GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - AUG 4, 2009
Sam Kinison said it best. Oh, Ohhhhhh! This brew rocks, or is it coffee? Dark amber in color with a thick head that just sits there like a lead pancake floating on my beer. Strong aromas of bitter cocoa, roasted coffee bean, and a bit of brown cake bread with some pine resin. Full nectar with superb carbonation. This beer is not thick and gooey like most full bodied beers. It still has a bit of pliability to it. It goes down easy yet is quite creamy on the tounge. Flavors of roasted coffee bean and bitter cocoa speak to me in tongues while this superior hop component slaps my face forward. This brew is not sweet at all. Rather a dry specimen that drinks like black coffee. The finish is bittered with an ingenious use of hops that keep the user coming back for more. Excellent brew guys. potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2010 Upon reconsideration, this beer really is everything I remembered the first time...glad to have a couple extra of these! (1 Quart 1.8 fluid oz.) Murky brown with orange hue. Under light looks just like caramel. Head is melted coffee ice cream. Under certain lights, the murky brown almost hints at purple (wild looking). Aroma is burnt semi-sweet chocolate, espresso, boozy, fruit esters (berry). Flavor starts sweet syrupy and fades to bitter dark chocolate with hints of caramel and fruit sweet berry. Finish is bitter dry biting beautiful long lasting. DYCSoccer17 (3706) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 9, 2009
1 L swingtop bottle purchased at Pole Line Nugget in Davis, CA. Bottled 10/21/08, consumed on 11/19/08. This has an annoying wax covering the swing top. What’s the point of that? Took me 5 minutes to open this fucker. The beer has a very nice piney, orange, and citrus c-hop nose. Quite quaffable. Moderately hazy cola-colored body with a pretty frothy yellow-tan head. Fair lacing. A very attractive beer. Starts a bit peppery before a lot of heavy roasted maltiness takes over. Very chewy with some tobacco notes and a little cocoa. Rich. Finishes lightly sweet with herbal, piney, and peppery hop flavors. I like this a lot...surprisingly. Drink this now, as the hops balance this very nicely. I did subtract an overall point because of the fucking wax. thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2009
( 1L flip-top bottle dated 9/25/2008 thanks to mar) Pours chocolate brown with nice oily bubbles. Nose of brown sugar, alcohol, sweet gains and quite complex. Taste is sweet malts, alcohol, and fruity. Loved this beer. presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 6, 2010
Minus 10 points for the fight with the wax to get a ceramic cork out. Dark brown with a very thick creamy perpetual head. Lots of cork-like residue in the bottom of the glass. Woody malty hop nose. Great creamy thick body. Lots of hops and surprisingly coffee in the flavour. Its like a coffee IESB.
wavers1 (916) - Notown, California, USA - OCT 9, 2010
wow, a surprise here! opened by myself asssuming it would be lackluster as best, boy was i wrong! pours a dense deep ruby red to light brown with a 2-3 finger orangish tan head in a pint glass. truly beautiful, consistent lacing. the aroma is very nice, and the taste is great as well. this is already drinking more like an old ale. spicey, slightly funky, awesome stuff, much better than expected. if you have any of this i would honestly suggest aging it a few more years. its seems as though some bottles are not as nice, but this one i just popped at over 2 years old is drinking very well and definitely would have held up at least a couple more years, and possible even many more. it reminds me of third coast and old horizontal with the slightly cheezy musk to it. excellent, i will probably drink this entire litre to my head tonight. quite a gem in my eyes. mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - SEP 17, 2013
Oh man this is good! Big and rich. Super malty. Coffee and hops. Very Irish. Tasty, tasty, tasty! Marno (7) - O’Fallon, Missouri, USA - JUL 6, 2014 does not count
caramel, coffee, roasty, leather, smoke, black, cloudy, frothy, light sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, thick feel, soft carbonation, long finish, Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 29, 2008
1Ltr bottle from BevMo Mission Valley. Pours a deep dark brown with a good sized beige head. Nose was loaded with sweetened dark fruits, cinnamon, clove. Tons of toasted malts in there as well. Flavor was quite sweet and very full in body, damn good stuff! dwyerpg (6378) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 23, 2009
Some hops and some caramel in the aroma. Wow does this have some intense flavor. Peaty, a bit smoky, quite a lot of malt. A flavorful sipping beer, this is easily the thickest richest beer I’ve ever had at this low of an alcohol content! Crazy thickness.