SmokeyDaBear (118) - - NOV 9, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured at Trinity. Pours a very dark brown. Foamy tan head. Smells like coffee. Very dry in the mouth/ bad texture in mouth. Beer is bitter. Not really a fan of this beer.
Concealer (453) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Near black, tan head. Smells mostly of espresso, toasted malt vanilla and caramel. Taste is mostly coffee, toasted malt and light vanilla. Dry mouthfeel.
crajun (803) - , Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap at brewery as part of a sampler set. very good job of nailing what a dry stout should be - I just don’t find dry stouts nearly as good as an imperial stout. I didn’t get chocolate in aroma or taste. al little thin
hops99 (60) - Montana, USA - MAR 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown color, good frothy cream colored head with nice lacing down the glass. Smell is of roasted dark barley and cocoa. Taste is very much the same, chocolate flavors and coffee. Mouthfeel had a good nitro creamy smooth feel.
Brouwerij (721) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2013
Pours dark, clear brown with quickly settling head. Minimal lacing. Aroma is heavily roasted coffee, dark malt and chocolate. Flavor is roasted, coffee up front with toasted malt finish. Mildly roasted, chocolate aftertaste. Soft carbonation and medium-light body. Aroma is good, flavor and texture are a bit lacking.
On tap at mtn sun. Pours a very dark red brown with a finger of fine off-white head. Settles quickly with sparse lacing. Aroma is roasted coffee, mocha, roasted malt, hint of fark chocolate. Flavor is mild hop bitter up front and slightly roasted up front building to a nice roasted coffee flavor. Interesting combination of hop and coffee bitterness. This beer has a good coffee flavor, full and rich. Finishes mild hoppy bitter with a hint of coffee. Moderate carbonation, medium-light body, smooth texture (especially for stout), and a dry finish. A really interesting, smooth and dry coffee stout, really enjoyed this one. Score: 3.6
NachlamSie (2535) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap as Awaken Chicory Coffee Stout at the brewpub. Pours black with a creamy nitrogen body. Now this has some awesome coffee aroma and flavor going on. Very genuine coffee make this nutty and roasty. The mouthfeel is very creamy and gives this a well rounded cafe au lait feel. A little milk chocolate is noted and the finish is ashy and nutty. Really enjoyable.
sonnycheeba (2520) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours deep, dark brown with thick, creamy beige head; good retention and lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, fresh coffee, chocolate, light figs, some ash, and faint earthy hops. Flavor is roast malt forward with supporting earthy hops, dark chocolate, ash; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
UncleKorm (463) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub poured a very dark brown w/ a two finger frothy tan head and nice retention, slowly fading into a lasting ring. Medium roasty coffee aroma, smokey w/ hints of oatmeal, chocolate, toffee and caramel. A bit of dark fruit as well with faint spice. Full bodied with a nice roasted coffee flavor. Pretty roasty up front with a strong chicory coffee presence that lingers into a dry finish. Hints of chocolate, oatmeal, toffee and hazelnut with a dry finish. Had both CO2 & nitro pours, Nitro eliminated any bitterness & gave it more of a nutty flavor. Both were good pours. Creamy mouthfeel.
fiercepanda (384) - Missouri, USA - SEP 21, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A black beer with a small tan head. The aroma is coffee and cocoa, some hops. The flavor is coffee and bittersweet cocoa with a little fruitiness.
arminjewell (5143) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour on tap at the brewery, pour is murky brown pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of anise, spice, coffee, some hints of dark fruit, caramel, earth. Taste is dark fruit, toffee, roast, coffee, anise, earth, spice and coffee. Interesting for sure.