bu11zeye (13140) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 20, 2009
(Draught) Pours a black body with a medium beige head. Aroma of smoke, coffee, subtle roasted hatch peppers, and some chocolate. Flavor of smoke, roasted malt, ash, coffee, caramel, and chocolate with a dry finish. zach8270 (4021) - Henrietta, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2009
(bottle - 750 ml) Dark black with a thin brown head. Aroma is lots of coffee with some very mild chocolate flavor. Smells like a cup of coffee. Flavor is a lot of roasted malts and coffee grounds with a light chocolate and caramel undertone. Some slightly nutty notes as well. Lingering bitter aftertaste. A bit thin, but I liked it. Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 6, 2009
In short: A cold cup of black coffee with bubbles. Thin. Boring.craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2009
How: Tap at Sunset Grill, Boston
The look: Very dark brown body topped by a little beige ring of foam
In long: Nose of a cold cup of black coffee. Taste is a cold cup of black coffee, bunt malts with nutty chocolaty fudge in the back. Body was very much on the thin side of felt a bit lifeless. Strong black coffee bitterness in the back. I can enjoy simple coffee stouts when they have body, roastiness and a roasted coffee beans flavour but this beer just tasted like a cold cup of black coffee. Very basic and bland. I was really bored at the end of my glass. I’ll try it again because I usually like that brewery. I’m working through my backlog, I had that beer on tap late july 2009 when it was just released. Maybe it needs a little time to develop and I had it too fresh, or to quote my girlfriend in bed: “… too soon ...”.
sample from the pitcher at GABF on 9/26/09... dark black with tan head... big coffee notes on the nose.... tons of coffee! thin body... more coffee on the finish... If you like coffee, you’ll most likely enjoy this... however it is a bit one dimensional. nickd717 (4822) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 1, 2009
Had this on tap at GABF. This is damn good. Pours black with a medium tan head and good lacing. Amazing aroma of coffee, roast, chocolate, and hints of dark fruit. Flavor is coffee and cream, vanilla, roasted malt, burnt notes, mild smoke, and berries. Finish is a bit dry yet palate is smooth. Just a bit watery for the style. Overall a great beer.
hopdog (12953) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2009
750ml bottle shared thanks to Josh. Poured a dark and deep brown color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of coffee, coffee grounds, roastiness, and chocolate. Tastes of coffee, chocolate, lactose, and some caramel. egajdzis (6692) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2009
Opaque black color with a small, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of coffee, smoked malts, roast, chocolate, and ash. Taste of coffee, roasted malts, smoke, vanilla, tobacco, and dark chocolate, with a dry, roasty finish. Thanks Josh! notalush (5909) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2009
GABF2009 - this was supposed to be a coffee-infused stout - man, that’s one of my favorite styles, but this stuff was effing bad - ashy, smoky, tobacco, maple flavors - creamy mouthfeel, which I guess is the milk stout part - mostly ash and tobacco, though, like sucking on a liquefied cigar at times - they must have used some seriously crappy coffee in this - they’re lucky I like smoky character in a beer, otherwise this rating would have been even lower. TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - SEP 26, 2009
Pours a deep brown with a medium tan head. Aroma of coffee grinds, nuts, roasted malt, sweet milky notes. Flavor of sweet lactose notes, coffee, nuts, caramel, roasted malt and chocolate. Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2010 500th Stouties Rating. Draft. Talk about being against the grain, however this beer is dominated my my favorite adjunct to beer, coffee! Pours a black brune body with an off white head. Aroma is divine, overwhelming chilled just pulled out of the freezer and buried my face in the can coffee at its absolute freshest, reminds me of some serious breakfast stout on draft. Delicious fresh roast y coffee its all you taste, creamy coffee body and more coffee. Great.