monk191 (2022) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 5, 2014
A very nice coffee ale. Not as much overwhelmingly coffee as expected. Pours a vet nice red black with a thick tan head. Smells of espresso and cinnamon. Taste is super creamy, with fluffy chocolate, espresso and ice cream. Coffee is well balanced. Slight vanilla in the finish. Had in the bottle. andrewje41 (4519) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Draft pour at Frankies pizza. Pours a dark reddish brown with a thin cola head. Strong coffee beans aroma. Mostly coffee bean flavor, unbalanced, with just a little bit of chocolate. Finishes pure espresso. Interesting beer. Not quite what I expected. A little more balanced would be nice, but good flavor overall. Not bad. Darkmagus82 (2303) - - NOV 19, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2015 Poured from bomber into a point glass
Appearance – The beer pours a nearly pitch black - brownish color with a small tan colored head. The head fades moderately quickly to leave good level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is strongest of a roasted malt smell mixed with a cocoa aroma and a little bit of coffee. Along with these aromas comes some other sweeter smells of vanilla and a little bit of caramel and crème sweetness.
Taste – The taste begins with a drier roasted malt taste with a little bit of coffee. There is a little bit of crème and caramel upfront, which fade as the taste advances. All the while, the roastiness increases with a little bit of a dry cocoa comes to the tongue. At the very end, with the sweetness being very light and the roastiness being joined by a slight increase in the coffee and dark cocoa, one is left with a rather nice dark and dry flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is rather thin for a 7 % stout with a carbonation level that is rather average. A slightly thicker body and a slightly lower carbonation may have been slightly better, but even said, in light of the very dry nature of the brew, the feel did make for a rather easy drinking dry stout.
Overall – A rather nice dry stout!! This was not what I was expecting from a brew based on Irish Death… which is quite sweet and malty.. This is nice and dry and a rather easy drinking and still flavorful stout overall. This one I rather like!!
CapFlu (5132) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 14, 2014
Pours near headless atop a brown body. Nose of diacetyl and nail polish. Odd slightly sour and volatile. Some infection? Bizarre. slowrunner77 (13204) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 22, 2014
A porter looking and feeling brew rather than a stout, though the description of the base "malt flavor laced with caramel, chocolate, dark fruit, and a touch of sweetness" is spot on. I liked the coffee and cocoa additions as well, but it just iddn’t come together well enough to be elite
daknole (11048) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Big bold brown pour, thick brown head. Oh yeah this one is nice. Loads of coffee and chocolate. Fudge, brownie batter, sweet and rich. A lot crammed in for under 8% maxwelldeux (4433) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Draught in a flight at the brewpub. Sweet Jesus this was fun... pours a clear dark brown color. Nose was roasty with LOTS of coffee coming off it, and a slight amount of chocolate. Taste had huge amounts of coffee in there, with a slightly sweet chocolate finish. Very pleasant drink. Me gusta. chuckstout (336) - Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Coffee, chocolate, roast and fruit in the aroma. Pours a dark brown/ruby with a tan head and moderate lacing. Nice smooth mouthfeel. Caramel, coffee and fruit, tasty stuff JDBaker11058 (2427) - Maryland, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Appearance: dark cola brown with one finger of creamy, thick, medium tan head and minimal lacing. Aroma: bittersweet dark chocolate, roast coffee beans, soy sauce, light earthy hops. Taste: sweet and roasty up front, with chocolate and café au lait and some vanilla pudding; as it warms, slightly savory notes of soy sauce and salted caramel come out. Finish: lingering bittersweet chocolate and turkish coffee, with a whisper of herbal hops providing a slight dryness. Notes: Better than the traditional version. Quite good.
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 15, 2013
On tap at brewery.
Red hues on brown ale with a excellent clarity and a still appearance. Smells of coffee and cocoa. I like the nose. Flavor is cocoa and coffee and vanilla with a good malty backbone.medium on full bodied with moderate carb. Semi dry finish. Nice beer.
Serving type: on-tap