For a long time, I’ve avoided coffee stouts because I don’t like coffee. I can’t drink it, don’t like the smell of it, and can’t get over its flavor even if its hidden in ice cream. But I was told that coffee stouts don’t really taste like coffee, they just take the best bits of it and support an already good beer. I’ve tried Red Hook’s Double Black, which is also a coffee stout, and I liked it a lot. So, I felt a little braver when I saw this bottle.