574deadzone (1415) - North Central, Indiana, USA - DEC 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours very dark brown to black with a thinner mocha cap that settles to a ring and leaves some nice soapy lace. Nose involves, hmmm, coffee? Lots of roasty coffee, some dark chocolate, almost some smoke, some underlying leafy herbal stuff. Pretty sweet, quite bitter. Medium bodied, creamy, oily and slick, soft carb, with a smooth milky and toasty finish. A really nice coffee stout, so silky smooth yet coffee-laden from start to finish. Yum.
SpongeRuiner (1114) - Michigan, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big coffee all around. Nice coffee bean bitterness flavor. Good stuff and can definitely drink a few.
RespertFTW (521) - Michigan, USA - DEC 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Coffee, coffee, coffee and a little chocolate too. This is great stuff. Dark brown pour and heavy roasted coffee aroma. Flavor is heavy coffee with a hint of chocolate. Nice and creamy.
-- rated with beerbasher
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - DEC 16, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
$5.50 a pint at Boat Works in St. Clair Shores, Michigan.
I found a new Short’s favorite.
Appearance: Pitch black. Little head on it that goes away pretty quickly. Nice lacing at the top, but not much at the end. Looks... well... stouty.
Smell: Ugh. Good Lord. So much coffee... fully loaded with it. Roast. Maybe notes of chocolate. The coffee dominates and permeates all around.
Taste/feel: Like the smell, but the feel puts it to another level -- perfectly silky and creamy and way too drinkable. The coffee is at the forefront, of course, with a bit of chocolate sweetness. A touch bitter, but well balanced as a whole. If you love coffee in your stouts, you’ll fall in love with this as I have.
An utterly incredible beer worthy of a pick up. The rating is among Shorts’ highest for a reason... I thought their Mystery Oatmeal Stout was awesome, but this is actually a little bit better. Don’t bother putting socks on before trying this beer, because it’ll knock them right off anyway.
Cheesy? Don’t care. Just drink it, damn you.
HisBoyElroy (107) - Michigan, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This truly is like drinking a cup of coffee. Very good beer. Another one to love from these guys.
crajun (1225) - , Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2015 re-rate 6/15 left at 4.0...great aroma coffee roast mmmmm....................................rec’d in trade from ?? Damn good beer. great aroma of coffee with chocolate on top of that. dark pour. palate is soft and creamy. Usually not a fan of cream stouts, but this was done perfectly - cream, coffee, roast, and cocoa in taste. well done!
blklab2007 (2120) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured a very dark brown bordering on black with a thin coat of tan head that fell right off. Aroma has rich coffee, dark malt, some roast, and cream. Mouth feel is medium heavy with a lower side carbonation. Flavor brews up a nice strong coffee, sugar sweetness not bitterness, creamy lactose, chocolate, and a hanging smooth finish. Very rich and on point for a sweet coffee beer delivering loads of flavor!
koleminer20 (3348) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 24, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at HopCat in East Lansing. It pours a nice incredibly dark brown/black with a thin mocha head that laces very nicely. Smells very heavy of ground coffee with the refreshing aroma of espresso. Taste is very solid. Roasted malt and coffee come through on the front, with the espresso carrying it through to the finish. The mouth feel, although good, is a little thin for the aroma and taste. This aspect is the only miss on the beer.
zgaier (1940) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with a brown head and strong sweet coffee java aroma. Taste is sweet, lots of coffee, espresso, vanilla, and roasted malt with a creamy, sweet coffee chocolate finish. Excellent, tasty stout, nice coffee cream flavors that comes together nicely
jjgmd (2125) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From the bottle, pours a dark black color with no head. Nose is sweet, with deep roasted coffee and malted chocolate. Taste is a deep sweet chocolate roasted flavor, with vanilla notes. Absolutely tasteful and full of flavor. Lightly carbonated, and ends on a deep sweet coffee, chocolate cream notes. A great well balanced coffee stout. Quaff store 9 / 10