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RATINGS: 1022   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 318   ABV: 10.6%
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Three thousand feet above sea level in the misty mountains of Jamaica, some of the worlds finest Arabica beans are hand picked on their way to becoming Blue Mountain Coffee. Halfway around the world, plump spring barley grows to maturity in the loamy soil of North America while aromatic hops are cutivated to exacting standards. Here in our kettles, these three special ingredients are blended to create a heady mixture of sweet sugar, dark roast, and complex flavor. Please enjoy this brew in moderation.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 6, 2006
Courtesy of Ohiodad <P> Aroma is coffee, espresso, capuccino, more coffee and burnt malts. Deep black with a two finger thick mocha head. AGain...ESSPRESSO dominates the fore, middle and finish. Some chocolate sprinkled in, but you basically have a chilled cup of alcoholic Joe here. If you have ever had Starbuckís Liquor you have had this beer. It tastes good, but it gets ridiculous after a little while and then starts not tasting so great. My wife, coffee freak that she is, thought it was the best stout int he world, but I personally thought another flavor OTHER than coffee might be nice.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - MAR 5, 2006
Wow! Big coffee and dark chocolate nose from the start of the pour. Body poured very dark brown, with a thick creamy dark brown head. Nose was coffee and roasted malts, with hints of hops. This had to be one of the thickest brews I have every had. Wonderful mouth feel. The was chocolate and coffee, but a creamy milk shake essence to this. This was alcohol., but not over the top. There was also hints of hops in the end, with bitter chocolate lingering. I wish I had more of this. It more than lived up to the hype. One of the best ever. IMO. Thanks to Shadey! Great guy

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2006
Once again another very kick ass and rare brew Degarth somehow got and shared with me. Big black pour, a big and rising tan head. Do you like coffee? If so youíll love this beer, and this is why. Fuckin huge espresso flavor, pretty bitter and strong exactly like it is when you get a cup of espresso, some ever so slight chocolate comes through but then gets itís ass kicked by the chuck norris like roundhouse to the face that the espresso delivers. This is espresso beer, itís starts in the aroma, blast you with itís flavor, leaves you with a punishing bitter mouthfeel, not bad but drink this one first to start your night, a very dark and bitter beer, you gotta like coffee to enjoy.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
acertain (249) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 5, 2006
Big props out to OhioDad for the bottle. Pours opaque black. There was no head when it initially hit the glass, then a thin, tan one developed. Aroma was overpowered by what to me smelled like grappa: harsh alcohol with an undertone of grape. There was coffee and malts and all the rest under there, but for me the grappa smell overwhelmed everything else. Unfortunately, in the mouth it was the same. I could detect a good beer under there, but I wish I could have had it without the shot of grappa. I drainpoured it after 3 sips.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 4, 2006
Tap at mugs for split thy skull fest. Very dark pour- pitch black with a very dark brown head, and nice lace. Aroma is actually not as intense with coffee as I had hoped, but still had a decent amount backed up with tons of chocolate and light fruity and caramel aromas. Lots of coffee in the flavor but still not as much as say- bells java stout. More caramel, toffee, roasted barley, mostly sweet with a nice strong roasty bitter finish. Smooth and long lasting on the palate. Very nice overall, but I wanted more coffee!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkover (1524) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2006
Dark black color with a coffee brown head. Aroma of roast, coffee and alcohol. Fllavor is all coffee, but its not a strong coffee.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
zach8270 (3777) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAR 3, 2006
(bottle - 22 oz) Dark black pour with a lot of puffy tan head. Aroma is loaded with freshly brewed coffee, roasted malts and some fruits. Smells so inviting, and the alcohol is well hidden. Flavor begins with a blast of coffee and then gives way to a roasty middle with a nice roasty malt finish. Very thick and creamy and the alcohol is not detectable at all. Very delicious.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łůdż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2006
Whatever. Itís best components are definitely creamy, as in the body and in the flavor - there must be some oat in here, and flaked barley. The sweet creamy tightness is quite good, especially when cold to medium temp. The coffee doesnít get too acidic. But I have had this beer before, and this beer operates on the same scale. Well constructed, but does not have individual elements that grab me. I guess furthermore that you could say that the alcohol presence was nicely masked. I would not think this 12%. Again, oh well, and interesting and good.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2006
A rough pour gave a nice inch think brown head. Aroma popped with fresh coffee beans and some fresh blueberries and strawberries. With a closer inspection the beer smells just fresh. I donít get much of the normal roasted, caramel, or chocolate out of this one; quite interesting. Where is the alcohol in this one? This is so amazingly smooth, rich and creamy. I think this might be my favourite stout I have ever had. It is a heafty beer, full of flavor in every way it could be, but 125 IBUís?! This is so amazingly smooth it is hard to put down.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAR 1, 2006
Poured black with a decent brown head and nice brown legs. Mmm sexy (in funny voice). Let me start off by saying all the sweetness in this beer shocked my nose and mouth a little after having the 6 previous stouts. I think I was a little surprised and hard on the score for that reason. But on this sitting thats the way it goes. Lucky for me I have more and can dedicate a full night to it. Roasted aroma with a pretty good amount of sweetness. Nice amount of coffee. Doesnít come across over the top or become too roasted. Mouthfeel continues with another good dose of sweetness in the roasted malt. Light coffee could be found underneath it. Finish had a nice light bitterness. Full-bodied with a nice silky mouthfeel.


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