Lagerboy (2239) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 12, 2013
341 ml bottle, 4.2% ABV Clear dark brown, amber hue, feeble tan head disipates. Mild aroma of coffee, chocolate and roasted malt. Watery taste of lightly roasted coffee, sweet milk chocolate and roasted malt. Softly carbed, light bodied, low hopped. Thin lightly bitter finish. LBW (Lagerboys Be Wary) sulawang (1217) - - MAR 15, 2013
(Note: tasting the 4.2% ABV 2012 version) Pours rather uneventfully flat without much head, thin ringed retention, a few visible slow streams. Burnt coffee and malts on the nose, not the good kind of burnt either...
Attack: thin-bodied and watery mouthfeel, light fizzy CO2,
Mid-palate: crisp 4/10-sweetness, persistent wateriness, half-roast/half-burnt coffee, malts, minor breadiness
Finish: med coffee bitter finish, mostly clean but not much carry/length
Average I’d say. It lacks depth and body for my liking (too watery and basic). gramity (1710) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 30, 2012
Deep brown, almost black colour with a small tan head. Roasted malty aroma with a heavy coffee and chocolate sweet note. Coffee bitter flavor with a vague chocolate sweetness and a hoppy note. Dry finish. Not a fan...unfortunately this suffers from the same thing as most of Big Rock’s recent offerings - no attempt to really "own" the style. These styles are meant to be polarizing. You either love stout and espresso or you don’t. They need to stop trying to please all the people all the time. Results in weak ass beer. garth_86 (221) - EDMONTON, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 9, 2012
Pours a dark with thin white head. Aroma is mild coffee and a roasted. Taste is not really that great, some coffee but not a pleasing stout. Reimer96 (1778) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 7, 2012
Thought this was better the first time I tried it. Smell is of roasted dark malts and moldy coffee. Taste is dark roasted malts and coffee. It’s was kinda acidy when it was cold and now that it has warmed it is far more smooth.
hamfisted (81) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 20, 2012
Ugh. So, you know how most stouts taste better warm? Not this one. Drinking it cold from the fridge is okay - the coffee isn’t too bad. But let it warm up, and it’s nasty. Acrid and bitter. XaenDovet (1281) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 22, 2012
Originally reviewed Feb. 15, 2007:
whoa. i had hopes for this brew for some reason. poured with no head. no lacing. aroma reminds me of dust. stale coffee bean dust. taste is reaching for the sky with an enormous amount of dull. aftertaste? it has to taste first. it wetted my mouth, but now makes me want a real beer. thats about all i can say about this. k bye. reebtogi (6488) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 22, 2011
341mL bottle poured a dark brown color with thin beige head and no lacing. Aroma was espresso coffee and some chocolate. Taste is a little malty sweet with prominent coffee flavors and a trace of chocolate. Body is a little thin for this style of beer and carbonation is light. This beer would have been much better with a heavier body. bulldogops (2885) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 29, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2013 Bottle. 5%. This was given to me as a Christmas gift. Aroma does the job, espresso, coffee beans, mild chocolate.
Pours is a dismal, earthy brown with a weak brown foam, disappointing for a stout. Flavour is fairly bland, not undrinkable but fairly unsatisfying. A novelty beer at best. patricks110 (2841) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 9, 2009
The magnificent combination of coffee and stout is mostly forgotten in this Big Rock Brew. Aroma of coffee and malts. Taste is burnt coffee and malty. But overall, very bland. Dry and medium bodied. Overall, very average.