3fourths (6948) - Straßgiech, Bavaria, GERMANY - MAR 22, 2004
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
#1000 rating, and cool enough, it happened on the same day that my truck hit 200,000 miles on the way from Chicago to St. Louis. This one has a deep brown color with a creamy tan head. Strong nose of fresh espresso beans and chocolate... like eating those chocolate covered beans. Sweet coffee and creame flavor initially, then a nice even milk and scotch flavor, finishing off with a thick, robust finish. The flavor doesn't match the aroma, though, and with a little unwanted butter in the finish, this isn't the best coffee stout, but I still love anything that includes my two favorite drugs. mmmmmm
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 21, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hop in the City '03: Black, with a thin white foam. Whole coffe beans seem to be resting in the bottom of the glass. Aroma consists of multiple levels of smokiness - sweet to bitter. Slowly roasted milk chocolate combined with fresh coffee. This is very fresh and very pleasant.
BBB63 (5411) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 19, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At Hop in the City: Very dark brown hue witrh good head and okay lace. Starbucks Mocha coffee aroma is noticeable. Nose hints of sharp hop twang, fleshy fruit, oatmeal, and leather. The taste starts bittersweet chocolate and expresso, then detected some aromatic and grassy hops. Very bitter and dry finish. Creamy and lively mouthfeel. Damn, this is a great coffee versus oatmeal stout. Recommended to anyone who like coffee based stouts.
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - SEP 22, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
MMMMMMM....what Rouge Mocha Porter should have been. An excellent coffe stout. Mocha from the nose the toes.
igneous1 (1467) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - SEP 22, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice black with a little garnet color when held up to the light..as the name suggests, this is a pretty one dimensional beer..all coffee all the time. got a strange salty taste well into the aftertaste..it was very mild..dont know where that came from.
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 28, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2003 Dark brown almost black in color, has a nice big creamy light brown head, strong roasted coffee aroma. Huge coffee flavor in this one, almost overpowering but very tasty, full, thick mouthfeel with a beautiful burnt bitterness, if you like strong coffee you will like this...I love it.
Indra (2476) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - MAY 20, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2009 Re-rate, 7/5/09. 12oz. bottle. Sweet, roasty malt aroma, strongly coffeeish with notes of cocoa, faint ash and earth. Black in color with dark brown showing a bit around the edges, head is fine, slight and lasting. More massive coffee to be found in the flavor, but blends nicely with the existing roasty, chocolate and light background malt sweetness, as well as contributing a pleasant bitterness to the overall profile. Some mildly spicy hop flavor towards the finish. Thin, active mouthfeel, body is medium. Quite nice, actually. This is getting bumped up a few points from its prior rating.
Draft at the brewpub. Very fine bubbles! Dark brown/black color. Definite coffee aroma, and maybe some chocolate, too. Very, very roasted coffee flavor. Italian roast, if I am not mistaken. When you swallow this beer, the coffee aroma fills your palate and nose. It’s an unusual sensation when drinking beer. This lends a certain dry quality to the beer. Mouthfeel, however, is a tad on the watery side. Dry finish. Coffee-beer! I would have preferred a bit more substance, something to give it some chewiness or thickness to go with the strong flavors. No hops apparent.