SSSteve (3740) - - JUL 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. black with small beige head. big black coffee nose with roasted barley. flavor has lots of coffee notes, but not too overpowering, with plenty of balancing sweetness from lactose. silky texture and a medium body.
snoworsummer (1944) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Beer and Bacon. Pours dark brown with a fizzy light brown head. Tastes like burnt coffee, burnt toast, bittersweet chocolate, light syrup. Light body and low carbonation. Smells bad burnt toast and black coffee.
DiarmaidBHK (3387) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Shawan Liquors. Pours black with an inch of khaki head. Leaves a little lacing in the glass. Has a nice roasted coffee nose. Has some solid lactose notes to blend with the coffee on the tongue. Finishes fairly clean. Finally a Starr Hill beer that doesnít completely suck.
gendv138 (1042) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle (dated 02/14/14) poured into a Belgian snifter. Pours dark brownish black with half a finger of tan head. Aromas of coffee, roast, cola, vanilla, a little creamy notes. Tasting notes of coffee, vanilla, roast, dark chocolate, cola. Medium body with a dry finish. Creamy mouthfeel, medium carbonation. One of the better offerings from Starr Hill that Iíve had.
hershiser2 (1208) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber: 8.79 Wine Warehouse, Charlottesville. Pours deep brown with a small tan head. Smells of cola, coffee, cream - delicious. Tastes of coffee, and cola. Lightly sweet.
bigrond (1460) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
dark and sweet. Very creamy and smooth. No really getting a lot of the coffee and the alc is loooow
Cybercat (3226) - Georgia, USA - APR 8, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours an opaque coffee that lets in a sliver of daylight at the bottom and has a thick tan head. Quality coffee dominates the tempting aroma, but lets through notes of roast malt, caramel and toffee. Flavor delights with rich coffee, caramel and malty notes plus hints of toffee and chocolate. Drinking like this is like drinking a fancy iced brew from Caribou Coffee, except for the alcohol. Firm, fizzy texture leaves a satisfying roast coffee finish. This one will get you crowing!
ChainGangGuy (4351) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle - Barrel & Barley Craft Beer Market
Hand-written package date of 2-24-14.
Appearance: Pours a very dark brown body with a smallish, brief, light tan head.
Smell: A rush of fresh-roasted coffee beans atop roasty, lightly chocolaty malts, a hint of a burnt element, with dark fruity esters throughout.
Taste: Roasted malt, chocolate and coffee dosed with a splash of milk and a spoonful of sugar. Thin sliver of char presents itself. Dark fruitiness. Coffee on the back half into the thinnish, nigh watery finish.
Mouthfeel: Falls a bit shy of medium-bodied and itís noticeable. Medium carbonation.
Overall: By no means is it the richest, heartiest coffee-dosed stout around, but, at least itís got a pleasing coffee-toned flavor and aroma.
CJ_Pain (81) - Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Look and smell gets you excited than it gets a little too thin in the mouthfeel and the taste doesnít quite match the aroma. Not bad but a bit of a letdown after the amazing aroma. Where is the sweetness?
ben4321 (3812) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 2/7/14
Aroma: The nose is burnt malts, roast, and some sweet malts too, mostly unsweetened coffee
Appearance: It pours a dark brown-black color with a light brown head a decent lacework
Flavor: The flavor is quite coffee, leans unsweetened, with burnt malts and sweet notes too
Palate: The body is medium, leaning light, not watery, soft carbonation and a clean, dry finish
Interesting stuff. It is much more of a dry, roasty, unsweetened coffee beer than a sweet coffee beer. Works pretty nicely.