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 (2236) - 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 (1451) - 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 (2144) - 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 (1639) - 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 (2005) - 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.
SirADNielsen (8949) - 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 (997) - 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.
Patrickctenchi (3458) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 18, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours black....with a creamy, dark tan head.
Dark chocolate and coffee aroma......intense.....
Creamy, bitter chocolate and sweet, roast coffee flavor.....oatmeal...
A slight ash bitter....
A truly great, great beer.
tmongoose (1208) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12o bottle shared. Pours not quite opaque brown. Off white head. Aroma of roasted malts and lots of fresh coffee. Very pleasant on the nose. The flavor matches the aroma with lots of roasted malts and fresh coffee and you get some of the oats on the back end. Very well made for a porter.