AxlLives (288) - Maryland, USA - MAY 1, 2013
22 oz bottle - odd year (2013) release. Pours thick, black, viscous, with nice medium-full bodied tan head. Thick and lasting. Aromas of roasted malts, rich coffee, sweet lactose, and plums. Taste is awesome and alive with nice bright citrus fruit, leading into dark chocolate and espresso, bittering finish with hint of vanilla. Medium bodied, long finish. Good brew. Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - MAY 1, 2013
Draft at Stone tap takeover at Crunchy's. near black mahogany eith a dark tan head. Deep coffee and malt aromas. Lots of malt and mild chocolate. Not much espresso. RespertFTW (521) - Michigan, USA - MAY 1, 2013
Draft at crunchys. Thin khaki head. Nice blend of coffee malt and chocolate. Hides alcohol well. flatmatt (1587) - Northville, Michigan, USA - MAY 1, 2013
22 oz bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Rich, strong coffee aroma blended with cocoa, malted milk balls, molasses, vanilla, smoke. Coffee flavor as well with accompanying smoke, cocoa. A pretty solid coffee RIS. dreadnord (1012) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 30, 2013
The pour is thick and black with a small tan head. The nose is straight up coffee, chocolate, hazelnut, cream and booze. The taste is high sweet and medium low bitter. The mouthfeel soft and creamy but also gets bite toward the long finish. The body is heavy. Nice.
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Dogbrick (13145) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2013
On draught at World Of Beer, served in a snifter. The beer pours dark brownish-black with a medium tan head that recedes steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted coffee and malt. Full-bodied with a strong coffee character and notes of roast malt and dark chocolate in the background. The finish is roasty with a lingering bitter espresso aftertaste. Well done all around. umich03jm (3513) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - APR 30, 2013
Bomber. Pours near pitch black with a small head that fades normally and collects at the edges. Big espresso aroma mixed with some chocolate milk and light roast. Taste has a lactose sweetness but balances pretty well with the strong espresso flavor, roast, black licorice, and burnt toast. Fairly strong bitterness as well. As the beer warms it becomes more burnt tasting and is pretty nice. Finish has a moderate alcohol burn. Medium to thick body, creamy mouthfeel. Overall, really nice except for the noticeable alcohol in the finish. barn0216 (550) - California, USA - APR 29, 2013
Bottle courtesy of bytemesis. Black color, brown head disappears pretty quickly, not much lacing. Coffee aroma obviously but balanced well by chocolate and almond/vanilla. Flavor is similar but coffee is more dominant leading to a more bitter than usual stout. A little ashy in the finish. Alcohol is only slightly present, moreso in the aroma, a surprise considering the ABV. I tend to prefer rich, chocolatey stouts, but it is hard to find fault with this beer based on its own merits. Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 29, 2013
Bottle. Deep black pour with thick dark tan head. Splashy lacing. Smell is dark roasted, bold coffee, some booze, . Taste is back-strap molasses, bold coffee, bittering hops, smooth dark chocolate, milk chocolate/lactic touch. Wow. Just took the original to another level. Not better, per se, but just as lovely. In comparison to the another coffee beer I just had this is so much more bold roasted and fresh coffee tasting. Get is now, and get it fresh. Damn its good. beertholomeus (1813) - California, USA - APR 29, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2015 Pours black with thick tan head. Roasted malts, chocolate and coffee aromas. Espresso, chocolate, toffee and roasted malt flavors. Full body with chocolate finish. Better with age. 2013 fresh and ages 18 months.