jcwattsrugger (11284) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap-pours a big brown head and black color. Aroma is coffee/ash/roasty. Taste is coffee/ash/roasty-dark malt, bitter, some earthy hops. Drying.
hopscotch (9736) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft… Pitch black ale with a mid-sized, wispy, beige head. Good retention. Espresso beans and cocoa nibs waft up from the glass. Medium to full-bodied with zesty carbonation. The flavor is mostly of finely ground deep-roast coffee... burnt, bitter, ashy and acrid. Crisp, charred, bitter finish.
DJMonarch (9163) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Tap at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 24/09/2009
Fruit and coffee aromas. White head. Black hoppy and strong in alcohol with a crisp and bitter coffee roast finish.
BBB63 (6203) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 15, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
GABF 2005: Opaque with a outstanding creamy head and lace. The aroma has notes of espresso, chocolate and burnt malts, earthy esters and an interesting grape twang. The taste is bittersweet mocha , coffee, and smoke with a fruity background. A nice bitter hop finish evens out the sweetness. The mouthfeel was a tad weak considering the flavor. A nice surprising beer and an above average stout indeed.
Rastacouere (6142) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Perfumey fully malty nose offers a broad range of dark fruits that underline the potent highly roasted espresso and earthy chocolate malts. The pour is black, rather opaque and proposing an enormous, fully lacing ivory head. Traces of molasses and vanilla upgrade the complexity further and beg for a first sip. Tartish wet cigar old hops don’t quite provide the balancing bitterness I needed to compensate for the sweet and lactic flavors that give the impression that a lot happens through their fighting with the heavy coffee laden roastiness. I’m not the biggest fan here, but it smells very good.
heemer77 (5129) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 29, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at the brewpub. The body was black with a little bit of red at the edges. The typical dense nitro head sat on top. The aroma was light molasses and chocolate. The taste was relatively dry with some cocoa hints and bread crust. Nitro just destroys an otherwise decent beer.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2005 GABF 05. By far the best beer I had a GABF. Pours a lush dark black with a lasting olive-colored head. Aroma is nice blend of chocolate and caramel. Flavor is just as it smells, but even better with notes of coffee prominent throughout. Palate is thick and coating. Damn good stuff; I MUST get more of this someday.
LilBeerDoctor (3507) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours black with a thick light tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, maple, and espresso. Flavor retains the coffee notes quite well, also with sweet and roasted malt. Great coffee presence! Yum!
jandd1983 (2842) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the brewery. It poured a dark brown almost black color with a tan head. The aroma was of fresh-brewed coffee with some earthy notes. The taste was of coffee, cocoa and a hint of tobacco. The coffee was not overwhelming, a very balanced beer.
MIBRomeo (2567) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
black pour tall tan well alced head. Big coffee and roasted malt aroma w/ some dry hop. Full palate light and creamy. Big coffee and sweet malt flavor some roasted malts too. Good coffee stout.