tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - JUL 3, 2010
Mini growler. Inky black pour yields a a scant dark khaki head. A gentile swirl leaves an oily stain on the side of my glass. High grade coffee, bittersweet Belgian chocolate, dark fudge, a hint of smoke and ash initially on the nose. Molasses, maybe a touch of soy. The 11% is hardly noticeable at all. The coffee doesn’t overpower the base beer at all... which is nice. Flavor is fairly coffee-dominant, but you can tell this is high grade shit (pun intended). Slightly ashy. Bitter chocolate. The roast level of the malt and the coffee are damn near perfect... almost to the point of being astringent, but never crossing that line. As on the nose, the alcohol is hidden expertly. Leaning toward full bodied. Slick, rich texture with a bitter, roasty, coffee laden finish. I’m not a fan of coffee beers, but this one is really well done. Thanks Tsotsi (178) - Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2010 #100. Big thanks to CheeseMan from a baby growler. Pours black as night with not much of a head. Nose is full of coffee, roast malts. Flavors are same as the nose with dark coffee flavors, roasted malts, slight vanilla and a nice bitter finish. Flavors are so rich and creamy. Mouth feel is really viscous and coats your mouth. What a GREAT beer!!! yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - JUN 4, 2010
This was seriously just a WOW beer experience. Super rich viscous thick pour even though it was nitro. Big full body and a nice dense head. Aroma is simply awesome. Tons of sweet creamy coffee and sugar with nicely mellow roasted malts and chocolate. Like cake. Flavor is sweet, creamy, tons of rich coffee brownie like essence. Smooth rich but oh so drinkable. Just amazing. PhillyBeer2112 (2850) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2010
Thanks to cheeseman. Growler. Near opaque black, leaves a dark film on the glass. Big coffee nose and flavor with an espresso like dirty turkish coffee finish. Coats the palate, heavy. Desert like sweet finish, like a chocolate-vanilla-coffee brownie. puzzl (3258) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 2, 2010
Nitro at RBWG. One hell of a beer. More coffee than your morning espresso. Aroma is a bit lacking from the nitro treatment, and though this is full bodied, rich and delicious, it is so, so coffee dominant than it becomes a bit one dimensional. Truly unique and a joy to drink, however.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAY 29, 2010
Another 32 oz growler for GoT. Pours black with a deep brown head that lingered the whole time. Big smooth coffee aroma, chocolate and a light roasted malt scent. Flavor is about as rich and smooth as any beer can get, the coffee is dominant but not acidic at all, so smooth and balanced without being overly sweet and not a sign of the alcohol. Full body with mild carbonation and a lush, thick mouth feel. This beer is so good and really lived up to the hype, so smooth and easy drinking for such a rich, strong beer. Damn Jay, I owe you big time for this one. Pailhead (6539) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2010
Growler: The aroma is loaded with roasted coffee with vanilla and dark chocolate. If you like coffee, this aroma is tough to beat. It pours a dark brown, virtually black, with almost no head. The flavor starts with a quick dose of chocolate and vanilla. There is some light fruitiness (plum) in the background. The finish is loaded with roasted coffee and vanilla. Full bodied with mild carbonation. Believe the hype...if you like coffee. JollyBeerWench (12) - Florida, USA - APR 29, 2010
This beer makes me weak in the knees! This is by far the BEST coffee stout I have ever had. The rich aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, and slight hint of vanilla hits you in the nose in just the right way. The taste is like a rave in my mouth. As someone who needs chocolate on an almost hourly basis, this is a beer that can take care of those cravings. Dear God, I love this beer. Thank you CCB! TheNewGuy (20) - Florida, USA - APR 29, 2010
On draft at redlight redlight. Son of a bitch, this stuff is delicious. Smells of a smooth, fresh roasted coffee with a slight hint of a caramel sweetness. Pours a gorgeous, thick black with a thin tan head. The taste, oh my god the taste... rich roasty stout with a strong coffee bitterness and thick layers of bakers chocolate. Lingers for quite sometime. Hints of toffee and the caramel from the nose. Overall, this is an amazing stout. If you get the chance to try this limited run from the geniuses over at CCB, you better take advantage of it or forever regret it. DeadGirl (478) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 23, 2010
Pours deep, midnight ebony, from a hand bottle shared by wetherel (thanks, buddy!): A thick aroma of whole bitter coffee beans that were just dug up from fresh, rainforest earth (I know it doesn’t work that way, but just go with me here). Tons of espresso, dark malts, heavy dark chocolate, blackstrap molasses, and some barnyard vinous qualities. Flavors of charcoal bitters, bold espresso, mocha, and alcohol, all complemented with soft bubbles of carbonation. Drinkability: Stunning quality, almost effortless. Pairing: Veal rib chop with asparagus, smothered in bearnaise. Rebuy: Duh. #422 on 23042010, DG.