FURLYSURIOUS (263) - Orono, Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big thanks to crunkchiggin2002 for sending a 4 pack of this goodness my way! Such a classic label. Poured from bottle to snifter, vintage 2011:
Pours a thick muddy brown coffee colored body, producing a solid finger of milky light brown head. Absolutely perfect lacing.
The nose smells like my breakfast: coffee (occasionally burnt), something in the toaster and some oatmeal if I feel like it. Really a great smelling beer. Doesn’t take any aggressive directions. The booze is dialed back, the coffee doesn’t overpower, the oats tie the two together.
So smooth on the tongue. Mild coffee presence, pushing bitter. The velvety mouthfeel + the oats make for a magical combo. I wish the flavor profile was a bit more complex to be honest.
Overall, so glad to have had the chance to try this one. Thanks Bill!
Zakoon (420) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle enjoyed @ home, thanks to Brian Parker! Pours pitch black with a medium sized long lasting beige head. Aroma is coffee, roasted malt, cocoa, vanilla, dark chocolate, liquorice and a bit ashy. Flavour is medium bitter and medium sweet. Full bodied, oilyish texture, soft to average carbonation. Finish is coffee and roasted malt.
blueshockey24 (199) - Colorado, USA - FEB 5, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Pours black with think tan head. Aroma is coffee chocolate and malt. Taste is sweet coffee and malt/chocolate with a coffee finish. Very good!
dlovell2 (1480) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 21, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is coffe, caramel, and vanilla. Flavor is roasted malt, black coffe, caramel, vanilla, and unsweetened cocao. Roasted bitter finish. Underlying tart berry flavor.
jandd1983 (3452) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JAN 18, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at gregwilsonstl’s tasting. It poured a black color with a beige head. The aroma was of coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla and some oatmeal. The taste was similar to the aroma with more coffee, oatmeal, vanilla, chocolate, roasted malts and some cocoa. Awesome.
gregwilsonstl (1712) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 16, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lots of coffee. Jet black. Tasted side by side with French Toasted and Cinnamon. Tasted at my variants themed tasting.
BeerdedDave (1071) - - JAN 14, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
black with a thick, tan head; chocoalty, coffee aroma with wiffs of alcohol; super smooth, choclaty, espresso flavor; fairly bitter; very well balanced; medium bodied
ARH (1049) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap, poured into an IPA glass. The aroma is a sweet, smooth cold brew coffee with a grass and oats dry character, and a light, nutty Kahlua hint. It pours a dark, brown-black topped by a dense, soapy brown head with mild retention and good lace. The taste is a medium high bittersweet that’s nicely balanced. The texture is chewy with creamy smooth carbonation and a full body. Flavors of coffee are most prevalent with an undertone of oats. The finish is nutty and smokey with a slight ash and grass cleanliness that’s crisp and, as it lingers, reveals coffee and a dank herb / pine cleanliness. The aftertaste is bitter, dark coffee, but has a clean, fresh grass note to it.
olr1984 (1500) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 13, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle pours a dark brown with a tan head. roasted malt coffee and dark chocolate taste
jeffreylee (13) - HHI, South Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2016
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
If you don’t like coffee and stouts, you wouldn’t buy this, but if you do, you’ll be rewarded with a delicious beer loaded with great coffee flavor wrapped in a rich stout. Very dark brew with light foam and loads of coffee flavor. Very rich and full flavor.
odinstyr (668) - Howell, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown with a small tan head. Smells of coffee and kahlua. Taste is bitter and sweet - dark roast coffee, bread, mild hops.