patrick767 (4474) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 15, 2010
draft - Pours dark brown to black and smells of dark roast malt and obviously coffee. The flavor is sweet roasted malt and some good coffee with a little dryness in the finish of this medium to full bodied brew. barak316 (107) - Elyria, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2010
Deep dark pour with a creamy white head. Big coffee aroma. Tastes of coffee and chocolate. Dry mouthfeel with a strange aftertaste. Solid beer. DialSquare (5198) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2010
On tap at fat heads pittsburgh. Pleasant coffee malt aroma. Black pour w/ solid tan head. Straightforward coffee stout taste. Little weak on the follow through. Just had a blackout stout - so tough competition. Acetobacter (815) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2010
Enjoyed on tap in an English pint glass. The beer pours an opaque black color, with a moderate tan head. Strong notes of coffee grounds to the nose. Carbonation is far too high for the style, almost ruining what is otherwise a great example. Notes of coffee and chocolate come through initially in the palate, followed by a light malt sweetness that shows a bit of medium English crystal malts. Hops do not make themselves known in any particular way. Once the carbonation subsides somewhat, the palate is smooth and almost milkshake-like in its mouthfeel. The finish leaves a very pleasant lingering note of coffee. Overall, one step away from being a truly great version of the style. Brigadier (3805) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2009
On tap at brewery
Another light sessionable stout Fat Head’s has done a good job here. After trying a series of these I cannot wait to try some of their higher gravity beers. If they can nail the harder styles (lower in ABV) they ought to be able to make some nice imperial stouts, barleywines, etc.
Aroma / Appearance - The fluid black body swirled around the glass delicately. Black coffee, blackberries, and malt remind me of a fruity iced tea minus the sugar and rich in taste.
Flavor / Palate - Malt, caramel, coffee, and white dry toast create a very satisfying experience. There is not much depth beyond that but at five percent you would not expect it to be overly complex. Instead it hits the throat with a nice smoky finish that caps an inviting replacement for more popular beers like Guinness.