holdenn (2117) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2010
On tap @ Avery. Poured brown black with a beige head in the sampler. Roasted inviting nose of fresh coffee beans. Smooth thin body. Roasted flavors with a tasty strong coffee finish. The coffee really shines in this beer. A big improvement on the reg stout. Too bad the good coffee is wasted on a mediocre beer. 8/3/8/3/15 onceblind (11462) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 13, 2010
On tap @ Avery Brewery. Pours a hearty black with a delicious brown head. Smells richly of coffee and earthy chocolate. However, the earthy chocolate leaves during the taste, leaving just lots of full bodied coffee flavor. It actually tasted like a very well made iced-coffee, with a hint of alchol on the tail end. Mouthfeel was very smooth, like a Guinness, and the finish was dry but kinda sweet. I would rate it higher, but the flavor was a bit one-dimentional. I love coffee, so I loved this brew beyond almost anything I’ve ever had thus far. But you have to really dig coffee to dig this. Lucky me! Dogbrick (14443) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2010 On draught at the tap room/brewery. The beer is brownish-black in color with a medium foamy light beige head that recedes steadily. Sticky patches of lacing on the glass. Espresso and malt in the nose. Medium, dry body with flavors of roasted coffee, sweet malt, chocolate and mild hops. The finish is moderately bitter coffee with a hoppy aftertaste. Above average all around. ogglethorp (919) - Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2010
Tap at Avery Taproom. Pours nearly black with a small off white head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, roast. Flavor is mainly coffee, roast , chocolate, earthy. Palate is pretty much full bodied, just a touch on the thin side for my liking, finished bitter. Though packed with coffee flavor it is not over the top. I really liked this one! savnac (2656) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUN 2, 2010
Tap @ Avery. Dark brown almost black with a tan head. Big coffee aroma with a roasty chocolate base in the background. Flavor of acidic earthy coffee with some bittersweet chocolate and bitter roasted malt. Fullish body, mild carbonation, an almost chalky mouth feel and a long finish. Just like the description, this one is loaded with coffee.
fobar (241) - Søgne, NORWAY - APR 14, 2010
12 oz bottle served at Cardinal. Dark brown color body with little off-white head. Taste of coffee and roasted malt. Aroma of roast and chocolate. Mild bitterness. Balanced aftertaste. potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2009
Draught from Avery Taproom. Very coffee! Pretty over the top. Coffee everything. Fun at first but gets just like coffee. Brewer told me 1/2 pound of coffee per 5 gallons of beer causes coffee bite that tastes like sugar added to dark roast. Also light fruit comes through in back half of flavor. patrick767 (4474) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 19, 2009
tap at Avery - Pours very dark brown with a long lasting light tan head that leaves heavy lacing. It has a rich roast malt and coffee aroma. The flavor is of dark roast malt, coffee, chocolate, and more coffee. It’s full bodied and has a somewhat bitter finish with roast and hop flavors lingering. KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2009
Tap at brewery, GABF ’09.BeerandBlues2 (14512) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 24, 2009
Pours a deep, evil black with a rich, dark fresh roasted coffee nose. Flavor is coffee grounds, pure and simple. Thick, viscous mouthfeel. Awesome beer; best cup o’ joe I’ve had in a loooong time.
Draught at Avery. Pours opaque with a large, creamy dark brown head, diminishing with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (molasses, burnt grain, coffee), light hop (herbs), average yeast (leather) with notes of prune, tar, and charcoal. Full bodied, creamy texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity, and heavy bitterness. Like drinking a really good cold coffee that just happens to also be a beer.