decaturstevo (6240) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - NOV 3, 2016
Black with a nitro looking frothy head. Aroma dominated by large coffee. Flavor is lightly sweetened roasted malt then a large coffee slam. Medium body that thins a rouch on the end. If you like coffee you gotta like this beer two7offsuit (448) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 17, 2016
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is strong espresso. Flavor is also espresso. chinchill (4916) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 28, 2015
On tap at BRG in Chattanooga.
Nearly opaque brown body with red-orange highlights at the edges. Weak tan head and little lacing.
Fine aroma with coffee and brown bread. The flavor follows, adding hints of vanilla. The body is very smooth and lighter than expected.
O: readily recommended. Suttree (6358) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Black, or if not black then at least very brown. Just a thin ring of foam. Smells like coffee, hickory, and dark chocolate. There is much more chocolate in the flavor than the nose, and a lot of coffee, as well. Some woody notes in the finish. nearbeer (5362) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Pint on tap. Dark chocolate with a lasting ring of cream. Nose is big espresso and light caramel. Tastes of espresso, semi-sweet chocolate, and a touch of sour cream. Medium body has average carbonation and is well balanced.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2010
Dark dark brown, light tan head. Fresh pressed espresso, milky latte, chocolate aroma. Taste is roasty, coffee, espresso, chocolate, a bit too thin for the nice flavors. ChainGangGuy (4894) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 28, 2010
Appearance: Served up a dark brown, near black body crowned with a half inch-high layer of beige foam.
Smell: The nose is reasonably diverse, though nothing about it is particularly bold, as it presents only modest notes of coffee, charred bread crusts, chocolate, and caramel.
Taste: Unsweetened chocolate powder with a slackened taste of roasted grains followed by a charge of espresso flavor and buttery caramel. Slender hint of dark fruitiness. Minor, predominately roasty bitterness. Light chocolate and coffee tones on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied (just barely). Medium carbonation (again, just barely).
Drinkability: Not so bad, but, by no means is it the best. Still, it’s worth signing up for a pint when stopping by the Chattanooga location. dchmela (3061) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2008
On tap at Disney’s Boardwalk. Pours black and thick with a dark chocolate head. Nice chocolate, roasted malt coffee aroma. Thick roasted malt coffee taste. Finishes with a clean dry roasted aftertaste. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2010 goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAY 26, 2006
Date: September 10, 2005
Source: Brewfest, Chattanooga
Appearance: black, scant tan head
Aroma: big roasted coffee aroma
Body: thin body
Flavor: big roasted coffee flavor
Overall: more coffee than anything, good for a cup of coffee
Date: February 25, 2006
Source: blind coffee stout tasting
Appearance: dark ruby, frothy beige head
Aroma: sweet malt aroma with a nice coffee character
Body: body is a bit thin
Flavor: good coffee flavor, nice bitterness, hint of ash, touch of chocolate
Date: January 23, 2010
Appearance: black, fine beige head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: rich espresso aroma
Flavor: rich coffee flavor, dark roast, touch of buttery caramel sweetness, long dry roasted finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
Growler. Poured a very dark brown color witha ruby tint and a small tan head. The aroma was fruity with coffee and light ash. Coffe flavored with roasty malt. Some tartness like you sometimes get with coffee. Dry bitter finish. Light to medium bodied.