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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A caribbean stout infused with coffee. The caribbean style is synonymous with strong full bodied stouts. Ours is rich and dark with a toasted brown head, well balanced, roasty and full flavored. Cold steeping with an organic coffee, from Rise Up, imparts a generous but balanced coffee nose and flavor. 40 IBUs 6.7% ABV

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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
12 oz bottle says 6.7%. Poured into a pint glass and consumed relatively warm. A: Pours a dark burgundy color with good opacity. The head is a two finger khaki shade. I dont like how fizzy it looks, nor do I like its poor retention. Forget about lacing on the glass, cause there isnt any. Addendum: at a colder temperature, the head has a creamier texture and retains itself more solidly. Therefore, it deserves a higher mark here. S: Its got the coffee character I like in my coffee stouts - not too stale or mild. A hint of balancing chocolate sweetness and mild hoppiness helps to break up the monotony. But even if it was completely one note, Id still enjoy the coffee character a great deal. T: At first, theres a mild chocolate and caramel character. After the midpoint, coffee takes center stage. I also notice a distant aftertaste of mild hops. Its mostly a coffee bomb with only touches of chocolate, so thank cripes that it seems very fresh and flavorful to me. M: Quite thin in body. Since this is a single stout, I can forgive that. Its not really creamy, either, which is perhaps less forgivable. Still, the mouthfeel succeeds in providing a bone-dry finish while leaving lingering tones of coffee and chocolate on the palate. Superb drinkability as a result. O: Ive seemingly had a billion coffee stouts recently, but this is the one that could be mentioned in the same breath as the FBS/WnB pantheon and not get embarrassed as a result.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
EithCubes (5751) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 12, 2017
Bottle. Nose chocolaty roast, smooth but not quite lactose-enriched, also not finding any toast. Some nice smooth coffee, though. Pour is dark brown, close enough to pitch in the glass, head sudsy and fizzy tan. Fizzy light body a little watery, light bitterness even rising to medium at times but always ultra-smooth, a good deal of light-medium roast but no graininess or toast, and subtle flicks of plum and red berry behind medium and darker caramel. The coffee is decent here, sweetness a little too high for my liking though (although a milk/lactose edge would lend acceptability), some actual malt character and body (milted malt balls), and just a hint of mostly-obscured booze in the background. Aftertaste is much dryer and huskier, to its credit. Sticky lips and enjoyment. Im beginning to think theres a reason most coffee-augmented stouts are not of the foreign variety, but this one is pulled off pretty well. [2017.03.12: 3.4]

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (6532) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2017
Bottle. Pours a clear dark brown body with a small fizzy beige head that faded to a thin ring. The nose is pretty great for me, but I love coffee. Lots of fresh roasted coffee, some roasted malt, burnt caramel, and a slight citrus note. The flavor is very coffee forward, almost more coffee than there is beer flavor. Nice slight citrusy note from the coffee, light burnt and roasted maltiness. Just a slight burnt caramel sweetness throughout. Medium to full bodied with soft light fizzy carbonation. Pretty nice foreign stout, provided you are a fan of coffee.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RedSox2004 (1816) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - FEB 8, 2017
Opaque black with reddish brown highlights, two-inch foamy tan head with good retention and very nice lace. Big coffee aromas dominate, with notes of roasted grain and dark fruit. pleasant sense of smoke as well. Lots of dark roasted coffee flavor, some dark fruit sweetness, earth and wood, and a gentle alcohol warmth. Mild hopping provides a balancing bitterness. Medium to full body, creamy mouthfeel, moderate carbonation and a lingering smokiness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Imaena (2296) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - FEB 7, 2017
Bottle. In DC. This is a nice little coffee stotle with subtle carbonation and lots of roasting.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tsd08460 (1028) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JAN 21, 2017
On tap at Whole Foods Market Fair Lakes Aroma: coffee, roasty, Appearance: black with a brown head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: medium body, slick feel, soft carbonation, bitter finish Tasty

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tia (1972) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2016
Tap at Bottoms Up Pizza. Very dark with thin bisque head. Nice dark coffee aroma with dark fruit and chocolate. Taste is bitter, roasty. Dry, well-balanced. I am in a good mood today so I am giving this extra points.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (15759) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2016
Draft / pours dark brown tan head - nose and taste of fresh coffee, cinnamon, chocolate and light spice - medium body

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (11289) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUN 10, 2016
Rich coffee nose, full dark roast. green with a little berry even. Flavor is highly roasted as well...almost as good but a little greener on the coffee part. Good brew for a decent price.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ed5388 (3395) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2016
12oz bottle from Manahawkin Spirits. Pour is black with a thick frothy dark tan head. Aroma of coffee, earth, charred malts, milk chocolate, and for some reason mint. Taste of rich black coffee, burnt black malts, sweet caramel, earth, and dark chocolate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BierMeHoos (587) - Maryland, USA - APR 30, 2016
Where: Old Line Fine Wine Spirits & Bistro. How: 12 ounce bottle. Appearance: pitch black with almost no head. Aroma: coffee and chocolate but not overpowering. Taste: follows the nose, mostly coffee chocolate and dark fruits. Palate: thin to medium. Overall: pretty good beer, stout on point.


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