Flipp82 (6) - - AUG 8, 2016 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fantastica. Sentori intensi di caffè e luppolo resinoso per una birra che sta a metà strada tra una black IPA, per profumo, non per amaro, e una imperial stout. Scaldandosi risalta molto il dolce del malto e forse questa è l’unica pecca di una birra strepitosa.
Saeglopur (1663) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JUL 30, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle, bb 05.07.2017.
Black body, with a big, dense, creamy, lacing, coffee-colored head.
Aroma of coffee beans, espresso, liquorice, cocoa powder, some dark chocolate, subtle dark fruits.
Taste follows this pretty much.
Medium, oily mouthfeel, with a moderate carbonation.
Finishes roasty-bitter, dry, wooden, with coffee beans, liquorice, some dark chocolate.
Tasty. Straight, but really well balanced, with lovely coffee notes. Drinks pretty smooth, alcohol is well balanced. Great style example, while not among my favourite ones.
Sebilinz (1751) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JUL 30, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Thanks to Werckmeister. Black body with tan head. Aroma is coffee roasted malts and dried fruits. Taste is nice roasted malts with chocolate and coffee. Aftertaste is nice roasted malts bitterness with some dark caramel sweetness.
Werckmeister (2042) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JUL 30, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,33l bottle at home shared by 4 from trade with rich182, big thanks. BB 05.07.2017. black color, small coffee colored head. smells bitter herbal, ashy, earthy, spices, bitter chocolate, coffee, milk chocolate. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes of ash, spices, bitter chocolate, peppery, light vanilla, licorice. finishes rather roasty and lightly bitter with notes of herbs, ash and coffee. good stuff, a bit too peppery, maybe not fresh enough for the hops. overall nice though.
gegwilson (3130) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2016
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle fom Rehills of Jesmond, Newcastle. Pours black with a nice frothy beige head. Fairly mild coffee aroma with a little pine also. The taste starts fairly hoppy with quite a bit of pine and light spice bfore the coffee comes through incresingly strongly in the finish. Moderate carbonation giving a full mouth feel. Delicious.
tdtm82 (1699) - Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, consumed at home.
Huge beige lacing which is semi-prominent over the surface and long-lasting. Opaque. Huge velvet, coffee beans, chocolate, leather, blackcurrants, cuppacino crema, excellent bitterness. A really great big beer. It’s much better the second time around!
MrTipple (3552) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: coffee, toasted malts, dark malts. Appearance: black, small, creamy, beige head. Taste: medium bitter. Palate: dark, roasted coffee, bitters intensify, toasted malts, flat carbonation, medium body. Overall: nice Stout, intense coffee flavours in both aroma and palate. Bottle from Independent Spirit, Bath.
weordie (776) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a cocoa head. The aroma is fresh brewed coffee with a sweet maple smell. The taste is like the best coffee I’ve ever had. Outstanding
zaf (308) - ITALY - JAN 11, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
non mi ha colpito particolarmente..si riconosce che una birra ben fatta,assolutamente..ma il troppo caffè ho capito che non è qualcosa che ricerco nelle imperial stout,anzi..questa è decisamente troppo spostata verso il caffè..è di ottima qualità ma preferisco altri esemplari di questo genere
The_Osprey (5920) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle at home watching The World’s Strongest Man Final 2015. As ’Arbor & Moor Double Dark Alliance’, 9.2%, BB July 2017. Nice to catch up with this one. Black, decent foamy brown head, thick lacing. Aroma is roast malt, chocolate, pine, earthy, floral hops. More hoppy than coffee. Nice. Body is medium, smooth, soft carbonation. Taste is smooth malt and coffee, salty, pretty hoppy floral and pine flavours. Not getting a lot of coffee from this, and it could pass for a BIPA. An enjoyable beer.