Nephilium (1821) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2012
(Growler pour) This begins with a wonderful roasted aroma, with strong coffee notes. The color is an opaque black, with a large light tan head. Creamy mouthfeel, with coffee, chocolate, and roasted notes. Mild in body, and an easy drinking beer. This is a nice solid coffee stout that I’ll be getting more of. jmikolich (1486) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2012
On tap at Fat Heads CLE on 2/4/12, Pour is into a tasting glass so no real head, however the beer itself is what you’d expect taste is nice and coffee, finishes like a cup of black coffee.. reminds me a lot of coffee bender. not as much body as i’d hope for but still really tasty and @ 5.5% its drinkable en mass. NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2011
Draft at GABF. Pours a deep, dark brown with a tan head. Nose is hugely of coffee. Nice enough nose, though somewhat generic. Cocoa and roast and perhaps a hint of vanilla? On tasting, it’s pretty dry and very coffee forward. Bitterness is pretty nice and clean. The base beer is solid, but the coffee really dominates and pushes out everything else. Pretty fine coffee beer, though. zdk (1917) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 2, 2010
Tap @ Fat Heads Cleveland - espresso arouma, roasty chocolate. Nice piney hops. notes of nuts and sweet vanilla. Smooth bodied, finishes with some sharp hop notes. tasty. MrBunn (2868) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2010
Growler from the North Olmsted location. Pours a dark brown with a decent enough head for a beer from a growler. Aromas are airy and dark. A hint of coffee and chocolate are there as is a leathery/peaty earthiness. Flavor is pretty good-lots of coffee and chocolate, but they seem kind of washed out when compared to the imperial stouts that have jumped on the coffee bean/cocoa bandwagon. It’s very good, a bit simple and infinitely drinkable.
Cliff (355) - The Land of Milk and Honey, Ohio, USA - JUL 23, 2010
Nice coffee stout. Big roasted aromas with some subtle sweetness, including vanilla. All complemeting the coffee aromas/flavors. Coffee is star, but is has some nice backing undertones of chocolate and caramel sweetness. A nice beer, just wasn’t the best to drink on a 90F day. joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 10, 2010
black with large white head. coffee nose. low bitterness with some coffee flavor but little crystal malt and little other malt flavor before a thin watery flavor. disappointing baraciisch (3471) - California, USA - JUL 5, 2010
Slightly coffee bean aroma... Tasted like the wort of a porter... Excessively sweet without much balance or coffee flavor... Poor effort. Dogbrick (14389) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2010 Nitro sample at the brewpub, and a growler from the tower for home. The beer is a brownish-black color with a medium thick and foamy tan head that diminishes steadily. Rings of lacing on the glass. Roasted coffee and malt in the nose. Rich body with a strong coffee character along with flavors of dark chocolate and hops. The finish is moderately bitter roasted coffee that lingers awhile. The nitro version had a more muted coffee presence but both were good. JaBier (8445) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2010
Growler shared by Dogbrick. Many thanks for bringing this one back. Black pour with a thin tan head. Aroma of roasty coffee, a bit of cream and some chocolate. Coffee flavor with a touch of creaminess and some chocolate before a lasting bitter coffee finish. Solid.