mrhopsbeertalk (297) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2015 Absolutely delectable aroma and flavor. Lots of coffee and chocolate notes. Bitterness is tempered and balances nicely. My only complaint? Reminds me of Wormtown’s Norm, though slightly less rich and decadent... but still left me wanting coconut! (please note this beer is not available for sale at Julio’s. It was poured from growlers at their most recent tasting/beerfest)
RobertDale (5441) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - SEP 13, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml. bottle. Thanks Mike! Pours black with a nice fluffy tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, and malt. Taste is coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, and some vanilla. Very, very good.
JorisPPattyn (9472) - Ursel, BELGIUM - AUG 23, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Due to artificial lighting, arbitrary rating for Appearance Expressly coffee - and nothing else... Sweet coffee, getting liqueurish, and not unlike fortified wine. Sweet chocolate..Very thick - voluptuous, good carbonation. Quite good, but the nose is just coffee. Thx to M & L V!
douglas88 (8402) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 27, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Mongers. Pours a dark brown black color with a small white head. A big sweet coffee nose. Rich espresso, ash, chocolate, light roast. Solid brew. Very flavorful.
Sarlacc83 (1933) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 21, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: Pitch black, mocha head, legs.
N: Coffee, cocoa, vanilla, burnt brown sugar, espresso, biscuit.
T: Sweet and lightly bitter. A bit smokey.
M: Medium - heavy body, no alcohol, soft carbonation
O: Solid. I prefer Barley Brown’s Breakfast, but this will do..
deanso (9019) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium creamy tan head. Clear black pour. Huge coffee aftertaste. Slight alcohol burn. Very good.
umich03jm (3493) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUN 4, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Aroma is all coffee bean. Tastes like roasted coffee mostly with a slightly artificial nutty taste and light soy sauce. Very odd. Not my favorites
Pailhead (6405) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUN 4, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Courtesy of northernbrews
Bottle: The aroma consists of heavy coffee/espresso, moderate chocolate, and hints of cream. It pours a dark brown with no transparency and and a small beige head that fades to a minimal film outlined by a thin ring. The flavor starts with moderate chocolate with a hint of molasses. The finish has moderate-heavy coffee/espresso and a touch of vanilla. It’s medium-full bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat soft mouthfeel.
BuckeyeBoy (5978) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 21, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle thanks to Steve. pours out black topped with a big fluffy tan head. nose is big coffee cream milk chocolate sweetness roast malts. Taste is more of the heavy roast malts chocolate sweetness big coffee.
djd07 (10018) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Brian. Pours black with small tan head that lasts. The aroma is strong roast coffee bean, dark chocolate, wood. Thick mouth, roast, cocoa, wood, vanilla, very bitter finish, really good.
lefossoyeur (587) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black with a good brown head. Intense aromas of cold brewed coffee. Full bodied, sweet upfront, low carbonation, very sweet...coffee, indeed. Smooth!