ICEatALAMO (780) - Troy, Michigan, USA - DEC 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice malty aroma up front and then as you are starting to drink the coffee smell hits you. The taste had a nice coffee flavor that some "coffee" stouts lack. Although I have been a little down on Shortís beers laterly, this one was a good one that I want to get more of.
doppelthat (46) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This beer pours a dark black body with a thin dark tan, bubbly head that settles quickly. The aroma is of coffee and some sweet caramel, also there is a little funky, almost sour quality in the smell. It tastes very much like coffee but also with a bit of this off puting sour taste. I do love sour beers but I totally wasnít expecting anything sour from the taste but I for sure got some weird sourness. I think this bottles must be a bit old, I wish Shorts put bottled on dates on their beers. Im am sure if this beer was younger it would be great. I still get all the awesome coffee notes but the sourness kills almost all the roasty flavors the beer has to offer.
zach8270 (3037) - Henrietta, New York, USA - NOV 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle - 12 oz) Pitch black pour with a thin tan head. Coffee and roasted malts abound in the aroma with a very sweet cream and chocolate note coming up under it. Flavor starts off with lots of coffee and espresso leading into a big roasted and burnt malt middle. Light sweetness near the finish and the cream really makes it smooth and silky. Really good.
TreborWhip (367) - Reading, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Bixlerís Lodge poured dark brown with thin tan head. Aroma of roasted coffee. Flavor dominated by sweetened coffee with cream, a hint of chocolate, and a slightly bitter espresso finish. Paired very well with my filet mignon with bearnaise sauce and a side of brown rice.
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 25, 2011
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
12oz from notes, I will re re rate this once I try an uninfected bottle. So yeah, infected for sure, super high carbonation, bitter with no flavor at all.
evanlarkin (303) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - OCT 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ported from BA.
Dark brown, opaque, and a small amount of tan head. Pretty standard for the style.
Coffee and condensed milk. Slightly sweet. Itís kind of like a a creamy iced coffee smell. No hop presence here.
Still, no noticeable hops, but no issues here. Lots of coffee, some creamy milkiness hanging around with it. Again, like a coffee with cream. Thatís the best way to describe this. Semi sweet with some chocolate notes in the background too.
Thickish, more like the milk than the coffee. I suspect that lactose is an ingredient here. Mediumish carbonation.
Not bad, but Iíll admit that I take my coffee black. Milk stouts have never been my thing, but this is certainly ranking above most of them.
jgb9348 (4276) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2011
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Deep, absolute pitch black coloured body with no head at all and a very oily look - crazy deep, just like a nice [used] motor oil. Aroma of super pungent coffee, roasted malt, peanuts, walnuts, anise and a ton more roasted coffee. Medium-bodied; Super strong soy sauce, Worcestershire, mushrooms and meaty flavours abound with some roasted coffee, a lot of pungent roasted malt, alcohol and a bit more anisey and licorice flavours - strong as hell and not necessarily in a good way. Aftertaste is very strong with a vibrant mushroom and meaty taste along with roasted coffee. Overall, a strong and pungent beer with a lot of deep flavours that donít go over so well. Nice and strong tasting, but just not for me. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Merchantís in Dearborn, Michigan on 16-January-2011 sampled at home in Washington on 19-September-2011.
radagast83 (3744) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle thanks to my good friend raveskdr. Poured a pitch black, no head at all. Aroma was burnt, roasted coffee. Flavor was coffee, like a cold straight, black coffee. Booze non-existent. Pretty good, but Iíve had better coffee stouts before. Worth checking out.
Hudspart (538) - Byron Center, Michigan, USA - JUN 11, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Pours dark brown/black with no head. Heavy aroms of coffee with a hint of chocolate. Sweet taste of coffee. Very good.
JohnnyJ (3892) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I have tried this a couple times, I believe this bottle is thanks to wnoble. Dar dark brown, almost black pour, tan head. Aroma is huge on the coffee, almost strictly espresso, with some notes of sweet roasted malt. Flavor is similar, lots of coffee, but with a sharper roasted edge, some cream, sweet chocolate, and an odd tartness. I nice enjoyable coffee beer, if that is something that you like.