OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - APR 10, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle via trade with Crosling! - Thanks Nick! - Pours black with a short tan head that stayed pretty well. Aroma is good solid expresso and coffee, a hint of chocolate and lots of roasty notes. Flavor is lots of the same. Expresso, a touch of chocolate and an aweful lot of roast. Palate is well carbonated with medium body and a soft mouthfeel. Pretty solid overall..
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 21, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2007 Rerate sampled on 2/26/07: Similar appearance, but the aroma has a touch of cherry fruitiness. Otherwise lots of molten dark chocolate and good coffee balance. Thanks to crosling for the bottle.
Bottle sampled on 11/8/06: Pours a nearly opaque dark mahogany with a thin covering of light tan head. Aroma of rich espresso beans and dark chocolate with some roasty notes and sweet malt. Body starts lightly caramely sweet with a lot of good espresso character and dark chocolate. A nice brew.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 20, 2007
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In the bomber bottle from Wilburs. Pours coal black with a medium dark beige head of fairly good retention. Aroma is very unpleasant and odd. In fact, Iíd have to say it smells like a menís urinal that is in need of a good flush. The flavor is not bad at all. Good thick body. I liked this because in addition to solid chocolate and roasted malt flavors, this was not overdone in the coffee department. That made it very balanced for a non-coffee drinker such as myself.
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - MAR 14, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black uneventful pour, diminishing tan head, pretty creamy while it sticks around. Loads of milk chocolate are not enough to stand up to the trembling coffee, a powerhouse of an aroma. Not very complex but fun to sniff away at, especially with an omelette at eight in the morning. Small hints of vanilla and roasty malts, along with some creamy sugars, peak through the intense coffee nose. Flavor isnít what the aroma eludes to, other than the continual coffee bashing my palate is taking. Roasty coffee keeps the flavor from ever nearing even mild sweetness. Palate is spiked with roasty punches, and lively as it is, the beer as a whole seems rather unimpressive. Finishes medium dry. Astringency is over the top throughout.
hopscotch (9096) - Indian River County, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle... O-Town Throwdown... Poured dark, sits black in the glass with a small, creamy, khaki head. Vanilla, cocoa, espresso nose with a smidgen of oxidation. Mildly sweet flavor with lots of coffee and chocolate. Medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Chocolaty finish. Thanks to Crosling for his generosity!
BitchesBrew (714) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 4, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[22 oz. bottle, courtesy of TAR] Awesome aroma of sweet milk chocolate and dark roasted espresso. Pitch black in color, with a short head. Very dark malt flavors, with an excellent roasted coffee foundation. Finishes quite dry, with elements of cocoa and a touch of bitter hops. All around, extremely drinkable stuff.
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with good head. Yummy...this beer is right up my alley. Great coffee aroma and taste with some smooth chocolate sweetness. Not over the top and definitely low alcohol. Doesnít try to be a huge beer; it succeeds in being a tasty coffee flavored stout you could drink the hell out of. News flash: If you donít like coffee you wonít like this.
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a black body with a thin dark beige head. Nice espresso/latte aroma with nutty chocolate and light caramel sweetness. Flavor si a bit weaker, soem coffee, chocolate, caramel, and a thin sligtly astringent aftertaste. Easy drinking and pretty good stout.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a hazy dark brown color with a thin beige head. Big coffee grind aroma with chocolate mixed in. Sweet chocolate malty flavor that sat on top of the coffee. Bitter semi-dry finish.
fly (1417) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - NOV 16, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Looked and smelled far better than the flavor delivered. Not bad mind you, but just seemed like there was going to be a lot more THERE there. Down the checklist of roastiness to chocolate to coffee it seemed to have those and all, but none melding in beautiful and alluring ways so that my now totally depraved geekiness could swoon and tongue it devilishly. Jeez Iím getting difficult.