DocLock (8500) - 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.
jdjuice (434) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - JUN 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with moderate body beige head. Aroma is roasty coffee, dry grasses, chocolate. Moderate carbonation, moderately sweet, with light coffee notes and a light hop bitterness on the finish. A bit of caramel, molasses from the sugar also present. Quite nice, dangerously drinkable, and an unbelievable value at 150 yen.
willisread (721) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Seiyu for ¥150. Poured into a Duvel tulip. Pours a deep black with a medium-sized tan head that dissipates fairly quickly. Aromas of roasted coffee, milk chocolate, cacao nibs, cream, toffee and alcohol. Soft to average carbonation with a cola-like mouthfeel. Medium bodied. Taste is fairly close to the nose with some chilli peppers, vanilla and wood coming out as it warms up. Slightly warming finish. Kind of like Prairie’s Bomb! but a lighter, less complex version. Pretty great for the price though.
cityzen (62) - FRANCE - MAY 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour sentir le café, ça sent le café. Une bière où il y a autant à boire qu’à manger. Une belle réussite.
harrisoni (14997) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Terre de Boissons Calais. Black beer lasting tan head. Big hit of mocha on the aroma. Smells powdery. It’s a little off the pure lovely mocha but still pretty good. Lots of coffee and chocolate some plum dark cherry. Yes it’s bug and full of flavour but I just think it’s a little too much trying too hard . Hides abv well.
la_monica (7) - ITALY - MAY 12, 2015 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
color tonaca di frate, schiuma cremosa e persistente
profumi forti di tostato e caffè espresso che si manifestano anche in bocca
amaro del luppolo confuso con l’are del tostato
ottima con dolci e frutta secca
Iznogud (1455) - CROATIA - MAY 10, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At Vincom festival held at Sheraton, Zagreb. Courtesy of Zvone from Mas Plenum. Pours dark brown, beige head. Roasted malts, caramel, coffee, some dried fruits. Sweet.
anfractuosity (209) - - MAY 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Interesting beer, aroma and taste both smells strongly of Tia Maria to me........
peponi (729) - Krakow, POLAND - MAY 3, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma: coffee and honey.
Appearance: brown color, nice beige head.
Taste: low bitterness, coffee, sweetness, some zesty notes, honey, plums and alcohol.
Palate: full body and low carbonation, honey finish.
Overall: Decent, quite interesting zesty taste.
rouhlas (967) - GREECE - MAR 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle at the Beerstore, Thessaloniki, courtesy of Alexis. Dark brown to black color with dark beige head. Roasted malty aroma, chocolate - milk and dark chocolate, coffee, light fruity notes. Sweet and bitter taste like the aroma with some light smoky notes. Light to medium oily body with average carbonation.
erickok (4248) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - MAR 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black body and small head. Coffee, toast, nuts, cake. Strong bitterness, but still strangely good pairing with sweet desert. (Stylish 75cl bottle shared by and with Nico in Rennes)