onceblind (11153) - 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! craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 21, 2011
taster at the Avery taproom on 10/2/11. dark brown pour with a small tan head. big coffee nose with light sweetness / milk and light whiskey. full smooth body with coffee, chocolate, sweet cream and roasted malts. sweet, roasted finish... very smooth. KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2009
Tap at brewery, GABF ’09.ads135 (5235) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 4, 2011
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.
I probably chronically overrate decent stouts, but this is another great one and one of the most solid beers I’ve had from Avery. Dry, sweet, with chocolate and especially coffee. (8/9/2010) Aml42000 (625) - Washington, USA - FEB 27, 2012
Nice coffee stout. The nose shows more of a coffee bean/vegetal character than a roasted aroma. Full bodied, but with a nice Effervesscent mouthfeel. Long, rich finish.
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 20, 2012
On tap at brewery. Very dark brown with a creamy tan head. Strong drip coffee chocolate and caramel aroma and taste with rich chocolate and coffee flavors dominating and some subtle citeus notes hiding in the background. Nice velety palate. Outstanding.