sammy3D (141) - Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA - JAN 6, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hmm. Coffee oatmeal aroma...like the label says. I also get some hints of chocolate chips, a smokey note and sweet malt. Pours an opaque black with a light brown head that holds a fizz on top and laces up the glass. Chocolate, espresso, creamy sweet malt, nutty bread notes with a coffee body and a finish that has a touch of smoke and hops that serves to balance the sweet flavors. The hops are more of a topping accent than a feature. This brew is more about the malts. Smooth and creamy with a medium body. Note the bottle lists the ABV as 8.1% and this seems to be about right as I was quite warm and fuzzy after one bottle. Spike and John have done it again with this great brew.
Hangover (999) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - JAN 5, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark black pour with a thin, but lasting tan head. Strong coffee aroma with some malty sweetness. Even stronger coffee taste with a roasty bite to it. Slightly creamy mouthfeel. A bit thin for an imp. Coffee lingers into the finish with some bittering hops. Could stand to be a bit sweeter and balanced but the name implies coffee and that is what you get. Pretty good.
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong roasty coffee aroma with hints of chocolate and caramel sweetness. Thick, black and oily looking body is topped by a decent, fine bubbled tan head that recedes to a lasting cover. Roasty and chocolate flavours are in nice balance with some nutty, biscuity tones and a decent finishing bitterness that keeps the sweetness from overwhelming. Medium body with moderate carbonation and a creamy smooth texture. Sampled at GABF 2005.
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This was a fantastic beer. So glad we found it on tap the day it came out in Athens. Hoping the 5 will have this soon so i can drink gallons of it :) This was a mighty fine brew. Poured from the tap a dark brown color, thick, with nice smooth foamy dark tan head. Looked comparable to Speedway. Aroma was espresso (but not overpowering), with some rich nutty, chocolate, and roasted malts, topped off by some carmel hints. The Flavor was hit-you-in-the-face good. There was virtually NO acidity, bitterness, or astringency. Very very smoooooth and easy to drink. Lot a mixture of coffee, hot chocolate, warm roasted nuts, a touch of vanilla, and some dark and white chocolate. So very good. I kicked back a few pints of this and it was mighty tasty.
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - DEC 11, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
so i had to roll all the way down to athens to score this fine brew. Had it at its 05 release party at the wild wing cafe. Very black, very much coffee in the aroma, even more coffee in the body. I thought it was extrememly smooth, i could drink it all night, and i did.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
GABF 05. The lady who served this to me was a hottie. Anyway, pours a rich black with a creamy head. Aroma is sweet coffee. Flavor is molasses and espresso. Palate coats. Catchy name, great beer.
willblake (2626) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - OCT 10, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
09.30.05 GABF Thick root beer brown with some lasting tan head. Coffee aromas backed by a bittersweet chocolate cookie dough. Soft palate but thin. Unidimensional and disappointing stuff that is more of an overly sweet sweet stout. Touches of papery oxidation.
Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark brown pour presenting a creamy and lasting beige head. Potent molasses and oatmeal nose immediately makes you think of cooking desserts. Certainly not the most complex stout on earth, the aromatics are kinda limited whereas hops are not very present at all despite a moderately heavy bitterness. A bit thin even with the oatmeal though nicely creamy.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Classic City (rating) and Summits. Black with a thin tan head. Roasted aroma with black coffee being dominant. Chocolate flavors come through as well. Sweet but pretty tasty. Wish it was creamier.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nose-old ground coffee and raisins. Black body with a ring of bubbles. Taste-caramel, roasted marshmallow, some coffee, chocolate, red grapes. Gets a 2 on the palate for the overall thinness. Not bad, but could be much more agressive. A weak impy.