Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the 5th Annual Coldest Day of the Year Stout Tasting on 01/26/2013: The beer pours jet black with a medium beige head that diminishes steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt and subtle coffee. Light to medium body with a roasty character consisting of malt and coffee, plus a bit of chocolate. The finish is sweet with a short malty aftertaste. Decent overall.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from Samís, Durham. Nice oily black pour with a potent, filmy cappucino head on top. Nose is a bit muted compared to how I like íem - burn me, Jack! - but still an invitingly roasty, chocolatey sludge bomb. Hefty body, a bit of chalk and grit in the finish. Flavors are a tad sweeter than I prefer as well, but this one hits the mark for the most part.
Phatdog1 (155) - Brentwood, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bomber compliments of BarZigKin. Poured deep black into a shaker pint glass. Thick fizzy brown head quickly reduced to nothing. Strong aroma of coffee with a bit of brown bread and slight smoke. Initial flavor of sweetness and coffee grounds, burnt bitterness at the finish. Expected a bigger body and less carbonation. The last few sips mellowed out and appeared creamier. Feel like the name is a bit presumptious, definately coffe, but no espresso here.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not a bad bomber for $6. Purchased at Bruisiní Ales in Asheville. Pours black with a thin dark tan head. Nose is sweet coffee with some roast and milk chocolate notes. Nice light ABV. Fairly simple and sweet, but solid.
stangger (576) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black/Brown pour from a 22oz bomber purchased at Triangle wine in Southern Pines, NC. Deafening aroma of espresso/coffee that could be confused with a starbucks brew. Coffee, roasted malt in abundance in a thick, rich, creamy body. Simple but effective.
zizzybalubba (1254) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - DEC 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle from Tasty Beverage Company in Raleigh, NC. Pours very dark to almost black with a quick frothy cinnamon brown head. Heavy espresso on the nose with light floral hops. Given the name and aroma the flavor does not disappoint with espresso dominating yet offering moments of mocha to make their way through. This packs as much flavor as could be expected from a regular (non-imperial) stout. Nicely done.
boxofrane (1704) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at rons original. Pours pitch black with almost no head. The aroma Is exclusively coffee grounds with some mocha notes on the trail. The taste is very coffee forward with a bit of sweetness. Really nice.
maxwelldeux (2704) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 27, 2012
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark (almost black) with a moderate tan head. Nose has strong coffee and roasted notes, which makes it really inviting. Taste is great - lots of coffee notes in there, but isnít too sweet.
Brouwerij (721) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Twisted Pine. Pours an opaque black with minimal tan/brown head. Aroma is dominated by coffee, smells roasted. Flavor is also very strong coffee, flavor is rich and bold. Mildly bitter finish. Soft carbonation and a slightly oily mouthfeel. A pleasant coffee beer.
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Rackhouse Pub, I don;t usually go for coffee beers but I do like espresso so I figured why not? Dark black color which was no surprise, short tan head. Smells like strong espresso and coffee grounds, not bad. The flavor was very bitter and strong espresso, it pretty much eclipsed and stout flavors. Overall this was not bad and one of the better coffee beers Iíve had.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 09-25-2011 02:50:04