ellolovey (428) - Georgia, USA - NOV 13, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. Pours a dark brown with a nice mocha colored head. Sticky lacing. Very slow and thick pour. Aroma of roasted coffee and caramel. Taste is dominated by roasted coffee. Nice caramel sweetness and hints of unsweetened cocoa. Bitter coffee balanced with nice oats and sweet caramel. A hint of spice on the finish. Lingering coffee grounds left on the palate. Sticky on the lips. Nice medium body. Definitely not as thick as the pour. Very balanced. A nice strong porter.
shrubber85 (6985) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Ashy chocolate-coffee malt and alcohol aroma. Oil black with moderate tan head. Wood ash, chocolate and coffee ground malt flavor. Mildly bitter herbal finish. Very nice.
Beerhunter111 (5705) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 28, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein sehr dunkelbraunes Bier mit schöner bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, schokoladig, Kaffee, dunkle Früchte. Geschmack sehr röstmalzig schokoladig, Kaffee, dunkle überreife Früchte, minimal säuerlich.
rdixon77 (451) - Georgia, USA - MAR 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big smoky spicy beer. Dark dark pour. Huge coffee and roasted malts in nose. Aroma adds a touch of spice, but still a lot of roasted heavy malts. Full bodied. Light carbonation. Pretty good stuff.
chinchill (1392) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brash texas exile "ale brewed with coffee." Mercury brewing.
Light brown head over a near black body. Lacing coats the glass.
Pleasantly boozy aftertaste.
Coffee and caramel dominate the aroma which also has a hint of toffee.
Coffee and dark roasted malts dominate the flavor, with good balance ~ meaning the roasted grains dominate the coffee.
The coffee is obvious but not overdone in the lingering aftertaste either.
Rich but a bit lacking in complexity.
O: very good. 10.5% ABV is very well hidden.
Patrickctenchi (3093) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with a dark tan head.
Aroma is chocolate, coffee, a pinch of licorice.
Taste is malty...bitter chocolate and coffee.
Roasty, slightly smoky.
Really, really good.
crazyvin (1861) - New York, USA - MAR 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A deep dark black body with a brown coating of a head. Some lacing. Aroma had a strong roasted malt profile initially. A presence of leather, coffee and alcohol were also strong points. Flavor had a great balance of roasted malts and bittersweet chocolate. Coffee was a strong presence in the aftertaste. Alcohol seemed to enhance this. Finish was dry.
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dEnk (3486) - 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 (3149) - 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 (4689) - 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 (4293) - 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.