peteinSD (1469) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 15, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2012 Cask at PP Carlsbad. Black pour with a froth if expresso colored foam. Aroma is rich coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, and slight hop bitterness. Taste is dominated by roasted coffee intermixed with bitter chocolate, a slight tinge of alcohol, and some slight raisin with hop bitterness on the finish. Mouthfeel is light and creamy. Great beer although not an improvement on the original IMHO.
Scopey (14014) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at PP Carlsbad. It pours jet black, with a thick tan head. The nose is rich-roasted coffee, roasted malt, cocoa powder, caramel and cookie dough. The taste is rich-roast coffee, roasted malt, leather, burnt tire, bitter chocolate, hay, cookie dough, creaminess and warming alcohol, with a dry-roasted finish. Full body and soft carbonation. Well balanced and tasty.
JohnnyJ (5539) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at PP Carlsbad. Pitch black pour, tan head. Tons of coffee, bitter dark chocolate, and sweet dark sugars. A nice strong coffee stout, with quality roasted coffee bean flavor.
joeneugs (6314) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 4, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On cask at Pizza Port Carlsbad. Good god, this was a coffee bomb, and a delicious one at that. It pours jet black with a brown head. The aroma is massive fresh ground espresso beans and dark chocolate. The flavor is the same. If you ever snacked on those dark chocolate covered espresso beans, then you kinda know what this beer is like. The body is very thick and smooth. Balanced? No. Probably the most intense coffee stout I’ve ever had.
Anova167 (360) - Manhattan Beach, California, USA - MAR 3, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at Pizza Port Carlsbad. Very strong coffee aroma. Head lasts forever. Flavor is espresso with a mild ashtray note. Great silky mouthfeel.