hopscotch (10144) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Pours hazy and dark brown with a small, brief, off-white head. The aroma provides mocha and brownies with a hint of acidity. Medium-bodied and thin with prickly carbonation. The flavor is mildly tart, boasting vanilla, coffee and a smidge of deep-roast bitterness. Tangy, lightly roasty, watery finish.
liquidhedonism (289) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
25.4 oz bottle. Aroma: roasty, with hints of coffee and chocolate. Taste/Palate: sour, creamy; finishes slightly astringent.
julesjis (256) - Oregon, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a bottle. Appearance looked great! Flavor is a strong coffee flavor, very promising! Flavor is very cherry sweet and bitter. Has the wine flavor and doesn’t have any coffee flavor. Somewhat disappointing.
bytemesis (4765) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 18, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Slight gusher on opening. Pours opaque black, large brown head, creamy with nice lacing. Aroma is funky forward, stale coffee, basement, rotting leaves. Flavor is light sweet, light bitter, stale coffee, rotting leaves. Quite tart, funky, rotten. I know GT thinks this is just the product of their Saison yeast, but I call INFECTED, and not in a good way. Medium body, high carbonation.
Theydon_Bois (12925) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at the brewery, 08/11/14.
Black with a tan covering.
Nose is big on coffee grinds, coffee cake, lactic twinges, cocoa rub.
Taste comprises more coffee cake, toasted brown sugar, Tiramisu mix, tangy dark fruit rinds.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a funky close.
GothGargoyle (1704) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with a golden brown head. Aroma is strong coffee, chocolate, dates. Medium bodied, lightly tart to start with a slightly roasty finish. Taste is coffee, sour prunes, dates. Interesting.
slowrunner77 (7283) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
took some getting used to, but in the end I really liked this. Cold press coffee takes a back seek to a light funk and berry sweet-tart flavor and aroma and while odd, they play off each other well. Possibly my first wine barreled coffee beer...
GT2 (9410) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
> Brett drained "dark saison" with cocoa, lemon, spicy oak, and tobacco
[ Bottle ][ 75cl ][ ericdevin ][ Trade ][ Reidel Vinum XL Pinot Noir ][ 8.21.14 ]
>> Slow gusher out of the bottle, mitigated pour yields a large latte tan head with weak retention and wispy lacing. Nose immediately screams ’dark sour’ with red wine, oak, and mild funk. With that said, the nose is exquisite with a Cabernet blackberry character, chocolate mousse, and spicy tobacco. Taste up front is cocoa powder and lemon, mid palate is a drained Brett in secondary type of dark saison. Finish is fast and clean, no bitter coffee. Overall, it is a bit misleading to call this a barrel aged coffee stout as it is also funky and tart. Pretty much a dark saison at this point.
>!< drained, funky, dry, overcarbonated, Brett
Ratman197 (11380) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting creamy brown head. Aromas of bourbon, oak, roasted malt, coffee, light dark chocolate and light coconut. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry lightly tart finish. Flavors of roasted malt, coffee, bourbon, fruitiness and bitter chocolate with a crisp dry lightly tart lingering coffee finish.
Cory (372) - , California, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Aroma is mostly that of cold brew coffee and dark roasted malts. Taste is earthy bitter with a sour finish with aromas. Pretty simple and one note.