jcc83 (137) - Athens, Georgia, USA - OCT 19, 2004
Pours a beautiful pitch black, capped by a thick tan nitro head with good lacing. Aroma is dominated by the heavenly bitter aroma of roasted espresso beans. Flavor is all rich espresso up front, followed by assertive notes of raosted malts and bitter dark chocolate. Mouthfeel is sublimely thick and creamy, the consistency of rich chocolate milk. I confess to really enjoying a stout on a nitro tap, and this one hits the spot. Absolutely delicious, and one of my favorite stouts in recent memory. wpp83 (64) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JAN 6, 2005
Big fan of this one. Great taste that was big on the espresso flavor that complimented everything about this beer. Perhaps the greatest part of this beer however, was not the flavor, but the mouthfeel that was enhanced by the smooth creaminess provided by the nitrogen tap. Outside of that this is one brew that (if I am in the Copper Creek pub) I will look for every chance I get. CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 22, 2007
On cask at the 1/27/07 Atlanta Cask Ale Tasting: Pours an opaque black with a frothy, well-lacing tan head. Aroma of roasted malt and coffee beans with a touch of vanilla bourbon oak. Body starts fairly full and dark malty sweet with lots of dark chocolate and mocha flavor toward a balanced, smooth chocolatey finish. A nice brew with good balance and oak flavor. jrob21 (3690) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 29, 2007
On cask at Atlanta Cask Ale. Jet black color. Overwhelming aroma of coffee that surprisingly does not follow through to the taste of the beer. That’s ok though ’cause I like some coffee. Otherwise the beer is light bodied to be aged on oak. ChainGangGuy (4894) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 30, 2008
Appearance: Pours a black body with a very, very miniscule tan head.
Smell: Used espresso grinds with lesser notes of unsweetened chocolate and dark malts.
Taste: Dark maltiness with a semi-sweet chocolate flavor. The coffee flavor is prounced and distinct, but kept in check, none of those pesky acrid or exceedingly burnt flavors. Medium earthy bitterness. More maltiness and coffee on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Mild carbonation.
Drinkability: Not bad at all!
aracauna (3606) - Georgia, USA - JAN 28, 2007
I tasted the cask version of this at the Atlanta Cask Ale fest. Hazy ruby black. This has a big coffee aroma, and it’s a bit ashy. This could really use a richer malt flavor to back up the coffee and provide a bit more balance. decaturstevo (6244) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 1, 2009
Deep chocolate brown almost black. Overwhelming coffee on the nose. Large coffee flavor with a chocolate kicker. Medium light bitter. Medium full bodied beer with good carbonation. A very nice stout. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2008 Date: 04/05/2003jbruner (4742) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 18, 2014
Appearance: black, big creamy tan head,
Aroma: mild coffee aroma,
Flavor: rich coffee flavor, coffee, coffee, and nothinq but coffee
Mode: atl cask fest
Aroma: huge fresh roasted espresso bean aroma,
Flavor: lots of roasted coffe flavor but not over the top, touch of chocolate, more balanced than before
Appearance: black, dense tan nitro head, solid lace,
Aroma: big espresso and dark chocolate aroma,
Flavor: rich dark chocolate flavor, well balanced espresso character, touch of bitterness rises out of the darkness,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 16/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
Pours a translucent brownish black on nitro tap with thick khaki head that leaves light lacing. Aroma is coffee on top of coffee on top of roast, hint of earth. Taste is like an intense cold brewed espresso, definitely for coffee lovers. Creamy mouth and good nitro carbonation, a little thin and watery though. shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 17, 2008
Pours a brown mahogany color with a brown head. Aroma is dark roast coffee, roasted malts, and some brown sugar. Flavor is malt, coffee, roasted malt, and a bitter roasty finish.