Bulk_Carrier (6064) - Vermont, USA - MAY 27, 2017
Bottle to nonic pint glass, the appearance was a fairly dark brown color with a thin layer of white foamy head. Swiftly falls off to barely leave any lace.
The aroma had a super sweet milk chocolate fudge maltiness. Lemon sweetness. Slight coffee beans and coffee creamer.
The flavor leaned towards the sweet side comibining all of the previously mentioned aromas together. Subtle roast here, but not much. Aftertaste was milk chocolate with a touch of the lemon sweetness. Finish was long and sweet.
The palate was between light and medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt fine. Body did feel low, though.
Overall, Southern Tier trying to take a style that’s usually overly sweet and keeping it that way. alobar (3993) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2017
Pours tar black with a creamy tan head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, and chocolate. Strong coffee flavor with roasted malt, chocolate, and hint of lactose. Creamy mouthfeel. Very nice. matty (453) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2016
12 oz. bottle. Pours black in color with a quick tan head. Strong aroma of coffee & roasted malt. Full bodied, flavor is mostly roasted coffee with some sweetness and just a subtle touch of citrus. Finish is dry and a little bitter. Pretty good! evergreen0199 (3636) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2016
Bottle from Foodtown, Cold Spring, NY, USA. A dark brown/black coloured pour with a thin beige head on top. Strong rich coffee, expresso, chocolate aroma. Tastes of rich coffee, expresso, some chocolate, tiny hint of grapefruit lurking, slight sweetness too. Really love the expresso in this one. A nicely executed stout from Southern Tier. I consumed this on the grass in 85 degree heat in late October, lovely little town in the Hudson Valley. kramer (6991) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2016
Bottle. Pours a clear very dark brown, almost black body with a small fizzy brown head. The nose is heavy on the espresso, with a used coffee grounds like quality to it. Lots of chocolate and roasted malt as well. Smells very thick and intense. The flavor is rather intense as well. The coffee is nicely done, not overly bitter or acrid. Lots of roastiness, some dark chocolate, some slight sweetness late in the finish. Very well done, but then I’m a whore for coffee beers. Medium to full bodied with soft fizzy carbonation.
AWISLguy (3497) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 1, 2016
12oz bottle from Sonoma Cellars in Oconomowoc. Now the 12/07/2015 bottle date is noticed. Was too excited to pick this up after missing it in the past. Shrug? Stout, so should be ok - perhaps it will add depth. Dark brown pour with a tan head. Nose is sweet caramel, raw coffee and lactose, with some milk chocolate. Liking that a lot! Taste is sweet malts, caramel, espresso, some chocolate, some lactose. Medium bodied and no thicker. There is little alcohol presence and the blend is solid. Finishes well mixed between bitter and sweet. This hit all of the expected, and hoped-for, notes. Quite nice! 14.2 jsquire (4722) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2016
Black beer with short foamy beige head. Surprisingly subtle coffee and chocolate nose. Great creamy mouth feel. Rich bitter chocolate and burnt coffee flavors with hints of vanilla and caramel corn. Tasty coffee beer. shrubber85 (11762) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 11, 2016
Bottle. Quinine, coffee, and chocolate malt aroma. Black with minimal tan head. Moderately sweet black coffee, chocolate malt, and moderately bitter hay flavor. Great body. Excellent coffee flavor. Mark_Eck (1998) - - JUL 9, 2016
Bottle. Pours black. Aroma and taste are bitter coffee, chocolate, and roastiness. solidfunk (9795) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 3, 2016
Lots of coffee here for sure, but decent amounts of caramel and roast malt. Black pour with good head and lacing. Bittersweet finish. Tap at Assawoman.