GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 16, 2010
750mL bottle courtesy of steelersxl poured into a tulip.
Pours a dark chocolate brown with a bubbly tan head that receded fairly quickly to a big collar and swirl on the top. Some sticky lacing on the sides as well.
The aroma is like a iced latte, roasted coffee with a shot of cream. It’s a bit bitter in the nose with some cocoa.
The taste is even more bitter, with a dominant espresso flavor up front with lots of lactose and chocolate. The finish is mostly coffee, and, like the aroma, tastes like an iced latte.
The mouthfeel is medium bodied and certainly not in the impy stout territory but great for a milk stout.
This is a solid stout that’s really all about the coffee and lactose. Not one of my favorites, but not too bad. Enniskillen (2055) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAR 13, 2010
Black with a thin mocha head. Aroma is heavily roasted, coffee, light alcohol, cream, chocolate. Taste is coffee, light alcohol, caramel, chocolate, fairly roasty but not over the top. Good stuff. drfabulous (7948) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 13, 2010
Bitter aroma with strong coffee in the nose. Pours nicely with good tan head. Taste is creamy. Coffee. Some roasted flavors. Not heavy at all. Don’t confuse it for an imperial. A take on the milk stout. Infuse it with coffee. Thanks to Matt for this one. CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2010
Bottle shared by argo0 on 1/10/10: Pours a barely transparent dark mahogany with a thin, wispy-lacing off-white head. Has a fresh earthy roasty mocha coffee nose with some lactose sweetness. Starts with average fullness and a lightly sweet lactose flavor with some toasty dark malty notes and a roasty mocha finish. A pretty good coffee beer, but could use a little more body. jeremytoni (3058) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2010
From a bottle poured black with a good amount of head. Nice strong coffe flavor and finish.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 5, 2010
Smells like straight up cold coffee, with woody notes, like a Sumatran blend with just a hint of vanilla. Flavor is a bit one dimensional, woody coffee with a lightly tart finish. OK, but not up to the high standards of the rest of the Ithaca brews. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - JAN 31, 2010
750, capped. pours nearly black with a loose tan head. enormous sickly sweet vanilla nose. sticky, thick, chalky body. cheap nasty coffee and artificial vanilla mid palate. dry synthetic finish. User37895 (3042) - - JAN 30, 2010
Bottle enjoyed at the NSSRQSOSLT, 1/10! No idea who brought this, but thanks! Pour was dark brown in color. The aroma was strong coffee, slight roast/ash, faint chocolate. This thing smelled much better than it actually tasted. Flavor was coffee, of course, but it was a bitter and astringent type coffee, some darker fruits, caramel, and milk chocolate with burnt toast in the finish. Mouthfeel was light for a stout, acidic. Stouts can be done much better than this. Beerman6686 (6607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2010
This one poured a dark dark brown with a light tan head. Aroma was coffee, some lactose milkiness, and some chocolate. Flavor was medium roasted malts, fresh coffee beans and some vanilla as well. A decent coffee stout. Travlr (24875) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2010
Bottle at first DC tasting of 2010.
Dark maroon with no head and no lacing. Overpowering coffee, chocolate and alcohol aroma. Flavor is bitter cocoa and burnt espresso, with strong alcohol in the finish. Medium body. Could be toned down a bit.