Silphium (3193) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - MAR 19, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On nitro tap at the brewpub. 5.0% ABV. I was wondering if this was the same beer as Breakfast Stout when I first saw the listing on this site, but Coffee Stout is lighter with much lower ABV and is served on nitro tap rather than being naturally carbonated. I really enjoyed this stout- even though it was served a bit cold the roasted coffee and malt created a pleasant aroma. Flavor was packed with dry roasted coffee beans and nice roasted malt, creating a smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Bitter aftertaste. Surprisingly tasty for a beer with nitrogen carbonation and a nice complement to their Breakfast Stout.
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - MAR 3, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at brewery, Nice dark brown with medium fluffy brown head, aroma of fresh brewed coffee, nice roasted malt taste with espresso, and a pleasant finish, very nice.