Minderbinder (2808) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with very high creamy light brown head. Nice lacing. Aroma is of roasted malt, metal, coffee, milk. Taste is of roasted malt, nuts, sweetness, bitter (faintly), milk, some acidity. Palate: Full body. Poor balance. Foamy texture. Overall: Could have been better, but the palate is somewhat repulsive. Too sweet too. Still decent.
mathieuc (2485) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by tom10101, thanks! Pour is black with a medium "milk chocolate" head that leaves good lacing. Nose is of ash and dark chocolate. I usually despise ash in a stout but this time it wasn’t disturbing and almost fitting. Taste is sweet and milky, full of milk chocolate impressions. Body is full, carbonation medium. Altough a touch too sweet for me, it is still really good. This is one to be shared, way too much sugar for a single person!
tom10101 (4245) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (750 ml). From pandableh, thanks Dan! Black with a medium thick dark brown head and some lacing. Aroma is of roasted malt, milk/lactose sweetness, maple notes, ashes and vegetal presence. Taste is sweet (lactose/milk sweetness) with roasted malt, vegetal presence, maple and caramel. Medium to full body. Medium/good carbonation. Oily mouthfeel. Lack of balance. Not very sugary, but much to sweet. Not easily drinkable. Some complexity.
alex4r (82) - - FEB 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice black pour, what else is new? Nose is chocolate, coffee, vanilla and wood notes. Nice viscosity as usuall. Big chocolate sweetness, with coffee and a syrupy characteristic, damn fine breakfast beer if you ask me.
Another CCB beer that I will miss when I run out of bottles
ThirstyBird (2315) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks Sebastien @ RBBWG 2014!!! Pours an opaque dark brown with a brown head. The smell is dark roasted malt, char, coffee, mild malt sweetness. The taste is coffee grounds, dark roasted malt, a bit of caramel and a dry ending with a lot of charcoal.
tderoeck (6904) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
18/I/14 - 75cl bottle @ RBBWG III, my place - BB: n/a (2014-88) Thanks to Sebletitje for sharing the bottle!
Black beer, big fluffy beige head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: mocha, roasted malts, caramel, smoky touch, rich vanilla smell, charcoal. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: lots of coffee, caramel, mocha, charcoal, bit sweet. Aftertaste: coffee, mocha, bit sugary, bitter hops, roasted malts, some vanilla, little sourish.
JefVerstraete (2305) - Ghent, BELGIUM - JAN 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
@RBBWG14. Thanks to Sebletitje. Dark brown/black colour. Some brown/beige foam. Aroma of coffee and roasted malts. Dry and bitter finish. Very well balanced between sweetness and bitterness.
sebletitje (8124) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille 75cl courtesy of Ibrew2or3.
De couleur brune foncée, col épais moka.
Arôme est fortement axé sur les malts, moka, grillé et torréfié, biscuité avec une dominance du café.
Palais est malté grillé, café sur une note adoucie de vanille et une certaine épaisseur de bouche venant du lactose. Le niveau torréfié est dominant. Effervescence moyenne et une amertume houblonnée subtile vient ponctuer chaque gorgée.
77ships (6195) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
75 cl. bottle sampled @ RBBWG 2014. Courtesy of & thx! to Sebletitje. GUSHER. Pours a very dark blackish brown with a vanishing dark mocha head. Nose is heavy on the roast, caramel, mocha, coffee powder, all bitter & heavy on the roast. Charcoal upfront in the taste, bitter coffee grounds, charred barrel, faint sweetness in the back, mocha. Bit thin & fizzy. Would have preferred personally if there had been more sweetness in this & not bitter grounds and charcoal. Not a bad beer but I think that CCB can reach greater heights than this.
olr1984 (1418) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle pours a dark black with a thin tan head. Big chocolate coffee roasted malt and slight vanilla aroma. Taste us the same.