italianjohn (2476) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown/black pour with a beige creamy head and lots of sticky striped lacing ... aroma of coffee beans, roasted malt, chocolate, cocoa and caramel malts ... taste is of caramel malts, bitter cocoa, coffee beans, roasted malts and a bitter roasted bite with some dry oak and vanilla ... finish is bitter dry and roasted with the abv hidden well .... mouthfeel is thin and porter like
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
poured from a can into a tuliped snifter. dark brown almost black pour with a foamy gray brown head that doesn’t stick around, but laces nicely. Smells coffee, roasty, vanilla, a little lighter in the nose than I thought it’d be. Taste is pretty big on sweet coffee. Dark chocolate bitterness. Mouthfeel is a bit thin, but I shouldn’t hold it up to stout standards. Some hop bitterness. Good strong porter
JPDurden24 (1650) - 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 (1771) - 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 (826) - 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 (635) - 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 (2811) - 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.