mensch (187) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Opaque brown, head dissipates a little too quickly. The aroma is coffee and roast grain, stronger on the exhale after a sip. Surprisingly sweet at first, then the dark roast bitterness and coffee flavor follow. Long finish, like an espresso shot with sugar. My new favorite lawnmower beer.
rondphoto (981) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Opaque black with a thin rim head and tiny swirls of lace. Mild, almost watery, going in; quickly grows into solid bitter black coffee, finishing with the return of slight sweetness that lingers through the finish. A lot of flavor for 6%abv. Recommended.
mnurda (959) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at 5290 in the Denver airport. Crazy coffee flavor. I can see why they suggest breakfast with this beer. Very tasty
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CanIHave4Beers (2495) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - APR 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown... somewhere between brown and black with a good sized head and nice lacing on the glass.
The beer smells roasty and coffee forward, itís got some chocolate and a light chalkiness in the aroma.
The flavor is roasty and fairly dry... there is an abundance of very dark roasted coffee and a nice hint of chocolate throughout.
emacgee (3433) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Brixx pizza. Pours a dark black with rusty copper edges. One finger of chestnut tan head. This one tastes and smells like straight coffee. Some roast in the nose. Light metallic acidity. Same in the flavor. Very dry with some acidity and bitterness on the finish.
wlajwl (2901) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is bitter coffee, malts and a hint of acidity. The flavor is coffee, mild chocolate, malts and a tangy/acidic finish.
Elwood (2493) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Serving: 22 oz. bottle via trade. It pours thick and black with a dense and lasting tan head. It certainly is a looker. Roasty nose with notes of earth, vanilla, and coffee beans. Roasty and dry on the tongue with nice coffee notes. Full bodied with a nice, smooth mouthfeel and a slightly chalky finish. Great beer.
jimmie65 (305) - Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark black pour with a reddish-brown head and good lacing. Aroma is roasted coffee with a little spice and earth. Flavors follow the aroma, with some chocolate a nice bitter finish.
ansermadide (1198) - Kyle, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
According to the bottle, espresso was added to the beer. How much, I donít know, but it definitely blends well with the, no doubt, already rich malt profile of this nice stout. It pours black with a light-to-medium brown colored head that quickly fades, through a bubbly transition, to near nothingness. The aroma is of rich, soft chocolate and smooth coffee. Itís thinner in the mouth than youíd expect from the full nose, and that allows the espresso flavor to be delivered very easily, unmuddled by a potentially thick, rich-flavored beer. Yes, it is still rich, but not as malty as you might think.
Itís soft in the mouth, with bitter roasted malts up front, its thin body lets the beer slide right through the mouth, and finishes at first with a touch of chocolate, then some roasted bitterness, and finally straight up espresso. Not beans, nor ground espresso, rather brewed espresso. Although itís low on alcohol, it offers a nice warmth in the chest, no doubt thanks to the (actual) espresso. Nice for such a light-bodied beer. Easy and fast-drinking, of all the Twisted Pine beers Iíve had Iíd say this is second only to their Northstar Imperial Porter.
Dogbrick (6033) - 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 (3801) - 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.