GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUL 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
> Top notch highly aromatic coffee stout
[ Bottle ][ 12oz ][ Costco Vista ][ $1.50- ][ Reidel Vinum XL Pinot Noir ][ 7.17.14 ]
>> Pours a clear deep brown, thicker tan foam with excellent lacing. Nose is excellent coffee, vanilla latte, hazelnut, huge tobacco. One of the better coffee beer aromas Iíve experienced. Taste is medium bodied, fariyl dry, lots of cocoa nibs, chalky cocoa powder, some semisweet chocolate bar. Palate is rich and silky, mild spiciness. This was easily the second best beer from the 24 pack Beer Across America case. Everything else was ok and meh. Torpedo Pils was a Top 5 world pilsner. This is a spot on coffee stout. Highly enjoyable. Hell yes for Oregonís cold pressed coffee!
>!< a tad chalky, but in a cocoa nib crunchy way
kevinator (1730) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Well done. Strong aromas and flavors. Coffee, milk chocolate, vanilla. Nice dark and milky look with a small head. Full-bodied and creamy.
juiceisloose (1257) - Windermere, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle from 2014 Beer Camp series. Pours nearly pitch black in color and topped by a nice layer of mocha colored foam that slowly settles to a thin film and leaves streaks of lace around the glass. The aroma shows notes of fresh cold pressed coffee, bitter dark chocolate, espresso, vanilla, and a touch of creamy milk sugar. Smells really nice. The flavor follows with ample amounts of fresh roasted coffee, bitter dark chocolate, and roasted malts with some toasted vanilla and sweet milk sugar to provide balance to all the roasty and bitter flavors. Medium bodied, smooth and creamy with balanced carbonation that leads to a lengthy bitter sweet coffee finish. Really tasty stuff and probably my favorite of this series.
daleharshman (1010) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 18, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle from last summerís Beer Camp mix pack, purchased 13 months ago at Holiday Wine Cellar ($25.99 for 12-pack). Pours black with some brown highlights. The two fingers of creamy mocha-colored head has truly excellent retention, actually looks like an espresso drink with foam on top. AROMA of spicy acidic coffee beans, vanilla, espresso with creamy milk or coffee creamer, and dark roasted malts. FLAVOR of dark artisanal coffee with plenty of lightly sweet milk, dark bitter chocolate, roasted nuts, creamy vanilla, and big roasty and slightly burnt malts. Moderate sweetness overall and finishes with notable lingering coffee bitterness. Despite the moderately high ABV, the lactose seems to give it a lighter body and softer mouthfeel. The coffee character is really good here and well balanced with the stout as a whole, even after more than a year of aging. This would have to be the best of the twelve beers from last summerís Beer Camp mix pack. (405, 978)
sloth (2717) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JUL 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yup, from that old ass mixed Beer Camp box. Good lookin, lasting brown head, nice lace. Black. Yummy, coffee nose, chocolate. Medium, creamy smooth body with a soft carbonation and nicely oily. Good roast and coffe flavors, caramel and a hint of vanilla. Slight burnt notes and some berries. Fairly dry finish. Yummy. Bottle from statelineliquors.
mjs (5788) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 9, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle, 0.355 l, at laitiís, 20150613, thanks) The beer poured black. Its head was small and lightly brown. Aroma had burnt malts and coffee. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were coffee, cream, burnt malts, sweetness and bitterness. Aftertaste had burnt malts, coffee and bitterness. A too burnt brew.
bnokk (318) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 17, 2015
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
APPEARANCE - beautiful black, thick pour. Head is light brown & lovely.
NOSE - surprisingly little considering the coffee flavor the robust coffee taste.
FLAVOR - exceptional coffee balance and stout balance. Deep coffee flavors are slightly offset by the malty sweetness.
NOTES - the best Beer Camp of them all.
VastActiv (4481) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Laitiís, Helsinki. Colour is almost black with slightly brownish head. Aromas and flavours: Coffee, some chocolate, some milk chocolate and roasted malts.
blutt59 (6356) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottled, dark brown, khaki colored head, aroma of chocolate milk, flavor of cappuccino coffee, roasty, milk chocolate , nice
BrewMstr (167) - Pleasant View, Utah, USA - MAY 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, enjoying the entire beer Camp 12 pack while camping! Pours very dark work tan/brown foam. Aroma of chocolate and coffee with the lactose in the background. Chocolate and bitter taste. Nice morning camping drink!
shigadeyo (3461) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
5/22/2015 (bottle): The aroma is sugared coffee with a splash of cream, dark chocolate, and a sprinkling of roasted malt. Very, very dark brown color, opaque; thin cratered crown of beige-colored foam. Coffee up front in the flavor giving way to dark chocolate, roasted malt, creamy light sweetness; bittersweet finish with slightly herbal hops and a slightly espresso-like acidic finish. The coffee aftertaste grows as it warms. Warming alcohol, but it isnít overt. Medium body, prickly carbonation, average mouth feel. Robust and is a lot like iced coffee with just a bit of cream and sugar. The coffee is the main star, but it isnít just beer with a splash of coffee. However, I really donít like lactose in beer. Overall, this is a well-crafted beer that is quite enjoyable. However, one 12 fl. oz. bottle is more than enough. I like it, but this just isnít my cup of tea... er, coffee... anymore.