hopdog (12510) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2016
On tap at Tuckahoe. Poured a black color with a small sized off white head. Roast, coffee, with some vanilla. Decent coffee profile. Ed5388 (3477) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 21, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Pours black with a small creamy tan head. Aroma and taste of milk chocolate, rich coffee powder, roasted black malts, hints of vanilla, and charred smokey wood. dmac (6254) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 3, 2015
Draft at the brewery and the best of the bunch. Poured a flat black body under a smaller creamy beige head. Aroma of light sweet coffee, mocha, burnt toast. Flavor of burnt toast, black coffee, coffee beans, Coffee Mate creamer. Medium body that has a touch of harshness from the coffee on the back of your throat with average to strong carbonation. Good stuff. nimbleprop (8376) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 22, 2015
12oz bottle pours a murky, deep blaxk with some creamy, frothy beige head. Nose has some nice, mild but inviting coffee, nutty, mild chocolate, mild molasses, even a little vanilla. Flavor has a nice mix of turbinado sugar and medium roast coffee bean, some cola, some molasses, a little bread crust. Medium bodied, dry, roasty finish. Drinks more like 6% than 9%. Nice little beer. ganache (5893) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2014
First I’ve seen this in bottles, this one 9.0% abv. Nose is nice coffee, light mocha and occasional sweet tones, luxurious with slight chocolate and not going bonkers on aggressive roast. Just a touch of malt fruitiness peeking around the corner. Pours pitch with a rocky light brown head. Taste sweet up front and dries only a little bit, mocha/cocoa and chocolate with heavy brewed coffee overtones, very lightly acidic, about on par with its lowish bitterness; nice yeasty/espresso crema finish, though that may be attributable to my hurried pour. Full body with faint (mastered!) alcohol, berries, and malt sweetness, overall very smooth and with few enough volumes of CO2 to evoke the descriptor "slime". Rich and creamy, really. I love coffee stouts like this, largely because they’re so hard to find; not a sweet, syrupy mess loaded with adjuncts, nor is it a punishing dry and bitter roast-monster, it’s somewhere in the dulled middle, sultry-smooth with workingman’s beans.
closey22 (1945) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Black with thin light brown head; aroma of vanilla, fruit and coffee; flava is distinct coffee bitterness with sweet notes of buttery caramel and slight hint of alcohol; feels rich thick and creamy; finishes dry with roasty bitterness and a tinge of alcohol. mikem409 (2025) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - APR 17, 2013
bottle. pours dark brown with tan head. massive coffee aroma. taste is chocolate and coffee medium body. dry roasted PhillyCraft (7216) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Pours heavy black with light mocha head, light soapy lacing. Aromas and flavor of heavy bean, but not well roasted, melted choc and root beer water ice, wood, roasted malt, and light prune. Finishes boozey and kinf peaty. Very ashy in mouth and light bodied. Not a fan of this one. Capa (3295) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Black with a tan head. Aroma is coffee, roasted malts, cocoa, and some earthy notes. Medium, creamy body. Dark coffee beans, cocoa, roasted malt, burnt malt, and some earthy hop. Finish is drying and bittersweet. Good brew. keepersj12 (3117) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Beautiful pour with a tan lacing head. The aroma is very nice with a good deal of coffee and chocolate. The flavor was a little harsh, a bit too bitter. I was hoping for something a little more creamy and smooth. The coffee lingers long after the beer is gone. Nice beer.