anders37 (20429) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ Freshcraft, Denver, CO. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty strong coffee aroma with hints of vanilla. Roasted malty coffee and chocolate flavor with hints of vanilla. Has a roasted malty coffee bitter chocolate and vanilla finish.
madmitch76 (19649) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
24th September 2015
Pre Borefts Tasting at ABC Beers, Den Haag. Opaque black - brown beer, small pale tan head. Airy palate. Very dark chocolate. Mild cream. Mild spice. Chocolate truffles. Spicy finish. Pretty tasty.
harrisoni (15792) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pre Borefts tasting 2015. Black beer lasting tan head. Tarry chocolate aroma intense it’s decent choc but too much booze. Good chocolate. Really good chocolate. Not sure on the the finish though.
Leighton (15293) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler shared at The Bruery - big thanks to Sam! Pours oily, black-brown with a thick, brown foam head. Heavy coffee on the nose with secondary notes of dark chocolate and tangy wood. Medium sweet flavor with more dense coffee, chocolate syrup, bittersweet baking cocoa, chocolate cake. Full bodied with fine carbonation and chewy texture. Rich dark chocolate character to finish with more hefty coffee, dirt and chocolate cake. Robust and decadent but still balanced and exceedingly tasty.
Theydon_Bois (14299) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split at the ABC Beers pre Borefts tasting, 24/09/15.
Black topped with a dirty tan swirl.
Nose is rich malt, coffee grinds, spice, tar, chocolate.
Taste comprises coffee cake, chocolate fudge, sweet licks, light roast, toffee.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, subtle warming alcohol in the close.
Solid impy, good balance.
Koelschtrinker (14076) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - SEP 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Intensiver, fast schon zu süßer Antrunk von Kaffee. Süß malzige Noten, geringe Herbe. Würzig, intensiv, etwas Vanille. 12/10/11/12//12
brokensail (14042) - San Leandro, California, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler @ The Bruery, shared by Sam. Black pour with a small tan head. Really spicy coffee aroma, lots of roast, vanilla, and fudge. Brown sugar, licorice, plenty of lactose, and a slight nuttiness. Flavor is quite sweet and creamy. Lactose, coffee, and toasted nuts. Fudge, brown sugar, and roasted malt. Slight ash and acidity on the finish.
Oakes (13913) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown, sweet, nice bitterness...arguably smells like a colada. Very sweet, rich gooey coffee and sugar character. Very good.
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 7, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2013 Holy shit!! Dark brown pour with a bad ass brown head. Coffee, chocolate, espresso, lactose sweetness, roasty. This is a stunner!
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nitro... Pours pitch-black with a small, creamy, beige head. Stubborn retention. The aroma is a swirl of espresso, fudge, caramel and toasted nuts – pistachios and almonds. Full-bodied with a velvety mouthfeel and pillow-soft carbonation. The flavor is akin to a huge cup of cafe con leche and it’s every bit as sweet as dulce de leche. Finishes roasty and sticky-sweet. Even for a major malt-head like me, this is too sweet to drink more than one snifter. Enjoyability is high. Drinkability is low.