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RATINGS: 1018   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   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.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
aracauna (3138) - Georgia, USA - FEB 27, 2006
Opaque black with a small, but dense brown head. The aroma is of grilled meats. Thereís a lingering sweetness in the finish. This is definitely too sweet for heavy drinking, but itís definitely satisfying.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkover (1518) - 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.

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.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
zach8270 (3583) - 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.

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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrockLanders (774) - Panama City, Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2006
Nice big bomber bottle. I was excited to try this given my homebrew impy coffee stoutís propensity to be "too ove the top". Is this coffee stout one to aspire to? You bet! Poured (in taster cups) a very dark brown/black...no head, but thatís not a big surprise. Nice roasty malt aroma, nice coffee presence. Big mocha malty taste, the coffee is subtle, not like my brain-melting homebrew. Nice hop bitterness accompanies a full-bodied mouthfeel.....best coffee stout Iíve ever had. I sense some strength, but it doesnít go against my good feelings about this brew. Very nice IS.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JdoubleyouS (82) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2006
I actually had some of this great beer right out of the vat at the brewey on the tour right near its completion. The other descriptions say it all. A great brew by Matt.

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!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 28, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2007 Winter í07 vintage sampled on 9/3/07: Very reminiscent of the previous vintage with nice molten dark chocolate espresso bean flavors. Body is silky smooth and full of sweet dark caramel malt, brown sugar, and dates. Very well balanced and enjoyable.

My favorite beer at the Blind Coffee Stout Tasting 2/25/06, original release:(http://www.ratebeer.com/Forums/Topic- Pours a viscous opaque with dark brown edges and a light brown, thin-lacing head. Aroma is very sweet, heavy and lightly roasted with a nice dark fruity complexity and dark mocha presence. Body starts with a big sweet dark caramel flavor well-balanced with lots of viscous complexity, dark fruits and bitterness toward a warming, sticky sweet finish with some lingering roasty coffee. Iím sure some people will find this too sweet, but to me, it makes an awesome dessert beer.


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