yespr (29683) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From tap at Bruery Provisions. Pours hazy dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is dark chocolate and coffee herbal. Smooth toffee, dark malty and smooth coffee. Bitter and light sweet, dark roasted malty. Bitter and dry finish.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 9, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Draught) Pours an opaque black body with a medium brown body. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, molasses, and dark chocolate. Flavor of coffee, roasted malt, dark fruit, vanilla, toffee, molasses, oak, and dark chocolate.
brokensail (9918) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 3, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black in color with a great tan head. Wonderful retention and lacing. Enormous, almost overwhelming coffee aroma. There’s a very nice vanilla note to it, a touch of oak, and tons of cocoa and dark chocolate. Of course, some roast, but great sweetness. The coffee steals the show on the palate, as well. Mild wood and brandy notes, a touch of vanilla and roast, and quite a bit of chocolate, toffee, and molasses. Just wonderful stuff.
daknole (8537) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 7, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark black pour, brown head. Aroma is so full of coffe, licorice, spice, bitter dark chocolate, cane syrup. Flavor follows with rich and roasty spice, coffee, chocolate, prunes, licorice. Hella good.
GT2 (7870) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JUL 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Beachwood Long Beach. Opaque, inky pour. Medium mocha foam. Webby, thicker lacing. Nose is all coffee- acidic lemon, caramel, roast. Taste is more coffee with salted caramel, bitter chocolate. Still a bit green feeling, but the coffee character is very intense. Palate is silky, rich, salty, buoyant. Very nice.
BMan1113VR (7786) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Beachwood Brewing. Pours with a black hued body with a bit of red highlights around the edge when held up to the light. Big and creamy, fully retentive brown head. Aromas are huge. Coffee, spicy, orange zest, cinnamon, raisin, cardamom, brandy, oak, clove. Chocolate and fudge. Rich and intense. Flavors are big coffee and slightly boozy. Very in your face compared to Tovarish. Rich and spiced, lightly bitter, thick coffee and fudge. Feels like you need a spoon to drink it (while its not oppressive in the slightest, it is decadent). Some vanilla, light citrus, raisins and cardamom. Hugely viscous and creamy mouthfeel, medium carbonation with low tannin. Still somewhat dry (considering what this beer is) in the finish despite the richness. Definitely warming. Good stuff.
Dogbrick (7243) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sample at GABF 10/11/2012, thanks to Bluemeow76 for assistance with note-taking. The beer pours black with a medium beige head and patches of lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and dark chocolate. Full-bodied with flavors of black coffee, licorice and sweet malt. The finish is roasty with a lingering mocha aftertaste. Very good stout, and my favorite beer of the day.
douglas88 (5553) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Drank in Denver for GABF 2012. One of the more interesting beer. Pours a pure black color with a small white head. A huge nose of brandy and coffee. The flavor is super sweet brandy, figs, tobacco, coffee, spices. Very good and harmonious.
AmEricanbrew (5522) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - OCT 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color with tan sheen. Big mocha coffee, dark roast malt, cane sugar aromas. Rich, smooth mouthfeel. Espresso coffee flavors with sweet chocolate, deep roast malt--very good
BrewDad (4628) - Olympia, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark Black in Color, terrific dark malts roast and chocolate flavors. Loved the aroma and the flavor is almost perfect. Great coffee flavors.