ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reviewed 3/2/13. 12 oz bottle into a nonic pint glass.
A: Pours a very dark brown color with nice opacity. The head is a one finger mocha shade. I had to pour really aggressively in order to get just one finger; and even worse is the fact that it retains itself poorly.
S: The coffee here is more of a subtle add-on than the main focus - in other words, this isnít Wake-n-Bake, nor does it try to be. Itís actually the qualities of cream and milk chocolate that are strongest; underneath that is roasted barley and the aforementioned coffee presence. Really a pleasant aroma in general.
T: The first wave of flavor thatís unleashed on the tongue is a lot of milky cream and chocolate. Roasted coffee will gradually build on the midtaste and climax on the finish. The coffee comes across a little stale, and thatís my biggest beef here by far. Luckily, itís not a huge problem - since this isnít a coffee-first, everything-else-second kind of stout, the subtle note can get away with being a mild deterrent behind a rock-solid cream stout.
M: Iíd like just a touch less fizz to allow the creaminess of the texture to shine through better. Once allowed to fade, the softness of the texture does come through decently; but the finish isnít dry enough to allow the more bitter/roasted qualities to balance the sweetness some. The syrupy linger makes it a bit hard to drink.
O: Pretty solid. Once I realized this wasnít designed to be a coffee-bomb FBS killer, I could appreciate its subtleties a lot more thoroughly. Hardly my favorite coffee beer, but good enough where Iíd considering getting a 6 pack of in the future.
AKORN (186) - Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours black with a small tan head. Charred malt, smoke, coffee, and a sweetness that I canít place. Roasted malt, light coffee, and bit of a sour taste. Good beer
FROTHINGSLOSH (5077) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with a small creamy brown head that left a bit of lacing. The aroma was coffee, chocolate syrup, port wine and marshmallows. The flavor was coffee, vanilla, marshmallow, cocoa and a hint of red wine. Medium length finish. Medium body but silky and creamy. Solid.
emacgee (4139) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice and clean dark black pour with one to two fingers of cocoa tan head. Very nice aroma, rich dark malts with dark fruit, brown sugar, coffee, and some earthy roasty malt notes. Flavor isnít dominated by coffee (criticalÖ) and features a nice sweet roast, chocolate, and burnt sugar. Very nice
BREWMUSKCLES (2300) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
a summer stout with a watery body and good coffee flavor. nice aroma and little bit of grit. a little sweet with nice foamy head. not very beer like but interesting enough.
slowrunner77 (6084) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Iím a sucker for coffee stouts. nothing that blew me away, but the coffee was up front and in your face, though not so much you couldnít taste the stout. a bit on the light side, but with a wonderful aroma and a nice lingering bittersweet coffee finish."
tectactoe (2299) - Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Super deep brown pour appearing completely inky black in the glass; mocha-foamy head settles in just moments to a timid collar. Aroma of rich coffee, moderate cream, a bit of sweet cacao, & a touch of dark prunes. Taste is coffee heavy; lightly acrid but not overly roasty. More sweet than bitter, light creamy undertone with a mid-palate containing a good amount of chocolate covered blueberry & dates. A little more coffee rounds out the finish with hints of nutty chocolate. A touch thin, but a nice coffee stout overall.
Beerdedone (2730) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours motor oil black with a short brown head. Big roasted coffee aroma with chocolate and some vanilla notes. Flavor of rich roasted coffee, vanilla, a bit of caramel and had a roasty dry bitter finish.
solidfunk (4476) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light smell of coffee. Some roast, texture a little on watery side. Mind you this is after going through the menu at Blue Jacket. Finishes with light sweetness. Some club I wandered into out of vague interest on u street.
jbrana (482) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - MAR 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet with strong roasty coffee flavors, sweet roasted barley, and a slight metally tartness.
Emeister84 (1128) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aromas of fresh roasted coffee beans, subtle chocolate. Black with a mostly lasting light tan head. Coffee flavors dominate, some nutty characteristics, light caramel, light chocolate. Medium bodied, very refreshing.