hopdog (13191) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2018
Bottle. Poured a deep brown, near black with an off white head. Roast, coffee, earthy, chocolate, and vanilla. Noted as it warmed up, the thinner it got. jcwattsrugger (12559) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2009
12oz bottle @Tampa Wkly Gathering–pours a brown ring for a head and midnight black color. Aroma is coffee/chickory-dark malt. Taste is coffee/chickory-dark malt, ashy, some earthy hops. Not my style, but awesome for style. hopscotch (11411) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2011 Draft... Pours black with a small, creamy, light brown head. Good retention. The aroma is an acrid marriage of rich, dark chocolate and espresso, along with dabs of vanilla, molasses and soy sauce. Medium to full-bodied with tingly carbonation. Espresso bitterness is perfectly balanced by chocolate sweetness and a lightly acidic note. Lengthy, bitter, coffee finish. My after-breath smells like coffee, not booze. Perfect nightcap! gnoff (11138) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2017 First ratingdaknole (11048) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Cask at Cigar City (brewery location) on January 25, 2014.
Black color, dark brown head. Coffee, roasted scent. Sweet, coffee taste. Coffee aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, low bitterness. Sweet finish.
Draught at the brewery on February 7, 2017.
Nitro version listed at 6% ABV.
Clear black color, dense tan head. Sweet, coffee scent. Coffee, roasted, smooth taste. Medium smooth mouthfeel, low bitterness.
Growler. Black pour, brown head. Loads of coffee, creamy flavored, lactose. Reminds me of a Cuban coffee. Awesome!
sebletitje (10477) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUN 23, 2011
Re-entering older ratings. Une bière légère brune; couleur café au lait et c’est exactement ce que l’on retrouve tout au long de la dégustation. Une présence de stout qui est agrémentée par ce fini café au lait allant sur le lactose avec des notes de caramel, malt grillé et bien sur le café Naviera qui est enivrant. Ibrew2or3 (8912) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 26, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2009 Two words describe this beer best, YUM. Well, maybe one word. But its yum squared. It pours very dark with light brown head. Good gravy, the aroma is amazing. It is full of robust rich dark roasted coffee beans that nearly bring me to my knees. Wow. Behind that are notes of dark chocolate and a touch of heavy cream. The flavor does not disappoint. I love the full rich decadent yummy very dark roasted coffee. Too many coffee flavored beers just smell and taste like Folgers crystal, meh. This beer has the goods with mouth watering espresso like coffee beans that I need to find and start making coffee with as soon as possible. Like the aroma there are supporting notes in the background like velvety dark chocolate mixing with a mildly drying lactose sensation that play together in harmony with the bold coffee notes. Wow. jredmond (8839) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 17, 2015
Draft at the Amsterdam in St. Pete with Vinny. Pours a deep brownish black with thick tan head. Mouthfeel is creamy and soft with notes of coffee, cocoa, milk chocolate and lactose. Nice. PorterPounder (8356) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Tallahassee, Fl. - Whole Foods - on tap. Viscous, deep dark black pour, thick, sticky mocha colored head that leaves a thick film of lacing. Aroma of Cuban coffee, cocoa beans. Delectable flavor with Cafe Con Leche notes, some chocolate wafers, a touch of vanilla, some Kahlua notes, Creamy, thick mouthfeel. Excellent, surprise find at Whole Foods. PhillyCraft (8193) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2015
At Amsterdam bar with Dad, brown pour with creamy head. Lots of smooth coffee, milk, and chocolate, Insanely balanced and drinkable with virtually none of the alcohol showing itself. Killer