SG111 (605) - New York, USA - FEB 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Mikkeller bar, San Francisco. Pours pitch black with a very pretty tan head. Aroma is tons of coffee, big roasted malty character and chocolate. Flavor is coffee up front, lots of roasted malts, and chocolate. Full bodied and amazing.
BBB63 (6472) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Backlogged rating from the RBSG 2014: Expected color and some head but not much lace, nice oily tears. Big time coffee overtones on both the nose and palate. Heavy roast, char, leather and ashy notes too. A bit herbal however and a major disappointment. Chewy someone dry mouth feel. For all the hype that this beer brought, it failed to meet them. Give me a regular old Speedway over this.
Chalumeaux (433) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 18, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from 750 bottle, thanks Willrunforbeer. Pours dark chocolate with rich brown head. Aromas of chocolate, caramel, and coffee. Taste is smooth and silky, like the Patriots trouncing the Colts 45 to 7. Notes of chocolate, coffee and an exceptional finish. This is a super beer.
WillRunForBeer (1489) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 18, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750mL bottle from trade. Thanks dogday! Pours nearly black with a chocolate brown head. Aroma is dark chocolate, molasses, coffee. Taste is nice and smooth, chocolate leading into a very nice coffee flavor with no astringency and just the right amount of bitterness. A little licorice on the finish as well. Great impy stout!
Tstamba (424) - Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Watching Bucks vs Ducks in NCAA Championship 2015! Bomber to a snifter. Viscous black pour with ample mocha head and lacing. Classic dark chocolate, caramel and dark roast coffee notes. That Civet knows how to pick the beans... Prominent coffee presence with warm boozy slightly bitter finish ... A huge stout, one of the best... Go Bucks!!!
markextrae (2170) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2014 bottle in a trade thanks to fireslayer. shared with 2 friends. poured a dark black colour with a sticky fluffy mocha head. lot’s of red fruits of the kopi luwak coffee, a really fruity coffe, with not your normal roast coffee kick, roasted malts, caramel, dark coffee, vanilla, toffe, a lot more flavour as it warms a bit. sweet bakers chocolate, cacao, licorice, fruity dark espresso, molasses, bit low carbonated. but it’s just a incredible version! I can’t wait to pop my BA version of the kopi luwak! i really like the coffee they have used in this version! very good!
ekstedt (6021) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 75 cl bottle, courtesy of _angst_. Black with beige head. Chocolate, coffee roasted malt aroma, slightly boozy, some notes of gunpowder. Full bodied, low to medium carbonation. Dry with slightly salty bitterness.
_angst_ (3635) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle received in trade. Thank you biggsbowler! Pours black with a frothy mocha head that leaves a small spotty trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is malty with roasted malts, burnt caramel, toffee, dark roast coffee, bitter chocolate, moist soil, chocolate covered cherries, wood and hints of alcohol. Taste is tiny sweet, bitter, malty and tiny fruity with roasted malts, burnt caramel, toffee, burnt wood, dark roast coffee, bitter, chocolate, chocolate covered cherries and hints of alcohol. Mouthfeel is soft, round, tiny tart slightly astringent and near full bodied. Finish is tiny sweet, bitter and malty with roasted malts, burnt caramel, toffee, dark roast coffee, bitter chocolate, dried cherries, moist soil and hints of alcohol. Top notch IS!
Marsiblursi (3063) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Bottle) Pours black with a pale brown head. The aroma holds balanced but robust coffee profile, fruits, dark chocolate and a touch of alcohol. The nose is not über complex, yet perfect in balance, just as I like it. The flavour is light to medium sweet, medium bitter and a whisper of acidity. Coffee, balanced roast and balanced hops. The mouthfeel is fat, round and valvety and soft carbonation. Fantastic, complex finish. Near full bodied.
rlgk (14164) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at An afternoon of Skulls, Scotsman and Speedway 141129. Opaque black beer with a nice lasting beige/brownish head. Roasted coffee aroma, dark chocolate, cocoa powder, figs and prunes, licorice, soot, hop notes, vanilla notes. Roasted coffee flavor, cocoa powder, licorice, hay, espresso, dark chocolate, soot, grass notes. Alcohol is well hidden. Really good beer.