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 (2901) - 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 (7164) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2016 Bottle (Nov 2015 bottling). Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is dark brown to black. Aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain, coffee, dark chocolate). 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 texture, lively carbonation.
A bit too sour for my liking, and the aroma is simple if pleasant.
RealAleDave (45) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 18, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with mahogany highlights. Very fine tan head settles to an incomplete cap.
Nose is really good dark coffee. Roasty, rich, with some chocolate and earthy notes. Total domination by the coffee, and no hint that this is a beer, rather than a cool cup of high quality Joe.
Medium in the mouth. Much better balance between the malt and coffee, with the former actually making an appearance here. Quite long and lingering on the finish. Nice stuff.
Soft, low carbonation gives a richer feel to the mouth than is really there. A bit too much coffee to have more than one or two at a sitting, but I still like this quite a bit.
millstadtguy (50) - Millstadt, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours back with a good off-white head. Aroma of coffee & malt. The coffee flavor dominates but with a follow-up of chocolate. Very unique & good. Schlafly rocks!
wheninhell (488) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
black with a nice tan head that lasts forever. slightly stale coffee aroma with some cocoa. flavor stale bitter coffee with some cocoa and vanilla. finish is dry slightly acidic stale coffee. body a bit light and slightly fizzy. its a coffee stout.....but its a stale coffee stout.
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JAN 10, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at BW3. Red tinted dark dark brown with thin light tan head. Nose sweet with lactic smells, a bit creamy, roast, a little coffee. Too sweet, unbalanced. Mouthfeel low carbonation, with watery body for style. Sweet coffee aspects bitter and overly sweet. Milkiness disappears. Tiny roast, unbalanced sweetness. Lactic finish, too sweet aftertaste.
ford9719 (371) - Vilseck, GERMANY - JAN 9, 2007
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Thanks to jdg0608. Poured a very dark black color. Aroma of mocha and hops is present. Taste of water is present with a coffe after hint.
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mild burnt roast aroma. browny vague with short beige head. Very coffee-like, all bean. no sugar, no milk, black coffee. moderate palate.