jdb288 (353) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from locals trade with MadBeerBaron. Pours brown/black with minimal tan head. Aroma is light roasted coffee, vanilla, charcoal. Taste is nice coffee kick upfront with a smooth, round nutty sweetness. Coffee is not pervasive here but is a nice player in the overall taste. Oatmeal smooths it out and gives a sweetness. Really nice beer.
italianjohn (2234) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black oily pour with a ruby/brown hue, khaki creamy head, and light sticky lacing .... aroma is of a wonderful fresh roasted coffee, roasted malts, dark chocolate, dark burnt roasted flavors come out as it warms .... taste is of fresh roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, caramel malts and a rich burnt roasted flavor as well .... mouthfeel is thin and a little oily .... dry thin and roasted finish .... lovely stuff abv hidden very well
parkerj (14) - - JAN 22, 2014
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2014 A great coffee aroma and flavor. The oatmeal addition works wonders for the mouthfeel. This is one of my favorite beers out there.
Gription79 (2158) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle, thanks to clownoisseur. Pours dark black with an oily, tan head. The aroma is dominated by green pepper/coffee. The flavor is where this beer shines, cocoa, coffee, roasted malts, caramely. The flavor is fantastic, sweetened creamy coffee.
Narnad (1421) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a black brown color with almost no head. Aroma has a very strong black coffee nose with a more modest roasted malt note late in the nose. Nose is pretty one dimensional. Flavor starts off with a very smooth black coffee note and quickly transitions to a slightly sweet, roasted/black malt flavor. The roasted and toasted notes of the malt come through over the strong black coffee notes. The oatmeal can be felt and adds a much needed body boost. Tastes and feels like a coffee with cream in mixed in. Body is perfect and the low carbonation keeps it feeling silky smooth. Overall a damn good beer. The coffee is balanced well with the sweetness and the mouthfeel really makes this beer spectacular. One of the better coffee brews out there, in my opinion.
northropfrye (1950) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Coffee is not my favourite flavour In the world but this is quite nice. Coffee. On tap at republic mpls.
cards04 (1459) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with tan head. great fresh coffee aromas and flavors.. Smooth and strong. Excellent.
jcnielsen (1716) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle in Fort Collins, thanks to adnielsen for sharing. Pours a deep brown color with white head. Roasty, coffee, green pepper aromas. Roasty, coffee, pepper flavors. Kind of weird that Iím getting peppers in the flavors, but not bad.
NielsenRatings (8279) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home with jcnielsen. Rotbox offering. Pours a deep brown / black appearance with a brown head. Green coffee bean, dark chocolate, roasty aroma. Fairly smooth flavor albeit a bit thin. The coffee has faded but there is still a nice chocolate, marshmallow flavor. Probably a bit past its prime.
574deadzone (891) - North Central, Indiana, USA - DEC 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours brown to black with a thicker tan head that settles to a thick ring and film and leaves some impressive clingy lace. Nose involves plenty of roast coffee, oatmeal cookies, dark bitter chocolate, suggestions of smoke and wood, nuts, and a touch of dark pit fruit. A fair sweetness, quite bitter. Lighter-medium body, slick and oily yet a bit chalky, with a drying bitter coffee finish. I appreciate that itís on the dry side. Good stuff.