olio (7250) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle.
Pours black color with a small beige head. Dark berries on the nose, dry, ashy malts, cocoa powder and dark chocolate, distant coffee also. Lactic notes on the flavor, chocolate, caramel, mild vanilla, some faint berry notes, coffee and faint yeast. I like the coffee and cocoa notes here, the flavor is a bit off though. Very interesting and somewhat unique still.
tiong (4504) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours pitch black with a smooth head. Aroma of coffee, roastiness, salty licorice, dark chocolate and syrup. Taste is salty, roasty and sweetish with some licorice, dark chocolate and coffee. Finish is smooth, salty and slightly roasty with some coffee and syrupy notes. Slightly unbalanced.
laiti (6729) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle @ home
Aroma has mocha coffee, some peppery tones and vanilla. Flavour has salty licorice, ash, more salt and distant herbal tones. Aroma is nice but this is way too salty. At the end of the glass this starts to feel sour and lactic too. Confusing; I like the coffee notes here, but the salt and sourness ruin the show.
slowrunner77 (6600) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
"8.5%. Wouldn’t be able to discern brown sugar if not noted. Loads of coffee in the aroma and flavor., which is quite bitter following on the heels of a very smooth body. Very nice, not quite elite.
McNeillR (1609) - SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Middling black with a gradient slim ringed light brown head. Soured tobacco and itchy sawdust malt nose. Quite disturbingly upfront coffee bitterness. Slightly thin and buzzing mouthfeel, falls back on a tinny almost berry like dried back juiciness.
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allmyvinyl (5514) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aromas of coffee and chocolate. Taste is more of the same. Rich, oily. Nice.
Stuu666 (5652) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, nose is coffee and chocolate, taste is sweet chocolate, dry, coffee, bitter.
beerguy00 (186) - Fountain Valley, California, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown with a brown head. Very nice coffee and chocolate notes. Flavor matches. Thick mouth feel, very rich.
gam (3493) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Neat pour medium head dark pour aromas coffee sugary sweet cocoa the flavours medium bitter grain roast coffee cocoa sugar vanilla chocolate no world beater but nice on palate the finish best notes coffee roast grain lasting sweetness bitter okay
batneil (437) - - AUG 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet with plenty of coffee flavour. Mellow drinking. Glass at a San Jose beer festival.