Ernesto987 (5299) - Arizona, USA - JUN 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
on tap at the brewery, holy crap this has a strong espresso flavor. Pretty overwhelming. The base beer is extra roasty which makes it pretty good.
DiarmaidBHK (4054) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is brilliant with pungent espresso that pierces the sinus cavity. It pours black with a light brown head and it leaves lacing. Nice roasted notes on the tongue but it’s very watery and use lose the taste on the swallow. Too Bad!
beerfest5 (1207) - Cloneen, IRELAND - APR 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice coffee stout from willimantic, thanks brian! black but not oil black, taste is like other coffee stouts, but nothing too crazy which is a nice change of pace, usually these can get out of control. easy to drink, bitter, some chocolate notes as well.
jkwood04 (5191) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 24, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Pours very dark brown with a little head. Aroma of roasted malts, strong of coffee, and a little resin. Flavor strong of coffee but a little resin/tin on the finish. Sort of thin for this style of beer. Pretty good.
LilBeerDoctor (3663) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at the brewery. Pours black with no head. Aroma of vanilla and espresso. Flavor of charred malt, sweet vanilla, roasted nuts, and tons of espresso. I really enjoyed the flavor of the beer, but the light carbonation didn’t sit right with me for this beer.
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the brewery. Aroma heavily roasted (perhaps even charred) coffee, nuts, emphasis seemingly more on the roastiness than the espresso itself. Flavor brings more of a lovely coffee bitterness to go along with all the roastiness, surely also contributing to the bitterness. Smooth, smooth smooth, light but adequate carbonation from the cask. Nice one.
Lubiere (12360) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A deep black stout with no head. A very pleasant coffee aroma, roasted, bitter chocolate, very classy. In mouth, a roasted chocolate malt, with light burned notes, nice bitterness, a bit light but very nice. On tap at brewpub, Inbièrenationale IV, May 2007.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 8, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with a thin light brown head. Smells of chocolate, coffee, roasted malt. Tastes malty with lots of espresso, dark chocolate and some dark fruit. Enjoyable.
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - JUL 6, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to Aaron for this one. Black body, tall thick creamy tan head forms but fades quickly. Aroma has lots of coffee roasts and a bit of sweet licorice. Flavors of chocolate and coffee. Light, thin body.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 5, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler, courtesy of argo0’s sister-in-law. Thanks, Suzy-pants! Pours a very dark, chocolate-brown color; enormous medium tan head, filling the glass; great retention and lacing coating the glass. Lots of roasted coffee, dark chocolate, and toasted malts in the aroma; soft coffee. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: chewy roasted coffee notes, roasted malts, and nougat; some lively citrus at the edges, and some acidity from the coffee; pretty drinkable stuff. Medium finish: toasted malts, dark chocolate, and coffee.