bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark clear brown with mahogany flashes down the side of the glass. Huge tan coloured head that takes forever to fall. Lots of lacing. Nice looking beer once it settles down a bit. Aromas are certainly dominated by coffee. Not just roasted coffee but sweet coffee liquor. Not a lot else comes through though there are some us hops and a little roasted grain. A little one dimensional thanks to the coffee but bloddy good all the same. Taste shows a little more complexity. Bitter roasted grain and coffee, sweet caramel and plenty of resiny bitter hops on the finish. Resin lingers long after the last taste. Medium to full creamy mouthfeel. Another great beer from this guy.
Scopey (4612) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Cask P&K. It pours very dark brown with a tiny beige head. The nose is roasted malt, coffee, dark fruit, caramel and a touch of varnish. The taste is coffee, toast, roasted malt, caramel, touch of chocolate and citrus pith with a bitter, roasty finish. Medium body, average carbonation and sticky mouth-feel. Drinks below abv. Smooth and tasty.
Bov (8805) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
from Erzbierschof - clear dark brown beer with a modest head retention; earthy, biscuity maltiness toped by coffeish notes; pretty full-bodied, tasty and quite hoppy; biscuity malty hoppy and coffeish aftertaste - very pleasant
Ernest (5882) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Head is initially large, frothy, light brown, mostly lasting.
Body is medium to dark brown.
Aroma is moderately to heavily malty (coffee, coffee, coffee, roasted grain, caramel, chocolate milk), lightly hoppy (herbs), with a light note of gum.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium to full body, creamy/velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic.
Well, itís definitely over the top with the coffee, no argument with the "double coffee" name. Itís kind of one-dimensional as a result, though...the coffee is a bit acrid in the nose but fortunately not in the mouth. Fairly sweet, but not in a syrupy-cloying way, and thereís just enough bitterness in the finish to keep it drinkable (and itís quite clean as well...no huskiness or foulness). Nice creamy mouthfeel and lasting head give it a few extra points, but as a whole itís a bit of a novelty.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Frisco: pours a clear bright mahogany with a stringy lacing light tan head. Has a big fresh roasty coffee nose with some lightly sweet toasted malt underneath. Starts with pretty good fullness and toasted malty sweetness with lots of roasty coffee flavor and bitterness before a drier bittersweet finish. An interesting and well-made brew.
jkwood04 (2928) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle in a plastic cup. Pours brown with a lacy head. Aroma of caramel and chocolate malts, coffee, and some floral hops. Flavor the same with a good blend of coffee, floral hops, and malts. Average texture. A pretty good brown ale.
kermis (3667) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Craft Beer Company, Clerkenwell. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is intense stale coffee, dark chocolate and big roasted malts. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
jmgreenuk (2613) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the Craft Beer Company, Clerkenwell. Poured a dark brown colour with a thin tan head. The aroma is hugely coffee and liqourice. The flavour is bitter smoky liqourice and dark chocolate. A superb, tasty and very satisfying beer.
Benzai (5743) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from 50cl bottle thanks to Joes. Very dark brown to dark red color with a deep dark red color, medium sized beige head that diminishes fairly quickly. Smell malts, dark malts some roastyness and a lot of coffee. Taste malts, a tremendous amount coffee and roastyness, slightly cocoa, some earth and bitter. A bit too much coffee for me though it has quite a nice balance. Medium body and carbonation.
DutchDrebus (3088) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ joes. Dark brown colour with some ruby shining through, small off-white head. Smells coffee, chocolate, roasty, lovely. Tastes lots of coffee, roasty, dark chocolate.. Amazing aftertaste! Could use more body (itís thin to medium), carbo is nice.