BeerBunker (709) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from some friendly bastard’s growler at DLD 09. Pours brown with a tan head. Aroma is of roasted malt, chocolate, cocoa, and rich coffee. The nose is huge on the coffee, with an almost burnt coffee aroma. Taste is huge on the coffee at first, with an almost burnt coffee bean taste. Aside from the coffee, there is also lots of dry roasted malt, chocolate, cocoa, and a slight presence of vanilla. Lingering coffee bite after each sip. Finish is very dry and surprisingly hot. Medium, and very sharp mouthfeel. A very enjoyable beer.
Ughsmash (7001) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 28, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler at DLD (as “Jittery Joe”, with some sort of accidental additional coffee injection!). Poured deep, murky brown with a light cap of tan head. The aroma picked up heavy coffee and dark chocolate maltage that almost made me twitch a little from the caffeine ;) The flavor was decadent with coffee grounds leading an array of less-significant dark maltage.. all very nicely roasted.. coffee lasted well through the finish. Solid feel on the palate with coffee bitterness balancing the roasted coffee sweetness.. yummy!
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 27, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Name: Jittery Joe
Date: April 25, 2009
Source: Tasting, DLD
Appearance: black, wispy tan head
Aroma: big roasted coffee aroma, dark chocolate
Flavor: big coffee flavor, roasted malt, bitter dark chocolate, just a hint of sweetness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
dalekliz (826) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 25, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler, thanks to WeeHeavySD for sharing! Pours a deep black with a huge tan head. Huge sweet, creamy coffee aroma, with malt and dark chocolate. Big bitter coffee taste, with a lot of burnt, toasted malt, dark chocolate. Huge lingering bitter coffee and malt. Intense and amazing.
papajohn (1248) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - APR 16, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 17, 2009 Sample from a growler shared by WeeHeavySD@AleSmith’s tasting bar: Color is black with with a small tan head. Nose is sweet, chocolaty and full of coffee. Flavor is rich dark roast coffee followed by rich dark cocoa and a light coffee bitter finish. Full body is rich and creamy with modest carbonation.
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - APR 13, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler from Charles Thickfreakness shared with dalekliz, and I’m psyched to try it. Pours black with with a creamy tan head. Nose is sweet and chocolaty, creamy and roasty, and full of coffee. That is one hell of an amazing nose. Taste exceptionally rich, very full and coffee and quite slick to the tongue. This is an amazing beer, beyond amazing in fact great!
thickfreakness (132) - AUSTIN, Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I love this beer! Drank from a growler recently brought back from Short’s. Pours viscous black with a mocha colored head that fades to a ring of foam. Aroma of fresh roasted coffee beans, creme and some light chocolate. Flavor is like the perfect blend of rich roasted coffee, creme, and hot cocoa. There is also a nice biscuity aspect in the aftertaste, almost like a biscotti. Mouthfeel is pretty thick, rich and smooth, especially for the low ABV. There are so many coffee stouts nowadays but this one is a step above the rest. Truly superb.
incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2009
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich coffee aroma on this one. Lots of sweet chocolate and coco, with a good dose of fresh ground beans on the pallate. Not sure if this has the same Stout base as the Smore Stout, but i thought this was a littler heartier for a stout. Really good coffee stout, kind of a mix between DMMDI and Java Stout. Good stuff, thanks Derek!
roborb (66) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 5, 2009
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2009 Growler courtesy of a very generous trader, thanks man!
The beer pours a very dark, motor oil black color with a 1/2 inch brown head. The aroma is of strong coffee and roasted malts. There is a lot of cream in the first sip with coffee following quickly. My only complaint with this beer is that it is a little thin. Regardless, this beer is one of my new favorite coffee stouts!
iowaherkeye (2686) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - MAR 5, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from northernbrews, thank you sir! Black with a small dark tan head, fading to a swirling film before long. Coffee dominates the nose, with some roasted malts and brown sugar notes. A little lactose as well, which maybe is where I’m getting the cream note. Impressive. Flavor has more of the cream, but still plenty of coffee to back it up. I can only pick up on hints of the brown sugar, as it’s more lactose now. Bitterness peaks around a 2-3 in the finish. Smooth medium body with only a hint of carbonation. Wow, a very nice coffee stout.