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RATINGS: 240   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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The perfect morning night capper. The richest of stout, creme, and coffee that could ever grace the guidelines of beer. Toast, roast, and chocolate notes infused with fresh coffee and finishing with a soft creme mouth feel.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thickfreakness (132) - AUSTIN, Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2009
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
brystmar (1112) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Mocha colored body sprouts fluffy tan head. Beads aplenty. Intense coffee aroma: dark and roasty, so much blackness.

Tastes a bit watery. Weak mouthfeel overall. Lactose adds a pleasant taste of creaminess despite the thin body. Far better than I expected for a Shorts beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
bucs572000 (234) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Poured from a 12oz bottle I got in a trade, thanks Devin. Aroma is huge coffee. Flavors are coffee, light chocolate and caramel. Pretty is what the label says a coffee stout. The coffee flavor is amazing, the mouth is a little light but overall this a great coffee stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (2549) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2014
bottle. Black with small head. Thick pour. Dry stout with rich roasted malt and a ton of coffee flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChrisSc (184) - Lille, FRANCE - FEB 5, 2014
12 oz bottle into glass. Minneapolis. Appearance: Super dark black. Completely opaque. Small tan head. Aroma: Strong roasted coffee, chocolate, vanilla, roasted malt, smells delicious. Taste: Mildy sweet upfront, not too much, with a pleasantly bitter finish. Palate: Medium, almost full body. Not as much body as I would have liked. relatively low carbonation. Rich coffee finish. Overall: A nice beer. Very good flavor and aroma. Would have like a little more body and depth. Still well worth drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dfonorow (1203) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle from a trade. Pour is black with a slowly disappearing tan head. Aroma is faint but includes roasted malts, coffee, and chocolate. Flavor is more defined with the coffee roast shining through, also includes semi-sweet chocolate, cream, and vanilla.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinator (709) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Strong stuff. Good roasted malts and coffee aroma. Very dark with a tan head that coated the glass. Milky and creamy with average weight. Smooth drinking. More of the same as this was like drinking straight black coffee with a hint of hops bittering the finish. Some dark chocolate notes as well. Not very sweet. This one had some power to it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
darb85 (37) - Canton, Michigan, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Good not great.sweet mild coffee flavor. Only one bottle have to re rate after second bottle

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2200) - Michigan, USA - JAN 17, 2014
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 12/2/2013. Pours dense pitch black color with a 1-2 finger dense dark brown head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of huge roasted coffee bean, dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, char, toast, cream, light vanilla, and roasted earthiness. Fantastic aromas with big coffee presence and great complexity of roasted malt/cream notes; with great strength. Taste of roasted coffee bean, dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, light char, cream, light vanilla, and roasted earthiness. Light roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, light char, toast, cream, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice balance and complexity of coffee, roasted malt, and cream flavors; with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very creamy and moderately slick mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome coffee stout! All around great balance and complexity of coffee, roasted malt, and cream flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheBear11D (163) - Michigan, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Cup A Joe pours jet black with a dark brown head that lasts a good while. The aroma is coffee and vanilla. The flavor is coffee, vanilla and chocolate. Overall this is a tasty beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
devman171 (713) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Bottle pours black with low head. Aroma is sweet roasted coffee, taste is similar with a smooth sweet finish

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