marcus (5620) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Capitol Beer. Pours dark brown with a nice beige head and a slightly sour treacle aroma. There is a hearty dark molasses flavor with a bitter chocolate peppery finish.
badlizard (5525) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Black with a creamy tan head. Sweet coffee roasted grain and caramel aroma and taste with light chocolate flavor and a vegetal coffee finish. Thick creamy, velvety slightly bright palate.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Rich mahogony beer with a dark cream head. Light toffee and rich dark fruit aroma. Rich dark fruit flavor with caramel/toffee. Medium-plus bodied. Caramel/toffee and dark fruit lingers with light coffee and light earthiness.
bhensonb (9837) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 12, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours dark black with a large beige head. The armoa is monstrously coffee. Smooth, mellow and soft. The coffee is not so dominant as it was in the aroma - there’s a little chocolate and malt is detectable. In the finish it’s bitter, but smooth, coffee all the way. Quite an experience.
DYCSoccer17 (3158) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 11, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
8 ounce sample on cask at The Davis Beer Shoppe. The aroma on this has some crazy, super coffee character. Very intense. Reminds me a lot of the earlier versions of Dieu du Ciel Peche Mortel, and that’s not a bad thing. Not much else going on here other than the coffee. Mostly opaque black body with a frothy, rapidly dissipating light tan head. Starts a little thin, but becomes super coffee-like in the middle. Some residual sugary chocolate character comes through as well. A little thin, and I actually think this would be better if on CO2 instead. This beer has totally changed since I last had it about 3 months ago. The extra coffee aging has really affected this beer in a good way. If you like chocolate-covered Espresso beans, then you will love this.