Double Coffee Stout
Bullfrog Brewery

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Stout - American
4.25 | pDev: 9.65%
Bullfrog Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Reviews: 43 | Ratings: 49 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

3.82/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My aunt loves beers like these so when we took the trip out to the brewery she ordered a glass. She let me sample some of hers, just so I could get a taste. The beer was dark black in color with a thin tan colored head on top. The nose was full of chocolate and coffee. The taste was mostly the same thing too. The mouthfeel of the beer was smooth and not too carbonated. Overall it had a ton of flavor to it, sure to please most fans of this style.

Jul 26, 2011
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OakedCanuck from Washington

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into pint glass. Thanks to Jcb890 for this extra

A - Pours a dark brown with tan head. Decent retention but minimal lacing

S - Cold brewed coffee, hazelnut, chocolate.

T - Very strong, coffee-forward beer. Almost tastes like straight up carbonated coffee. I do get some chocolate milk-lactose sweetness as well, nice touch. Other than coffee and chocolate, not much else to taste.

M - Plenty of carbonation, medium

O - A very good breakfast beer, or you could just have hot coffee. A decent brew just not overly diverse.

May 12, 2011
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wagenvolks from Texas

3.83/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle from Thorpe429's keg. Served in a Ranger Creek tulip.

An assertive pour yields a monstrous, cookie dough-colored head that mottles as it recedes and coats the glass with sticky fabric. Double Coffee is the name; appropriately so, the color is that of a fresh-brewed pot of dark black Joe. Roasted coffee beans and an earthy nuttiness greet the nose alongside traces of pine resin and Baker's chocolate. Aroma isn't as strong as I would have expected, but it's solid nevertheless.

Heavily roasted dark malts and smoky coffee grounds coat the tongue with a lingering note of vegetal, slightly astringent earthiness. Mouthfeel is spritzy in its carbonation and aggressive across the top of the palate, which seems to collide with the inherently thick body and expected smoothness of a big Stout. Still, this is a tasty brew that lives up to the name. It could use a bit more coffee in the flavor while toning down the acridity and carbonation, but I definitely enjoyed it.

May 05, 2011
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Huhzubendah from District of Columbia

4.53/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Mike's place. Thanks man!

Bullfrog Double Coffee Stout has a perfect appearance. The beer is jet black, completely opaque. An inch of thick, beige head lingers for several minutes and leaves ample lacing all over the glass.

The aroma brings a massive shot of fresh coffee. Other scents become an afterthought next to this dominating espresso fragrance. Very enticing.

The flavor is no surprise, as the beer is very coffee forward. Absolutely delicious. The beer is very well balanced and is dangerously easy to drink. Roast emerges more so in the flavor than in the nose. Alcohol content is masked extremely well.

The feel is creamy and this stout goes down effortlessly. I really enjoyed this brew and would relish the opportunity to have it again.

Mar 20, 2011
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jrallen34 from Illinois

4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle thanks to Thorpe... Dark brown body with tons of carbonation. A great medium mocha head, good retention and lacing... The aroma is great, coffee that is so fresh you get hints of grass, coffee beans, roast and hint of pepper... The freshness on the nose doesn't come through as much, seems like its a bit older. The pepper notes are gone, mostly left with the coffee. The coffee is a touch sweet, could use a bit more roast.

Mar 20, 2011
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AgentZero from Illinois

3.14/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Black beer with a nice looking mocha head that bubbled up consistently on the pour. Really nice looking.

S - Some strong coffee notes and roasted malts, but I get a lot of gross green pepper in there which cancelled out all the good stuff.

T - Good coffee, but get way too much of the peppers again which kind of kills it for me. It's not bad, but I really don't like hte pepper or green notes.

M - Smooth, full bodied, nice carbonation.

O - Taste just doesn't really do it for me, neither does the smell. Average.

Mar 20, 2011
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akorsak from Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap during the unexpected snowstorm on March 6.

A: The coffee stout is black, contrasting against the much lighter tan-hued head.

S: The nose is punctuated with lots, and I mean lots, of sweet coffee and lactose aromas. Chocolate malts linger but the coffee is the driving force.

T: The coffee presence remains strong, roasted java that benefits from the chocolate malts and a sweet lactic au lait presence. Bitterness is an afterthought, no over-roasted beans in this beer. A very rich stout, especially the coffee-and-cream interaction. The regular stout aspect (as opposed to imperial) is a big plus.

M: Creamy smooth, the sweetness of the stout really caught me off guard. Both ksak and I enjoyed a glass.

D: This beer is getting the same rating as my most recent stout. Funny how two different brewers can bring ou thte best in the coffee, without relying on an overblown imperial stout.

Mar 11, 2011
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Hojaminbag from Colorado

4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bullfrog Double Coffee Stout has a dark brown, opaque body that appears black and translucent at its core. The head is small and brown, but the bubbles are tightly packed and it manages to remain on top of the beer in a thin collar that has solid retention and leaves a few spots of lacing.

The aroma is all coffee, with a just a little bit of malt behind it. Pretty nice.

The flavor is pretty much the aroma, transferred to my mouth. Tons of fresh coffee flavor, with just a bit of chocolate malt behind it. Thankfully, this stout manages to avoid any flavors such as acrid or bitter coffee, or just plain crappy coffee, all of which are key to avoid for a coffee beer, especially one that is as straight forward as this one.

Mouthfeel is big silky, very well-done.

Great drinkability. Although I split this growler with a buddy, I could easily have polished it off by myself.

Feb 13, 2011
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Sean9689 from Illinois

3.8/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Thorpe429 for hooking us up with a couple of bottles of this. Unlabeled 12oz bottle into my Darkness snifter.

A - Pours black, a fingers-worth of mocha-colored head. After the initial pour, the head reduces to a thick ring around the glass with large bubbles all around and a thin film on top. Some slight spotty lacing along the sides of the glass as well.

S - Lots of coffee and roast, some dark chocolate, some milk chocolate sweetness in there as well, oak,

T - Coffee, dark chocolate, roast. All very good up front but the finish has some astringent oak or something that makes me cringe a bit. Not a bitterness or dark chocolate finish, just astringent and off-putting. After letting the beer warm a bit, it's not nearly as bad and I'm able to enjoy this one a little more.

M - Medium, good carbonation, rich and creamy, dry finish.

D - A solid coffee stout, but not up top amongst the others I've had. I'm glad I was able to try it and would definitely have it again, if offered the chance. Good, not great.

Feb 12, 2011
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mdfb79 from New York

4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 01/22/11 notes. Hand bottled by Thorpe429 from his kegerator so he could bring it to the tasting; thanks Mike.

a - Pours a jet black color with an inch of tan head and light carbonation evident.

s - Smells of pure coffee grinds, cream, roasted malts, and toasted malts.

t - Taste likes coffee grinds, roasted malts, cream, toasted malts.

m - Medium body and low carbonation.

d - A really nice coffee stout. We opened this as well as a Black Damnation Mocha Bomb to try them both next to each other and they were very very similiar. Would have again.

Jan 28, 2011
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drabmuh from Maryland

4.42/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Thorpe's place. This was a very good beer.

Beer is black with a tan head, opaque and some lacing is left behind (he was having some issues with pressure but this beer looks like a good stout).

Beer's aroma is strong coffee but not really roasty if that makes sense. There is a chocolate-ness to it that detracts from the just the overwhelming roast character to the whole thing. It's like one of those coffee drinks my wife buys but I refuse to drink. Smells sweet and roasty, nice.

Beer is medium bodied and really drinkable, this is a very good beer. Good call on the keg of it. Beer is sweet up front and gives way to a nice chocolate mild vanilla and some coffee at the end. The coffee is a star in this beer but don't be mistaken, the bitterness is not overwhelming. It is quite well "balanced", the finish is great, wet, not dry, I think this fact helps a lot. I'd definitely have this again, one of the best American stouts I've ever had.

Jan 21, 2011
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StormKing47 from Pennsylvania

4.37/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Growler fresh from the brewery thanks to Deuane. Shared with cmurren25, petesuphi and therealnomayo. Another opportunity for a tasty treat from Bullfrog. Here we go...

A- Interestingly colored and very enticing. It is a rich, deep and dark brown color with a ruby/mahogany hue glowing from within. A very thin off white head with brown streaking courtesy of the slow and steady stream of bubbles revealing the light level of carb. A really inviting brew that looks great for the cold autumn/winter nights ahead.

S- Is this really a beer or sneaky trick from Terry? An amazing coffee smell that smells like a freshly brewed pot. Tons of bitter coffee smell with a faint dark chocolate smell as it warms that gives it a creamy and luscious smell with a subtle roastiness of a cooling pot of coffee. Really wonderful smelling, would be a welcomed drink with breakfast.

T- I can't believe this is actually beer, it tastes like a gourmet cup of fresh brewed coffee. Right away a bitter coffee taste, finished off with a creamy, milky sugar sweetness accompanied by the ridiculous roasty malts. I prefer my coffee black, but this one is well balanced with the bitterness, sweetness and creaminess. Really enjoyable and a must for coffee or coffee beer lovers. Hope it gets bottled sometime soon.

M- This is reminiscent of an iced coffee. It's thick, chewy and coating like milky. Definitely creamy and full bodies, spectacular feel and stays there so you can taste all of it.

D- Simply divine if your a coffee beer lover. I would prefer this to coffee in the morning any day. A great example of a full bodied coffee stout from Terry. Incredible balance that could be drank anytime of the day.

Another example of Terry's brewing prowess that I am grateful that I got to try fresh the day it was growlered. Thanks again Deuane, tell Terry he needs to bottle so I can age one a little while to see if the coffee subdues or takes over.

Dec 10, 2010
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SamuelJackson45 from Pennsylvania

4.92/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- Very dark in color.

S- can you say smells like coffee. Such a Hugh robust aroma from the coffee and alittle hint of bittersweet chocolate.

T- Heaven in my glass. The 10 pounds of coffee are there and not going anywhere. Such a flavor from the coffee and chocolate malts and bitterness from either the coffee or the malt. Oh so goodness.

M- Surprisingly very smooth somewhat bitter like drinking coffee with out the cream and sugar.

D- Terry is a genesis. This have to be the best coffee stout I ever tasted so far anyway. And this will be a hard act to follow. A must try for everyone.


Sep 25, 2010
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mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a growler of this after sampling this, edgar ipa, fresh hop ale, and diablo, all were excellent but this is a great growler deal.

Poured into small pint glass, deep, dark black with brown head. This sample, the head dissipated quickly, but it was great in the pub. Just delicious looking.

Smell is deeply roasted, chocaletely, coffee malt, nearly a fresh cup of coffe in my nose with a hint of sweetness, great.

Taste is even more pronounced then the smell, sweet, but not oversweet roasted chocaletey malt, with coffee bitterness on the finish. Kinda like melting a dark chocalete bar in some espresso, great.

Mouthfeel is well done, a little strong on the top of the tongue but distributes well through the mouth.

Extremely drinkable, this is 8% ABV?! Wonderful beer.

Sep 07, 2010
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blackie from Oregon

4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: shaker pint, a thick, deep mocha colored head fills the glass and it takes a couple attempts to fill, the beer itself is a deep ebony in color - essentially black, nice retention and lace

s: rich layered nose of freshly roasted coffee, charred barley, and baking chocolate, like a straight up bag of beans, just great

m: carbonation in the light to moderate range, smooth, full bodied

t: opens up with a punch of pungent medium-roast coffee on a body of dark chocolate and roasted barley, chocolate covered coffee beans, starts smooth with some char coming in towards the middle, the coffee is obviously the highlight here - and it's fresh, vivid, and delicious

d: no problem with this one, even as a late morning drinker, on par with any of the coffee stouts out there

sampled this and the Edgar IPA at the brewpub, and obviously went with the stout - it was 11 am, after all

Sep 02, 2010
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stakem from Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a growler into a pint glass. The beer appears a cloudy very dark brown color with a finger of tanned fluffy brown head that retains fairly well and laces all about the glass. Aroma has an abundant amount of freshly brewed strong coffee that pretty much dominates the nose leaving barley any room for the trace amount of hops and dark malt character to come through the backend. Taste is equally dominated by the flavor of coffee. Slightly bitter upfront from a mixture of coffee and dark malt with a tiny bit of hops as well. Slight dark malty sweetness comes through the body with a bit of a chocolate grainy flavor before the onset of a bitter black coffee finish. Medium feel with a mild level of carbonation. Lingering aftertaste of the fresh coffee character blended with a bit of a yeasty note left in the mouth that seems a bit "green." As the beer warms, a bit of the alcohol warmth comes into play. The amount of coffee character that this beer displays equally bold in both the aroma and flavor is impressive. However, the coffee character is so bold that it pretty much overtakes many of beer characteristics that I look for in a stout. It is hard to distinguish this actully as a beer and not a chilled version of a watered down espresso with carbonation and a bit of alcohol. This would really be one enjoyable post dinner beverage.

Jun 01, 2010
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thain709 from Pennsylvania

4.29/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - An almost black body with some deep, ruby highlights around the edges...a thin light brown head which becomes a spotty cap...some lacing

S - Wow what a nose...the aroma is of straight's like there's either a cup o' joe or fresh ground beans right in front of me...some sweet, creamy chocolate is detecable

T - The flavors aren't as pronounced as the nose...the coffee is very present...there's a touch of cream sweetness and some chocolate flavors...there's a nice subtle roastiness that sneaks up at the end of the beer

M - Full bodied...creamy, smooth, and full of coffee

D - You really have to like coffee to enjoy this's loaded with coffee of the better coffee stouts that I've had

May 29, 2010
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bigfnjoe from Pennsylvania

4.14/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a growler filled with a nitro-tap (ZOMG, NITRO~!) into a pint glass.

A- Pitch black with a one finger light mocha looking head. Fades relatively quickly, leaves decent lacing.

S- Like very strong, fresh brewed coffee. Its one of the most pungent scents I've ever whiffed from a beer, and it really doesn't hide what its going to taste like. Awwwwesome

T- The smell doesn't lie about what the taste highly coffee influenced. Thats all I'm really getting actually. There is however, a faint bite of roasted malts that saves this from being just straight coffee.

M- Its thick...but not an alcohol infused syrupy thickness of doom. Touches of carbonation as well. Really nice feel.

D- This is an AWESOME dessert beer. If you usually drink coffee at the end of the night, try some of this instead...tastes nearly identical, but is much thicker and will pack a punch to put you to sleep too. And can't taste the alcohol at all!

May 27, 2010
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largadeer from California

3.18/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Provided by Masterski and shared by Nanoslug. Thanks, guys.

The black body is topped by a dense frothy head that slowly settles to a small cap. Big up-front coffee aroma, this smells like damp, spent coffee grounds. Some creaminess and chocolate are present, but it's dominated by coffee. Coffee comes through strongly again on the palate. Very roasty and a bit metallic, it has a touch of sweetness initially but finishes on a dry note. Strong bitter coffee grounds flavor. Medium-light body, the coffee character is semi-astringent and the mid-palate somewhat metallic, but it's a decent beer.

May 25, 2010
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d0ggnate from California

4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured to my glass a rich brown/black color with a healthy and frothy tan head. Nose of subtle roasted coffee beans and cocoa powder. Taste is of milk chocolate/cocoa powder and hints of cold coffee. The coffee is an undertone, but still very complimentary. The body is just viscous enough, but I would prefer it a bit thicker. A creamy mouthfeel and very easy to drink.

May 16, 2010
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nickd717 from California

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Growler thanks to Nanoslug.

Pours very dark brown with a tan head that fades to a ring.

Aroma is freshly brewed coffee, roast, and chocolate.

Flavor is subtle but good. Coffee, roast, and milk chocolate.

Medium-bodied with soft carbonation.

Overall a nice beer but not quite as good as I hoped it would be.

May 16, 2010
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Reagan1984 from Massachusetts

4.47/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Special Thanks to Masterski for providing this treat. I am told the bottle I was given was drawn from a keg at (or brought to) Dark Lord Day. I am excited to have this as I am stranded in a hotel room in Chicago watching the Celtics.
(I will review this as draft, based on what I am told)

Pours with a light tan creamy head that shows nice retention. It settles, but remains as a firm cap of foam. I see this is listed as an American Stout (not a double) but it certainly looks more like a double. No light getting through, even at the edges.

Espresso with some dankness and reminds me that it does look like espresso.

Wow, this is really good. Quite a treat. Drinks like a beautiful cup of espresso. Dark coffee flavor. Certainly dark roasted, but not burnt. Just the perfect amount of sweetness. What's funny is that it almost tastes like an espresso that you've been dunking Italian cookies in. Some other nice depth of flavors while you can not even detect the abv. Certainly some baking chocolate notes as well. Whatever coffee they used, I like it. Works very well.

Very smooth and creamy mouth feel. Fairly bold body for a standard American Stout (vs. a double) I think the body and carbonation are spot on.

This is a very nice surprise and quite a treat. Quite glad that I've had the opportunity

May 14, 2010
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grub from Canada (ON)

4.47/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Viggo was nice enough to share this one. thanks eric!

12oz bottle, hand filled from a keg so reviewed as a growler. sampled may 1/2010.

pours clear deep dark brown, not quite black or opaque, with a big dense dark tan head. the head drops fairly fast but leaves lots of spotty lace as it falls.

aroma is great. tons of coffee. rich medium roast coffee, with a bit of espresso thrown in too. like putting your nose into a bag of coffee beans. dark and milk chocolate. hint of alcohol. multi-grain bread and biscuit. light cracker. anise. earthy and woody.

taste is great. a pot of espresso and dark roast coffee. dark and milk chocolate. earthy and woody. slightly herbal. dark toasted multi-grain bread and biscuit. bit of cracker. light alcohol. hint of caramel and toffee, but very little sweetness. this one is clearly all about coffee. medium-low bitterness level. just a hint of lactic sourness.

mouthfeel is great. nice big body. medium-light carbonation level that works very well. almost no astringency from the roast and coffee, which is especially good.

drinkability is great. good balance, hiding pretty much all of its alcohol. loads of coffee without getting astringent or overbearing. this is a tasty stout and a damn fine coffee beer.

May 01, 2010
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Viggo from Canada (ON)

4.47/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz beergunned bottle, courtesy of Thorpe429 at DLD.

Pours an opaque dark brownish black, a hint of red in the edges, thick and creamy tan head forms, slowly settles down to a very thick layer and ring around the glass, lots of chunky lace sticks, looks nice.

Smell is intense, insane amount of espresso roast, tons of coffee, some chocolate wafers, really smells like chocolate covered espresso beans, some caramel sweetness, a bit of brown sugar, some dark fruitiness, but dominating coffee.

Taste is amazing, big chocolate wafer, cocoa, more chocolate covered espresso beans, a bit of brown sugar and caramel through the middle, cream near the finish, crazy espresso roastiness and bitterness, this stuff is big, like a big espresso.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, a bit oily, creamy, low carbonation. Slightly one dimensional but I don't think a beer could taste more like coffee, this is great stuff. Thanks Mike!!

May 01, 2010
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weeare138 from Pennsylvania

4.47/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Capone's...
Appears an opaque black with fluffy tan head that slowly fades into a floating head. Scattered bits of lacing are left all around the glass.
Smell is of obvious coffee, cocoa, cream, ripe fruit, and toasted grain.
Taste is of the aromas with a touch of herbal hops that compliments the roast and creamy, sugary cappucino blend nicely.
Mouthfeel is chewy, rich, warming, slightly sweet, and balanced in the finish. Wonderful beer!

Apr 30, 2010
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