Metallion66 (104) - - SEP 9, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2014 Tried the latest batch. They finally nailed it imo. Perfect amount of coffee aroma, and the coffee taste was in perfect balance to the rest of the beer. On nitro so it had that glorious creamy mouthfeel. JPDurden24 (1675) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - SEP 8, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2013 At the brewery, black pour, tan head. Aroma is very coffee forward with some vanilla in the mix. Taste has espresso, vanilla and a little bitter dark chocolate in the finish. Update: After a day, the finish has mellowed a little bit. Even smoother and better now. Excellent! tdtm82 (1701) - Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2015
Keg - Beavertown - thanks Logan for importing it and thanks to the brewers for turning up and chilling out with me at Beavertown. Sorry you couldn’t get to Zwanze Day.
Huge notes of espresso coffee. I don’t know how many beans they used for this but it’s a huge amount. I just got pure coffee beans in a stout. This puts other coffee stouts to shame. The complexity and depth of the bean with the stout works. It’s super smooth and velvety on the finish. Loads of Belgian chocolate and really good malt usage.
Please bottle some up and send to England. I was so impressed. daknole (11402) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Coffee heaven! Pours a mostly clear dark brown color. Aroma? Coffee! And more coffee! Fresh brewed coffee, hints of vanilla, roasted malt, a slight bitter finish. If you don’t like coffee this isn’t for you. joeneugs (6372) - Livermore, California, USA - SEP 21, 2013
32 oz. growlette from Daknole. Thanks! It pours black with a nice creamy tan head. The aroma is huge with fresh ground coffee, dark chocolate, hints of vanilla sweetness and herbal hops. The flavor is the same. Massive coffee flavors without any acidity or astringency. Dark chocolate and a little herbal hop bitterness in the finish. Amazing stuff and very drinkable. Maybe my favorite coffee beer to date!
JustDrinkIt (261) - Arizona, USA - SEP 22, 2013
It’s basically just a cup of coffee. I’m considering filling a mug tomorrow before work! Huge roasty flavor, lots of ground coffee flavor. Have you ever had chocolate covered espresso beans? This is a liquid form of that. I can actually imagine the little crunch and bits of coffee between nay teeth while I drink it. This is fantastic. beerbaaron (2046) - Arizona, USA - JUN 3, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2015 Draft. Black. Fair, lasting, creamy light brown head. Phenomenal coffee character all around. Fresh ground coffee. Vanilla compliments. Chocolate balanced a smooth roastiness. Very mild bitterness. Sweetness to balance. Medium body. Smooth and oh so drinkable. Outstanding coffee beer. ** New recipe (which replaces 2 lbs of the superstition blend with espresso) rocks. I like it even more. DesertDevil (699) - Arizona, USA - SEP 8, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2014 On nitro at the brewery (batch 3). Dark brown in appearance with a khaki-colored, craggy two-fingered head. Clean, fresh-roasted coffee beans dominate the aroma; roasted malts, bitter, earthy spices, some cacao nibs, and traces of vanilla also add to the nose. Extremely roast-forward flavor, from both the coffee and malts, that transitions to a clean coffee taste with a bold yet pleasant vanilla sweetness. Medium body with a great creamy texture and slight lingering roasty bitter finish. This batch on nitro is an improvement over the first batches on CO2; the creaminess and vanilla flavor kicks in up a notch.