Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is dark dark brown with a nice big bubbled tan head...smell is rich coffee with light notes of cocoa...taste is nice...good coffee flavor, not over the top like some other coffee beers...some faint chocolate toward the finish which is nicely smooth bitter...not over powering...some metallic qualities too...
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle picked up at Corral on a recent trip to St. Louis. while not a huge fan of coffee beers, this one was quite enjoyable. dark ruby brown on the pour with a tan head that settles down to some very nice lace. taste is a balanced blend of coffee, oatmeal and hop bitterness. good stuff.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Translucent, deep burgundy body with a short-lived sudsy light tan head. Aroma and flavor of chocolate-covered espresso beans, a hint of plastic phenols, and dark chocolate. Powerful coffee flavor although hop flavor does come through and the medium-high bitterness has the impression of being hop driven rather than roast or coffee driven. Mostly dry. An enjoyable coffee beer. Thanks Eric.
heemer77 (5079) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - DEC 6, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark brown body with a dark khaki colored head. The aroma is dominated by the coffee with some fresh hay and chocolate. The taste is strong coffee with some light roasted walnuts. There is also some dark chocolate. There is not a bitter aftertaste that some coffee stouts seem to have. Thanks for the bottle, Duane.
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle via trade with Duane - Thanks Duane! - Pours deep dark brown with ruby highlights and a creamy tan head that stays well and laces down the english pint in layers. Aroma is straight coffee. Flavor is mostly coffee, some roasted nut flavor. Bitter dry finish. Palate is medium bodied and a little thin for a stout.. Drinkable but pretty one dimensional.
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 (315) - 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 (2031) - Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
yep, it’s black like eric’s 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 hershey’s. 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. I’ve often mentioned coffee notes, but damn! Coffee notes have turned into coffee rinds. Slight chocolate undertones. I have not coffee in five years, but it’s 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.