Cory (295) - , 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.
deekyn (1115) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 26, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A - opaque cola brown with almost no head, but some sticky lacing. S - the nose is cola syrup, chalky chocolate, coffee grounds, and vegetal and burnt malts. M - dry almost chalky mf. Medium body. Weak palate. Cloying sweet end. T - the front is coal, vegetal malts and cheap dried out dark chocolate. Cocoa powder, vegetal malts and coffee grounds follow. O - uninspiring to be sure. Simple chalky stout. 2.8
TwoSipDip (8880) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @ Steve’s Super Bowl party. Thanks Armin! Pours a black appearance with a foamy brown head. A lot of fruit acidity in the nose with a bit of roast and some cookie. Boy, the flavor is again quite acidic, lots of fruit, and a bit of chocolate. Coffee seems so acidic. Light bitterness and sweetness. This one was pretty disappointing.
marcus (6303) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Belmont Station. Pours black with a rich light brown head and a chocolate and coffee aroma. There is a hearty coffee flavor with a subtle chocolate finish. It tastes pretty good, but a slight soapiness keeps it from being outstanding.
3fourths (7855) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
draft. cookies and chocolate cereal nose with mild coffee and mild chocolate malt that both seem to meld into a more generic roast/chocolate/coffee. medium-light body. silky, mildly sweet, light throughout. tasty.
leems (406) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 9, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours black with a thin tan head. Great big coffee aroma, just fantastic with some chocolate underneath. Flavor is upfront roast and coffee, thinner mouth feel than I expected but works well. The coffee is very apparent but what do you expect? Nice rich flavors linger on the tongue for just long enough.
boFNjackson (4099) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 8, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Grain & Gristle... Poured pitch black with a tan head that was frothy and retained nicely with full lacing on the walls of the glass. Nose had faint coffee grinds in it. Lots of coffee flavor. Like iced coffee with a mild acidity. Thinner body with a decent amount of roast and mocha goodness. This is a damn fine coffee stout and could drink this pretty regularly.
dwm1034 (626) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz snifter in Hawthorne Hop House in Portland...very strong coffee nose and taste...excellent...pours very dark / black with good tan head; wish we could get this in Chicago....another excellent Portland area craft brew
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - FEB 27, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. Black with medium beige head. Much ringed lacing. Full aroma of coffee and chocolate malt. Full bodied flavour, coffee, sweet malt, chocolate. Lasting good coffee finish. Gorgeous looking in a pint glass.