oh6gdx (24887) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 3, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Very deep brownish colour with beige mediumsized head. Aroma is espresso coffee, malts, some hops and also mild notes of chocolate. Flavour is the same. A quite nice balance in the beer.
Grovlam (4205) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2008 Draught @ the brewpub. Average foamy off-white head that mostly lasted. Fair display of lacework. Black color. Aroma of cold roasted coffee, malt and sweet chocolate. Some underlying dried fruity notes and mild dusty floral earthy feel. Medium bodied with a soft carbonation and mild dry texture. Moderated sweet flavor with good counter bitterness. Lingering cold roasted coffee finish. Quite nice.
SilkTork (5527) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2008
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Pivovarsky Dum. Huge coffee aroma on a dark lager. Big bold coffee taste with some crema / milky notes. Dark chocolate. Nothing much going on other than the coffee taste. Fades quickly. Watery. Difficult to know where the coffee flavour comes from - roasted malts, real coffee or coffee flavouring. Whatever - it doesn’t really work.
Stew41 (1907) - Phuket, THAILAND - MAY 25, 2008
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Super fun happy slide! I’ve just been belted over the head with a bucket load of sweet coffee. Much more stronger on the nose but the point is clearly made. Palate is relatively simple with sweeter malts / toffee and I reckon the dunkel might be used as the base beer? Regardless, a good interpretation of the style.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 6, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
In short: A coffee-infused Tmavý. A good idea but unfortunately boringly simple.
How: Tap at brewpub (Pivovarský Dum, Prague)
The look: Almost black body with a medium tan head
In long: This is like their regular Tmavý that I had 5 minutes before but you add black coffee and some roasted coffee beans flavour and you remove most of the fruity notes and other complexity that the regular Tmavý had. This beer delivers exactly what it promises but it is very boring (both of which are the exact opposite of fellow local ratebeerian Siroy).
armando629 (2455) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 5, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewpub. Black body under a beige, foamy head. Light aroma of roasted malt and coffe. Flavour is like a stout: coffe(lighter than i expected), roasted malt, some sweet malt. I expected more
TaktikMTL (7008) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 8, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
En fût. Verre de dégustation directement à la brasserie. Arôme: Forte odeur de café. Apparence: La couleur est brune foncée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de café avec une pointe chocolatée. Courte durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est mince avec une texture légèrement minérale. Faible effervescence en bouche. Légere présence de café en arrière goût. (Rating #1584)
Ernest (7243) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Head is initially average sized, creamy/frothy, light brown, mostly lasting.
Body is dark brown to black.
Aroma is moderately to heavily malty (coffee, roasted grain, chocolate, nuts, caramel).
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter.
Light to medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation.
One of the best coffee beer aromas I have ever encountered in my life. Yeah, the body is a bit thin, but hey, it’s 4%, so one shouldn’t expect thick’n’rich here. It certainly has a nice texture and terrific balance (a lot of coffee beers are too sour, but this isn’t). Would love to see an 8% version of this, but it’s fantastic as-is.
jbean (110) - Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Pivovarsky Dum. Black with beige head. Smell of sweet coffee. Flavor is coffee, but not too deep or complex. Just like description, nice dark lager with coffee. Sweet with very slight roastiness. Very drinkable
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - DEC 16, 2007
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Pivovarsky Dum. Black with a tan head. Thought that the tmave smelled like coffee until I had this... wow, smells just like a frappuccino, and I like it. The flavoe also has a big dose of coffee, but the beer underneath doesnt quite maximize the impact like it could with more roastiness. Alright... and the best of their flavored beers.