auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - MAY 22, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2006 Julios Spring Beer Fest. Rich aroma of coffee, oaked tannins, and Mexican vanilla beads. Pour of deep dark oily black, with fine frothy top of sun darkened tan. Flavor is an invigorating and intense coffee, hazlenut, and dry melted belgian chocolate. Nose is warming and sweet, with hits of bourbon and toast. Mouthfeel is tops, with plenty of creamy, sweet goodness to go around. Outstanding! All around a classic. Any beer with Blue Mountain coffee is bound to be good. RERATE. Sharp acerbic and incredibly intense coffee bean roast. Flavor is a highly restrained chocolate, yet lending to a light chocolate nib presentation in a sweet, astringent coffee roast bite. I find it a bit less shallow than I expected. The coffee character is so phenomenal, yet melds with the malt character to create a uniformly impressive presentation. There’s some nicely charred sweet barbeque sauce that lends to the taste. It’s one of the most unique coffee flavors. Hops lend a nice touch. A most admirably noted beer as having such sophisticated coffee tones, from a fresh hot french press cup, to a steaming shot of dark espresso to a lacing of gourmet liquer. All around awesome!
bigda83 (838) - Jamestown, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2012 vintage sampled at 05-15-16 Public Day. Poured a dark brown with a small off-white sudsy head. Aromas of coffee, sugar, light cream, and chocolate. Flavor had cream and sugar, chocolate, and muted older coffee. That’s to be expected with this an older vintage. Full body, slick texture, soft carbonation, pretty smooth finish.
Gespuccian (128) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 4, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great stout. Pours a dark black, with very little head. Nose is coffee, dark roast, a touch of alcohol. Taste follows suit. Plenty of coffee flavor, though it’s not overly bitter. Likewise, the dark roasted malt is dark and full of flavor, but there’s a residual sweetness that cuts some of what could be bitter on the mouthfeel and creates a smooth, chocolatey, and full mouth feel. Finishes with a slightly crispness, and some burn from the high ABV. It all works together though. Great beer.
Underdogs88 (324) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet chocolate aroma. Appearance is jet black with a thick tan head. Flavor is full of milk chocolate. Mouthfeel is medium with medium carbonation. Overall, it's a good chocolate beer. It has an extract chocolate aroma and flavor, but overall it's solid.
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probstblueribbon (3715) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from parts unknown, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.
App.: Deep brown-black with a decent mocha head.
Aroma: Coffee, dark chocolate and nuts, dark-roasted maltiness, so much coffee, chocolate and nuts, wow, lightly boozy.
Palate: Medium-full body, very creamy and very fine carbonation.
Flav.: Tons of coffee, lots of dark chocolate and moderate nuttniness, boozy, so full-bodied and rich; lots of booze, and a very long coffee and dark chocolate finish.
A very big beer. Probably a poor choice for a work night.
monk191 (1749) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very good, milk shake like beer. Pours a beautiful deep black with thick tan head. Smells of mocha, vanilla and cinnamon. Extremely thick taste. With lots of milk, vanilla, cinnamon and some chocolate and coffee bitterness in the finish. Had in the bottle.
vjohans (704) - SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Coffee, espresso, chocolate, , tanned head, Brownblack, medium sweet, light bitter, almost sour taste, little alcohol,
Medium body, no bitterness from the coffee.
Niko100 (2671) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich black color; Heavy creamy body; Aroma of malt, coffee, & chocolate; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, coffee, chocolate, some vanilla, and cocoa; Full body & nicely balanced; Quite satisfying.
fugitive (1907) - Athens, GREECE - APR 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Color black with small brown head. Aroma some coffee, alcohol, chocolate. Taste sweet, chocolate, coffee, roasted.
BeAndrews (30) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep black with a small foamy light-brown head. Aroma is sweet malt, dark fruit, coffee, vanilla and light green hops-- interesting. Taste is roasty, sweet, coffee, hops and quite bitter with a significant amount of alcohol.
Camons (10194) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Home. Pours black with a light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, expresso, little chocolate. Flavor is light sweet, malts, black coffee, expresso, dark chocolate, alcohol. Medium to full body, soft carboantion, warming alcohol in the finish. 110510