McGarnigle (521) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 31, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Couple of bottles of this. I’m a bit disappointed in the taste. There’s roastiness on top, but underneath it seems thin, as if lacking proper malt. It comes across as too bitter and rough. Would have been better with some sweetness.
kathouse (726) - Nevada, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark and opaque with a nice tan head. Aroma is coffee, coca, and a touch of vanilla. Good body with typical black malt flavors. Slightly astringent and ash in the finish.
DCLawyer (1168) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle->snifter. Black with fluffy tan head. A: dark roast coffee, light citrus hops, roasted malt. T: coffee grounds, malt, touch of herbs, floral hops. Ok, touch thin and forced.
solidfunk (2594) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nicely balanced Java stout here. Pours black with decent head and lacing. Espresso prominent but not overdone. Does hide the roasty, stout elements I usually enjoy. Finishes bitter coffee-like. Soft carbonation. Bottle.
reberiii (186) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2013 Solid black from growler pour to snifter. Caramel foam, one finger. Medium body for a Stout. Nice coffee flavor, but not too bitter. Slight cherry and booze finish.
drsordr (570) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour opaque black. Nose roast ,dark fruit, chocolate. Taste bigger roast, bakers chocolate, coffee late in palate. Bitter finish.
ryanscourt (460) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Its pleasant but not exciting. Fairly light body, 7.5% does not present itself. Nor does many flavors. Soled beer, less than average stout.
Mastelefish (19) - North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black in color with a very thick, tan head. Aroma consists of coffee and hops. Taste finishes pretty bitter and dry, but was initially wet and full of the aromas. Has a medium body. Significant lacing down the glass.
Alpha10 (208) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013/11/14 - Pours an opaque, dark brown-cola colour, with a thick, frothy, tan head that reduces to a lasting surface film and leaves ample lacing. A suspended sediment is also visible. Aroma is roasted coffee, cocoa, molasses and caramel. Taste is mainly roasted coffee, with minor cocoa and sweet malt notes. Finish is bitter coffee and hops. Mouthfeel is medium and oily with average carbonation and a short, drying finish. Almost no aftertaste. Anyone who enjoys strong coffee will enjoy this brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
BillKismet (3165) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black sasparilla body with a poofy chocolate root beer float head. Toasty caramel coffee nose with cocoa flairs. Smooth espresso chocolate caramel cream body, like a sweet macchiato. Smooth, flavorful, and on the sweet-side with just a pinch of bitter-chocolate on the finish.
NasalBasil (19) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 20, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a faint tan head. Delicious aroma. Smells of mocha, espresso, coffee, chocolate and carmel. Bittersweet with little taste of alcohol. Quite a tasty brew.