harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2013
A black stout with a couple fingers of light mocha foam and a decent lace. Smells like coffee - serious amounts of coffee. There are hints of malt, but not particularly pronounced, mostly the smell of coffee. The taste follows a bit of a different route, the coffee is more complimentary than dictatorial. There are tones of chocolate, toasted malts, some hints of oxidation, and a creamy flavor as well. This is well done in the flavor department. Medium bodied with a sincerely dry finish - surprisingly, this feels right.
A deceptive beer up front with the nose, but converges into a really nice beer. As it warms, it grows on me and as I enjoy it, the nose seems less important. If they adjusted the aromas for more interaction, I would argue this would be a world class coffee stout. Really a beer worth seeking and I plan to place on my wants list for a second round.
Serving type: can
01-08-2012 Brandman (2950) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 18, 2013
Pitch black, brown head which disappears fast. Aroma: coffee, coffee more coffee. Chocolate, molasses. Huge coffee flavour. Palate is bit thin. Burned sugar. AWISLguy (3109) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 8, 2013
16oz can from Breeze Thru. Pours a very dark brown with a rapidly disappearing tan head leaving almost no lacing. Aroma has coffee. And coffee. Faintly some caramel. Taste is of sweet caramel, bitter espresso, and loads of roast. Medium to full bodied. Very bittersweet in that great way of a coffee stout. Subtle hints of lactose, but pretty much a straight strong coffee stout. Not a lot of depth and quite one-dimensional, but if you are going to pick a dimension, "overstrong-coffee" stout is a good one. Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Pours dark brown from can. Nose is has some malt but is dominant with coffee. Almost tastes like carbinated coffee. If you like coffee, this is a lighter beer for you. Nice. DiarmaidBHK (4907) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2013
Can from Johns Grocery. Pours black with a thin khaki head. Leaves a little bit of lacing. There’s some roasted coffee notes on the nose but you really have to hunt for them. A little thin on the tongue. A little bit of rot on the tongue with a fair amount of bitterness on the finish. The finish may be the most interesting thing about this beer.
blipp (9284) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Can. Pours near black with a beige head. Lighter roasted malts, a lot of coffee, lighter chocolate, and a nice full bodied mouthfeel. Good stuff. JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Tall boy from France 44. Heavy looking pour, just short of sludgy but no joke at the same time. Thin head, gone pretty quickly to leave the near-milkshake behind. Nose is heavy chocolate, not too much in the way of coffee at first (though if you snort deeply you get more than a whiff). Mouthfeel is too thick to be wholly enjoyable, especially with a relative dearth of carbonation. Flavors are okay, though there’s a near hazelnut quality in places, whereas I like it pinned towards the bitter end of the spectrum. Average coffee stout. boozedude (2228) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Pours dark brown with huge dark brown head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, roasted malt. Tastes of coffee , and chalk with a biter , almost sour finish, weird, but good andyhwcinc (1884) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Purchased at Breeze Thru in Wauwatosa, WI; enjoyed at home on Father’s Day prior to heading out for the family day. This stuff is pretty good! Appearance is a creamy pitch black with a rich, dark tan head, looks rather decadent. Aroma of light coffee bitterness, dark chocolate, very subtle vanilla, nice smell. Taste has a great roasted chocolate flavor and the bitterness from the coffee comes towards the end. Not too much lactose / creaminess in this one and it is a bit bitter, but I really like it. Great stuff, happy to have had this as my first Iowa beer! Nuffield (4171) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 9, 2013
One of the best beers in a can I’ve had. It pours like oil, with a very dark head and a nearly 100% opaque body. Initial flavors are excellent, and it performs especially well at cold temperatures (my fridge having some issues that keep it colder than it should be). The palate sagged a bit later on as it warmed, but the flavor and aftertaste both have a well-balanced coffee quality. Very drinkable, frothy rich at times. Good stuff. Can.