blutt59 (6564) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2010
bottle, via trade with mibirder, black coffee pour with strong bitter coffee aroma, flavor is inky black espresso and burnt toast, nice lasting finish hopdog (12584) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2010
12oz bottle. Poured a dark black color with a larger sized tan head. Aromas of coffee, roasty, light chocolate, some cream, and light smoke. Nice coffee in the aroma. Tastes of coffee, cream, chocolate, and roasty. I love coffee beers and this one did not disappoint me. nickd717 (4691) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 29, 2010
12oz bottle shared by bring on BA - thanks, Barry! While some of the Short’s beers did not impress, this one was awesome and then some. Pours black like coffee with a large tan head and very nice lacing. A crapload of fresh coffee jumps out at you in the aroma. More potent and good-smelling than most coffee beers. Some roasted malt and chocolate are also present. Flavor is amazing - freshly brewed, rich mocha with cream. The coffee flavor blends seamlessly with the rest of the beer, and the cream really starts to make its presence known as the beer sits for awhile. Amazingly smooth and creamy on the palate with medium-full body and almost none of the harsh bitterness that other coffee beers can have. I wouldn’t mind drinking one of these every morning. Unfortunately my job has an annoying "no alcohol at work" policy. Lame. GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 28, 2010
Another Shorts beer courtesy of hoppymeal.
Pours pitch black out of the bottle, completely opaque with a big thick mocha head that refuses to die and sticks to glass stubbornly on the way down.
As a coffee beer lover, I might be a bit biased, but this thing smells fantastic. Freshly ground coffee, sweet cream, dark roasted malts - just spot on for the style and completely fills the nose.
The taste isn’t quite as heavenly as the nose, but it’s close. The spent coffee grounds are still in full force along with the big lactose sweetness. Tastes like an iced latte. The only complaint I have in the taste is it’s a tad too bitter but that’s nitpicking.
The mouthfeel is probably what keeps this one from the pantheon of coffee beers in my mind. It’s just too carbonated for a stout in my opinion.
As a coffee beer lover, this one certainly hits the spot and if they ramped the carbonation down a little, this would be a world class beer. As it stands, it’s just plain great! Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2010
Pours black with a light brown head. The aroma is strong coffee with some light smoke. The flavor is strong coffee with some cream, about what you expect after reading the label. Good bitterness and some roasted malt and chocolate. Medium-thick, semi-creamy mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
thirdeye11 (6160) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2010
( 12oz bottle thanks to blutt59) Pours black with nice creamy tan head. Nose of coffee, cream, and raw wet coffee grounds. Taste of coffee, cream, and a very creamy finish. This tastes really sweet and was an awesome unique beer. HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2010
Growler. Poured a deep reddish brown with a fluffy light brown head. Nose is coffee, roasted malt, and some chocolate. Body was slightly thin with an oily mouth feel. Flavor starts with somewhat strong coffee which leads into sweet roasted malts with light chocolate and caramel notes. Finishes roasted. ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 16, 2010
Thanks to KlevelandRocks for this one! Viscous black pour. Thick brown head that quickly fades. No lace. Aroma is in your face coffee. Roasted coffee beans, chocolate, and a dry creamy finish. mar (5417) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 16, 2010
bottle thanks to blutt59. black with an epsresso head. wow, that’s not anything but coffee, roasted and ground beans pretty much. nice on the palate with a big kick in the face of coffee and that about sums it up. BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 16, 2010
Bottle thanks to blutt59. Pours with a large tan head over a black body. Lots of coffee. Starbucks. Fresh Roast. Slight earthy hop notes. Taste is just fully coffee with light sweetener. Ridiculous amount of coffee. Creamy carbonation.