jcartamdg (3275) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
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
JaBier (7394) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Jackie O’s 5th Anniversary Extravaganza. Black pour with a thin tan head. Malty aroma with coffee that’s rich and full, but doesn’t dominate. Chocolate and a bit of heat come through as well. Flavor is chocolate covered coffee beans with a smooth, roasty finish. I was really looking forward to this one and it didn’t disappoint.
Maddog (524) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft at the big tasting event yesterday at the brewery. I had many, many beers yesterday, but Kopi Lowak stood out. The pour was black with a nice brown head. Aroma was roasted malts and coffee and flavors were complex and intense with big roasted malts, dark chocolate and a whole lot of the Kopi coming through. Big, chewy, intense and delicious.
Sheerbrewing (117) - Athens-Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
Dogbrick (12360) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to JaBier for sharing a growler. The beer pours black with a medium foamy tan head that diminishes steadily. Rings of lacing on the glass. Heady roasted coffee and chocolate in the nose. Rich body with flavors of fresh roasted coffee, dark chocolate and malt. The finish is roasty with a subtle coffee aftertaste. Tried back to back with Brunch Weasel and this beer easily goes toe to toe with it. Very good all around.
Beerman6686 (6543) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This poured a jet black color with a tan head. Aroma was loads of fresh coffee and dark roasted mlat, some tobacco too. Flavor was straight espresso coffee but not too dark where it tastes burnt, sweet and roasted malts, and some licorice too. Excellent stuff.
egajdzis (6270) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
chibuck (3511) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Anniversary part. This was my favorite of the variants... Black body with a dark tan head, good retention, ok lacing... Like the coffee variant the nose shows off tons of coffee, however here the coffee is a toucher sweeter and not has harsh and other things shine though... While the nose is good, the biggest difference here is the taste. This tastes great, super flavorful and balanced. The smooth coffee shows but there is lot of chocolate in here to break it up. Highly recommended.
BigSound (196) - New York, USA - JAN 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
FROTHINGSLOSH (7288) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.