mcberko (17178) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 17, 2012
22 oz. bottle, pours black with a thin creamy tan head. Nose gives off exactly what you’d expect from the name: cocoa powder and freshly brewed black coffee, with not much else to speak of. Flavour of bitter cocoa powder, black unsweetened coffee, and some light roast. Actually quite a light body for the style, with considerable bitterness from the coffee and unsweetened cocoa. ABV is not detectable, so combined with the light body, I wouldn’t have guessed this was anywhere close to 10% - maybe 7%. Decent, but underwhelming impie - feels too "safe". GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Tap at Smoke&Barrel. Pours clear deep ruby. Weak mocha head. Nose is spicy green coffee. Taste is spicy, heavy coffee, some hazelnut and spicy green pepper. My rating: 3.5 Fiancé rating: 3.8 She thought it was a bit thin.
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22 oz. brown bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is dominant roasted coffee and if I really think about it some chocolate and roasted malts but mainly coffee. The taste is again mainly roasted coffee. This is obviously a straight up coffee beer and if you like coffee in beer than this should be right up your alley. kayres (881) - , Georgia, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Black with a thin tan head.sweet aroma with hints of coco.smooth with a definite coffee bitter. Chocolate comes through in the after taste
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Bottle. Pours black with chocolate tan creamy head. Aroma of coffee. Flavor has a pleasant buy not overly extreme coffee, chocolate with a lightly sweet maltiness. Medium-heavy, silky body with low-medium carbonation. Overall, very nice beer!
beerbastard (844) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 15, 2012
Bomber. Pours black with short lived tan head. Coffee dominates the nose followed by chocolates. Big coffee flavors again followed by milk chocolate sweetness. Distinctive flavors. Coffee is strong into the finish. Pretty good, not too complex. You have to like coffee to like this. nimbleprop (8278) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 15, 2012
22oz bottle pours a mostly opaque black with some thin, tan head. Aroma is nice, coffee with cream, brown sugar, some milk chocolate, a little toast. Sort of smells like breakfast; like an cafe au lait with pan chocolate. Flavor is the same, very sweet but not cloying, coffee, brown sugar, chocolate. While it’s sweet, it hides the alcohol well. You could definitely drink 22oz of this. Very nice. Prufrockstar (2132) - Moscow, Idaho, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Aroma: coffee, chocolate, first whiff was almost like fudge but gone now. Appearance: deep, dark, opaque, tan head with tight foamy bubbles clinging to the sides of the snifter long after the head recedes. Taste: surprisingly bitter, unexpectedly dry, more coffee than chocolate. Mouthfeel: plenty of carbonation, alcohol bite that almost immediately warms the back of the throat. Overall: iced french press coffee, hold the sugar, but add a smidge of dark chocolate and a shot of booze.
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UPDATED: APR 20, 2013 Draft This was a wonderful experience. The deep black stout had a modest head with lacing. The coffee was on the nose and thoughout the experience. The chocolate was very subtle. The stout is amazing and smooth from start to finish. It is an ale to drink slowly and enjoy each sip. The cabonation was average and a nice medium body. The finish was smooth and clean. ryanfolty (2538) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2012
November 13, 2012 on tap from iTap. Black pour with limited head and lacing. Roasted malt, chocolate and coffee in the aroma and taste. Had a dry alcohol finish, but not that alcohol burn, and there was some smoke in there as well.