Garrold (5606) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2017
750ml (hallelujah for that) bottle, by way of a trade. Cheers Joe. Clear, deep chestnut brown. Ring of dense, tan head. Nicely leggy. Light lacing. Nose has robust maple syrup. Chocolate caramel truffle. Chocolate vanilla milkshake. Some dried vine fruits. Some high cocoa content, fruity, chocolate. Just a hint of coffee bean. Taste is sweet and sticky. Very light, vinous bitterness. Smooth and silky, sticky mouthfeel. Feels nowhere near the 13.3%. Not by miles. Silky sweet, milky chocolate to finish. Really good, but overall it’s busting to get put in a port barrel. Needs twanging up a bit. Still smashed it unhealthily quick, though. BRW (3073) - Barcelona, SPAIN - OCT 21, 2017
On tap. Coffee aroma. Black colour with tan head. Sweet, coffee, syrup taste. Medium body. jc1762 (1609) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 19, 2017
Bottle into a snifter showing translucent caramel brown throughout with no head.
The nose shows pronounced notes of coffee bean and vanilla bean.
The palate is oily yet light bodied and moderately carbonated. Extremely vanilla bean forward with a light coffee tartness with balanced notes of caramel. Moderate alcoholic spiciness throughout. Sweetness balanced out by moderately strong coffee finish. BuckeyeBoy (8473) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 15, 2017
750ml bottle thanks to torrey pours out black topped with a tan head. Nose is nice rich coffee vanilla milk chocolate sweetness wow. Taste is more of the nice big sweet chocolate roast coffee vanilla. This is money Alpha10 (830) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2017
2017/09/23 - Sampled at CBC Boston. Pours black with a thin tan head that quickly dissipates. No lacing. Aroma is bitter cocoa, lots of roasted coffee, light tobacco, residual sugars and light caramel. Taste is brown sugar, tons of roasted coffee and dark bitter cocoa. Medium mouthfeel with soft carbonation and a sweet, warming, roasted finish. Found this a little sweet, but delicious nonetheless. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
moldovan9807 (480) - Oradea, ROMANIA - SEP 21, 2017
On tap at Beavertown extravaganza.Taste and aroma is all coffee ,chocolate,brown sugar, fat milk, vanilla, caramel, biscuit. slowrunner77 (12804) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 19, 2017
Pours oily near black with brown head. Aroma is big notes of coffee - earthy roast, berries. Similar to but a touch deeper than their other coffee beers. The flavor really wins me over though with the vanilla ice creaminess at the back end of the palate. So smooth upon swallowing. Decadent and delicious. my favorite dark beer from them to date. DiarmaidBHK (5900) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2017
Draft at Armsby Abbey. Pours black with a khaki head. Leaves some lacing in the glass. Huge brewed coffee notes on the nose and tongue. Very creamy and rich. Has some solid bitterness on the finish. Hides it's booze really well. These guys know how to brew the shit out of a coffee stout. ciocanelu (2951) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - SEP 16, 2017
On tap at Beavertown Extravaganza. Aroma has lots of fresh roasted coffee and sweet malts. Taste has astringent coffee, sweet malt and a light roasty bitterness. Balanced and tasty. androman (2802) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2017
UT080917 backlog. On tap at Beavertown Extravaganza 2017, London. Nose is Coffee. Chocolate liquor, mild coffee. Medium sweet, medium to heavy bitter. Long roasty medium bitter, medium alcohol warmth. Full body, oily, nearly flat carb. 858415