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.
Art (3089) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a deep dark brown black. Brown head. Aromas of big coffee with an acrid ashyness in there too. Taste is pretty much perfectly balanced for the style. Sweet, acrid, smokey, chocolatey. Amazing.
tightslice (890) - Redwood City, California, USA - AUG 22, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: On tap at Gourmet Haus Staudt in Redwood City, CA.
Aroma: Strong coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malts
Taste: Ashy cocoa, some vanilla, bitter
Palate: Light carb, thin
Overall: Tastes as advertised but the undertones of vanilla didn’t work well with the bitter finish for me.
Tide (2927) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 14, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Cellarmaker. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with roasted malts, hops, espresso, smoke, nuts, a bit of chocolate and nuts. Bitter finish with roasted malts, hops, smoke, espresso, nuts, a bit of chocolate and vanilla. Excellent smoked porter.
ctipping (1256) - Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 mL bottle. Black body. Smells mostly of coffee, but it has a smokiness behind it. Not meaty, just a dry smokiness. Tastes of chocolate and coffee. Has just enough sweetness at the start, because it gets smokey and bitter in the back end. Medium body. I appreciate that it isn’t super heavy or sweet. The name makes the beer sound disgusting, but it’s good.
jkwood04 (5260) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 3, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle in a plastic cup. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, some light smoke, light coffee, some notes of chocolate, and light dough. Flavor the same with a nice blend. Smoother texture. A good beer.
Zymurgeist2 (1784) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUN 23, 2016
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Ale Arsenal. Another fantastic aroma from Cellarmaker. Massive coffee with the smoked malt blending well while not being over powering. Deep, deep brown with a full brown head. Taste is solid coffee and slight roast.
popway (158) - California, USA - JUN 9, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
5oz. pour, smoky malts aroma, sour taste,
Light carbonation, light brown head over black
body, smooth, slightly sticky finish
adasko (1822) - Poznan, POLAND - JUN 5, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
ok, it’s smells like coffee and cigarettes. Like, I mean wtf? Cigarettes? But it does. It’s a beautiful aroma. Has also a bit of chocolate on the back. Pitch black, not perfect but still nice head. Taste mostly coffe, gladly, a bit of toasty roasty notes. Not much of bitterness. It definitely doesn’t feel like 7,7 abv. Really good one!
Jmuncey (16) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 17, 2016
2.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
This was exactly as described by its namesake - but a bit too much for my tastes.
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Dfonorow (2039) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at RateBeer Best 2016. Pour is black with a very small off-white head. Flavor and aroma of roasted malt, semi-sweet chocolate, and espresso. Finish is similar with a touch of booze.