Ed5388 (2366) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bomber from the Wine Shoppe (Brick). Pours out black with a small creamy mocha colored head. Aroma of coffee grounds, sweet chocolate, cream, and earth. Taste of roasted malt, black coffee, sweet chocolate, and a hint of vanilla bean in the aftertaste.
dmac (4349) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz bomber from Spirits Brick. Poured a nice looking black body that is just a tad thin sitting under an average sized dense creamy beige head that has some nice lasting power. Aroma is the best thing about this beer. Notes of chocolate to start along with sweet coffee, vanilla bean, cream, dark toast. Body feel is just way to thin for this beer, carbonation is suuper small bubbles with an average to light feel, lingering burnt aftertaste. Flavor isn’t as good as the aroma sadly. Notes of bad milk, coffee beans, old dark toast, vanilla bean, cream. Has a lot of potential and with some minor tweaking this could jump up a half point.
GreatDane1632 (671) - USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 22oz bomber into a Prairie tulip -- Aroma imo is the most impressive part of this beer. Great espresso nose with a little malt sweetness backdropping it. Taste is silky very light roast and the roast capping off the back end highlighted by espresso. Overall, I would enjoy having this as a Saturday morning "start the day beer", as long as driving or operating heavy machinery isn’t involved.
Jesterdeal (1984) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared with brother....as much as we could stomach before the drainpour. Aroma is old coffee grinds in a used filter and some tobacco. Pours deep black brown with a nice brown head. Taste is dull cardboardy malt, some licorice, old coffee, and a rotten roast finish. Couldn’t muster through.
HIGHB4LL (751) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampler at Twisted Pine. Appearance: some tan head, black color, great lace. Aroma: coffee can not be overstated, roast, light chocolate undertones. Palate: oily texture, full body, lasting bitter finish. Taste: tastes like an espresso shot, can’t say much more. Overall, not well balanced, but other than that, well done.
dfinney23 (1960) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
They are not lying about the espresso in this one. Big espresso aroma and taste with hints of chocolate and wood.
dresden (1031) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - JAN 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice black pour but with a massive think tan head that takes up about 90% of my snifter. Aroma is big dark today roast coffee and grain. Taste is espresso and some green tangy hops. Quite watery, body is thin.
keepersj12 (2814) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice roasted coffee aroma. The flavor has the coffee and a nice bit of chocolate. Slightly sweet with a nice lasting after taste.
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DCLawyer (1617) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber->snifter. Deep brown with frothy tan head. A: strong coffee with roasted chocolate malt and burnt embers. T: coffee grounds and bitter ash. A tad thin. Too bitter.
jefcon (1446) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aromas of espresso (!) and chocolate, with a slight touch of oak or whiskey. Incredibly light on the palate -- enough to make me check the alcohol content again. Whispery finish. Lots of coffee, of course, and a punch of piney hops to wake up the palate. A bit thin, less creamy.