Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Craft Beer Co, London. Black coloured beer with a short off white head. Strong coffee and toffee roasted malty hinted aroma. Medium to full palate. Finish is strong roasted, clear coffee beans (Java?) bitter roasted malty. Very good brew.
prawlie (1275) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pint at the Nags Head in Reading. Black beer with a lively, frothy head. Light coffee taste, lighter than a porter or a stout, a little chocolatey too. Light coffee aroma, but not that good a coffee! Overall its drinkable but their espresso beer is better.
madmitch76 (18121) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
20th February 2012
On tap at CP&K. Clear dark red-brown beer. Little pale tan head. Light dry palate, fresh. Smooth coffee, not bitter. Decent and fresh but really comes over as coffeeish porter than anything unusual. Good try though!
imdownthepub (11375) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned at Far From the Madding Crowd, Oxford. Black with cream head. This has quite a powerful cold coffee note, roast & ground notes, like the coffee left in the filter machine when left for an hour, sharp crispish background, bitter and full. Good stuff.
Fin (8319) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 29, 2012 Cask, handpump at Craft Beer Co, Clerkenwell, London in company of Loz, Ian, Jackie, Emma, Tom & Edking 25.02.12 Incredible coffee bean nose like thrusting ones head into a sack of freshly roasted coffee beans. I found the taste a little less exciting, sure the coffee was there and along with some light milk chocolate touches it was pleasant but the aroma was the thing for me. A8 A4 T6 P3 Ov14 3.5 I had this again on Cask handpump at the Shoulder of Mutton, Wantage, Oxon 25.04.12 Black in colour with small head. Aroma of freshly brewed coffee, taste similar to with a distinctive roasty tang. Lovely beer. A7 A5 T7 P4 Ov14 3.7
BeerViking (3158) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at CASK. Looks like a very large espresso but smells more like coffee beans. Fascinating coffee and roast malt body with hints of red wine, then a bitter coffee and faintly herb-hop finish.
bobinlondon (1260) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hand pulled cask at the Harp. Deep ruby brown with a beige head. Coffee certainly snuffs out any subtle bottom fermentation characturistics but gorgeous all the same!
Leighton (13942) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at CBC, London. Pours clear, dark brown with a small, creamy foam head. Pure filter coffee aroma. Yes, black. Nice flavor, medium sweet, true and rich coffee flavor. Sweet, lightly sticky finish, filter coffee, light roast. Very nice beer. I’d never guess this is a pilsner. There is a very pleasant, mild bitterness that hints of earth, dirt and grass. Very good.
harrisoni (15041) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At Nates leaving do. Dark brown. Lasting beige head. Coffee aroma no doubt. Its got choc some coffee lots of drinkability. Bit too camp coffee
jackl (5804) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ CPK. Black color with faint red highlights. Small, frothy tan head. The nose is sweet brown sugar, some milk chocolate plenty of coffee. The taste is initially lightly sweet creamed coffee, some raspberry fruits. The finish is clean with a slight edge of acid bitterness. Medium body, slightly watery. Light carbonation. Overall, a nice beer, quite unique and hard to categorize. A few found it to be a bit heavy on the coffee, but I thought the bitterness nicely balanced out some of the sweeter flavors.