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RATINGS: 459   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This collaboration with Kaldis Coffee uses the cold toddy method of extraction for the coffee. We mix it with Oatmeal Stout for an exceptionally delicious beer.

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NachlamSie (3443) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 17, 2008
Bottle born on Feb 1, 2008. pours a dark cola color with a nice, fluffy tan head. Fresh coffee is certainly apparent in the aroma along with sweet, toffee-like malts. The flavor sports coffee up front, but its a little thin and really just adds a sharp edge to the chocolate/oat sweetness. The finish is a bit smoky. This is all right. I could use a bit more body and a bit more coffee.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrRain (472) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 6, 2008
12oz bottle poured into an English pint. SKCS pours dark brown, nearly black. The head is medium-sized, off-white and has tiny bubbles, just like Don Ho. It smells like coffee and toffee. The taste is like a nice rich toasted coffee and is a bit bitter. The body is chewy and thick. This is a beer you can serve by the slice. I really enjoy this beer. The finish is oily and lingers.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (12783) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2008
On draught at the brewpub. This beer is a nearly opaque dark brown color with ruby on the fringes. Thin and creamy off-white head that dissipates quickly, and spotty lacing. Aroma of coffee, oatmeal and roasted malt. Medium, smooth body with coffee, roasted barley and malt flavors. The finish is nutty with a lingering coffee aftertaste. Pretty good all around.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (6539) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - FEB 2, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2008 Courtesy of xmarcnolanx via trade

Bottle: The aroma consists of coffee, chocolate, caramel, and a hint of roasted nuts. It pours a dark brown with some orange highlighted transparency with a moderate beige head that lasts a minute or so. The flavor starts with a moderate dose of chocolate with some faint sweet caramel in the background. The finish has light coffee along with some roasted nuts. Medium-bodied with light carbonation. Nothing mind blowing, but a tasty sessionable coffee stout.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
topherh (1928) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - JAN 29, 2008
12 oz bottle pours a dark brown with an off white head. Light aroma of coffee. Flavor is of well Coffee. Not overwhelming, but coffee and chocolate malt and thats about it,

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hapjydeuce (999) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JAN 28, 2008
Bottled. Deep amber color with some beige head off of the pour. Edges are light brown and the beer has plenty of carbonation. Head settles quickly with some lace sticking around. Modest coffee aroma with smoke with something that reminds me of rusty metal. Flavor keeps this beer in the 3s though, an enjoyable blend of roasted black malt and coffee beans. The finish is sweet and bone dry with a bit of carbonated sting.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2008
Bottle courtesy of Pailhead. Transparent brown, reddish highlights. Aroma sweet chocolate and coffee grinds. Flavor is all bitter coffee and not much else. Thin palate/mouthfeel. Not my thing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (3986) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2008
12oz bottle(11/07)-A black body with a small tan head that dissipates into a light covering. Aroma of coffee, roaste dmalt, and toffee. A light to medium bodied brew with the coffee, roasted malt, and sweetness coming through. Light for a stout. Nothing to write home about. OK stout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 24, 2007
On tap at the brewpub. Dark brown pour with a very small head. Strong coffee aroma with some vanilla as well. Flavor is mainly coffee with what I thought was a decent amount of hops as well. Some vanilla and oatmeal notes picked up as well.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - DEC 9, 2007
A good sized light tan head fades slowly but not entirely. The body is not opaque, deep rusty brown with wood hints. The aroma is completely bursting at the seams with coffee, relatively fresh smelling, apparently good quality. Yet another vehicle for coffee delivery, where roasted coffee notes are so prevalent that little else is detectable underneath. What is notable is a soft chocolate raisin combination and and sexy grain bill. This may be almost ridiculously dominated by coffee but it smells fantastic. The flavor is unidimensional and excessively astringent, lacking pleasantries or complexities from complimentary bitterness found in better coffee or better employment and extraction procedures. Bitterness is light, sweetness light-mild, astringency too high. The mouthfeel is pretty smooth, lightly to moderately carbonated and medium bodied with soft and intermittent watery pockets.


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