AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2007 12oz bottled poured into a tulip glass.
Beer pours very dark with a nice 1/2 inch head. Plenty of good lacing, but it all falls back into the beer.
Smell is subtle but nice coffee. Slight chocolate and alchohol as well.
Taste is coffee, chocolate and a slight oatmeal roastiness. The coffee is very well done. It’s not overpowering or overly bitter. It’s almost, dare I say, perfectly balanced in this beer.
The mouthfeel is a little thinner than I like. It could be a little more thick and creamy. That being said, it is a very good beer that is highly sessionable. This is a great beer that I would love to have on hand at all times.
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 23, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle)poured into a snifter. pours a dark, dark coffee with a dark tan head. has a strong coffee aroma. taste is a heavy coffee bean in the front, middle, and finish. it is like drinking cold coffee. a great and unique beer, if you like coffee you will love this, if not, don’t drink it. It is brewed with coffee. a nice change up, but one will do ya.
sojifio (11) - madison, Alabama, USA - JAN 22, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottled. nice dark brown pour with burnt-caramel colored head 1/4 finger high that dissapates rapidly. very sweet flavor with not much hops adding to the taste. short finish, though overall a nice stout
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Roasted coffee aroma, chicory and treacle as well, dark brown, red at the edges, a small cappuccino head, good lacing. Robust coffee taste, dark chocolate, hazelnuts too. Medium bodied, really well balanced, smooth as silk, with a firm bitterness. Terrific! Thank You mr_kimchee!
jgd0608 (187) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - JAN 17, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of Degarth! Thanks. Pours a pitch black, with a finger of creamy beige head. Well that smells nice, vanilla, coffee, chocholate even a hint of oak, even though i don’t think it was barrel aged... hmmmm. Wake-n-bake baby, goes down real smooth with almost the same texture as maybe a light chocholate milk. Flavors of chocholate and coffee, and vanilla. Good thick mouthfeel, and really tasty.
bergface (56) - madison, Alabama, USA - JAN 16, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
The oats make it go down real smooth, and the coffee jumps out on the finish. I mean its not just a hint you can really taste it regardless of how sophisticated your palate is. It was tasty, I would like it a bit more if I was big on coffee.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 15, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours with a black body topped by a thin, brown head with little lacing. It’s sweet and malty with nice roasted coffee notes with a little fruit and some underlying chocolate. Full bodied and smooth with a little tingle from the carbonation.
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - JAN 15, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz - 2006 - thanks Secret Santa July 06 - Aroma of chocolate and coffee with a strong oatmeal and roasted malt back. Pours black with no head or lacing. Flavor is strong chocolate malt, oatmeal and mocha creaminess. Nice roasty finish. Palate is creamy. A very tasty brew that sets itself towards the top of the overcrowded coffee stout category..
CarolinaBeer (4) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JAN 14, 2007 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
It does not get much better than this one.
Roasted taste. Quite unique coffee flavor. Coffee... yes..but not overly so.
A perfect winter brew.
505 (271) - Echo Park, California, USA - JAN 11, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark, small tan head. Aroma is nutty and coffee with hints of vanilla. Flavor is roasty with nuts and coffee, and a slight bitter finish. A little thin bodied for an IS. Pretty good still.