ThisWangsChung (826) - 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.
OnTheTrail (228) - Virginia, USA - FEB 4, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black, dark head. Aroma is a tangy espresso like coffee. Taste is malty, coffee is not overwhelming.
arminjewell (9169) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 21, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, thanks Drake! Dark black pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of acrid coffee grounds, some acid, roast, slight earth, cocoa, slight dark fruit. Taste was a mix of ash, smoke, coffee grounds, hints of acid, roast, and a touch of cocoa, finishing bitter.
metalhead0043 (203) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 20, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle from Samís for 2.29. Pours black with a small brown head. Aroma is coffee, slight vanilla, a little roasty and a little sweet. Taste is coffee up front, slightly sweet and smoky on the back end. Nothing overwhelming; just an easy-drinking stout. Body is about average, not too heavy or too light. Overall a decent enough coffee stout.
ScottWallace82 (96) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft. Pours black with brown edges and a tan head. Huge coffee kick on the nose. Mouthfeel is medium-heavy, just right. Great coffee flavor with a nice roasty kick at the end.
jhamp9 (1462) - Corinth, Texas, USA - JAN 14, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Near black pour with a khaki head that fades to a film. Aroma is bitter black coffee and bakerís chocolate. Taste is coffee with cream and sugar, milk chocolate and toffee. Medium body. Drinks like a bigger stout. Pretty good.
Ctplt777 (414) - - JAN 7, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hmm, another stout from Alewerks, Iím sure this will be delicious. Huge coffee and chocolate aroma mixed with peanut butter and some toffee. The coffee aromas are just delicious though. Taste is like a chocolate, covered coffee peanut butter sandwich. So many awesome flavors working to make this beer what it is. I love that each flavor is itís own and they donít just get lost in the shuffle. I hate to be a weird fanboy, but Alewerks beers are super great and this is another awesome one. Cheers!
Birrraio (27) - ITALY - DEC 24, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
from a 2015 bottle. Pours a dark brown, with a decent tan head. Big smells of coffee, peanuts, bourbon, and some sweet notes, maybe vanilla. The taste is spot on for such a newly bottled beer. Great blend of coffee and bourbon. Hard to tell it has such a high ABV by the way this one goes down. Nice and creamy to the pallet, this is one of the best aged coffee beers of the year!
tsd08460 (516) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - NOV 20, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: coffee, roasty, chocolate
Appearance: black, brown head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, coffee
Palate: medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,
BeerdedDave (1071) - - AUG 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at the brewery; black color with very little head; coffee and roasted malt aroma; nice, dry coffee flavor with dark, roasted malts and mild bitter chocolate notes; nice dry finish
bkurtz (1018) - PERU - JUN 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Pours very dark with a small head. Aromas of espresso, roasted malts, and chocolate. Nice mouth feel with lots of coffee and slightly bitter chocolate finish that balances the sweetness.