Gachupines (785) - USA - FEB 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a decent tan head. Aroma is strong coffee, almost but not quite burnt. Flavor is huge coffee with a bit of a burnt aftertaste on the palate. Eliminating the slightly unpleasant bitterness could make this even better, but it’s pretty excellent if you like strong coffee in your beer. A tiny bit of sweetness points out the alcohol, but I wouldn’t have guessed that this was 10.5 abv.
dEnk (3370) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ tasting. Thanks Vaisha. Aroma is deep roasted coffee, heavy malts, roasty malts, etc etc. Flavour is huge coffee, roasted malts, liquorice, molasses etc etc.
Vaiz (3107) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Dean’s aged pale lager tasting. Black pour, thin tan head. Aroma of spicy roasted malts, licorice, spicy and very roasted. Flavor is quite bitter, roasted and very smooth. Decent brew.
deanso (4495) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
66cl bottle shared
thick creamy tan head. Clear black pour. Lots of coffee. Lovely
kermis (4190) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared thanks to Vaiz. Pours near black with a medium beige head. Aroma of strong coffee, roast and rich dark chocolate. Flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter. Medium to full bodied with light carbonation.
marcus (5881) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours dark brown with a tiny tan head and a coffee and treacle aroma. There is an intense chocolate and coffee flavor with a dry finish. Delicious.
Lonick (681) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, pours black. A good nosed with some sweetness about it big coffee as well but with a very flight fart smell about as well. I found the taste just too much coffee and one toned for me.
allmyvinyl (1819) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours jet lack with a thin tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate and liquorice. Taste is more roasted coffee and some chocolate. Very creamy texture. Bitter finish. One of my favourites of the night.
BenH (1925) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black with tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate and licorice. Taste is very roasty with lots of coffee and some chocolate. Quite bitter. Nice
cgarvieuk (12784) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home... Deep black... Thin tan head... Soft dry chocolate roast... Dark malts... Rich dark bitter chocolate roast... Soft chocolate... Dark malts... Soft dry roast..
argo0 (11166) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Medium tan head atop black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, coffee, some milk chocolate, vinous. Taste is sweet, coffee, bittersweet chocolate, vinous, some roast, light oatmeal, Cognac. Medium-full body, fairly sticky.