onceblind (10569) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2013
At Avery Strong Ale Fest 2013--black pour with a thin khaki head. Stupid wonderful aroma of fresh brewed black leathery coffee with a gentle dark cocoa undertone. Flavor is heavily leaning on that coffee note, with a strong coffee roastiness, a bit of fresh leather, dark semi sweet chocolate, and more coffee. I could have personally used more chocolate, but this is THE coffee beer for coffee heads. spdyfire83 (39) - 5280, Colorado, USA - JUL 2, 2012
Growler to CBC taster. Enjoyed on 11 May 2012. Thanks for this treat Nolan! Deep mocha brown. 1.5 (medium tan) fingernail head on gentle pour. Loads of dark roasted coffee beans up front followed by chocolate. No much else, but that’s okay because this beer tastes really good. Taste is very roasty and robust. Follows smell, but the complexity and depth of this beer are thoroughly enjoyable. Loads of chocolate and coffee. Bitterness is rounded out by a touch of vanilla and soft smokiness. Wicked smooth and very tasty. A fun beer to try and I’d love to enjoy this with some proper bacon and eggs brekkie some time. I’m not sure how a breakfast beer could get much better. Well done! markwise (5450) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2012
On draft for GABF 2012. Pours a deep roasted coffee color with an off-white head. Nose is coffee as hell; roasted coffee, cafe con leche, vanilla, some supporting chocolate, and roasted malts blending in perfectly. Flavor is similar- huge coffee presence, cafe con leche, vanilla, chocolate, roast, and all things good. Light to medium in body and lingering coffee into the finish. How this didn’t rank a 5 on the daknole scale, I will never know!!