JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 20, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Roasted coffee bean nose. Fairly thin pour with a nice off-white head. Reddish brown in color. Lots of roast in the flavor, coffee and nuts, some sweetness of an ale, and lingering bitterness. Not too shabby.
whateveralesme (22) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - APR 6, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Out of the bottle. I’m not really a coffee drinker, but this has just the right amount in it , and I love it. Very smooth and think, pours black.
millerclmb (44) - Boulder, Missouri, USA - APR 6, 2006
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I love coffee (I drink black coffee every morning) beers and this is the best one I have had. I’ve tried Java porters and java stouts and this one really does balance well the bitterness of the coffee with the rich full tase of the oat meal stout. It suits my taste well.
vyvvy (4540) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 27, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours very dark with nice sized head that stayed around. Aroma is all strong coffee / expresso. Taste is lots of coffee, maybe a bit on the burnt tasting side. Musty malt aftertaste lingers for a bit. I’m not a coffee fan, so not my favorite beer - but good if you are into that kind of thing.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Almost jet black with some red tint. Small, frothy tan head. The aroma was roasted grain, some cofffee notes, dark chocolate. More carbonation that I like in a stout. On the light side in body. Malty. The coffee flavor doesn’t dominate but is present. Depending on your viewpoint, this can be good or bad. I thought this was a nice coffee stout but not one of the better ones.
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2006
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Sethdude! I am the Second to rate huh? 12 oz bottle. Pour was black with big foamy fluffy off white head. Then nose was like espresso. Great start to this. Mammoth. The taste was coffee, really, all coffee. Being a coffee drinker, I am enjoying this brew immensely. Damn good coffee brew. A bit watery on the mouth feel. I catch a hint of alcohol/wood maybe in the after taste. Wonder what the % is? Damn good coffee beer.
Earlier Rating: 3/7/2005 Total Score: 4
Bottle, thanx to Chris. Poured a clear darl brown, with a foamy thick tan head. Aroma is dominated by coffee. This is a cold dark coffe drink. I was looking foward to this, and , this is not so great. More like iced coffee than a beer. Wish I knew the ABV. As this warmed the malt came foward, I am enjoying this more and more.
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - MAR 11, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Super hazy dark brown pour, with small head. Strong roasty bitter coffee aroma. Some toasty malt in the aroma, but the coffee aroma was a bit overbalanced. Somewhat roasty sweet malty flavors with big coffee. A light bitter finish that lingers a bit.
Braudog (5966) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 5, 2006
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From the bottle. Pitch black with a nice tan head. One of the best java aromas I’ve ever encountered. Superbly well balanced coffee-flavored beer. Another outstanding effort.
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - MAR 2, 2006
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reddish brown with a small off white head. Served at 44° in a pint glass. Aroma is strong coffee and roastiness, but mostly coffee. The initial taste is coffee followed by coffee and a bit of roast and malt and finishes with coffee. The mouthfeel not too bad, maybe a touch thin. Pretty much like drinking cold coffee with more body. Not bad, just too much coffee and not enough stout.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 28, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a transparent dark brown with a thin off-white head. Heavy mocha coffee aroma has some toasted malt underneath. Body starts with a sweet sticky toffee flavor and some coffee bean balance with a lingering earthy roastiness. A nice stout.