P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JAN 27, 2004
moderate chocolate, coffee is restrained and doesn't come through strongly. light black with lots of red poking through. Light, more like a cofee porter with roasted barley. DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 21, 2004
dark color with thin head..somewhat milky/lactosey aroma..nice coffee presence in the flavor but lacking in the thick body that it should have..higher carbination than needed..clean though, and on the unsweet side...leaving a dry coffee bean aftertaste and exibiting some roasty qualities. Eyedrinkale (3214) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 21, 2004
It's all about the coffee in this one. Pure black pour with minimal head. Bitter hop taste and cocoa finish. I've had better. Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - JAN 20, 2004
solid espresso aroma, slightly transparent brown, sweet with stale coffee flavors, a light body and a dry roasted finish Nuffield (4189) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 20, 2004
I love coffee stouts--what a naturally glorious combination. The beer pours a very dark brown-black with a definite red hue to it; clear; little head on my pour. The aroma is very coffee--like grounds of a not especially high quality, with the first percolations of morning. The flavor has a beautiful roasted quality leaping out. Any bitterness is understated. Some chocolate. Not especially complex--just lots of lovely coffee flavor. Thin body, it almost would suit to call this a Coffee Porter. If it was, I think it would come out slightly better in the battle to control expectations. I had a bit of my bottle poured over vanilla ice cream and the result was, of course, heavenly, with shades of a Bailey's Irish Creme flavor and a nice hazlenut mocha coffee flavor. A beer worth drinking.
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2004
Almost black color, rich roasted coffee aroma with hints of caramel. Tastes of coffee but is a bit shy on flavor with a sweet coffee after taste. jdog76 (85) - madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 16, 2004
Nice coffee taste and smell. Very smooth and somewhat creamy. could have been a little less flat. A nice change of pace for me and definately something I will drink again. ztrvz (218) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2004
the coffee aroma is to the max! the coffee flavor whoops a camel's ass! lacks some complexity and a bit thin, but like..... yeah. jazz88 (2683) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 28, 2003
Bottle. Dark brown color with a foamy light brown head. Noteable coffee aroma but lacks depth and a large roasted malt base. Medium body for a stout with a sweet malty finish with coffee throughout. Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 23, 2003
Tasted at the brewery. Pours a dark brown black with a small tan head that dissipates quickly. The aroma is chocolaty and coffee like. The flavor is of coffee and lactic notes. The palate is light, almost too light. Overall, I like it as a Sweet Stout.