arminjewell (6414) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice deep black pour, thin tan head. Big coffee and chocolate aroma, with notes of roast as well. Taste is a big iced coffee, with hints of roast in the middle and a bitter finish. Very coffee forward, but with a nice creamy, oat palate.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 31, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of beastiefan2k. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Smells of coffee, chocolate, roasted malt. Tastes of coffee, bitter, caramel, some spicy hints on the finish. Well balanced.
Ernest (6342) - 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.
5000 (6298) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 7, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours dark brown, large light beige foamy head, with attractive lacing. Damn, very sharp ground coffee on the nose. Amazingly close to actual coffee. Damn, very minor roasted malt flavor with a big heap o’ coffee. Unfortunately the body and mouthfeel on this one is very very thin. Detecting a bit of cream and sugar tho! Coffee lovers will probably really enjoy this beer, but otherwise it doesn’t seem to have much behind the coffee. Glad to be able to try it tho. Thanks goes out to beerhandy for the trade! Damn...
after4ever (6251) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 4, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12-oz. Thanks, Theisti! Pours opaque black with a sudsy, tallish tan head that falls quickly to film. Minimal lace. Sour, chalky, heavily coffee-ish nose. Watery, nearly still, very coffee-forward on the attack. Light mid-palate and virtually absent finish. Pleasant but a bit of an unbalanced coffee bomb.
BBB63 (6152) - 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.
drowland (6144) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 19, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I first tried this quite awhile ago and I wasn’t a huge fan of coffee beers... but going back, it’s a nice decent brew.
slowrunner77 (6077) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
"i don’t know anything about the "cold toddy method" but the coffee presence in this beer was super-fresh, almost like chewing on a fresh picked bean. definitely at the fore-front. another one that covered up the beeryness of the beer, but not in a bad way. smooth texture, medium bodied. some light roast and chocolate and hops to accompnay the coffee. Another nice beer from Lou!"
blutt59 (6033) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, thanks to swalden28, black in color with no head, good coffee aroma, flavor to match with good finish
TaktikMTL (6010) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bouteille de 12 oz obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur de café avec une pointe de chocolat. Apparence: La couleur est noire. Présence d’un mince col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de café avec une pointe de chocolat et de céréale grillée. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de café en arrière goût. (Rating #5242)