hapjydeuce (1005) - 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 3’s though, an enjoyable blend of roasted black malt and coffee beans. The finish is sweet and bone dry with a bit of carbonated sting. Styles (2016) - 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. Headbanger (4022) - 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. 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. 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.
CheesedMan (572) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - DEC 9, 2007
Pours a rich, deep chestnut color. Aroma is the expected coffee dominant force I anticipated. There is an interesting smoked note coming through, like alder wood smoke, that is intriguing. Flavor is, of course, coffee dominant, but there is an acidic note that tempers.the roasted/bitter notes, brigning an awkward finish. philfish (14) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 4, 2007
Another one of my favorite beers. I can usually only have one or two a night, due to the extreme taste. mcox90 (2159) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 17, 2007
12 oz. bottle acquired in trade w/ Acknud. pours black with small off white head. Nose is strongly of coffee. Flavor is strongly of coffee also. Which shouldn’t be a surprise, judging from the name. Mouthfeel is moderate with a slight oilyness. natedoggkc (165) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - NOV 9, 2007
Pours black with frothy tan head. Smells just like roasted coffee beans. Taste is smoother than expected with roasted coffee, vanilla, and has a nice creamy mouthfeel. weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2007
Thanks to hopdog for sharing this growler...
Appears a near black with brown edges and a tan head that fades into a mild cap and a hearty collar. Streaky rings and spots of lacing are left all around the glass.
Smell is of mocha, cream, java grounds, and roasted nuts.
Taste is of the mentioned aromas with some vanilla cream and a hint of caramel coming through in the flavors.
Mouthfeel is medium-full bodied, with sweet cream and bitter coffee grounds battling it out along the palate.
I’m usually skeptical when it comes to these coffee beers but I enjoyed this one.