adnielsen (10573) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 8, 2011
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle @ home. Dark brown/black appearance with a dark brown head. Quite roasty dark coffee, a touch of chocolate sweetness, and dark malts in the nose. Very roasty, dark coffee, chocolate, dark malty flavor with a fair amount of bitterness.
heemer77 (5317) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 5, 2011
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Perfectly black body with traces of an orange tinted beige head. The nose is fairly strong coffee with some hints of ash. There is also some sweet almonds. The taste has lots of coffee up front and through the finish. The finish is slightly tart like plums, and certainly off putting. I am not sure if it is too much poor coffee or a slight infection. I have gotten this weird tart character in multiple coffee dominated beers, so I assume it’s poor balancing. There is also wood and ash, especially in the aftertaste. The body seems chalky, but that may be because I can’t think anything but ash covered fruit while drinking. Bleh, this comes across like a bad cherry stout that someone used to extinguish a cigarette.
Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Bridgeport with Jeff. Pours a deep brown/black with tan foam. Smells of coffee. Tastes of coffee and vanilla. As a non-coffee drinker, this is possibly the best coffee beer I’ve had.
rubbishystuff (2404) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
At Beckett’s Slightly dry porter with a strong coffee flavor. Starts more sweet ends drier and more bitter. Serving: Bottle
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle thanks to swalden28. poured dark brown with a beige head. aroma and flavor were pretty much strong coffee with a light body and decent carbonation.
blutt59 (6522) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottled, thanks to dixonian, black color with strong coffee aroma, some nuts, spice, flavor is coffee grounds made on a campfire with some nut shell thrown in, finish is slightly bitter
Ernest (7479) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, brown, mostly lasting.
Body is dark brown to black.
Aroma is moderately malty (coffee, roasted grain/nuts), with a note of minerals.
Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation.
The coffee aromatics are nicer than most coffee beers...nutty and more like fresh beans (most just smell like used grounds), so that’s nice. Unfortunately this one is pretty sour in the mouth (another common problem with coffee beers), so it’s not all that pleasant to drink.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAY 21, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap: Pours a dark brown with tan head. The nose is dry and roasty with a bunch of coffee and roast. The flavor is a also a little dry, too much coffee and dark malts without enough of the base malts to keep it balanced, like a dry pot of convenience store coffee that’s been on the heat for too long. Roasted finish. Ok.
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a fizzy tan head. Big espresso and chocolate aroma and taste with some hints of chili to the finish.
after4ever (7727) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 14, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. Pours black with a loose and sloppy tan head and intermittent stringy lace. Nose of cheap coffee. Creamy medium body that goes a bit watery in spots, showing soft carb. Cheap coffee and some roast on the mid palate. Fairly simplistic.