hackobock (2432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
May 1, 2015. Tap at CBC 2015, Yellow Session.
Black with a small creamy brown head. Aroma is lots of soft roasted coffee, chocolate, licorice, dark berries and hints of toffee and green coffee beans. Taste is sweet toffee, licorice with soft roasted bitterness of fresh ground coffee and dark chocolate. Finish is soft roasted coffee and chocolate bitterness with a light sweetness. Full bodied, soft carbonation, creamy texture.
Bule (1405) - California, USA - AUG 1, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the Observation Room. Pours a dark dark brown without much head. Rich coffee flavor, smooth.
Vaiz (4052) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, shared by dEnk, thanks! Black pour, thin creamy tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, licorice, roasted malts and nuts. Flavor is quite bitter, very smooth and a bit creamy. Huge body and quite spicy coffee. Very nice.
chrisv10 (13482) - DENMARK - JUL 19, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
CBC. Black with small brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, strong coffee, liquorice and caramel. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, strong coffee, liquorice, espresso, little vanilla, medium sweet, hop and medium bitter.
haukur (1517) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - JUL 14, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
backlog. draft. pitch black, aroma is roasted coffee, some hint of cocoa. Mouthfeel on the drier side, hints of espresso, vanilla. Well balanced. Nice.
Theis (14668) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at CBC2015. Black - offwhite head. Burned. Coffee. Vanilla. Sweet malty. Earthy. Dark chocolate. High malty. Sweet malty notes. Nice coffee. Ok light bitterness.
koleminer20 (1381) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2015 Re-rated. 750 mL bottle shared by Gus at his tasting. The pour is equal, with a lesser head. The aroma is much better. Good coffee and roast with a nice solid licorice backing it up. A little boozy. The flavor is good. Nice chocolate and hints of vanilla throughout. As Gus would say,
"Iím happy I put this in my mouth." The mouth feel is a little lighter than I was hoping with a nice thick carbonation and a good lingeringly chocolatey finish. Really good. Original rating - 750 mL bottle shared with ebone1988. The pour is a dark oily black with a large, way too large, fluffy dark khaki colored head and some solid lacing. The aroma is incredibly disappointing. Itís got a metallic aspect that seems to dominate it. Behind it I can pick up some roasted malts and a licorice bitterness, but there isnít any coffee which is just a sad thing. The flavor is incredibly disappointing as well. There is a lot of chocolate and roasted malt. Decent licorice carries and there is a light metallic twinge on the finish. The mouth feel is light, the amount of head didnít translate to carbonation level and the aftertaste is roasty chocolate malt with a light metallic hit. I believe there is something wrong with this bottle.
ebone1988 (626) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2015
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2015 Rerate due to possibly compromised bottle the first time I had it. Bottle shared with koleminer20. Aroma is sweet malt, coffee, roasted malt, booze. Appearance is black, light brown head, poured thick. Taste is coffee, cocoa, vanilla, roasted malt, booze. Mouthfeel is thick, great carbonation and finishes strong. Overall, as Gus said, "Iím happy that I put this in my mouth."
Inbreak (3351) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUN 28, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
01.05.2015, tap @ CBC:
Nice brown creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is rich velvety, espresso, grass, dark malts, chocolate, caramel, oak, dark sugar, vanilla, alcohol. Taste is slightly sour-ish dry, espresso, cocoa, caramel, dark sugar, grass, oak, vanilla, dark chocolate, bark, alcohol. Medium to longlasting bitterness, dry oaky mouthfeel. Nice.
Jool (198) - - JUN 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bouteille. Brune opaque avec mousse legere. Nez de cafe un peu plus discret que jíimaginais, vanille legere. Bouche assez dense: chocolat noir, fruits rouges en milieu de bouche, cafe... Legerement tannique. On dirait quíelle a vu de la barrique? Tres bonne.