MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Sample Date: 10/3/2009 Source:Other) Bottle courtesy of Maniac. Stout brewed with coffee beans. Floral hop aroma with roast and coffee. Black with large fine creamy tan head that persists. Fresh coffee bean flavor that is lightly astringent. Floral grassy hop flavor. Medium body with roasty coffee finish.
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 13, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber shared by Willblake. Pours a nice deep amber brown- not even close to black- moderate frothy head. Aroma is roasted barley- old stale coffee grinds, mild chocolate and minty earthiness. Flavor is dull coffee, nothing too intense or fresh, biscuit nutty roast, slight astringent ashy burnt malts, mint, chocolate, with some earthy sassafras root. A bit of a letdown from Troegs.
gkost (1709) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
I was well in the bag by the time I had this one. But i remember being underwhelmed. Decent coffee presence, toasted malts. A bit thin and coffee was a bit stale tasting. Left a astringent bitterness.
coldbrewky (1667) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - JAN 8, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Push me off a cliff I’m done. My scribblings are punctuated by a scribbly face with X’s for eyes and a nice smile and a stupid look. Coffee was not overdone on this one. Finish was a bit watery, like seaport roach coach coffee. Go beer club!
Bonster (181) - Jersey Shore, New Jersey, USA - JAN 5, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from coldbrewky for beeeer tasting night. Pours a dark brown with a tan color head. The most captivating thing about this beer was the complete honeycomb pattern that materialized from the frothy head. Quite delightful indeed. As for the beer itself the aroma was very subdued and the flavor almost featured more hops than coffee in my opinion. It is creamy and smooth however, but I just expected more coffee bean punch from something labeled Java Head.
EithCubes (5461) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 5, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 9, 2016 Bomber. Nose of chocolate, coffee, citric hops, not really roasty but some smooth mocha-y and vanilla powder. Pleasant. Pitch pour with a large creamy, rocky tan head. Taste is dry and lightly sour, rounded and smooth feel, low carbonation, coffee et al are low and restrained. Light body, long dry aftertaste, lightly beany but again, zero trace of roast. There’s some nice complexity here in a style not always known for it, but I much prefer a different direction (to the other side of the spectrum). [2010.01.05: 3.3]
Bottle, different label (now black instead of ... light brown? Tan?. I do like the acrid-citric combination here, and the smooth fresh roast coffee is really appealing combined with the sludgy malt and excellent chocolate tones. Great lightly smoky aftertaste tinged with lemon, medium bitterness. [2016.04.09: 3.4]
mingo1968 (51) - phila, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured pitch black from a 22oz bottle. Aroma of coffee with chocolate notes. And frothy, tan head. A light sweetness with a soft carbonation. Nice brew.
Butters (4033) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at Barrios’ Sausage Fest 2010! Pours a great near black with decent brown head. Nose is a little on the weak side of old coffee. Flavor is roasty, cocoa, coffee. A little astringent, but still a tasty beer. Love the label art.
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 3, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a lacing tan head with a dark brown body. Aromas of roasted, dark bread flavors with a hint of coffee. Flavors of toasted bread, molasses, old coffee that is faint. Finish is sticky and bitter.
MmmcKay (1052) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - JAN 3, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
dark pour with a cream soda head. Thin and sour. Surprise. But not a good one. It’s really astringent old coffee in flavor. Disappointment.