arnold931 (1263) - Iowa, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark brown with nice tan head. Nose is anise, coffee, chocolate and vanilla. Taste is similar with alcohol coming through. nickd717 (4683) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 9, 2016
CROWLER!!!! Black color, small tan head. Huge coffee, ash, charcoal, rich chocolate. Big, rich, dry, ashy coffee ground and bitter 90% cacao. Medium sweet, yet very drying. Smooth though. Then a bitter brutal dying finish. Shooooot DCLawyer (2845) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 3, 2016
32oz crowler thing poured into some appropriate glassware by GenDV110+OT. Thanks Donny! Enjoyed on his mom’s couch. Could not finish lest I send back all over his mom’s couch. Probably best not tasted after about 100 ounces of KBS earlier in the evening. Dammit Donny. Black with small tan head. Tons of coffee with dark chocolate, toffee. Really really good. Leafs93 (2305) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2016
Pours deep dark black with a small tan head. Aroma is coffee, roast, earthy and dark chocolate. Taste is coffee bitters with dine sweetness. Medium bodied, oily and sick texture. Excellent. ebone1988 (1919) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2016
Sample at Pizza Boy with koleminer20. Aroma is coffee crazy, chocolate, roasted malt, bitter, delicious, holy hell. Appearance is black, light brown head, poured decently thick. Taste is coffee, roasted malt, dark chocolate, bready, decent. Mouthfeel is heavy body, light carbonation, coffee and some sweetness in the aftertaste. Overall, solid solid stuff.
koleminer20 (3591) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2016
On draft at Al’s. The pour is jet black. There is a thick cap of darker khaki head and no lace as it works down. The aroma is pretty good. It’s leaving a lot to be desired. It’s coffee, sure, but there is a sweetness to it that is definitely a little lactose based. Other than that there is a little roast, but it needs something else. The flavor is better. There is a brighter coffee. The roast is tones down a little bit and the lactose sweetness just about goes away. The light roast is key to helping the coffee pop. The mouth feel is thick and chewy with a soft carbonation and a lingeringly roasty, coffee dominated aftertaste. Really good stuff. markwise (5441) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2016
Can courtesy of a kind soul at Beer Blogger’s Conference 2016. Pours a deep stout brown with an off-tan head. Nose is some roast, some burnt toast, some black coffee, and some chocolatey sweetness. Flavor is similar with roast, toast, coffee, and some sweetness. Medium in body and delightful overall. orangesol (987) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2013 Served on-tap at Al’s of Hampden
tcane7 (1674) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2013
A - Pours jet black with a nice one finger tall tan head, dissipating down to a thin film, leaving spotty trails of lace down parts of the glass.
S - Smells of rich fresh roasted coffee, chocolate, vanilla, dark roasted malt and some light smoke. Really awesome nose. The coffee is front and center from start to finish, no doubt what you are about to consume.
T - Starts off with a TON of fresh roasted coffee grounds slowly giving way to hints of vanilla, bittersweet chocolate, light smokiness and plenty of dark roasted malt. Not overly sweet with a good bit of bitterness from all that coffee. Finish is fairly roasty with some light alcohol burn, leaving the palate dried long after consumption.
M - Heavy body with moderate carbonation. Smooth, roasty feel from start to finish. The booze is hidden very well, only coming out at the end of each sip.
O - This is one awesome coffee stout. I love Little Amps coffee so this is a win win for me. This may be Pizza Boys best beer to date. If you have a chance to try this one I suggest you do, really awesome stuff.
Growler pour courtesy of Simon. Pours a deep black with medium tan head. Big coffee nose, peanut shells, some roasted malts, chocolate and vanilla. Nice coffee flavor, some mild bitterness. kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2013
1L growler. Pours a clear dark brown, almost black, body with a small tight bubbled dark brown head. The nose is just full-on coffee goodness, smells more like spent coffee grounds than it does beer. Intense fresh roasted coffee over a roasty malt base. Minimal alcohol notes given the ABV. The flavor i just as intense on the coffee as the aroma. Rich and full of fresh roasted coffee with a nice bitterness from both the malt and the coffee. A little more alcohol in the flavor than the aroma let on, but not overly noticeable. Finishes with a heavy roastiness before the coffee takes over. Medium bodied with soft gentle carbonation. Really nice coffee beer, but then again, I’m a huge sucker for coffee beers. One of the most intensely coffee forward beers I’ve ever had.