mrhopsbeertalk (285) - 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)
BuckeyeBoy (5219) - 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 (8276) - 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 (551) - 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!
gregwilsonstl (1851) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 30, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I was craving coffee but didnt feel like making any, so I opened this. Amazingly done. Lots of coffee. Espresso. Sweet. Not acidic, not charred, just smooth. If you like coffee, youll love this. Thx for the trade tbub18!
thepatrickman (599) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 30, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler in line at MBC Dinner release. This really tastes scarily similar to a café au lait -- the coffee flavor and aroma is huge, and instead of putting it into an imperial stout (like a lot of breweries would do), the concept of putting it onto a creamy, slightly sweet milk stout is a stroke of genius. I found the Single Shot to be a little too sweet for my palate, but the bigger ABV and the higher quantity of coffee really bumped this up to a fantastic level.
wchesser (1807) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Growler fill, 3 weeks old. Dark black with thick, oily, slow fading, espresso colored head. Nose is rich, high quality, cold press coffee, caramel, dark chocolate, and prune. Taste is bitter up front, with a sweet middle (almost like a milk stout), and then a long slightly bitter roast finish. So rich and smooth with tremendous mouthfeel. Amazing what they’ve packed into this beer at just 7.6%.
knickskicks (1101) - - MAR 22, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nose is huge fresh coffee, some chocolate. Taste is fresh coffee, chocolate, sweet and syrupy.
sjogro (2136) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2016
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Den Haag tasting at Maakun’s. Bottle courtesy of Maakun. Black with thin tan head. Amazing roasted coffee taste, dark bitter chocolate, espresso everywhere, nutty, earthy superfine espresso. Sweet and smooth coffee bitter, smooth texture, velvet, dry bitter chocolate finish. Shut up and take my money !
Maakun (2922) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared. Black with short lasting creamy light brown head. Massive coffee beans, lots of milk chocolate, cocoa, cookies, maple syrup, dark sugar, roasted malts, super soft chalky notes. Over medium sweet with light roasted bitterness. Over medium bodied with slick feel and soft carbonation with a light dry finish. Massive. Every bit as good as the triple shot, but here the coffee shines through even more.
bellco33 (639) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - MAR 3, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from growler into a tulip: Pours dark brown / black with a thin tan head. Aroma is a complete coffee bomb, a little bit of toffee, and cocoa. Taste is more of the same, a tiny bit of sweetness, but the roasted coffee notes overtake everything. If you like coffee stouts (I do) this one is fantastic.