DalzAle (2011) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - SEP 19, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Mulitple samples during my two sessions at GABF 2010. Dark viscous black pour, creamy brown head and a outstanding bitter coffee aroma. Flavor is everything I love in a coffee beer, plenty of creamy full bodied espresso, vanilla and finished with a long lingering dry roasty aftertaste. Hope to be able to try this again someday.
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 14, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at blind tiger. Rich coffee syrupy flavor... Reminds me of the weasel breakfast. Pour is near black with tabacco and rich roast espresso aroma. Little bit of sharpy marker, tobacco, and espresso in the mouth.
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - JUN 4, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This was seriously just a WOW beer experience. Super rich viscous thick pour even though it was nitro. Big full body and a nice dense head. Aroma is simply awesome. Tons of sweet creamy coffee and sugar with nicely mellow roasted malts and chocolate. Like cake. Flavor is sweet, creamy, tons of rich coffee brownie like essence. Smooth rich but oh so drinkable. Just amazing.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - APR 22, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Awesome rare mini-growler. Small hiss when opened. Pours black thick with little carbonation. Loaded with rich flavor of smooth coffee. Hints of smoke, tobacco, earth. Finishes dry. Very easy to drink. Some bitterness. Well balanced. Very good.
zdk (1833) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Blind tiger for Mikeís B-day bash - Big thanks to EDA for saving this keg when he knew Iíd be there (haha). Arouma is sweetened espresso, creamy body, dark chocolate and milky pine and plenty of oak. Sweet dark malts, with a lingering dryness some boozey heat and carbonic acids. Not much complexity, actually. I hear (from Andy) that itís better on nitro.
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 19, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draft at CCB. I have heard a lot about this one since RBWG, so I was happy to finally try it. Pours pitch black and almost syrupy with tan head. Aroma is a huge burst of strong coffee with notes of chocolate, toffee, molasses. Flavor is another huge burst of coffee, chocolate, fudge, and more coffee. Full body with a thick, syrupy mouthfeel and burnt coffee finish.
HonusWagner (1743) - Florida, USA - APR 25, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another really good variation of Zhukov, with a nice amount of coffee, but a bit on the sweeter side and not my favorite interpretation. Thanks Diego, as usual.
gkost (1710) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2010
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2010 Nitro tap at Redlight. Pours jet black with a nice thick frothy dark brown head. Nose is COFFEE, huge! big roast, fresh brewed coffee. Flavor is heavy fresh strong coffee, big roasted barley, hints of licorice, chocolate. Amazing coffee beer. Iíve never had this much pronounced, fresh roasted coffee in a beer ever.
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On nitro tap @ Redlight. Deep black pour, thick dark tan head. The aroma on this was phenomenal. Rich luxuriant coffee notes with no stale bitterness that hinder some coffee brews. Mix that with the rich chocolate from the base brew and you have a winner. The taste was rich with the coffee tempering the stronger tastes of Zhukovís and adding a dimension to the complexity. A great treatment to a great base beer.
italarican (1526) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - SEP 15, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Blind Tiger in honor of Mike Eyedrinkale; thanks Victor (if you actually got me any of this). Pours a good looking thick, syrupy black with a slight polish to it. Aroma is massive of espresso and chocolate liqueur. Flavor is similar: primarily delicious espresso with a bit of chocolate liqueur. Velvety and thick body with loads of fresh coffee in the finish. This was a bit simplistic but just too ridiculously delicious to rate lower.