ChainGangGuy (4691) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2008 Appearance: Pours out a deep black with a thinnish brown-colored head.
Smell: The sharp scent of stale coffee grounds is harshly acidic and unpleasant. Not at all like the aroma of freshly ground espresso.
Taste: Acutely bitter taste accentuated by a firm, acidic black malt flavor. Slight hints of wood and anise barely avoid being washed out by the acrid stale coffee bite. Exceedingly ashy tasting.
Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Slightly oily texture, and low carbonation.
Drinkability: Far too ashy to be enjoyable. Lacks the balancing sweetness and creaminess, which it desperately requires. // Appearance: Pours a black body with a full, frothy, ecru-colored head.
Smell: Dark malts and dry dark chocolate set against a backdrop of clean-smelling espresso.
Taste: Dark maltiness tasting of dark bakerís chocolate. Splash of mountain spring water. Then comes the espresso thatís, thankfully, not accompanied by any harsh, acidic, burnt, or ash hints to detract from it. Toast topped with a sprinkling of table sugar, though thereís never more than a mild sweetness throughout. Slight bitterness. Plenty of clean-tasting espresso on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: Itís good. A VAST improvement over the previous tasting of this beer.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 1, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours wtih a dark brown to black body toped by a light brown, medium thick head with a good amount of lacing. Itís slightly sweet and roasty wtih nice coffee notes and a touch of bitterness. Full bodied, smooth and a touch dry.
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - MAR 27, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Opaque black body, thick looking. Thin, rapidly diminishing tan head. Roasted malt, chocolate and coffee dominate the aroma, with hints of caramel, sugar. Flavor is much the same and not as impressive as the nose. Finishes robustly bitter and medium dry, chocolate and coffee bean grittiness lingering. Palate is medium bodied, moderately dry and exceedingly bitter at times. Decent stout, quite earthy throughout. The aroma was the only part of this that was truly memorable.
LadyCooper (100) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 13, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours opaque dark brown with a light brown head. Has a very distinct coffee aroma. A bit of a coffee taste, along with some caramel malt taste. Big espresso aftertaste. Gives ya a big wallop of caffeine buzz! Iím not a coffee drinker, this had me jittering all night.
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 7, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light coffee, roasty aroma. Pours an opaque black with a tan head. Chocolate and coffee notes. Oily palate. Dry and somewhat astringent finish. Body is light.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 2, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sampled on 7/2/06 thanks to TheBeerCellar2: Pours a clear mostly opaque black with a frothy ring of tan head. Aroma has lots of coffee and caramel and roasty malt notes with some good dark chocolate. Body starts with a full, sweet caramel malty palate and good roasty coffee balance with a smooth dark chocolatey finish. A nice, flavorful coffee stout.
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JAN 23, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1 Litre bottle brought back from Canada by my mother-in-law - Pours a dark brown color with a one finger thick light tan head. Very light spotty lacing. Has a dusty, roasted coffee aroma. Flavor is mainly coffee with a hint of chocolate. Has a dry palate and medium body. A good beer.
tomthompson89 (1973) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
very nice stout!!! had at Volo with Carter dark black colourfluffy beige head. some what tobbacco nose with good coffee nose too. nice espresso taste, slightly dry as it warms you get more of an oily choc feel. nice and creamy. Wonderful beer
pintbypint (3235) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 11, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
1 L flip top brown bottle. Pours opaque deep brown/black. Huge foamy head, tan in colour. A lot of lacing. Aroma is chocloately/cocoa, some coffee notes. Flavour is initially sweet with dark malts, aftertaste of coffee and some roasted malt. Some dark chocolate and black coffee like bitterness. Dryish finish. Medium body with light carboantion.
hopdog (10782) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
1 liter flip top bottle acquired in trade with boutip (thanks for this great beer and letting me get another hard to get Canadian Province!). Poured a dark black with brown edges and an averaged sized tan head. Aromas of vanilla, coffee, and roast. Tastes of vanilla, cocoa, coffee, and roast. Reminded me of a cup of coffee with creamer added (both the aromas and tastes). Smooth and creamy body. I enjoyed drinking the whole liter at Christmas dinner!