JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2007
On Tap at Dock Street. Dark brown pour with a nice tan head. Aroma of solid espresso with small amounts of chocolate and roast - a real eye opener that gets your mouth watering (if you like coffee). Flavor is of smooth, well roasted coffee with some hints of roast and chocolate. Pleasant finish. I’m impressed with this one - I love coffee and am into most coffee stouts, but unlike most of the other good ones (BGB, Founder’s), this one is pretty much session strength at 5.5% ABV. Well done! hopdog (12510) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2007
On tap at the KSBF ’07. Poured a dark, dark brown color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of espresso, vannilla, cream, and roast. I was really into the coffee, creaminess of the aromas. Almost reminded me of vanilla cream filled chocolates. Tastes of espresso / coffee (but not as strong as the aromas), vanilla, and roast. I love coffee beers and this one had coffee all over it - nicely done! TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - OCT 7, 2007
Pours a deep brown with a medium creamy tan head. ARoma of coffee grinds, caramel, some dark chocolate with a touch of vanilla. Flavor of espresso, caramel and vanilla. Well done coffee beer! kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2007
Many samples, KSBF 2007. Presents as a very dark brown, almost black, body under an espresso crema colored small head that had pretty good retention. The nose is just fabulous for a coffee stout, fresh roasted coffee all over the place with some roasted and chocolate malts below. The flavor is very coffee-centric as well, espresso roast in quality. Chocolate, roast, a light burnt note and a dry slightly bitter finish. Mouthfeel was medium bodied, slightly watery in texture, not unlike actual coffee. Nice soft pleasant carbonation. Right up there with some of my favorite coffee stouts, but on a lower tier than Otto’s Sumatra or Selins Grove Grizzly. I think the guy pouring this got tired of seeing me, easily my favorite beer at the fest, not the best beer maybe, but my favorite. DeLongHooff (17) - Pheonixville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2008
On draft at local beer bar. Pours dark brown to black, tan head. Aroma rich in coffee with some background roast. Palate velvety and moderate to full bodied. Flavor rich in expresso/coffee with nice balance of chocolate and crystal background. If you like not so shy coffee stouts dive in with confidence.
adrian910ss (2572) - Doylestown, PA, USA - DEC 10, 2008
On draft at the GL. Pours a pitch black with a small brown head. Aroma of roasted coffee beans and espresso. Taste of freshly roasted coffee beans, espresso and dark bitter chocolate. Excellent. daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 28, 2012
GABF. Nearly black. Aroma? Starbucks! Mocha heaven! Rich and full for such a low ABV and tons of awesome coffee! Really a nice brew. Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 9, 2007
Pours a dark brown almost black with ruby highlights, and a frothy tan head. Nice smooth cold pressed coffee, with roasted barley, chocolate and a bit of ash from some black malts. Smooth moderately sweet flavor, espresso, earthy coffee grounds, with a slight coffee astringency. Smooth and big body. This was a top 5 of the fest I think. User37895 (3042) - - OCT 12, 2007
KSBF07. Pour was dark brown to black, chocolate colored head, initial generous, subsiding to a normal level, leaving behind decent lacing, though. The aroma was rich coffee for sure, chocolate underneath with some light roast. The flavor was full coffee, cocoa, vanilla, and well, coffee. Dry finish, full body, not a sticky syrupey sweet interpretation at all. DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2009
From the Jug at the GABF Colorado Convention Center, Denver 10/10/2008
Big coffee aroma. Small beige head. Black and smooth on the palate with some alcohol present. Full coffee roast finish.