olio (9000) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml bottle.
Originally rated on 20100219.
Pours black color with a small off-white head. Aroma of coffee, dark roasted malts, cocoa and some chocolate. Flavor of licorice, coffee notes, cocoa and caramel malts. Very nice and roasty.
alexsdad06 (8719) - Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle from backlog notes. Pours dark brown in color with a small khaki colored head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, nice black coffee, decent bitterness, dark chocolate, very mild caramel, with an earthy finish. My only complaint is that the body is thin for a stout.
laiti (7981) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle @ One Pint Pub. Rated on 19.02.2010
Aroma has coffee, some truffles and dark chocolate. Flavour has mocha, some dark chocolate, licorice and hints of cocoa. Feels a bit thin but I like the strong coffee aromas here.
b3shine (7963) - Indiana, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft to taster. Looks solid; a fairly transparent light cola with off-white head that quickly dissipates into lacing. Smells solid too; dark malt and lots of pleasant coffee. Tastes like it smells with a solid mouthfeel. Good, not great.
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 22, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Swalden28. Pours with a small tan head over a dark brown body. Aroma is so much roast it is sick. I hope you like coffee!. Spice fresh ground coffee and coffee been oils. Taste is coffee and nothing more. Fizzish bubbles with a dryish mouthfeel.
SudsMcDuff (7873) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 15, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drank the evening before leaving for Nawlins and Zwanze Day.. . Got in Lawrence,KS .. Cork & Barrel .. . . Pours a deep brown, medium head, strong lacing .. . notes of espresso, roast, and instant coffee mixed with twigs .. . great smooth mouthfeel- way to easy to drink- a great session stout .. . I enjoyed the hell out of it .. . .
Jeez, what a li’l crybaby!
Are you gonna cry all day, crybaby?
You know, everyone has problems; it doesn’t mean you have to be a little crybaby about it.
Come on, guys, let’s go. This kid is totally not cool.
Yeah, that’s the most uncool kid I’ve ever met.
drowland (7868) - 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.
Ughsmash (7507) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 29, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Poured deep, opaque brown with a towering, sticky cap of tan head. The aroma picked up sweeter, dry-roasted espresso beans and a mild complement of dark chocolate with some vanilla and herbal accents.. warmth brought out an interesting lactic notes. The flavor had wet coffee grounds and milk chocolatey sweetness at the core with coffee bitterness and a bit of vanilla surrounding.. this finished poorly with a blend of heavy coffee bitterness and gym socks.. and that finish really stuck. Medium-bodied with sharp notes from the coffee.. this went downhill from the initial impression.
after4ever (7486) - 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.
Ernest (7244) - 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.