troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[Tap] Nearly black in color with a dense light brown colored head. Rich aroma of charred malts, heavy coffee, smoke and bitter chocolate. Taste is of coffee, baker’s chocolate, ash, light wood smoke, light vanilla and brown sugar. Smooth and oily palate. Lingering sweet malts and bitter coffee grounds in the finish. Very impressive. I actually went around the corner to Sightglass to buy some of the Rwandan blend that they used in the beer. It’s just as tasty.
KyotoLefty (8492) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 10, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the Brewpub. Black with lace. Smoky nose, coffee, tobacco, chocolate. Fits the name. Sweet, smoky coffee flavor, cocoa and some berries. A bit light and oily. Good but a bit too sweet.
Theydon_Bois (15002) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at cellarmaker, 28/01/16.
Black with a moderately appointed tan covering. Nose is chocolate, light charr, spice trail, roast malt, tar, light coffee load.
Taste comprises rich coffee grinds, chocolate chips, charr, light smoke, roast malt.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Solid coffee affair.
charule (1981) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Cellarmaker. Poured murky brown with tan head. Aroma choco coffee. Light carb and bod. Taste watered down coffee choc.
b3shine (7406) - Indiana, USA - FEB 3, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft to half-pint at Cellarmaker. This batch is 7.8% abv with 47 IBUs. Looks good; a slightly translucent very dark (almost dull black) cola with foamy beige head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells of dark malt, dark chocolate, coffee, and roast alongside a touch of smoke. Tastes like it smells with a pleasantly bitter medium to medium full-bodied mouthfeel. A bit more smoke on the tongue as well. Enjoyable.
VsXsV (3645) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Cellarmaker. Opaque black liquid with small light tan head. Aroma of coffee, light chocolate, light smoke, light grain, light vanilla and raw sugar. Taste is light sweet and light bitter with notes of coffee, chocolate, light smoke and raw sugar. Medium to full bodied with medium carbonation. Super good.
mR_fr0g (7237) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Cellarmaker. Opaque jet black coloured pour with a whisky loose halo of tan head. Aroma is earthy roasted coffee, nutty , smooth milky coffee. Light vanilla on the nose. Flavour is composed of rich ashy roasted coffee, earthy and some cocoa, burnt earth. Lingering bitter roast coffee. Palate is medium bodied with a nice dry finish, moderate carbonation, little milky.
StoutHead (924) - DENMARK - MAY 8, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at CBC 2015. Pours black with a small beige head. Roased aroma. Taste is of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, dark fruits and smoke. Medium body and carbonation. Nice roasted finish with the smoke coming through. Just 7.2%? ...well, that explains why I could drink 5-6 of them and still be sober. And despite not being crazy about smoked beers this was actually quite good. Thumbs up.
sunevdj (3568) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2015 CBC xv. Pours an opaque black with a small tanned head. Sweet with aromas of coffee, tobacco, dark chocolate and burned caramel. Soft carbonation. Medium to full bodied. Dry and sweet finish with more tobacco.
Beerman6686 (5830) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This poured an almost black color with a beige head. Aroma was of tons of coffee, light smoke and chocolate. Flavor was similar, lots off codes, but never really acrid and nice smoke in the background. It worked
kryon (2104) - Hässelby, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark with low brown head
Aromas of smoke, cigarettes, asphalt, soy, hints of chocolate
Taste has nice creamy taste of chocolate, hints of chilies, coffee