Homebrewerguy (304) - Oil City, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black as should be, not much head which doesn’t last, nice roasty aroma, very subtle coffee flavor is not overwhelming and is tasteful, could be better in most respects but is a decent beer.
hombrepalo (1841) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from a fantasy baseball win. Pitch black ale with a small, very creamy, light brown head. Espresso and chocolate nose. Well-balanced, rich and very flavorful. Sweet, chocolatey flavor up front, then bitter, burnt espresso grounds and charcoal. medium-bodied with a light mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
ZacM612 (193) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint at Piper's Pub in Pittsburgh. Black with thin tan head. Strong coffee aroma with a little chocolate. Not bad.
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aumentm (100) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amazing aroma Smells amazing. One of my favorite beers. Great Dark and tasty. Tastes like sweet Java
evergreen0199 (2113) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from City Swiggers, New York, NY. A dark brown/black coloured pour with a thin beige head on top. Coffee, malty aroma. Tastes similar, coffee, malty, hint of chocolate, slight bitterness. Decent stout.
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"high expectations, so just a bit of a letdown for a good brewery and a favorite style. tasty but a little thin. definitely one dimensional. ok, maybe two...sweet coffee and bitter hops. that’s it. not bad, but coulda been a contender."
shack70 (2) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2014 does not count
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
As with other Troegs beers its a bit hoppy. Coffee taste is a little too strong and has a heavy after taste. Not bad for a once in a while but not anything you would want to drink on a regular basis
trapped (870) - New York City, TURKEY - SEP 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Drought. Pours dark brown with small foamy beige head, coffee beans aroma, low carbonation, sweetish coffee taste, long finish. The sweet taste is a bit too strong.
hopbag (104) - - SEP 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Layers of sweet bready malt. Chocolate, low roast. Coffee is nicely balanced but maybe a little bitter. Good one, pretty drinkable, but an A-/B+ for me.
jefcon (1419) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bitter java stout, with a pungent pine and resin character. Lots of coffee, too, with a bitter roast to it.
VAYankee (332) - Virginia, USA - SEP 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black body with little to no head. Roasted malt, coffee aroma. Tastes mostly of coffee and roasted malt. Strong bitter, roasted malt, licorice aftertaste. Medium bodied, creamy, softly carbonated palate.