TOSG55 (197) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a deep brown-black with a thinnish tan head. Nice sweet aroma of coffee and caramely roasted malts. The flavor is also very coffee-forward, with a lot of chocolate, and some caramel, vanilla, and toast flavors. A bit much of a coffee bomb for my tastes, but still a very well-made stout.
BlackIPA (709) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark, thick, brown head. Smells like coffee. Easy to swallow. Creamy. Probably coildnt take 6 at once, but one is pretty doable.
bigben873 (92) - Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A typical coffee stout; dark and smooth, but with a slight bitter finish.
Sperine (138) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Union Transfer in Philadelphia, PA. This is liquid coffee. I enjoyed it hanging out before a concert next to a scoop of ice cream, and it was perfect for the moment.
messinger91 (11) - Huntington, West Virginia, USA - APR 28, 2013
2.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Smells fantastic, and pours dark. When they call it a coffee stout, they are not kidding around. The coffee flavour practically punches you in the face, leaving the beer taste behind. Very bitter, like espresso. I’m sure some people who are into coffee would love this, but I can’t say I enjoyed it.
zvikar (2017) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Pours almost opaque brown to black with a beige head, aroma of coffee, roast, malt, dark bread, flavor is lightly smoked with coffee, cocoa, pleasant sweetness, medium bodied, nice
thomas15 (521) - USA - APR 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
First off, this looks perfect. Black with with big pillowy tan head. Aroma is light and is creamy coffee. Some chocolate. Taste roasty coffee flavor. Pretty straight forward, basic, but enjoyable with well hidden alcohol on the high end for a session stout.
mcberko (4046) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle, bonused to me by BrewtopiaofPJ (thanks Mark), pours black with a small tan head. Nose brings out coffee beans upfront, along with some lactose notes, and some hearty oats. Flavour brings out a combination of a cold cup of coffee, oatmeal and a light lactose quality. Finishes on notes of coffee and mild oats. There is a mild sweetness to balance out the other flavours as well. Medium-bodied, but not very complex, but still mildly enjoyable and sessionable - no hint of the ABV. Good stuff.
574deadzone (535) - North Central, Indiana, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours very black, with brown edges, with a thicker mocha head that settles slowly and leaves some soapy lace. Nose includes vanilla, some dark fruit, dar chocolate, brown sugar, and light coffee. Mostly sweet, but a fair bitterness to balance. Heavier side of medium bodied, full, creamy, slick, softer carb, with a lengthy toasty dry coffee bitter finish. Nice brew, the coffee isn’t big on the nose, but the it comes through in the flavor and on the back end.
Tonkun (319) - New York, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark mocha pour with slim head. Coffee, lead. Refreshing initially and coffee and slight bitterness kicks in. Very good
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Cool_Bond (470) - Eskilstuna, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Good aroma of coffee and even taste much coffee. Long aftertaste of coffee too. Good beer anyway I think.