kerenmk (2519) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Thanks DSG. Black with dark tan head. Chili pepper, sriracha and chocolate aroma, very much coffee and mud and bitterness in the mouth. Medium body, roasty finish.
DSG (6242) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Thanks Theydon_Bois for this bottle! Black with a nice brown head. Lovely roasty aroma with lots of coffee beans (a bit "green") and a bit of piney hops. Bittersweetish flavor, roast, with lots of coffee, some dark chocolate and a roasty and hoppy (pine and citrus) bitter finish. Full-bodied and rounded. Great.
Dedollewaitor (14085) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
66Cl. Bottle. Trade with Theydon_Bois. Thanks Colin. Pours black with a creamy head and lacings. Vinous and roasted nose and flavor with a lovely roasted coffee profile. Soft and smooth. Dry and bitter roasted hoppy finish. Really nice.
Stuu666 (3166) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Roasted coffee on nose, Taste is rich chocolate, sweet coffee, light smoke, light fruity finish, bitter.
joeneugs (3415) - Livermore, California, USA - MAY 29, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml. bottle from a trade with jerd16. Thanks Rich, for this rare treat! It pours a very dark brown/black color with a nice, fine head of tan foam. The aroma is hard roasted with notes of anise, licorice and strong coffee. Deep, dark and chocolaty. The flavor is amazingly complex with notes of dark fruit up front. Mildly tangy plum, raisins and apricots before the coffee comes in with some roast and chocolate. The finish is perfectly balanced with warming, roasted coffee and brighter, fruitier apricot and plum. All this with some background hints of anise and dark chocolate. The body is velvety smooth and creamy. Wow. This stuff is freakin awesome. One of the best beers of the year for me.
CharlieTwoPies (15) - United Kingdom, - MAY 27, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The first thing to note is that this beer is like a black IPA float with coffee ice cream. A rich brown, dark sand-coloured head that is creamy, frothy, foamy (a little reluctant in coming, it might be said, but this is understandable given the amount of coffee) and fair sized. Opaque black body. Smell is piney hops and a bucket load of citrus. Or perhaps more like warm, sharp, and roasty coffee beans. Actually more like hops, resin, and citrus. No. It is warming coffee..... WOW, it is both in equal measure but in uniquely distinct ways... I’ve never known an aroma like this before. The taste is bitter and kicks you in the back of the throat. But the mouth is chocolatey, coffee, and creamy with a little alcohol burn. Amazing beer - absolutely magical!
zacgillbanks (2463) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Trembling Madness, York. This inky black beer pours with a thin tan head. It has very strong, rich fruity/floral coffee flavours, sweet chocolate and floral fruit notes with a roasted bitter finish. Excellent!
Barrelbelly (646) - BELGIUM - MAR 22, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with large head. Roasted coffee malts with very fresh hoppy aroma. Taste bitter coffee with lasting bitter hops aftertaste.
Abio (1628) - Waasland, BELGIUM - MAR 22, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black, good light brown head. Very hoopt brew with a nice chocolate and coffee finish. Lovely brew, needs just a small boost me.
bytemesis (3433) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This tasty beer was sent to my by Ben - thanks! Pours opaque black with a very small secondary brown head that leaves pretty nice lacing when all is said and done. Aroma has strong notes of coffee, roast, espresso, floral, perfume, chocolate. Flavor follows, light plus sweet, medium bitter, coffee, ashes, roasty, cocoa, floral hops, perhaps a slight touch of pine. Lingering bitterness into the far finish. Medium plus body, oily mouthfeel. This is a nice beer - thanks again Ben!