italianjohn (2679) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask pour, black pour and creamy off white to beige head with sticky striped lacing ... aroma of fresh roasted coffee, vanilla and dark chocolate .... tastes of fresh roasted coffee, roasted malts, dark chocolate, light vanilla and just a hint of sweet syrup and a light bitter bite .... body is thin, but a little oily and slick .... finish is dry and lightly bitter .... decent stout
WillRunForBeer (1814) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 245 of 480. Shared by AdamChandler. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, spent coffee grounds. taste...a bit thin, flavor is caramel, dark, slightly overextracted coffee. not very stout.
ClarkVV (4841) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2015 22oz bottle #245 of 480, bottled Feb 10, 2015, drunk 11/28/15.
Clear black body has a poorly retained beige gead atop.
Very nice nose, soft, mellow and with a lovely vanilla and crunchy coffee bean. Easygoing milk chocolate and very light caramel. No alcohol or flaw.
Toasted malt, bittersweet chocolate, vanilla and cool, 8 hour old coffee throughout a slightly oily, rather watery body. Still there is a decent malty sweetness and it’s quite clean. Some buttery notes linger, with milk chocolate and very low bitterness. Low carbonation, some tighter bubbles would be appreciated but still a fine, drinkable beer.
Chalumeaux (679) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 28, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from bottle thanks AdamChandler dark brown with a thin white head. Aromas of coffee roasted grain and malt. Taste is like a coffe brown ale with lots of caramel.
AirForceHops (5262) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 28, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
650 ml bottle with a bottle date of 10 Feb2015. Number 245 of 480. Dark brown in color with thin white head. Aroma is bold coffee, deep roasted grain, chocolate.
Flavor really falls sort of the aroma, more like a coffee brown ale. Lots of caramel, weak coffee. Body is really thin. I guess for a 6% it’s not real thin but after smelling this I had expected much more. I was hoping for more roast and body.
Heather_B (237) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark chocolate brown in color with minimal white head. Smell is dark chocolate and bitter coffee. Taste is raw espresso beans and some weird lingering sweetness.
AdamChandler (4049) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 28, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Got this in a trade a while ago. Pours with a very faint dark color. brown with some reddish black hues. 2 finger burnt toasted head. This smells like coffee. just straight up cold brew coffee with pretty much nothing else. Very thin taste, super thin, and honestly, not much of a stout outside of roast but I’d say this is an adjunct dominated beer. vanilla, maple (very faint) and a ton of coffee dominate this. Faint, fades fast except the coffee which has almost no acidity. Pretty unique.
SteveOrz85 (177) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bottle # to tulip glass. Aroma is primarily coffee with a bit of earthiness. Appearance is black with a small tan head that disappears quickly leaving little lacing. Light to medium sweetness. Maybe a touch of maple syrup. Medium bodied. Lightly bitter. Nice light dry chocolate finish. Texture is a bit oily. Average to soft carbonation.
Overall great beer. Nice complexity. Its not founders but still a great version of the style.
Dogbrick (10409) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample from bottle #073/480 at Kurtkeller 020: Stout-tastic 01 on 02/22/2015. The beer is a dark brownish-black color with a medium foamy tan head that recedes steadily to a film. Patchy lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and vanilla. Light to medium body with a roasty coffee and malt character, with sweet vanilla in the background. The finish is chocolate malt and coffee. Pretty good overall.
callmemickey (3989) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark black-brown body, light tan head, soapy lacing. Strong roasted coffee up front, bittersweet chocolate, oatmeal base. A bit coffee focused for my preferences. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, earthy finish.