holdenn (2116) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2012
At GI Rare Stout Night. Brown black with a creamy beige head. Sweet sort of smoky some roast. Light roast flavors bitter coffee. Kind of a blander version of the others. Light finish. 7/3/7/3/14
drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2011
Pours black creamy tan head nose is nose hear searing citrus, lemons, citrusy coffee,, Flavors creamy hocolate and loaded with lemony citrus, wow strong lemon and cocoa, resiny, doughy finish which is a bit bland. thin body, okay interesting to get so much citrus for a coffee brew. potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 21, 2011
Old gabf rating. A brown red, but mostly black body with a thin tan head. Aroma is candy, coffee, citrus, booze and flavor follows suit. The coffee and lemon really come through. I approve and this after the great stouts I have already had. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2011
Sampler on tap at GI Rare Stout Night (Chicago, IL). Pours a nice blackish opaque hue, dark and looming with a bigger cakey brownish head, loose and well lacing. Aromas are significant lemon rind, tart with a big roasty coffee element, earthy roast, cocoa, but the tart lemon rind is very strong giving an interesting take. Not much sweet malt works it’s way in. Initial is tart and bitter lemon peel really merging into bigger coffee. Roast, toast, lemons rind stays strong. Dry and roasty, some sweeter and dry cocoa works it’s way in. Into the middle a touch more roasty. Really, a hardcore dried out citrusy stout with big lemon rind influence. Coffee, roast, toast. Really some profoundly interesting things going on here. And it just works. Finish is lemon rind and big roasty espresso. Fantastic. DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2011
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center Denver 18/09/2010
Fruity hop aroma. Dark coloured a little rich on the palate and fruity with a hint of dryness in a bitter roast finish.
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2010
GABF 2010. black pour. Roasted malt & light coffee presence in the aroma & flavor. decent but overshadowed by the Sgt Peppercorn kbutler1 (1381) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 30, 2010
Draft at the Goose Island Clybourn pub. Dark hoppy stout with french roast coffee. Seriously HUGE notes of coffee in the nose. Coffee pretty much dominates this beer. Poured a very black/brown color with a wispy tan head. The taste is really good with the very strong coffee flavor along with some dark chocolate and leather in the end. Slight bitterness in the end. Never really got any of the lemon flavors in this one. Medium mouthfeel. JoeMcPhee (9427) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2010
Tap at Blind Tiger. Deep black pour with a thick tan head. The nose smells like fairly stale coffee. Some burnt coffee and an intensely vegetal character that I don’t care for. There is a sort of dusty yeasty nose and a lingering woody/vegetal flavour on the back. Seems overextracted and fairly unimpressive. Meh. Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2010
Nitro at BT> Pours a deep dark black with a beige head. Aroma is big roasty nutty coffee, fresh espresso with chocolate stick, fresh poblano peppers, smoked chipotle, and jalepeno with vanilla creme. Flavor is peppery, chocolate, toast, fresh raw coffee, intense espresso notes, with lactose sweetness, vanilla hints, chocolate and nuts with big roasted barley and light ashy hint- a bit too sweet with the lactose though. Not bad. pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2010
on tap at stoutfest 2010 (multiple samples)... pours a murky dark brown with a soapy off-white head but overall pretty muddled...an interesting nose comprised up off citrus notes along with vanilla and roasty espresso. unique and welcoming all at the same time... flavors continued suit with coffee espresso, roasted malt and accompanied by a nice citrus hop tang. creamy mouthfeel with soft carbonation.