Coffee and Oatmeal...Breakfast in a bottle! Coffee aroma is distinct, but coffee notes are common for the style whether it's used in the recipe or not, and this wasn't drastically different in that regard. Also some nice bittersweet chocolate as part of the flavor profile. Maybe the oatmeal balances out whatever harshness coffee would add, because it was very smooth. Seemed a little thin for an Imperial (7.5% ABV), but definitely worth getting.
Reviewed: May 06, 2006
What happens when a brewery and an Athens GA coffee joint get together and brew a beer? Well, for one, you probably have Kris' favorite. beer. ever. I detected more of a chocolate flavor then Rocky did, but the coffee was there, as it usually is for stouts. It was a smooth, relaxing winter warmer that I hope I see every year. Not sure if I'd ever start a day with this, unless it was a rainy Sunday where I didn't have to get up, but I can always hope for such a day to experiment.
Reviewed: August 13, 2006