flavor. Pleasant bitterness. Silky. One of my faves of the day.
jcr (1946) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 4, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hop in the City: Aroma: Coffee. Flavor: Coffee. Aftertaste: Coffee with a slight bitter bite. Other than that, there is a bit of sweet malt background, but itís difficult to detect over the coffee. As Schlaflyís t-shirts say, Beer is not just for breakfast anymore. This is a coffee that you can have after dinner, too.
Cable (286) - SE, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 25, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from bottle. Pours an opaque blackened-brown with a lasting tan head and intricate lacing. This stoutís aroma and flavor are dominated by fresh-ground coffee. Balanced, but finishes bitter. Medium-bodied, lightly carbonated. If you like coffee, it is a must try (I canít drink coffee, so I just canít appreciate this stout as much as it deserves to be liked).
Terminus (2891) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - SEP 19, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap-hop in the city 05-pours deep brown with a fizzy tan head. freshly roasted coffee mostly in the aroma. flavors are more of the same-huge coffee bean flavors with a touch of vanilla. as the previous raters say, this is very one dimensional, but in a good way. novel and fun.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Beerhandy for this one. Deep brown, but not quite black. Thumb thick head. Huge sweet coffee aroma. Starts with very acidic coffe flavors then becomes sugary/creamy sweet and finishes bitter again. Very coffee dominated beer, but fun to drink even if one dimensional.