GlasgowTAD (1293) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 28, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Keg at DogHouse. Pours opaque black with a light-brown rimhead. Aroma is fruity coffee, cocoa, raisins, minute hints of figs, caramel, slight spices.
Taste is roasty, heaps of fruity and bitter coffee, cocoa powder which laces the tongue, vanilla, caramel, bitter cocoa, raisins, brandy.
drfabulous (6184) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 27, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle shared at Jason’s. Super coffee. Dark roast. Rich. Big in body and flavor. Just excellent.
Scrumpy369 (314) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 23, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at csakajósör. Black colour, with a stiff brown head. Nose of roasted malts, and slight coffee. Full bodied, medium bitterness, with low carbonation. Some alcoholic warmth. As it gets warmer slight cocoa. Very nice stout, but expected much more coffee taste/nose.
Marduk (5848) - Reval, ESTONIA - FEB 20, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @Alus Celle, Riga. Pitch black color. Small size, firm brown head, stays. Sweet, milky, coffee, toffee, roast and dark chocolate in aroma. Roast, dark chocolate, sweet, alcohol, cocoa in taste. Dark chocolate and coffee in aftertaste. Full heavy body. Alcohol is there, but it’s not disturbing. Fantastic brew! More!
VamboladeTolly (1355) - Tartu, ESTONIA - FEB 18, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Plastic bottle (from tap) bought from Alus Celle.Pours deep dark brown with small tan head. Aroma : roasted malts, coffee, vanilla, chocolate, Taste the same. Nicely balanced and well hidden alcohol, Full body. Really good beer.
tarmok (1068) - Tartu, ESTONIA - FEB 17, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black liquid with small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee. Taste of chocolate, coffee, vanilla. Full body, oily feel, soft carb, long chocolate finish
FatPhil (13061) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 12, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap (Alus Celle, Riga)
Beautiful hedonistic coffee peanut aroma, sweet but not sugary. Mellow palate, strong, but soft, full but not heavy. Lovely coffee stout taste again some peanut. Are you sure this isn’t the peanut version? Just some alcohol in aroma on third sniff, after it’s warmed a little. Finish mellow and softly sweet, but some lovely dry old bitter hops too. Everything in good balance here, not aggressive, not sweet, sticky and boozy, and definitely not a mess. Superb brew.
GTAEgeek (1845) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Backcountry Pizza 5th anniversary party. Pours pitch black, with a small, tan head. The aroma is milk chocolate, smooth, pleasant coffee, and butterscotch. Sweet and smooth, with a nice, mild bitterness. Heavy body, smooth, very creamy, and clean. This is a fantastic stout.
Nocturne (1709) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Cafe Beermoth, Manchester. Dark black. Light brown head, lacing. Nose is earthy, fudgey, coffee, dark chocolate. Taste is warming, chocolatey, berries, molasses. Some coffee bitterness. Taste seems a bit rough and harsher than I’d like. Not as good as I recall the original being, but still a top quality impy.
Christpuncher (2660) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
aroma of some booze and some coffee. the vietnamese coffee blend is unique, and not a flavor i have had before. really smooth and easy to drink. leaves you with a whiskey, roasted grain finish. awesome beer.