bhensonb (12310) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 23, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Capped 750 from Bine & Vine. Pours dark brn/blk with a slight, transient tan head. Aroma of slightly burnt dark malt, maybe some alcohol, and definitely coffee notes. And chocolate. Full bodied. Flavor seems coffee, moving towards chocolate, with some smooth toasted/burnt malt. It all coalesces quickly into a fairly complex flavor mix. Not dry, but definitely not sweet. Has a bitter which could be burnt malt or hop. Finishes pretty tasty, with dark chocolate primary and weasel following along. Good drink.
BBB63 (6426) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - FEB 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle and served in tulip: deep brown with fading head but okay lacing. #3 of the variants I have tried, so far I am very impressed with the overall quality. Unlike the others which are barreled aged, this one is coffee imbued with the rarer Civit pooped java. Very much plays the part with roasted overtones and smooth oats, cocoa, molasses, creme brulé and earthy faint smoke. Okay, this is my least favorite so far of the selections only due to having slightly lesser complexity and a bit thinner mouthfeel... So okay it is only very good versus excellent. It is like listing your three favorite songs from an artist... Something has to be #3
Theydon_Bois (12595) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at the taproom, 13/11/14.
Black with a decent tan covering.
Nose is light roast, chocolate, coffee tones, mineral notes, light metallic trace.
Taste comprises coffee, brown sugars, spice, chocolate, earthy roast.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Ok coffee impy, doesn’t carry a great deal of depth but an enjoyable easy drinker.
mauigirl124 (1) - - SEP 14, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Jet black. Starts with strong coffee & roasty chocolate and fades into so many full flavors. Toasty, roasty and delicious. Very clean with nice body. The alcohol is hidden quite well. I will pour myself another now...
PotjeBier (1986) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Encinitas Ale House, December 2012. Color: more or less black. Not much (beige) head. Aroma’s: roasted malts, chocolate, coffee/mocha, with some funkiness retronasal. Flavor: medium sweet, roasted, coffee, some acidity. Medium bodied. High carbonation. Finishes roasted, ash, somewhat dry, medium bitter, chocolate. Maybe not that original anymore, but quite tasty.