garrison (792) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a twelve ounce bottle purchased at "Liqour Direct" in Covington, Kentucky - This one poured a black brew that smeeled like, well, coffee and possesed a tall brown head of foam. Tastewise, it was coffee nearly all the way with some malt sweetness at the end.
Suttree (5541) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 26, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black, with a thin tan head. Huge coffee aroma, as one might expect. Hint of burnt toast, as well. Coffee dominates the flavor, but notes of burnt toast and dark chocolate sneak in as well. Tasty.
jzzbassman (1523) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - FEB 25, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is not only coffee, but GOOD coffee. Black with a frothy head just makes it look appetizing. No off flavors; exactly like advertized...coffee, malty, with a creamy finish. Extremely well made.
madscotsman (147) - Fairview Heights, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice coffee stout. Pours dark in color with a tan head. Has the aroma of coffee and a great finish.
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2007 Bottle from jgd0608. Black as black can be with small fizzy tan head. Aroma of dark roasted malts and blck coffee. Nice bitter coffee flavor as well as good malt backbone. Good body as it is not gonna be too thick since it’s a regular stout. Leaves a strong coffee flavor in your mouth that’s for sure.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 9, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark black color with a light brown head. Aroma is of dark malts, raisins, and roasted coffee. Flavor is dominated buy bitter roasted coffee with some malts backing it up. Kind of thin on the mouth feel.
TheBeerLover (1026) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 30, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 bottle 2006 version courtesy of BigErn. Pours to a beautiful,. bright, deep brown, to black color, with a rocky, white head that fades, and a good carbonation. The nose on this beer is excellent with lots of good aromas of coffee, and hints of mild roast. The palate is firm, with good dark chocolate, coffee, and mild roasty flavor. The palate is very creamy and silky on the tongue as well. This beer finishes with more good dark chocolate and coffee flavors, then ends with a mild roasty flavor that lingers. The addition of real coffee in this beer makes this a really great coffee stout. If you love coffee and stout, you will love this beer. Excellent desert beer, and a great beer to enjoy after a big meal, and dare I say I beer you could enjoy with breakfast.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JAN 26, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle (10/06) via trade with BigErn - Pours a dark brown color with a big two finger thick light tan head. Nice lacing. Aroma is mostly coffee and slight vegetable. Flavor is coffee and chocolate. Creamy and soft palate. Medium body. Actually, this is a pretty easy drinkin’ coffee stout. Thanks Sean.
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Oct 06 bottle. Beer is very dark brown, nearly opaque. Head is initially large, beige, frothy/creamy. <P>
The aroma is intriguing. Malty with moderate notes of roasted grain, chocolate, coffee, light notes of tobacco and molasses; Hoppy with moderate-to-heavy notes of green, vegetal grass, light notes of resin/pine; Yeasty with a trace of dough; Trace of sap.<P>
The flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter, lightly acidic with a moderately long, lightly bittersweet, trace acidic finish.<P>
The body is full, the texture is velvety and the carbonation is lively.
Ernest (6727) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2007
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Oct 06 bottling. Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly lasting. Body is dark brown to black. Aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain/husks, stale coffee), with notes of twigs, vegetation, ashtray. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation. Really disappointing aroma after trying the oatmeal stout, which is apparently the base beer for this...husky, poor coffee character, vegetal. More acidic than the oatmeal stout as well. Eh.