phaleslu (10274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Draft at Jackie-O’s. Pours a not quite opaque brown with a tiny tan ring for a head. Notes of coffee, dark chocolate, earth, tobacco, and nuts. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a rich, roasty, earthy, toasty mouthfeel. Fairly simple for a big coffee imperial stout, and it works really well. DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2012
On tap. Black color, good big thick brown head. Light carbonation, creamy texture. Good lace. Nice bitter and sweet taste. I’m told that this batch didn’t taste as "big" as intended (it was just freshly brewed, may need some time to "integrate" still). I’ve never had this before, but it does taste kind of light for a 10.5% brew. Definitely still creamy and bigger-bodied, though. Lightly sticky. Enjoyable brew overall. alexsdad06 (10434) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2011
Draft @ Jackie O’s. Pours a very dark brown color with a small tan head. The aroma has roasted malts, black coffee and some dark chocolate notes. The flavor is dark chocolate, roasted malts and black coffee. Medium-full bodied. The alcohol remains well hidden behind the good flavors. I am a big fan of the DA treatments. pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2011
Coffee da. on tap at JO’s... Pours a dark medium stouty pour with subtler edges
towards the sides with a medium thin tan leathery head... Aroma of
spent grinds with a medium roast...Coffee and somewhat fudgey,
bittersweet chocolate. Fair bit of roast. Medium sweetness with a thin
to medium body. Not bad.
8/4/7/3/14 Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2011
On tap at the Jackie O’s Anniversary Extravaganza. Served side-by-side with a few of the other versions.
Pours a very dark brown color with a thin whisp of a tan head. There is a low cap as it falls with a few bubbles around the edges. The nose brings a strong coffee character that is somewhat unique. The coffee is slightly-roasted, but also brings a fairly-prominent earthy aroma. A bit of dirt in there, in a good way.
The taste is quite similar, though backs off a bit on the coffee. The base flavors are in there with a bit of roast and light chocolate character. The mouthfeel is medium with a pretty good roasted coffee character and nice carbonation. Overall, a pretty good beer that I was happy to try out.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 12-16-2010
chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
On tap at the Anniversary party. I had this side by side with the Kopi, and while is good, the Kopi is killer... Black body with a nice light tan head, good retention, not much lace... Tons of coffee on the front of this, black roasted coffee with an fresh herbal note to it. A little one dimensional but the I like the new coffee note... The taste is like the nose, fresh roasted coffee. This has a touch more going on you get some sweet creamy chocolate notes, but this is all about the coffee. In the middle of the variants but I would have it again.
msante79 (2225) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2011
Snifter at brewpub. Pours near black with tan head. Aromas of roasted malts and coffee. Flavors of coffee, roasted malts, and a bit of chocolate. Mouthfeel is nice and creamy. Not overly bitter, Excellent coffee stout. jtclockwork (16600) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2011
Draft at brewpub. Pours black. Nose and taste of freshly brewed coffee, dark coffee roast, barrel, roast chocolate malts, vanilla and light bourbon. Well balanced. Beerman6686 (6607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2011
This poured a very dark brown color almost black with a tan head. Aroma was medium coffe notes and dark roasted malts. Flavor was roasted malts and coffee, rather smooth and not overdone. Dogbrick (13025) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2011
Sample at the Jackie O’s Bottle Sale/ Stout and Big Beer Fest on 02/05/2011. Pours brown-black with a medium thin beige head that recedes steadily. Partial rings of lacing in the glass. Roasted coffee aroma with notes of malt. Full body with flavors of mild coffee, roasted malt and sweet chocolate. The finish is creamy mocha with a lingering roast aftertaste. Good all around.