MrYuk (21) - Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2008
A 5 seemed cheesy, so I am going with the 4.9. Even though the ratings don’t show it, I have probably tried over 1000 beers and this was the very best one I have ever had. Very strong coffee flavor and aroma are balanced perfectly with sweet and dry roasted malts. I could drink this stuff instead of water. I hope they bottle it someday... Dickinsonbeer (5073) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 19, 2005
HBF 2005. Nitro. Pours rich deep black with a tan head. Aroma is instant coffee, similar to espresso. The flavor reminded me of a frappacino- lots of rich coffee and some chocolate with roasted hints. Very smooth too. I wish I could have tried more of this at the fest. kramer (6991) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2007
On tap, 2007 Taming of the Brew. Pours a very dark brown, almost black, body under a creamy light brown nitrogenated head. A thick covering of creamy head retained for the duration. The aroma is just simply delicious. Fresh brewed coffee, dark roasted malt, chocolate and cream. It reminded me of a mocha milkshake, I could tell this was going to be good. The flavor did not let down. Great fresh espresso flavor, lots of roast and chocolate, heavy cream, simply amazing. I kept coming back in my mind to one of those Starbucks Mocha Frappucchino drinks. The mouthfeel was very creamy and rich, which I found unusually good given that this was on nitro. Normally nitro makes it seem thinner to me. Overall, this was great, and one of the best I’ve ever had from Ottos. This was so good that I had four 4 ounce servings in a row, then returned later in the evening for three more. This may require a trip up to the brewery for more. Nate (4296) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2005
Wonderful aroma! Deep roasted maltiness, chocolate and the best coffee aroma I’ve ever encountered on a stout. Like I opened a bag of freshly roasted, freshly ground coffee beans. Just a knock of bitterness. Dark black-brown, with light tan creamy lacing head. Medium watery silky body with light creamy carbonation that goes down really smooth. Starts with roasted, almost burned acidity. Mellowed by the nitrogenation to hamper the carbonic acidity. Big coffee flavor, like drinking a stout-flavored coffee rather than a coffee-flavored stout - one almost expects a caffeine buzz after drinking this. In fact the finish is almost like drinking coffee and swear there’s a chalky grittiness not unlike drinking French press coffee. Great chocolate and coffee notes in the finish. After is just a bit tangy and lightly bitter. Great stout. jason (1836) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2006
Draft at the brewpub.
Very strong but pleasant coffe smell made from my favorite coffee bean - sumatra.
Very dark stout look with a very nice head that stays.
Awesome, awesome taste. A nice bitter taste with a balanced coffee flavor without the cream. Very smooth and creamy making this a perfect drink for after a meal. Almost reminded me of an iced coffee taste. The flavor stays on your tongue long after your last sip. This is a great stout and one of Otto’s best.
Nejhleader (1574) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2007
Had this at Hburgh beer fest awhile back, Had to get it like 3 or 4 times, I loved it. Great body, nice aroma, loved the coffee/mocha flavour. Was the best brew a sampled at the beerfest. adrian910ss (2606) - Doylestown, PA, USA - APR 10, 2007
On tap at the brewery. Pours a cola black with a gorgeous smooth and creamy thick brown head. Light aroma of faint coffee beans and malt. Taste is very smooth and creamy irish coffee flavor. Extremely smooth and creamy and not overdone. Excellent !! Will be getting a growler filled with this. egajdzis (6833) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2008 Poured a black color, with a medium sized, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee (the good stuff, not the shitty coffee you sometimes find in stouts...) chocolate, and a bit of vanilla bean as well. Taste of more chocolate, with dry, roasted malts, and a bit more vanilla in the taste. ganache (6089) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 19, 2009
On draught as "Dark Roast Coffee Stout". Nitro pour lends a lasting, creamy tan head, pitch body. Nose is pure coffee with a little cream, no sense of sugar or malt or even beeriness - the coffee lover in me just orgasmed. Light body, smooth, a gently dark roast coming through (no significant carbonation/effervescence), has balance and tact and even a little authentic coffee tang [i.e., acidity]. Superb, could repeat this every morning and every evening, probably my favorite of the day. FROTHINGSLOSH (8308) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2007
Sampled on draft at the brewery this beer poured a black color with a large creamy brown head. The aroma was strong coffee and roasty malts. The flavor was strong, rich expresso with a toasty malt base and a long roasty coffee bean finish. There is a hint of vanilla underneath. The mouthfeel is extremely thick and creamy.