thetmaxx (728) - West Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 11, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I believe I got a collaboration brew with boulder beer. Aroma is nice with coffee notes and other roasted dark malts. Flavor also has the intense espresso flavor which is really nice. This reminds me a lot of Lagunitas espresso brew. Love these!
BeerViking (1997) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep dark brown with a thin head, light coffee nose, more coffee and a little tar on the palate, hints of dried fruit and old wine as the temperature rises, dry and lightly bitter finish.
GIJOE (443) - Monterey, California, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with a big, foamy brown head that settles down quickly. Nice lacing. Nose is coffee with medicinal notes and a touch of yeast. Not particularly pleasing, to me. Taste is dry and somewhat bitter. Fairly thin mouthfeel. Quite drinkable, but on the low end of stouts for me.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4471) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured thick an black with a large creamy dark brown head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was anise, floral hops and bitter coffee. The flavor was strong coffee, black licorice, floral hops, perfume and hints of cocoa, roasty malts and wood. Medium length finish of coffee and black licorice. Full bodied and smooth. Solid but I was hoping for better.
bmerz (655) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black with a big tan soapy diminishing head. Aroma is very sweet coffee chocolate and roast malt. Flavor is a bit lactic but mostly moderately chocolate sweet and dry roasty bitter coffee end. Feel is full fresh and lively with a partially dry bitter end. Overall very simple and not too big but very nicely done and fresh.
alcaponejunior (438) - Texas, USA - SEP 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with a nice light brown head, stickly lace.
Aroma and flavor have lots of coffee, chocolate, roasty malts, a touch of nuts.
Body is thick, rich, and smooth, with a nice coffee and dark chocolate finish.
Overall it’s a very nice stout, not disappointing on the coffee title either. I’d drink it again no problem.
DYCSoccer17 (3211) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 ounce bottle purchased at Nugget in Woodland. The aroma on this has some moderate coffee notes. A little roastiness is also there with some unsweetened dark chocolate. Not too bad. Virtually opaque black-ish body with a medium, moderately dissipating light tan head present. No lacing. Starts a little sweet, before some coffee flavors really come through in the middle. Almost a bit of a buttery flavor, which seems to me to be diacetyl, but it could be from the coffee beans. Finishes sweet with chocolate. Lightly carbonated.
RobertDale (2849) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle. Pours black with a nice tan head. Aroma of malt, coffee, and chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, and a bit of smoke. Nice.
artmcd8 (1219) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black to brown without much head. The aroma is huge coffee. Almost like a coffee chocolate shake. The taste is like bitter iced coffee. Slightly thin but really tasty.
marcus (5887) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Capitol Beer, Sacramento. Pours near black with a rich tan head and a chocolate and coffee aroma. There is a medium-bodied chocolate and treacle flavor with a huge hit of coffee. Very creamy and tasty.