Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 31, 2005
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Massive coffee aroma- very latte-esq. Thin brown head, opaque body. Taste is overly acidic, kind of sour. Roasted, burnt flavor. Soy taste. Cloying.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JUL 26, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Acidic flavors do take away from what could have been a delectable stout. Nicely coffeed, and even better is the way the sweetness is handless (very raisiny). Good in the flavor department. Great grainy aroma, great dark malt wafts up...A good experience.
Odeed (1802) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 24, 2005
2.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
thanks to pailhead for hooking this up,i love coffee stouts.ok,here goes the rating.pours a black body with brown highlights.very little off-white head to speak of.the aroma can only be described as "a cookie bakery".now for the taste.....woah!what the hell happened???starts out VERY sour with a small vanilla finish.im sorry but sourness does not mix well with coffee and cookies.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - JUL 17, 2005
3.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown/black color, tannish brown head. Incredible aroma, coffee, toffee, vanilla, chocolate, milk. I smelled this beer for a solid ten minutes before tasting. Flavor was a let down though. Tart cherry, some signs of the coffee but absolutely nothing like the aroma led me to believe. The tartness seemed to have taken away from the body a bit as well. Oh the potential with this beer.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 11, 2005
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dense black. Very thin dark tan cap. Super creamed collar remains. Minimal lace in some some spots and skinny sheeting.
Aroma has a good medley of roasted mocha milked coffee with chocolate additions to its roast. A tender amount of dark cherry and purple grapes steep underneath.
Taste is a load of sour milked chocolate. Wow, a doozy of weird souring cream and strangely bitter coffee flavors break the surface up front with tremedous force and brashness. Smoothes off the back end with very light smoothness of chocolate cake and cookie dough. Stays pretty sour and sad for most of its duration. I’m wondering if this may be an infected bottle?
Feel is slippery and smooth with a lighter medium body and some empty areas. Not all that active or playful. Just kinda there. Sourness is getting in the way of most of what the feel potentially could be?
I’ll need to get another bottle or more to determine the infected theory. Still seemed OK to me in a way but the weird sour tone conjured up a bad vibe on this one.
rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 4, 2005
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Tim. Best.Nose.Ever. Coffee, butterscotch, cream, milk, amazing chocolate. Deep deep brown body with a dark head. Flavor is not what the nose says. Tart cherry and coffee. I could smell this beer forever.
Sammy (11498) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2010 terrific brewed coffee aroma, and very nice appearance. The rest of the experience is average. There is vanilla, some woodiness, but surprisingly sour. A fresh newly bottled beer, thanks to Tim (IPFreely) for sharing
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUL 1, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black body with an off white head. Nice looking beer. WHOA!!! The intense aroma of foo-foo coffee drink smacks you right away. Lots of vanilla. Tastes just like it smells. I like my coffee black, please.
Dorwart (2562) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2005
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2005 Thin dense brown head from a vigorous pour. Frothy on top. Lots of sludge/sediment in the bottom of the bottle. Color is black as midnight. Strong coffee aroma with plenty of roasted grains and a bit of chocolate. To much coffee for me. Wow, very strange flavor. Sour and sweet flavor. Not sure if this is the way it is supposed to be. Says that it was bottled in Feb 2005. Almost tart like a flemmish sour ale. Very fruity with a combating strong coffee aftertaste. Not sure what the hell they were thinking with this brew. Very thin body for a stout. Finish is bitter from the coffee yet slippery from the sweet, fruity tartness. A very strange stout and not one that I will likely try again. Sorry ths is quickly becoming a drain pour. I don’t know. Maybe the bottle was infected.
asheft (3028) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[from a bottle at "the Mondial"]
This beer is definitive proof that dark, high gravity beers are overrated on ratebeer.
Almost opaque with no head--dark, reddish brown at thinner parts of the glass. This beer looked like a glass of coca-cola. The aroma was of creme brulee and a bit fruity but really lacked character. Flavour was very dry and subdued and a bit soda watery with a burnt malt finish. There was a pleasant coffee flavour that developped somewhere near the end of the taste. Thin body and medium carbonation. The coffee and malt bitterness lingered.