libertine (337) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - DEC 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a tan head. Big nose of espresso, cocoa and Sugar. Flavor is much the same. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Finish is bitter but not as much as you would think in this style. A little sticky on the lips. The coffee is center stage here. If your not into coffee stouts, this is probably not for you. I personally think this is really good.
ClarkVV (4841) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 28, 2015
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Undated bottle, drunk 11/28/15. Opaque, no head, black. Heavy coffee. Roast. Dark chocolate. Vanilla. But mostly dark, thick coffee. In the mouth the coffee is bitter, ashy, and slightly putrid. Syrupy, too sweet. Can we forget the Creme series ever happened....
AirForceHops (5262) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. can shared by Willrunforbeer. Pitch black , no head. Oily viscosity as the stout is swirled around the glass. Aroma is old coffee bean, chocolate and sugar.
The flavor is pretty good, coffee bean that leans more on a coffee drink from Starbucks. Carbonation level is more mild with the slick oily texture I saw as I swirled the glass. Tastes good.
Chalumeaux (679) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 28, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from bottle thanks Willrunforbeer and jason. Pours dark black with dark beige head. Aroma of stale coffee amd roasted malt. Taste is burnt coffe and malt.
Heather_B (237) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 28, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Man, smells like stale espresso or coffee beans. Flavor is super acidic coffee that lingers in my mouth. Dark pour. No head. This sucks.
AdamChandler (4049) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz, thanks WillRun. Dark, black, reddish hues. no head. Aroma is just straight up coffee. acidic, roasty, bright. Very thin mouthfeel. acidic roasty finish. middle is some chocolate, coffee bean, not really fantastic. I guess would be good as a breakfast beer i hat was something I was into.
WillRunForBeer (1814) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle, just arrived as an extra from umich03jm. Thanks, Jason! Pours deep dark brown witha dark beige head. Aroma is all dark coffee, coffee grounds. Strong coffee flavor. Some caramel and chocolate underneath. Slight vegetal. I wish this bottle had a date.
tricyclist (1124) - Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Large sample board of fairly dark brown liquid with Amber edges. Little to no head with what I had appeared, dissipates fairly quickly. Aromas of chocolate and caramels with loads of espresso beans... Sweeter than I wouldíve expected but still really fantastic and easy drinking. Minimal alcohol notes are present, with more residual sugar then I wouldíve planned. Still enjoyable however.
miklebba (2) - Michigan, USA - JUN 23, 2015 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The best stout ever. Coffee, chocolate, heaven, this stout is rich and warming just like your favorite cup a Joe.
ctipping (697) - Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter. Pours a very dark brown with almost no head and no lacing. Not quite fully opaque. Light comes through on the edges, but not through the body of the liquid. Looks thin, really. Strong coffee flavor. Almost smells like an over-brewed, burnt roast. Another review mentioned Starbucks coffee, probably for this reason. Roasted malts come through, but itís faint by comparison to the coffee. Similar flavor. The coffee isnít as pronounced as it is in the nose. Itís still strong, but it tastes more like a stout than just a cup of coffee. A lot of lactose sweetness comes through in the back and diminishes any bitterness. Very thin. Fairly low carbonation, but itís not too low. Itís an appropriate level. The body is what lets it down. I want something a bit chewier to stand up to the coffee. It doesnít taste like an 8% beer though. I would expect something with such little body to be a lot boozier at 8%, but it isnít. Certainly tasty and pretty easy to drink, since itís so thin. The lactose and intensity of the coffee are a turn-off, though.