brokensail (15271) - San Leandro, California, USA - DEC 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours nearly black in color with a khaki/tan head. A strong aroma of earthy coffee. Tons of fresh espresso/coffee notes with the roast of the beer being accentuated. There are still some tropical and citrus hop notes in the background. The flavor is similarly heavy on the coffee. Tons of espresso with an underlying flavor of citrus hops to go along with the roast. Not as much in the way of booze as the regular version has.
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour it Black! Black with a short lived fizzy tan head. Huge coffee aroma with citrus hops in the back ground. Tastes of coffee citrus hops roasted grain and mild chili with a black pepper finish.
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - NOV 1, 2011
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ap. Pours a dark brown with swirls.
Aroma. Crazy amounts of coffee and piney dank goodness.
Taste. Dark roast pressed, coffee, danky hops. Finishes chocolaty and bitter.
Mouth. Less carb. Full bodied and thick.
Overall: Amazing. Not usually into coffee beers but this knocked my socks off.