jcnielsen (1638) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampler on tap at Blind Tiger in Topeka. Pours a black color with tan head. Coffee, hazelnut, malty, chocolate flavors. Sort of a bitter black coffee aftertaste. Still pretty good.
anders37 (15299) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ GABF 2013. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty coffee aroma. Roasted malty coffee flavor with hints of chocolate. Has a roasted malty coffee finish.
brokensail (9825) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ GABF. Black pour with a tan head. Nose is a touch acidic. Plenty of roasted malt, lots of coffee, and chocolate. A touch of molasses and toffee. Flavor is mildly sweet. Lots of coffee, a light spicy note, and some toffee and molasses sweetness. Decent roast, chocolate, and coffee grounds.
kermis (4190) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at GABF 2013. Pours near black with a medium beige head. Aroma of big roast, chocolate, coffee, caramel and light licorice. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
MrHangover (2066) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample @ GABF 13. Pours a pitch black beer with a medium sized beige head. Aroma is massive coffee notes, some vanilla and coconut and almond. Flavour is very nice, fresh coffee, big toffee and caramel with a thick, sticky mouthfeel. Decent brew, nice surprise. Long, sweet finish.
deyholla (5844) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear deep amber brown with a brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a nice combination of dark grains, coffee and roasted malts. Flavor starts with dark grains and coffee and is balanced by roasted malts.
daknole (8327) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich brown pour, light brown head. Flavors of coffee, cocoa, roast, toasted nuts. Very nice.
NachlamSie (2610) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pint at the brewpub. Pours very dark, near black. The aroma has rich, real coffee all over the place. They have captured the coffee bean essence near perfectly. The flavor is packed with coffee and a creamy malt balance. Excellent coffee beer.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Blind Tiger. Pours a dark brown appearance with a thin brown head. Very roasty coffee, earthy, dark chocolate aroma. Carbonation is pretty dull. Burnt/smoky, dark roasted coffee, herbal, very earthy flavor. Not bad but I found the carbonation to be a bit low.
TomDecapolis (4384) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - FEB 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep brown with amber notes and a medium tan head. Aroma of hazelnut coffee, chocolate and lightly roasted malt. Flavor of hazelnut coffee, vanilla, chocolate and roast. I like the coffee profile in this beer. Giving a hazelnut profile, however I’m not even sure they used a hazelnut coffee.