KornDogg (570) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2009
draft, at the Exton PA, Drafting Room. Aroma of coffee and chocolate, strong coffee flavor with hints of bittersweet chocolate, smokey notes... a ton of flavor pulled together in this stout brigg (672) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 24, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2014 (Bottle) Pours thick black with a medium, kinetic brown head that dissipates into a think film. Aroma of molasses, dark roast coffee; bold and rich. Flavor is sweet, maple syrup, coffee, and chocolate malt; rich; a hint of fruit, too. Velvety and smooth, medium- to full-bodied, somewhat oily.
(bottle) Pours black with a medium chocolate brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee and alcohol. Flavor is dry and very bitter with roasted coffee and dark chocolate - there’s a bit of fruit in the end, too. Medium bodied and oily.
(Original rating: 8/4/6/4/15 on 10/24/2009)
(Second rating: 8/4/8/4/16 on 11/30/2014) barncatmatt (2285) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2009
12 oz bottle from holiday market. pours black with a small tan head. aroma of coffee. oh there was other stuff there too but the coffee is huge on this one. the flavours is of coffee, charred black malts and finishing hops. the mouthfeel is a touch thin for and impy stout but this makes it more drinkable in a way. i really like it. jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2009
(bottle from Cletus or Riverside AK). Black color. Large brown head. Roasted coffee aroma. Strong roasted coffee flavor with light oatmeal and alcohol. Long duration. Smooth finish with light bitterness. Thin texture. Moderate carbonation. Excellent lacing. dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - OCT 22, 2009
Bottle. Poured a jet black color with a creamy tan head. Aroma was coffee, roasted malts, and chocolate. Flavor was very rich and creamy. More coffee, chocolate, and burnt notes. Very complex beer. Very good.
hershiser2 (3048) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2009
Rating #901... too bad this wasn’t #900. Bottle. Pours black with a small brown head. Coffee beans - nice rich and roasted - in the nose. Flavor is bitter coffee and chocolates... thick and oily. Delicious. slitcher (267) - Freeport, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2009
Pours an oily dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of coffee, cocoa, vanilla and caramel. Flavors of baking cocoa and coffee up front with bitter toffee at the end. An amazingingly drinkable and flavorful stout; one of my all-time favorites. livelaughlovep (108) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2009
I think this brew is slightly over-rated. It is delicious. It is a Founders’ brew, so of course it is. However, its all coffee. If I wanted a cuppa, I’d have a cuppa. I clearly wanted a beer, so why is it so over the top coffee?
99% of the flavor was strong, rich coffee. Once warmed slightly and sipped, a roasted, nutty oatmeal and chocolate flavor emerges with a nice hint of bitterness.
Fantastic brew, sure, but I prefer my brews a little more dimensional... boFNjackson (4201) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 18, 2009
Bottle... Poured almost black with a huge, brown head. Boozy with roasted malts on the nose. Smoked malts and chocolate with bread-like oatmeal flavors. Rich with a burnt, bready finish. HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - OCT 18, 2009
12 oz. bottle served in a snifter. Poured a deep brown/black with a finger of dark tan head. Big coffee aroma, also some hops. Full, rich mouthfeel. Coffee is not as pronounced in the flavor as the aroma. Plenty of chocolate malt flavor as well. Fair amount of hop bitterness. Long dry finish of coffee. Better to drink on the warm side. One of the better coffee stouts.