Dpaquet (420) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 26, 2013
Pours is black with little beige head and no lacing. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, roasted, vegetal. Taste is chocolate, coffee, roasted, green peppers. Full body and low carb. not bad but not something i would buy again XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Bottle from Larry, dark black pour with a lasting tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt and coffee beans. Taste is espresso with light chocolate, hop bitter comes through nicely, solid.
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Pours a solid black with a brown head and lacing. It has a rich aroma of coffee, toasted malt, and dark chocolate. The flavor is strong coffee up front with more toasted malt and chocolate notes in the middle followed by a strong coffee and chocolate finish over a heavy body.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone magsinva (1250) - Virginia, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Bottle from Wegmans - pours pitch black with a finger of dark chocolate head. Aroma is coffee and dark chocolate. Taste is smokey charcoal, in a good way. Overall, very nice! Beerdrinker79 (2188) - Idaho, USA - MAY 25, 2013
22 oz. bottle- Pours pitch black with a one finger dark tan head that reduces to a collar. Aroma is strong in roasted espresso beans, nice creamy gourmet coffee, and that is the dominant aroma, dark roasted malts are there too. Taste is the same, nice coffee taste, tobacco, followed by a chocolatey leathery taste in the finish. Body is huge and carbonation is medium. I really liked this, so much more complex than just your average coffee stout, there is a lot going on in this, I can not wait to see how this ages.
kaips1 (75) - Kentucky, USA - MAY 25, 2013
22oz bottle poured into a West 6th can glass. The aroma isn’t not as string as I was expecting, I get some "espresso" but only as it starts to warm per expected. Appearance is spot on what you would expect, black void with a tan head. Flavors of astringency but in a subtle way not a full abrasive bite, I’m sure this is coming from the espresso because the regular doesn’t have this particular taste. Palate is typical IRS for them, not quit thick enough but not watery enough to be a fault. Overall not as impressed as I have been about previous years of the standard IRS. Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Black pour with a tan head. Aroma is full of big chocolate and espresso, with some roasted malt thrown in. Flavor is more of the same. I get some strong espresso notes as well as a little bit of cayenne pepper. The milk chocolate comes through strongly as well, as does a bit of roasted malt. Creamy mouthfeel and medium carbonation. trumpetskid (106) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2013
pours black with a brown sugar colored head. Smells of dark chocolate and espresso. Tastes of dark chocolate, deep roasted malts, and a nice subtle, well integrated tinge of coffee. This reminds me a lot of Speedway stout. This is an awesome beer, especially for the price! DiarmaidBHK (4907) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Bottle from Wegmans Leesburg. Pours black with a half inch of khaki foam. Doesn’t have much of lacing. Nice ground coffee on the nose. Beautifully roasted coffee on the tongue. Hides it’s alcohol very well. Finishes nice. Awesome! ColovianTrader (464) - - MAY 25, 2013
Rich chocolate aroma. Loaded with dark chocolate flavors and raw espresso beans. Solid amounts of hop bitterness. Hints of toast, brown sugar and raisins. Alcohol is quite present. This beer has a certain bite to it that I like.