Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - MAY 11, 2017 Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from the brewery. Pours dark brown with a light brown head. Aroma is of intense roasted coffee, sweet malty stout backbone. Tastes of chocolate, coffee. Full bodied and very imperial stout-like.
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance was a dark brown color with a one finger off white foamy head. Some stringy lace.
The aroma had some cocoa powder, light coffee beans and grounds, roasted malts, and sweet oats.
The flavor was roughly the same slightly leaning towards the sweet side. Roastiness did seem to play more of a background. Light cocoa sweet aftertaste and finish.
The palate was about medium bodied with a decent sipping quality about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt fine. Some smooth edges were felt all around.
Overall, pretty good stout that I would have again. bellco33 (807) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - MAR 30, 2015
On tap at the brewery: Pours dark brown with a one finger head. Aroma of cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, and oats. Taste is more of the same with a slight metallic taste at the back end. Medium body, really nice stout. Reynolds314 (3433) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Growler from quag. Blackish brown with nice creamy mocha head. Aroma of coffee, oats, cocoa, and light dark fruits. Taste is lightly aweet and roasty. Great beer scampycampy (39) - Wesley Chapel, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2014
Pours dark with light carbonation and tan head. Smoky oat flavor with long smoky finish. ICEatALAMO (1349) - Troy, Michigan, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Growler. Awesome nose, full of coffee. The taste is solid as well, not as much coffee, but solid.
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Sregnar35 (1030) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - MAR 28, 2014
On tap at the abbey. Pours brown black with a thick brown head. Aroma is roasted and rich. Flavor is well balanced, creamy and dry, sweet and tart.
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Strong dark malt aroma with hints of coffee. Black color with a medium dark brown head. Mild sweet beginning with a moderate bitter finish. jkwood04 (5448) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 23, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2014 On tap at the brewery. Pours very dark brown. Aroma of roasted malts, some coffee, oats, and light hops. Flavor about the same. Average texture. A nice stout with a good malt and coffee character for a beer with such a low alcohol content.
Edit: On tap. Pours near black with a beige head. Aroma of the coffee and a nice stout. Flavor the same. Average to smooth texture. A really good beer. davey101 (751) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Pour from a 64 oz growler into a 668 tulip glass.
A - Pours a nearly jet black body, just a hint of light passes through the very edges exposing a dark brown color. Two fingers of light khaki foam settles down quickly. Great lacing and retention.
S - This is an absolute coffee bomb. Just a huge rush of fresh cold roasted coffee beans. Throw in a bit of milk chocolate, oats and some light roasted malts and that is about it. Its eerily similar to Founders Breakfast Stout. The coffee is just so damn intoxicating with a smooth oat finish.
T - Fresh and intensely bitter coffee beans, sweet milk chocolate, smooth oats and lightly bitter roasted malts. Very basic but again, huge coffee presence. This is incredibly tasty stuff if you’re a fan of coffee. The chocolate sweetness on the end seems to cut through perfectly.
M - Medium bodied with high carbonation, somewhat syrupy and sticky. Rather drinkable given its low abv and single stout status.
O - Wow, this is a very impressive beer. Just an unrelenting force of coffee goodness. Its just so damn fresh and strong with a solid albeit overpowered chocolate and roasty backbone. The oatmeal element also provides a smooth and grainy body. I could just drink this every morning....