katrinaez (2148) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2015
Pretty good! Locally made on tap at Collegeville location. Lighter than many on the mouth feeling but has a good coffee taste without the sweet or bitter. bubbleflubber (2231) - Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2013
From the brewery in Lititz, PA, this pours a healthy black into the glass, with a nice eggshell-tan head that leaves webbed lacing. The nose is of definitive espresso notes with a hint of vanilla. Flavors are dominated by roasted coffee, spent grains, espresso shots, finishing with an espresso hit and roasted black coffee beans. The mouthfeel is a touch thin for the style, even a dry stout, and needs just a bit more body to fill out the mouthfeel perfectly. Lots of great flavors going on here. I just wish there was a bit more substance to bring all of the complexities together. Other than that, it’s a great example of a style which is all the rage now. Theydon_Bois (20233) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2013
Tap at Appalachian, Collegeville, 29/11/13. Simply listed as ’Espresso Stout’.
Light black with a good sized tan covering that dissipates somewhat but retains.
Nose carries a big espresso roasty blast, earthy cocoa, biscuit crumble, brown sugars.
Taste comprises earthy cocoa, good coffee character, dark toffee fudge, roast malt.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation with moderate roastings.
Decent coffee stout ,probably best of the beers I sampled at Appalachian this day. alobar (3864) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2013
Pours tar black with a tan head. Aroma of espresso, dark chocolate, and roasted malt. Creamy body with coffee flavor and some dark chocolate, and roasted malt rounding out the taste. Easy to drink. Very nice. Travlr (25558) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Draft at abc. Black color, beige head. Aroma of coffee! Taste is coffee! And burnt toast.
jtclockwork (16955) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose and taste of espresso, roast chocolate, green pepper and old coffee bean. Medium body. radio_nowhere (1472) - Maryland, USA - SEP 22, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2012 750ml on sale at bottle store. Poured into snifter glass dark black, thin tan head. Aroma of rich espresso, dark chocolate, nuts and roasty malts. Taste is sweet and bitter. Light body is creamy and has a dry finish. It’s hard not to compare this to its imperial coffee stout brethren but for a regular coffee stout I find it pretty good and easy drinking. gizmo_ber (190) - Steinwenden, GERMANY - AUG 17, 2012
Strong espresso aroma, tan head gave away to small ring that held. Flavor is coffee heavy, stout follows. A good desert beer for coffee drinkers. Had better espresso stouts, but this isn’t bad. nimbleprop (8601) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 6, 2012
22oz bottle pours a watery, translucent, light black with some cloudy, off white head. Nose is sweet, nutty, coffee, malty, bread. Flavor has some coffee bitterness, coffee, nuts, brown sugar. Thin, malty finish. Medium bodied. Drake (14045) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 20, 2012
Bomber shared by argo0. Thanks! Pours a clear dark brown color with a thin tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of rich roast coffee notes, faint sweet malts and dark chocolate. The taste is dry roasted coffee. Astringent and a little green, sadly. Medium bodied.