hopdog (12953) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2005
Tasted from Growler. Poured a dark, dark black color with an averaged sized off white head. Main aroma and tastes of coffee. Dark chocolate, roasted malts and some dark fruits as well. This one was all about the coffee but not in a bad way. Sammy (12600) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2008
Black and beautiful, on cask at the brewpub. Some white head andlacey. Complaint is too watered down coffee. Mouthfeel was light, it was a cold cup of it. It was bitter, there may have been a tad of chocolate but not enough to make it interesting or really drinkable. One of the weaker ones.
cubs (10693) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2011
On tap at MTHB. Dark brown appearance with a light tan head. Huge bitter, black coffee nose. Huge black coffee flavor with a bit of hazelnut. Course mouth feel. chriso (7586) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2004
Having already tried the Town Hall H2O Oatmeal Stout, which I found very coffee dominated, I was wondering what to expect from this one. In fact, I found it very similar to the H2O - certainly not significantly more coffee accented. Another respectable beer, that didn’t quite set the taste buds afire. From growler at the DC gathering.
egajdzis (6692) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2005
Poured an opaque black color with a medium sized, light tan head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of java coffee and smoke, chocolate and vinuousness as well. Taste was dominated by coffee, with chocolate, and dried fruits coming through as well. Really nice beer.
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 16, 2005
GABF 2005: Deep brown hue with a very good lace. The aroma is coffee, prune, raisin, chocolate and earthy esters. The taste was really sort of the standard stuff, mocha and caramel followed by bitter coffee and grassy hops with a hint of ripe fruit. It is not all that and I am shocked with the high rating of this beer. jgb9348 (6433) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2004
Slightly hazy dark brown coloured body with a thin light brown head. Roasty malt flavour with some coffee tastes later on. Aftertaste has some dark chocolate (~60% cacao) tastes and a fair amount of roasted malt. Overall, a nice beer overall, pretty much what you’d expect from the title! I sampled this beer in a growler from draught after the RB party at Founder’s in Alexandria, Virginia at Mike’s (the_beer_god) hotel room on 20-November-2004. TheBeerGod (6253) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 20, 2004
From the DC/VA/MD/PA/WV gathering. From the growler thanks to hopscotch. Dark brown to near black. No head on this. It’s a leftover from the tasting. Nose is huge coffee, some dark bittersweet chocolate and roasted malt. The taste is comprised of rich roasted malt notes, strong coffee bitterness, and dark cocoa notes. Body is oily and bitter with some faint carbonation and some dry notes. Finish is bittersweet chocolate, coffee, and more roasted malt. JK (6249) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2005 Cask pour. Aroma of coffee and oatmeal. Black, with a small head that laced the glass. Mild coffee flavor, followed by semi sweet fruit. Medium to full body. Very drinkable. badgerben (5281) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 2, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2009 Cask. Pitch black color with a big, foamy tan head. Rich coffee and chocolate aroma. Very fresh, just crushed coffee bean taste. Lots of chocolate. A winey taste as well, kind of like Cabernet Sauvignon. Light English hops on the finish. Yum.