Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a black body with an inch thick, creamy, brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is freshly ground espresso beans and some chocolate. Some maple sweetness and vanilla as well. Flavor is similar. Rich chocolates, maple, vanilla bean, and ground espresso. Finishes smooth with a sweet, espresso bitterness that dries and leaves a lengthy aftertaste. Medium body and very soft with a creamy carbonation. Overall, a tasty coffee stout. Nice round flavor and body with a solid balance.
That1Guy (2191) - Colorado, USA - JAN 15, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Never expected much from Twisted Pine, and this is no different. Lots of espresso aroma and flavor...and not much else to back it up. Very thin and unfortunately boring. Could just be a cold coffee with alcohol and I wouldn’t know the difference. Not terrible if that’s what you’re going for, but nothing awesome in here either.
drjay44 (3300) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JAN 5, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours a short lived mocha colored head, with some lacing, over a black brown (SRM 40) apparently clear body.....nose is heavy coffee, light chocolate, bit of hop grass.....taste is thick with sweet malts with heavy coffee, and chocolate tones.....mouth feel is lighter than expected, less than medium, carbonation makes for a creamy mouth. This is dark and slightly sweet, with a bit too much coffee.
BuckeyeBoy (5479) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 17, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours out a dark brown almost black topped with a tan head. Aroma is of day old coffee, rich roast malts, and some sweetness. Taste is much of the aroma more of the coffee (odd Espresso Stout the name of this brew) So coffee who would have guessed. The rich sweet malts made this one for me.
notalush (5669) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 15, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fairly viscous black pour for a lower abv beer, with an impressive tan lace - nose of coffee and vanilla beans, even a bit of maple and anise, with some tail-end roast and bitterness - creamy, medium-bodied - decent coffee flavor is showcase, without a great deal of the bitterness and/or acidity associated with it - black malt character compliments this - a bit of sweet cream character, nuttiness, vanilla bean and bittersweet chocolate - nicely balanced for a coffee beer, with the flavor showcased well.
agillespie81 (315) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 15, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma - bold malt, hint of sweetness;
Appearance - black, opaque, very thick creamy head, laces well;
Taste - sweet malt front, coffee back, mild bitter finish;
Palate - subtle crispness, great body;
Overall - a tad rough around the edges yet still a wonderful brew.
DJMonarch (9177) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1 pint Bottle bought from Argonaut Liquors, Denver 25/09/2009
Big coffee roast aroma. Small beige head. Low carbonation. Black strong in alcohol and hoppy with a little dryness in a crisp and bitter roast finish.
dnstone (2490) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 12, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smells like iced coffee! Straight black color. Very much like alcohol meets iced coffee; very tastey!
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at brewery during GABF 2009.
Pours a deep black with a weak coffee nose. Flavor is deep, roasted coffee grounds. Average mouthfeel. Good beer; I’d drink more.
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 15, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2009 (bottle from Weber St Liquor in Colorado Springs). Pours a black color. Small tan head. Strong espresso/coffee aroma and taste. Avg duration. Astringent finish. Slightly oily texture. Spare lacing. Soft carbonation.