ctipping (2268) - Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2017
On tap at Hunahpu Day. Originally reviewed 3/9/2014.Inky black. Stains the glass. Nice mocha head, but after a while it’s gone.
Incredible coffee aroma. No acidity. Earthy coffee. Rich chocolate. A hint of that Zhukov licorice in the back.
The coffee flavor is immense. Never domineering, but it’s the main attraction of this beer. Rich and blends perfectly with the chocolate. Molasses flavor in the back end.
Heavy and viscous. Low carbonation.
I’ve missed this beer multiple times over the years. I’m glad I finally got to try it. Worth all the elbow-throwing at Hunahpu Day. AdamChandler (5206) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 29, 2016
oily black, crema head chocolate looking. aroma is an ashy barreled bourbon smoked. Flavor is tobacco, vanilla, bourbon, rye, peppery with chocolate and hard candies. the mouthfeel steals the show though. it’s thick and substantial. kegged August 27th of 2016 (which is why this should be unretired. it was a new batch) RobertDale (6977) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 2, 2016
Sample at CBC Boston. Comes black with just the hint of a tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, malt, and vanilla. Taste is coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malt, and vanilla. Delicious. jtclockwork (17614) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2016
Draft at CBC- pours black - nose/taste of coffee, vanilla, dark chocolate - thick and luscious - full bodied hopdog (13191) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2016
On tap at CBC. Poured a dark black with a brown head. Coffee, roast, dark fruits, licorice, vanilla, brown sugary sweetness, and dark chocolate. Very sweet and definitely a sippper.
wedgie9 (2703) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 25, 2015
Tasted on 3/8/14 on draft at Hunahpu’s Day 2014. Pours oily black with no head, but just a hint of brown lace. The nose is dominated by coffee with plenty of dark chocolate and dry cocoa nibs, and a touch of vanilla. The flavor is almost exactly the same with just enough sweetness to balance, but the coffee is really the star. The body is full with very light carbonation and a long coffee, dark chocolate, and roasted bitter finish. djd07 (16289) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Growler thanks to Diego during RBWG. Pours a very dark brown with no head. The aroma is roast,cacao, and vanilla. Thick mouthfeel, nice roast, rich coffee, light smokiness, really impressive. vtafro (7451) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2014
(Backlog) Draft at blind tiger for eyedrinkale’s birthday 9/14/2011. Black pour with no head. Chocolate, bourbon, spice, vanilla, coffee, and sweeter tones.