GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - DEC 11, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewpub. Poured an opaque black color with a brown head. The aroma was equal parts, coffee, toffee, and chocolate. Medium to full bodied. Semi sweet up front with mild roasty bitterness at the end. Tasted of roasted nuts, toffee, and roasty coffee. Nice.
lb4lb (2580) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2007 Had just a sampler of this and it was really good. Wasnít listed on the menu or labeled on the tap handle, but I asked the Server what the seasonal beer was, and this was it. Poured a rich black, with creamy tan head that lasted a bit. Smell was rich roasty and big on coffee, and taste was really rich with a creamy mouthfeel, and really hearty strong espresso flavor with a nice smooth finish and aftertaste. I would recommend trying this and would like to get a full pint again.
ilovedarkbeer (2539) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours a black brown color with a small light brown foamy head. Notes of chocolate, coffee grounds, smoke, and fudge. Thinner mouthfeel but silky.
fordest (2135) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - DEC 6, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
GABF. Decent black pour with tan head. Lots of coffee on the aromas. Flavors fell off a bit. Still mocha touches in there. NIce finish.
fly (1441) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - AUG 27, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Maybe I shouldnít try a stout in summer. But waiting for a proper ocassion has never been one of my strengths. Coffee right out of the gate, canít miss it. Nice roasty stout. Medium body. Pretty decent all in all, but will look foward to having again either when things cool down of they turn the AC to ice formatio cycle.
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yummy. This beer was pretty damn good if you like coffee and chocolate. Rich coffee nose right up front...and itís in the flavor as well. Finishes with a nice bitterness.
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black body with a nice creamy beige head and a thick blanket-like lacing. Has some espresso flavor mixed in nicely with the malt. Nice, smooth creamy palate. Very drinkable! Smell is a bit subtle overall - light roasted malt and coffee smell. Good brew!
jumpjet2k (314) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at UBís. I love this beer and make an effort to get it whenever itís available. This particular batch apparently sat on coffee beans for 5 days instead of the normal 2, so itís extra-coffeeíd. Itís black in the glass with a nice foamy head in a rich medium-brown. The nose is very heavy on the espresso, along with caramel and toasted malt tones. The flavor opens with a punch of woody, rich espresso, balanced by a nice sweet malt backbone. The really nice thing about this beer is that the coffee smells and tastes really fresh - Iíve encountered other beers, most particularly Beer Geek Breakfast, that just smell like old used coffee beans. No doubt in my mind that this is a coffee loverís beer, and I love me some coffee. Iíll happily say that this is the best coffee stout Iíve had. Itís also one of the best beers produced in Austin, so you should definitely check and see if itís available when youíre there.
As a side note, I wouldnít call it a summer seasonal - itís available whenever UBís fits it into their special tap schedule, which is probably about once every 2 months or so.
jeg (114) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quite nice, especially for a stout that went down outside on a hot late summer night. Tastes of coffee and dark chocolate, very creamy.