Tmoney99 (15114) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2012
Tap sample. Poured a dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted coffee, chocolate and alcohol aroma. Heavy bittersweet dark chocolate malt flavor with a heavy bittersweet and small alcohol bite finish of long duration. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a standout beer. DrSilverworm (10000) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2012
Sample on tap at Jackie-O’s 7th. Really nice roasted malt / nutty aroma. Dark brown but still clear dark color. Minimal light brown head. Amazing coffee aroma. Good dry coffee flavor. Light carbonation. Big bitterness. Amazing coffee russian imperial stout. Wow, Jackie-Os definitely knows their way around Kopi Luwak.. Such excellent big bitter roasty coffee stouts FROTHINGSLOSH (8272) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2012
Helmut brought this one to the 12/2012 3R6P tasting. +++ Sampled from a growler this beer poured thick and black with a medium sized foamy brown head that left minimal lacing. The aroma was very strong espresso, vanilla and cream. The flavor was incredibly strong coffee with notes of vanilla, marshmallow, vanilla, more coffee and then cream. Long coffee and vanilla finish. Moderately full bodied and smooth. Sheerbrewing (117) - Athens-Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2012
On tap on the brewside.. Very dark color and a persistent thin brown head. Aroma is Rich and there are deep complex malt and coffee, but the coffee is not bitter but almost sweet and complements the deep malt bill very well, there are lots of little nuances if you smell it long enough. Flavor is strong roasted malt and chocolate, then there is this big coffee that again is not bitter but sweet like aroma would suggest, coffee flavor is different than any coffee beer i’ve tried and it is done very well with some very exotic ingredients. There is an alcohol warmth and the hops are lost in all the malt and coffee flavor. Overall I love this beer its a great example of a true craft brew, great base beer (dark app) aged with a quality coffee bean, everything about this beer is craft and its a great beer overall. alexsdad06 (11223) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2012
Draft at Jackie O-s (notes). Pours dark like all the others with a thin tan head. Nose is quality coffee, dark chocolate, and roasted malts. Not much different from the regular coffee. Flavor is much better; the coffee flavors are nit as harsh, a touch sweeter and more integrated with everything else. Dark chocolate roasted malts and more smooth. Tasty.
jcartamdg (3539) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2012
Pours a dark black color with a one finger mocha head, really viscous. Aroma of coffee and chocolate, the best coffee aroma I’ve ever smelled. Taste follows nose and more this is intensified. Crazy good so thick yet so smooth. This is the best coffee beer I’ve ever had, so freakin good
BigSound (196) - New York, USA - JAN 16, 2012
Poured from a growler this black brew kicked up a pretty thick dark tan head that left nice lacing all the way down.
The aroma is heavy on roasty notes, tuns of coffee and roasted malt.
I get sweet malt flavors right up front with some mild sweet dark fruit with bitter coffee in the finish. The taste of this one really surprised me, I was expecting way more coffe, the nose was pretty misleading.
Medium body, light carbonation, nice coating.
Overall a very enjoyable brew, I would have enjoyed more coffee in the flavor but I guess those little monkey cats can only poop so much. egajdzis (6830) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2011
Opaque black color with a medium sized, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts, burnt wood, cocoa, and light alcohol. Taste was all coffee, robust, roasted malts, burnt wood, some dark fruitiness, vanilla bean, and a dry finish. Damico (3146) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2011
The beer pours dark chocolate with a small head. The aroma is sweet, light and roasted coffee notes pleasant in the nose. The flavor is sweet coffe and light roasted malts and dark chocolate notes on a body that is a little lighter than I would like. Thorpe429 (5122) - , 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.
Just like the regular coffee version, this 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 is quite interesting and brings a stronger, more complex coffee presence than did the regular coffee version. The coffee is stronger here, though is still lets the base beer come through a bit. Really digging the coffee used in this one.
The taste isn’t quite as good. As with the regular coffee, I was looking for a big more integration between the base beer and the Kopi. The coffee is really dominant with some chocolate undertones as well as a slightly-roasted character. Good body with a slight touch of booze and a nice coffee dry bitterness. Drinks quite well. A solid brew.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 12-16-2010