GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - DEC 11, 2008
Draft at the brewpub. Poured an opaque black color with a brown head. The aroma was equal parts, coffee, toffee, and chocolate. Medium to full bodied. Semi sweet up front with mild roasty bitterness at the end. Tasted of roasted nuts, toffee, and roasty coffee. Nice. ilovedarkbeer (2748) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2010
On tap. Pours a black brown color with a small light brown foamy head. Notes of chocolate, coffee grounds, smoke, and fudge. Thinner mouthfeel but silky. lb4lb (2632) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2007 Had just a sampler of this and it was really good. Wasn’t listed on the menu or labeled on the tap handle, but I asked the Server what the seasonal beer was, and this was it. Poured a rich black, with creamy tan head that lasted a bit. Smell was rich roasty and big on coffee, and taste was really rich with a creamy mouthfeel, and really hearty strong espresso flavor with a nice smooth finish and aftertaste. I would recommend trying this and would like to get a full pint again. fordest (2469) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - DEC 6, 2007
GABF. Decent black pour with tan head. Lots of coffee on the aromas. Flavors fell off a bit. Still mocha touches in there. NIce finish. fly (1487) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - AUG 27, 2007
Maybe I shouldn’t try a stout in summer. But waiting for a proper ocassion has never been one of my strengths. Coffee right out of the gate, can’t miss it. Nice roasty stout. Medium body. Pretty decent all in all, but will look foward to having again either when things cool down of they turn the AC to ice formatio cycle.
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2009
Yummy. This beer was pretty damn good if you like coffee and chocolate. Rich coffee nose right up front...and it’s in the flavor as well. Finishes with a nice bitterness. pintsize (1041) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2008
1-27-08 tap jumpjet2k (330) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2010
Black body with a nice creamy beige head and a thick blanket-like lacing. Has some espresso flavor mixed in nicely with the malt. Nice, smooth creamy palate. Very drinkable! Smell is a bit subtle overall - light roasted malt and coffee smell. Good brew!
Tap at UB’s. I love this beer and make an effort to get it whenever it’s available. This particular batch apparently sat on coffee beans for 5 days instead of the normal 2, so it’s extra-coffee’d. It’s black in the glass with a nice foamy head in a rich medium-brown. The nose is very heavy on the espresso, along with caramel and toasted malt tones. The flavor opens with a punch of woody, rich espresso, balanced by a nice sweet malt backbone. The really nice thing about this beer is that the coffee smells and tastes really fresh - I’ve encountered other beers, most particularly Beer Geek Breakfast, that just smell like old used coffee beans. No doubt in my mind that this is a coffee lover’s beer, and I love me some coffee. I’ll happily say that this is the best coffee stout I’ve had. It’s also one of the best beers produced in Austin, so you should definitely check and see if it’s available when you’re there.jeg (114) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2007
As a side note, I wouldn’t call it a summer seasonal - it’s available whenever UB’s fits it into their special tap schedule, which is probably about once every 2 months or so.
Quite nice, especially for a stout that went down outside on a hot late summer night. Tastes of coffee and dark chocolate, very creamy.