Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2009
On tap at the brewery. Pours a black body with a creamy, thin, beige colored head dissipates slowly and remains very lacy throughout. Aroma is loaded with coffee. The brewer said they used actual whole coffee beans to "dry hop" this. Some chocolate in there as well as dark roasts. A bit of grassy hop nose creeps in too. Flavor is very similar. Has an Irish Stout character to it, but much richer and loaded with fresh coffee taste. Smooth dark chocolate and a light amount of dark roasts kick in at the end as well as an acidic bitterness. The aftertaste is mainly coffee, but there is a light chocolate sweetness. Palate is medium bodied and creamy. Overall, another good one by these guys. I like the idea of using whole coffee beans to add to the aroma. Solid stuff. NachlamSie (3523) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2009
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GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - SEP 8, 2007
on Tap at the brewery. Pours near black with some ruby tints. ah, the true distinctive smell of coffee is here. Coffee dominates the nose, but it is pretty complex. A straightforward chocolate hint is also present. The flavor also leans heavily towards coffee, but I didn’t think it seemed so darkly roasted, rather more acidic tones were imparted by the beans. Milk chocolate and an almost grassy finish round out things.
Draft, Brew at the Zoo Benefit in Denver. Poured an opaque black color. Head was thick and tan with good retention and lacing. Distinct coffee aroma with a hint of cocoa powder. Coffee dominated flavor with lingering mild roasty bitterness. Good stout. BeerandBlues2 (13669) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 8, 2007
Draught at brewery. Pours black with an average creamy light brown head, somewhat diminishing, fair lacing. Aroma is average malt (coffee, roasted), light hops (grass), average yeast (leather, leaves) with notes of tar. Medium bodied, oily texture, soft carbonation and a bitter, dark roasted coffee finish. Average duration, light sweetness and acidity, moderate bitterness, ends with a sort of sour milk flavor. Kevin (2200) - Montana, USA - JAN 2, 2007
tap at the brewery.
pours a solid black with a lasting tan head. dominant coffee nose with a roasty undercurrent. coffee flavor hit me first, a bit acidic bitter but a nice coffeeflavor. i was told what kind of coffee they used in this one and didn’t take note. i know it is different from the coffee infused one though, i think it was redstone or something similar in sound. dry finishto this left a pleasant roast, light chocolate and coffee flavor. a well balanced beer that showcased the coffee well without overdoing it.