Defreni (2997) - Husum, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Flaske: Drukket i Joshua Tree Park under den mest fantastiske nattehimmel. Kulsort olieret øl med et cremet mokkafarvet skumhoved. Duften er kaffe og masser af impy og hrmpf. Smagen er kaffe, brændt med en smule alkohol. Lækker satan.
doublebock (554) - California, USA - JUL 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: black with dark tan foam
Aroma: toasted malt and mild coffee
Taste: tobacco, caramel, sweet malt and pleasant but not overpowering coffee aftertaste
Overall: Thick bodied toasty example of a coffee infused stout.
77ships (8038) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 11, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
650 ml. bottle sampled @ Barley Legal Tasting Room. Procured from Hopduvel upon Benzai’s recommendation. Dark brown, beige head. Nose is huge roasted coffee beans and fresh cup of black coffee, molasses, sweet, palm sugar, liquorish. Big roasted coffee grounds, palm & exotic sugar, black coffee, roast, molasses, light hazelnut, big coffee bean sour in the back. Thick coffee mouthfeel. Thick is just alcoholic coffee as opposed to beer with coffee, interesting, I like it.
kraddel (6178) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUL 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
At barely legal tasting room .
Thnx to ships
Pours black , no real head
Smell is peppery , coffee .
Taste olis peppery , coffee bitter back . Dark malts . Balanced but not intense enough
Stuu666 (10594) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, bitter, chocolate, roasted coffee, dry, liquorice.
kathouse (1626) - Nevada, USA - MAY 23, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Coffee and chocolate aromas are dense. Nice thick brown foam tops the full body. Not too bitter. A very pleasant drinker.
tderoeck (8127) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
4/V/14 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ Bitter Zoet (Zonhoven) - BB: n/a (2014-480) Thanks to Erwin for sharing the bottle!
Black beer, creamy beige to brown head, pretty stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: mocha, sugary, some chlorine, dark chocolate. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: mocha, coffee, pretty roasted, caramel, bitter touch, bit sugary, more coffee. Aftertaste: caramel, sweet touch, lots of coffee, pretty bitter, bit sourish, red fruits, sugary, hop bitter ending.
JerseyHophead (21) - California, USA - MAY 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark brown almost black with minimal head retention. Nose of coffee but with clear notes of cocoa. On the front end there is a flash of booziness but the flavor is dominated by roasted coffee beans. It finishes with a bitter note, akin to strong black coffee. Overall, I really enjoyed this beer. It’s a bit stronger than smoglifter (the other stout I had recently from the same brewery), but the strength seems more tied to the coffee notes than anything else. I wouldn’t call this a starter stout, because of the strength but for the more experienced palate, it’s definitely worth a drink.
BelgianBeerGal (3838) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAY 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hop City ATL bottle (10/04/12) I’m pretty sure I only bought because it was a special. Dark brown pour that reminded me of Coke but with a milk chocolate like head. Big sweet aroma that has cocoa powder, a hint of molasses, brown sugar and some dark fruit. Espresso bitterness plus some dark malt in the flavor. Maybe a little more heat from the 10.5 ABV than expected. Good.
Mora2000 (6155) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma has a mix of coffee, chocolate and roasted malt. The flavor is more of the same but is a little bit heavier on the coffee. I also get a little bit of cream and oat notes in the flavor. Medium to thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation.