Mattburns (114) - USA - AUG 20, 2010
Just brilliant. Poured black with a huge light brown head. aroma of dark fruits, stone fruits, coffee, chocolate, nuts. Flavor is massive. Coffee and sweetness followed by a sharp hop zing finish. full bodied, good carb. Really intense, but even more memorable. DuffMan (10425) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 20, 2010
Bottle. Viscous black pour with a chunky brown head that slowly collapses into rocky islands. Rich aroma of chocolate liqueur, vanilla, coffee, molasses. Sweet, oily, heavy palate with enormous flavour. Heaps of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, treacle, and bourbon. Absolutely delicious! CanIHave4Beers (4184) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - AUG 18, 2010
Pours a black color with a good head and some good lace. The aroma is deep coffee tones with coca. The smell reminds me of a good coffee shop with mocha and espresso tones just kind of all over the place. There is some paint oddness as well. The flavor is boozy with notes of bourbon and brandy with vanilla and deep fruit respectively along with some woody earthy tones. Obviously this is very coffee driven and plenty roasty. A nice treat that showed up at RBSG 2010 grand tasting. Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - AUG 15, 2010
Pours black with a thick dark brown head. Aroma is slightly yeasty with strong notes of coffee. This is one of the most thick and creamy beers I have evr tasted. Flavour is amazing. It tastes like fresh espresso with delicate notes of roasted malts, and strong notes of chocolate in the finish. The brew is rather sweet with a strong bitter coffee finish. This is one of the best stouts I have ever had. It is strong and complex with very intense flavours that perfectly balance one another while at the same time leaving you dying for another sip. One again this is a fantstic stout. pintbypint (3638) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 14, 2010
500ml brown bottle. Black pour, brown around the edges. Very low light brown head, tight bead, reduces to a faint swirl on the surface. Light spotty lacing. Oily texture is revealed by swirling the beer around in the glass. Strong coffee aroma with a little sweetness, roasty, cocoa. Flavour has sweet dark coffee, cocoa. Late hint of alcohol and a hit of hop and black coffee bitterness. Lenghty aftertaste of coffee. Smooth and viscous in the mouth, but actually a bit lighter mouthfeel than expected. Soft carbonation. Good drinkability for 10.9%, a nicely put together beer, a must for coffee fans. And weasel fans.
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2010
Been after this one for a while and finally scored a bottle in a trade. This one is just straight up sexy. The pour is somewhat thick, almost gives off the impression of pouring syrup. The foam was about half a finger thick, but the color was just amazing to look at. It was brownish with thin/small bubbles. The head retention was pretty good and it left a little bit of lacing on the rim of the glass. The aroma had hints of chocolate malts, coffee bean and vanilla, just to name a few. The flavors are mixed together so well that it’s really hard to tell that it has a 10.9%ABV. A great beer. I’ll definitely get this one again. edwardbass (837) - Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2010
I’m not a big stout fan, but this one is very drinkable and tasty. Heavy oak/scotch aroma, taste is much better and more sweet when you give it some time to warm up a bit. Jet black with heavy lacing and a minimal head. Very noticeable coffee bitterness at the end. Bottle from an officemate who picked it up at a liquor store in Fort Collins, CO while on vacation a month ago. Probably wouldn’t buy it myself, but it’s certainly enjoyable. jethrodium (366) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 12, 2010
500 ml bottle. Pours a pitch black with a very small chocolate head that leaves a small amount of lacing on the glass. Smell is overwhelming of coffee with a bit of alcohol. Taste is almost all coffee with a bit of chocolate and alcohol on the finish. Full bodied. FreshHawk (596) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 9, 2010
A - Pitch black color, even on the hues. Large, incredibly thick, creamy, rocky, sticky, cafe colored head with amazing retention that finally settles into a nice creamy, sticky layer of lace. Looks amazing.
S - Wonderful smelling beer. Rich coffee is obviously strong but there is also a strong dark chocolate and roasted dark malt aroma. Good amount of caramel and molasses sweetness as well. Some nutty and earthy aroma and a touch of alcohol are also vaguely present in the background.
T - Strong roasted espresso starts off the taste. Quickly rich chocolate, caramel, molasses, and cream flavors come in to provide a touch of sweetness along with the coffee taste. A touch of earthy, nuttiness comes out mid sip as well. A good amount of vanilla is also present and just a hint of anise. Roasted oatmeal has a good undertone throughout the sip that doesn’t dominate but provides a bit of a backbone to the beer. Delicious, rich coffee is persistent along with a nice chocolate and sweetness to balance out the roasted bitterness.
M - Medium body with a good amount of carbonation. Smooth and creamy. Just a bit of a chewiness, but not as much I was expecting from an oatmeal stout.
D - Very easy to drink beer with a nice balance of coffee and other flavors, especially the sweeter ones.
Notes: Bottled 03/11/08. Very good coffee stout. Strong coffee flavor, but also has a good amount of traditional oatmeal stout flavor, and a nice chocolaty and sweetness (and some creaminess). Went incredibly well with breakfast. Wonderful beer, definitely worth picking up. MaBeer1972 (2057) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 6, 2010
Beer made from coffee made from shit? What an interesting marketing gimmic! Surly. This one is jet black with a foamy brown head that expanded downward in the glass - then went lacing. The aroma is of alcohol. Mouthfeel is very heavy, flavor is roasty and bitter from the coffee. Surprisingly drinkable, especially for a non-stout drinker like myself. I will be wondering what it would taste like with normal, non-shit coffee and less hype. Also, I don’t think I’ll be paying $15 for another bottle of this soon.