wheelz843 (233) - Grand Island, New York, USA - OCT 17, 2008
bottle. has a roasted carmel aroma. pours almost black with an extremely thick carmel colored head. has a watered down coffee flavor. no real aftertaste. not as good as expected. sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 20, 2008
Tasted 9/19/08. 12oz bottle. Pitch opaque hue with a hissing, crackling beige head. Espresso, cola and dark fruit aromas. Toffee and Tootsie Rolls. Medium bodied with an odd, sour fruit note. Cola and tart. Mild vanilla undertone, but the tart is so off-putting. Not fresh. Not good. WeeHeavySD (3387) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 12, 2008
12oz dalekliz got me on her road trip or her mom got it for me, hard to know, great ipa from them and good name I thought it was worth a try. Pours black with a tan ring. Nose is nice with a lot of deep dark coffee and espresso character. Taste is rich and better than I’d expect from the ratings. Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 29, 2008
12oz bottle via trade with mmm///beer. Aroma is dark coffee, roasted chocolate and some chewy malts. Pours black with no head or lacing. Flavor is watery mocha with a nice roasty finish. Palate is dry. Not a bad brew, but there are many other better coffee stouts. Dogbrick (13547) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2008
Thanks to Rogueone for sharing a bottle. What happened here? The beer is dark brownish-black with a medium beige head that recedes steadily. Spotty lacing. Sweet fudge aroma with coffee and malt. Watery yet chalky at times and very tart on the tongue. Flavor of bottom-of-the-day-old-pot-of coffee and acidic fruit. The finish is bitter and tart but not in a good way. Luckily I only had a sample of this, because if I had an entire bottle of this it would have been a drain pour. Founders need not worry.
HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2008 There is no excuse for this. Black pour, but incredibly thin body for a stout. Otherwise, a light coffee aroma and a pour, sour, stale coffee taste. The finish has a terrible sour taste. Why the would waste their time selling and marketing such a poor product, i have no idea. CodyM (2) - Michigan, USA - AUG 14, 2008 does not count
Pretty awful beer. It gives a pretty nice pour with a giant head and decent lacing but the taste is severely lacking. I’m not lying when I say this is one of the worst things I’ve ever tasted, beer or otherwise. Par for the course for Arbor though, This was the nail in coffin for me, i’ll be avoiding their label in the future. Rogueone (506) - I F&ckin’ hate those guys from, Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2008
Three words: WTF. It’s as if they spent all the money on the marketing budget for the labels and then forgot to buy quality ingredients to make the beer. It is near irrational, but nothing disappoints me more than a bad beer, than a bad beer with an awesome label. This just tasted like sour chocolate malts and the coffee McDonald’s tries to serve you at like 3 in the afternoon.
UGH! lb4lb (2629) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2008
bottle shared by mmm///beer. Thanks Dennis!blutt59 (6576) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2008
Pours a dark black with a fizzy tan head. Smell is roasty and coffee beans with some dullness to the malt. Taste is mostly coffee and there is slight tartness about it as well. Tart coffee grounds but some creamy sweetness in there as well. Thin bodied and fizzy. Not great, but not bad, overall.
bottle, pours dark brown, nose of coffee and chocolate, flavor is oddly sour and then very crackerjack like