deanso (6216) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ blibd tiger, new York.
Thin white head. Clear dark pour. Smooth coffee notes.
Nickls (1920) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 2, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Old BA rate - tap)
Short finger of light tan head; pitch purple-black color. Dark fruits; some coffee and a light sweetness. Kinda sweet at first with plum-like flavors; a fair hint of roasted coffee. Thinner MF than what is expected from the look; tight carbonation. Pretty easy drinking and fairly well-balanced, nice lower abv helped out here as well. Overall, this was a little sweet for me and I was expecting more pronounced coffee flavors. That being said, it was a nice break from some of the high octane coffee brews I’ve had
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 29, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at BT. Pours a black body with a tan head. Roast y chocolate malt, more dry coffee with a light earthiness. Nice brew.
vtafro (4414) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 29, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2009 On tap at the blind tiger. Was after drinking a couple of stone offerings but still had a stand out flavor and aroma. Did pale in comparison to the KBS we opened but what doesnt?
tgncc (2994) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAY 27, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is malty, roasted malts mainly, with a buttery/biscuity background. Surprising for this style. The appearance is dark black, tan head. The flavor follows the aroma, malty, buttery, with substantial roasted coffee. Again, the butter flavor is surprising for this style. The finish is roasted coffe and hops, contibuting a slight to medium bitterness. Medium mouthfeel. Decent overall.
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 10, 2009
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
tap at monks- pours dark, with a small bubbly head, nose is watered down folgers, not much in it, taste is similiar very watered down, watered down mouthfeel the coffee wasn’t really coming through as all. lacked any character at all.
Chapel (468) - Levittown, New York, USA - MAY 23, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours very dark brown. Lots of coffee flavor but is mildly softened by some sugary sweetness. More beer needs to be made like this.
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2008
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours total black. Nose is very mute. I get basically nothing off it. Flavor is heavy on the coffee, but more so a sweetened espresso...or better yet - those Vietnamese iced coffee drinks. Super sweet and strong coffee flavors. Strong malt characters and a touch of rich caramel flavor. Feel is extremely smooth with an almost biting carbonation. Very drinkable. Another fine Southampton production. Just keep in mind that it is going to be on the sweeter malt side.
beastiefan2k (2728) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - OCT 23, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2008 2007 batch. Comes to me completely black with a thick light brown head than fades into a surface covering and stick lacing. As usual served to cold, had to wait to warm up. Aroma is medium strong roast coffee bean espresso with some light sweet prune. Taste is light sweetness mixed with a just a present amount of coffee and leaves that roast-y espresso aftertaste. Just a hint of coffee bitterness at the end with an earthy toasty feel. A medium body and extremely quaffable for such a beer. The thing about this beer is that it is definitely a coffee beer, strong on coffee, without going over the top (i.e. Hitachino Espresso).
Pint pour at the Publick House, live rating @ brewpub..
Re-rate 2008 batch. Difference is the flavor had a mineral aspect. A bit of slick tobacco at the end of the flavor. Otherwise still coffee everywhere. 8/4/7/3/15.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 1, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 20/20
Gonzo amounts of coffee - like going to Starbucks. Amazingly thick!!!!!!!