DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with tan fizzy head Nose is roasty malt, cacao, nuts, chocolate syrup. Tastes medium in paate heft, with notes of roasty malt, cacao, hazelnut, hops, and brown sugar. OK.
bartlebier (1965) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - DEC 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful 355ml bottle, bb07/2015, from Mondial de la Bière, Mulhouse. Fizzy dark maroon pour, radiating sugar cane, old molasses like in a homemade pulled pork sauce, rather than espresso, maybe the caramel sugared dregs left at the bottom of a cup. Taste is full-on diluted Kahlua coffee liqueur, thin-bodied amaretto (hazelnut), on a surprisingly light palate.
sdg (62) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark brown color, hazy; tan head - roasty aroma, strong coffee, chocolate, a bit smoky - taste is medium sweet and slightly bitter - medium to full body, rather creamy texture, rather soft carbonation - long finish with chocolate and coffee notes, slightly bitter.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2334) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Seiyu online. I decided to give my new stout glass from Spiegelau a go as well as trying it in a snifter. In both glasses it pours a cola brown become black in the glass. They both had a thick beige head but the stout glass displayed improved head retention.
Snifter: The aroma gives a soft roasty coffee with cake like malt notes. The body is med-thin, a touch too watery for me but the flavor is of a semi-sweet slightly creamy coffee. 3.6
Stout Glass: A much more powerful aroma with the coffee having a sharper edge to it, a bit roasty and possibly more of a nutty breadiness. I feel the body comes off as fuller and the flavors are more balanced and harmonious: bitter dark chocolate, roasted coffee, a hint of creaminess, the finish has a bit more of a sharp bite to it. 3.8
This beer is very satisfying in both glasses but the stout glass really brings it to another level. Surprisingly I like the aroma in the snifter better but the taste/mouthfeel better in the stout glass. If you love stouts and dark beers get one of these glasses~!
spacecube (970) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml botte, pours black with a tan head, aroma is full roast coffee, very nice coffee, with chocolate and vanilla. Body is light for the abv, medium sweetness, light coffee bitterness to finish, Soft carbonation. Very tasty.
eluosiren (95) - Moscow, RUSSIA - NOV 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer is reeeeally coffee!
It’s a bit too flat, but generally it’s really good and I never tasted Italian beer before
gegwilson (1450) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Booth’s in Ripon. Pours deep mahogany with a frothy tan head. The taste is liquorice and lots of coffee with some smoky notes. There’s some sweet fruitiness to begin with before a dry bitter finish. Pretty thin in body, especially for the ABV, but otherwise very good.
allmyvinyl (4223) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle from Booths, Penwortham. Pours jet black with a thin, long-lasting tan head. Strong coffee aromas, dark sugar. Taste is more coffee, light nuts, dark chocolate. rich texture, full body, long coffee finish. Nice.
eduardovl (940) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2014 355ml bottle served in a tulip glass.Â
A: First of all, a beautiful bottle art. Pours a deep brown to black color forming a big bobbled beige head. Good retention and tons of lacings left in the glass
S: Strong coffee and and dark chocolate in the nose. Notes of brown sugar. Roasted malts and earthy yeasts
T: Coffee and roasted malts upfront. Slightly sweet and slightly bitter too
M: Medium body and carbonation. Roasted malts and coffee aftertaste
O: Quite drinkable despite the reasonable ABV. Great beer
[ BA Review @ 5/11/2013 ]
JanEric (1027) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with coffee and caramel aroma. Dark malts all over. Full boedied taste, with a dry finish. Nice with a fair bitterness.
einherjar (55) - CROATIA - SEP 27, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
It pours dark brown with medium creamy beige head. Aroma and taste roasted malt and coffee. Perfect balance, well hidden alcohol. Rich coffee aftertaste. Bottle was gift from friend who try to find perfect beer for my taste, mission success.