jmbumb (8) - san jose, California, USA - APR 14, 2014 does not count
Nice black and tan head. Satisfying bouquet.... Very complex flavors... Chocolate, maple and brown sugar, molasses, candied cherries and vanilla. Surprisingly easy to drink for the abv. bnielsen13 (264) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - APR 5, 2014
Bottle @ home. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, roasty malts and very sweet. Flavor is coffee, chocolate, roasted malts. Nice beer. maddmatt639 (331) - Pacifica, California, USA - APR 3, 2014
Light retention and light lacing. Smells of sweet malt, coffee and chocolate. Tastes of chocolate, molasses and coffee. Long coffee aftertaste.
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Nice RIS aroma, but no coffee aroma which you would expect in an RIS. This is more a RIS than a coffee stout or java stout. very thick on the tongue. Mild sweetness but a bitter finish which makes you think of an espresso. Its a nice beer. BrokerDon (1) - California, USA - MAR 25, 2014 does not count
I just picked up 5 liters of this on draft in growlers and its gotta be my favorite beer of all time. Flavors so complex and THICK that you can smell the espresso and carmel on your hands! Pours with a spectacular head and very drinkable for a coffee beer... Even people who don’ like beer love it!
BrewHaMeister (456) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 22, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2015 Thanks to Bytemesis! Bomber pours black with a tan thick head. Very tasty beer. Wish I had more. stoutnick (842) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 20, 2014
UPDATED: APR 17, 2014 2013 vintage bottle from Harlem, NYC. Black with almost no foam. Aroma is very mild coffee and some vanilla; smells great. Taste is bitter roasted coffee which just keeps coming - way too much. There’s pretty much nothing else in the mix here!? Definitely don’t love this beer. Finish is yuck. BeerFunGuy (875) - California, USA - MAR 18, 2014
This beer is rich black with thin creamy head. It has a chocolate aroma. It has a full rich powerful flavor if coffee.
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Pitch black and looks thick! All mocha and espresso in the aroma. Coffee completly dominates with espresso with loads of roast. Full bodied. Nice but the coffee is a bit too extreme. Nuffield (4169) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Side by side with the Central Waters Brewhouse Coffee Stout, and it wasn’t a fair comparison--this is clearly better, owing to the imperial treatment. Thick and rich, with a good bean dimension. Fine stuff.