Leighton (22773) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2014
Draft at the brewpub. Pours orange-gold with a modest, white foam head. Pretty nice stuff but the coffee character is really aggressive. Big coffee in the aroma followed by even bigger coffee presence in the flavor. Also notes of sweet bread and dried berries. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Strong, pungent coffee finish. Somewhat one-dimensional but quite nice if you enjoy your coffee dark and strong. mcberko (19809) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2017
On nitro tap at Apex, pours a hazy golden with a creamy white head. Aroma brings out dry earthy espresso beans and toasted biscuity malt. Flavour is dominated by the coffee beans upfront, followed by fairly prominent lactose and a little cocoa. Finishes medium sweet, with notes of vanilla and espresso. Very nice but seemingly overrated to me. Ferris (17070) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 27, 2016
Draft - Big roasty coffee notes. Clearish gold with a rich white head. Coffee, sweet and rich notes with a big body. brokensail (16689) - Dublin, California, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Hazy golden pour with a dense white head. Intense coffee around and a nice sweetness. Bread, a surprising roast character, and a nice lactose note. The flavor has a very intense coffee flavor. A bit earthy, a bit spicy, and a bit chocolatey. Good lactose and malt sweetness, a bit of toffee, and some of the same roast notes. Very nicely done. DSG (15403) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 16, 2015
[2/18/15] Draught at Noble Ale Works in Anaheim. Clear deep golden. Nice strong coffee aroma. Sweetish flavor with lactose, coffee, a chocolate hint and a bit of malt. Medium-bodied, nitro mouthfeel. A nice coffee beer.
Dogbrick (14300) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2017
Sample at the Rhinegeist Rare Beer Fest 10/28/2017. Slightly hazy golden-orange color with a medium bone white head that diminishes gradually to an outer ring. Stringy lacing. Aroma of coffee, vanilla and malt. Light to medium body with a roasty coffee character and flavors of vanilla and malt. The finish is sweet and creamy with a vanilla mocha aftertaste. Good beer overall. slowrunner77 (13204) - Reno, Nevada, USA - NOV 14, 2015
tap - golden stout smells of coffee above all else, with some roasted malt and light chocolate. Some vanilla in addition to the rest in the flavor. Silky. Good stuff. daknole (11048) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 31, 2015
OH FUCK YES. Ok, so this is the gold standard for "golden stouts". The coffee and the creaminess in this beer, the sheer increadibly perfect roasted notes. I could drink this for DAYS. marcus (10867) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 27, 2017
On tap at Final Gravity. Pours golden with a thick beige head and a coffee aroma. There is a hearty pale malt flavor with a lot of coffee. Easy to drink and quite tasty. GT (10017) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Tap at 38 Degrees for The Full Pint 6th Anniversary. Panama version. Pours clear orange with nitro white foam. Sheets of nitro foam. Nose is rich coffee, hilarious for SRM, pretty much smells like walking into a sidewalk coffee shop. Taste is really nice- caramel frappacino comes to mind, vanilla latte, rich. I don’t usually like coffee beers, but this one really was delicious.