gkeh (485) - Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2015
The coffee is strong with this one! Pour is dark, dark brown. Nearly pitch black. Khaki head with the most excellent lacing. The aroma is immediately coffee up front, with chocolate, vanilla, roasted malts, caramel. Taste is sweet vanilla, coffee, chocolate, and a mild hop bitterness. It has a luxurious mouthfeel, thick and soft. Very nice beer. Chadski4 (170) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Pretty near perfect creation. Fantastic balance of the coffee malts and hoppy bitterness in a creamy finish. andrewje41 (4519) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Growler pour. Thank you Justin for sharing. Pours black with a big tan cream head. Big coffee bean aroma. Coffee bean flavor with a nice vanilla, caramep, and chocolate smooth blended flavor. Finishes smooth roasted malt flavor and coffee. Fun beer. Great stuff. Arayaga2 (2224) - portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Pretty much black, with a caramel colored head. Aroma is primarily coffee, but has a vanilla edge with a hint of cardboard. Wow, this could easily pass for an espresso beverage with alcohol, rather than the reverse! Beautiful coffee, with just the right balance of acidity and sweetness. $6/22oz Jlax10 (19) - Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Poured from a growler.....two days after brought back from bar. Pours dark with a nice kaki head and good lacing throughout. Nose is an incredible coffee smell along with some sweetness. Taste is strong coffee and chocolate leading to a nice bitter aftertaste. Very good beer, and one I will be trying again.
Nate (4296) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2014
On tap at POUR. Beautiful cocoa nose with coffee, lactose, and sweet character. Dark black opaque with creamy lacing tan head. Medium-heavy body with medium carbonation. Sweet with cocoa, coffee, and lactose - balanced nicely with nutty and hoppy bitter components. Roasted flavors. Sweet lactose and rich nutty sweet finish with lingering cocoa-coffee sweet after. Cam_Dynamite (119) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 29, 2014
Pours black with a nice looking light brown head. Nose is beautifully balanced coffee beans, vanilla and chocolate. Taste is so good. Espresso, vanilla, milk chocolate. Mouthfeel is like an affogato crossed with a regular ice-coffee. Subtle booze. Balanced. Unbelievably good SSSteve (4006) - - DEC 28, 2014
bottle. black under a large foamy brown head. robust black coffee and sweet vanilla and caramel in aroma. vanilla hits the tongue immediately followed by a cream sweetness. undertones of black roasted malts and bitter dark coffee. silky, full bodied. drinks like its much less than 10%. worth the hype! Mr_Abner (387) - Michigan, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle. Jet black pour. Aroma is vanilla, chocolate, rich malt. Very round, full vanilla taste set against a nice, well-balanced porter base. Some chocolate and rich malt. Starts off very smooth, but gives way to some coffee bitterness and leaves a lingering dryness. simont1 (622) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2015 Smell of coffee, vanilla, loaded with it, some hops are in there too, and milk chocolate. Upfront it’s quite dry, coffee and vanilla additions seem to carry the beer a lot, and seem to be the main flavour component, more caramel malt than roasted, but still very very good, it’s dry and quite hoppy, super drinkable and very well balanced.