JPDurden24 (1527) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown pour, espresso and toffee forward with lighter coffee flavor on the flavor and a little residual chocolate flavor. Good stuff!
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TheHOFF43 (1706) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can. Pours dark with a tan head. Aroma is coffee, sweet milk and a little cocoa. Very solid actually. Abv is well hidden.
jessecox13 (3) - - APR 7, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is one of the best stout beers I've ever had. It is packed with flavor and hits on all cylinders. I was a big skeptic of the can, but this one is done right. It's by far one of my favorites to recommend.
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TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
a nice skinny can bought as a single. Really a nice mocha beer with medium body and easy sweet drinkability for 10% abv beer. Chococlate was there but creamy coffe dominated profile. Was a bit knocked for a loop after drinking this, sneesk up on you. Good but not above other chocolate/coffee beers out there.
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rated 3/28/13. Thanks to Momar42 for the 12 oz can! Poured into a Duvel tulip.
A: Pours a very dark brown color. The head is a two finger mocha shade. I’m fairly impressed with the retention given the gravity, and the lacing left down the glass is beautiful and consistent.
S: There’s a good amount of chocolate and coffee on the nose. The coffee seems to take on a hazelnut quality to it; always a good thing here. A bit of booze come through to the nose, as well.
T: Alcohol is far more prevalent on the flavor profile, unfortunately. Most of the booziness is concentrated on the opening flavors. The finish, however, sees a surge of lightly roasted nuttiness that I enjoy somewhat, along with some more heavily roasted coffee. Some umami notes tie this together - actually, a lot of umami notes tie this together. Other notes of hazelnut and toasted oak appear, giving it some good complexity. Ultimately, I think the savory qualities are a bit too strong for their own good.
M: There’s good creaminess within the texture, but it’s a bit more carbonated than I like from such a creamy feel. More damning is the fact that it doesn’t go down particularly easily, likely from the prevalent alcohol.
O: I think this could have kicked ass if it were, say, 8% and just a touch sweeter (not cloying, though). As it stands, it feels too much like hard work drinking it. Not bad at all, though - certainly a unique take on a ’coffee and chocolate’ brew.
DesertDevil (487) - Arizona, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2013 12-oz. can. Strong coffee aroma with cinnamon. A medium brown color with no head. Solid coffee taste with pronounced hop bitterness and some cocoa on the back end. Fairly light body with a moderately bitter finish. This one was so much better than the previous can I had. Another solid Sixpoint offering.
Reynolds314 (2224) - Connecticut, USA - APR 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a nice beer. I dont get any barrel character as it says its barrel aged but I do get plenty of coffee and cocoa with a nice brown ale/porter backbone that isnt really roasty but more sweet malty.
cmarron (5) - EVANSTON, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a robust porter crossing the line with an american stout, but double (Imperial) at 10% Alcohol, which you will notice on the taste as a warming alcohol.
Let this treat warm up to about 50-55F and the complex malt (roast, chocolate, toast) will come forward really nice.
The aftertaste is a bit astringent from the alcohol, not just the dark malts. But that subsides as it warms up as well.
Ed5388 (1970) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz can. Pours a dark brown color with a creamy mocha head. Aroma of espresso, roasted malts, and milk chocolate. Taste of strong coffee, rich milk and bittersweet chocolate, roasted malt, and some vanilla.
JLLSU (238) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - APR 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz can brought back by a friend from CBC 2013----> NB globe. Pours a dark brown with a nice khaki head and a weird dotted lace. Smells of heavy quality coffee and light roast. Taste is good bitter coffee and a bit of milk chocolate. Fairly light on the tongue with surprisingly high carbonation. This is a dangerously drinkable 10% beer.