Concealer (1174) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Armsby’s. Clear dark reddish brown with a foamy tan head. Smells of coffee, roasted malt, light chocolate and caramel. Flavor of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel and coffee. Medium to full bodied.
Dr_Fellini (1020) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a deep black color with a frothy light brown. Aroma is a potent roasted malt coffee character and some sweet dark caramel. Flavor is a strong burnt bitter coffee. Lighter in body for how heavy it it, with a lingering burnt bitterness. Delicious. Perfect morning wake up.
Haslinger (909) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
on tap at Haven Gastropub, super coffee taste, finished really smooth with just a hint of alcohol bite. Wow so much coffee, this is a wonderful tasting beer!!!
Dragonfly1 (500) - Colorado, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big beer. Black, with dark brown lacing. Aroma is dark chocolate and cocoa powder. Taste is very heavy on the coffee, with very dark roasted bitterness. The barrel aged version is a bit more balanced given the additional sweetness from the barrels...
sneakychi (75) - SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with small beige head.
Coffee, heavy roasted barley, ash, vanilla some chocolate.
Taste is balanced with a mild sweetness and finishes with some bitterness. (coffee, vanilla, chocolate, bitterness). Well integrated alcohol!
tony_gorilla (159) - Drammen, NORWAY - DEC 20, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pitch black with nice foam.
Aroma and taste is loaded with vanilla and coffee.
bergstaden (2397) - Røros, NORWAY - DEC 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with brown head - Roasted malt aroma with some coffee as well - Good malt body with coffee and bitterness, and there is olso some alcohol in the back - Lingering roasted malt and coffee finish - This was good, but the alcohol heat comes a little bit to much through
rauchbierlover (638) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 16, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep black body with a nice off-white head. Aroma is cofee. Taste is coffee again, chocolate and vanilla. Pily texture, medium body, lively carbonation. End is dry and coffee
jstonerock24 (142) - Englewood, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2014 Pours a dark black with a brown head. Very robust with excellent vanilla, coffee, and chocolate flavors. Very smooth for the high alcohol content. Well done
hman43 (1156) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - DEC 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A strong smell of coffee with vanilla mixed it. It is black with a dark brown head. It has a rich coffee taste it has a bitter bite to it on the way down.