adnielsen (10427) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2011
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
On tap at MTHB. Dark brown appearance with a light tan head. Huge bitter, black coffee nose. Huge black coffee flavor with a bit of hazelnut. Course mouth feel.
kbutler1 (1378) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 27, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask. Pours a very dark brown with a tan head. Very strong coff aroma in the nose. Very roasty. Slightly sweet up front which very quickly becomes a shot of beer! Really coffee like. Light mouthfeel. Besides the coffee you also get some leather notes. Pretty tasty and overall one of the better coffee beers around.
kidmartinek (4447) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2009
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Black, and has the appearance of a baltic porter. slick grapejuice. No head, foam or bubbling. Thin film rises to the surface. Light aroma of coffee. Taste is like coffee, that’s luke warm and watery. Tangy feel. Sweet aftertaste. You must love coffee to enjoy this. For a non-coffee drinker its ok.
Sammy (10765) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Black and beautiful, on cask at the brewpub. Some white head andlacey. Complaint is too watered down coffee. Mouthfeel was light, it was a cold cup of it. It was bitter, there may have been a tad of chocolate but not enough to make it interesting or really drinkable. One of the weaker ones.
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 30, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at TH. Pint pours black to brown and nitro looking with a nice brown head. The aroma is coffee and sweet malt. The flavor is super nice coffee with a lingering sweetness and milk chocolate. The palate is ultra rich and silky. This is uber good.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - APR 5, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask: Black Color with Tan Head. Subtle Chocolate and Roasts Aroma. Creamy Mouthfeel...and Bittersweet Taste...Sweet Chocolate and Bittering Roasts...Dry Chocolate Aftertaste. The Bittering Ending Allows You to be a Bit More Thoughtful When Enjoying This Session Ale. Very Nice Overall.
Stine (1745) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 16, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Offered on cask. Very deftly integrated coffee flavor, highlighting the rich chocolate fruitiness of the classic black brew rather than the flattened, oxidized mess it becomes when it’s left to sit too long. Creamy, roasty, smoky. I generally disdain coffee beer in no small way, but this didn’t miss the mark for me by much.
theisti (3766) - Kansas, USA - OCT 25, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
GABF 2006 - tasted and poured this beer. Not sure of the quality of the keg as my opinion varies quite a bit from other posts. I thought the coffee aroma and taste were overpowering, with no stout quality whatsoever in the beer. It tasted as if coffee was masking, not enhancing.
BBB63 (6526) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 16, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
GABF 2005: Deep brown hue with a very good lace. The aroma is coffee, prune, raisin, chocolate and earthy esters. The taste was really sort of the standard stuff, mocha and caramel followed by bitter coffee and grassy hops with a hint of ripe fruit. It is not all that and I am shocked with the high rating of this beer.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big thanks to Davo for bringing a growler of this to the Heavyweight Open House in May ’05. It was the best beer of the day (IMHO). Oily black with a thick, tan head. Rich roasted aromas of espresso and malt. Taste is silky smooth with flavors of cocoa, coffee and cream. Balanced perfectly.