CheesedMan (555) - 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 (2088) - 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 (164) - 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.
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2007
Bottle. Black with quick head. Smells of malt and coffee. Nice flavor but a bit of a watery finish. Easy to drink a lot of. DrnkMcDermott (3101) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2007
Draft 10 oz. glass at Schlafly Bottleworks. Truly a coffee beer! Black & heartless dark coffee smell. Tick this highly if you like your java. Black color, tan stout head with some lacing. Tastes for all the world like a fizzy espresso. Oatmeal cuts back on stout astringency to let coffee bitterness take center stage. lb4lb (2587) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2007
Bottle with a big thanks to gregisTheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 31, 2007
Pours black, just a hair shy of opaque. Tan head. Smell is strong coffee all around. Hint of metal peeking through the wet bitter coffee grind smell. Taste is largely the same. Gritty wet strong coffee grind flavor with a hint of sweetness, and ending bitterness. Good strong coffee flavored beer with a nice mildly thick body and appropriate carbonation. Just a touch simple and one-note, but I still liked it a lot. Definitely worth a try if you like coffee beers.
Pours near black with a fully receding tan head. Aroma of brewed coffee, dark roast, hints of smoky chocolate. Taste is dark coffee, roast, foamy chocolate. Notes of burnt malt and toffee. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with lush carbonation. BenRod (48) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - OCT 29, 2007
Poured from Tap. almost black in color with tan head. Very coffee aroma with some sweetness. Good chocolate malt flavor with strong bitterness of coffee. Nice finish.