Mad_Ferret (658) - SWEDEN - MAR 26, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ Oliver Twist. Clear dark red-black with a small tanned bubbly head. Strong roasted aroma with coffee, wood and...vanilla?
Taste is roasted bitter with notes of cold coffee, wood, berries and a pinch of bitter chocolate. Body is thin and only held up by the heavy bitter burnt taste. Carbonation is minimal.
JohnRMurdoch (3363) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2011 Cask @ The Southampton Arms, London. Almost black colour, not much head. Treacle aroma. Strong coffee flavour. Smooth with bitter aftertaste. Not bad.
Bullit (4030) - Burgos, SPAIN - MAR 14, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask @ 3 Judges. Black colour, medium brown head. Aroma is coffee, roasted malts, bit of fruits. Flavour is roasted malts, coffee, chocolate. Lingering bitter coffee finish. Rich and balanced. Very good drinkable.
Leighton (11649) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the Euston Tap. Opaque, dark brown pour with a light tan head. Bitter espresso and dark malt aroma. Flavor is really dominated by coffee grounds, with light sweetness and roastiness. Light to medium in body. I like the finish a bit more than the flavor. There’s a bit more malty sweetness here and the coffee flavor smooths out a bit. Lightly roasty with justs hints of ashy bitterness. Nice beer.
altonbrownd (3681) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 17, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown body with tan head. Nose of roasted malts and chocolate. Nice smooth and creamy texture. The espresso is much lighter than other stouts. Nice taste of malts, caramel with some bitterness in the finish. Nice little number.
oldgrowler (14) - USA - JAN 4, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
With a cheesy name like "Dark Star" Brewery, I expected the worst. Couldn’t be more pleasantly surprised. Unique burnt, foresty aroma Complex burnt/nutty/malty flavours are muted and balanced to make it as drinkable as any cola. Unlike others in its class, it’s distinctly neither bitter nor sweet. Shortfalls are slightly thin, flattens out fast, washing out the complexity, and slight sour aftertaste--which is fleeting. But perfect balance is why I give this super-smooth beer coffee-style beer a high rating. I drank this way too fast ...
rosenbergh (7239) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 5, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Kitty’s, Helsinki, Finland.
Black colour with foamy tan head.
Mild roasted malt and lots of coffee in aroma.
Some goes with flavour plus some hops added.
I’m not huge fan of coffee but I tried. Couldn’t finish. Sorry.
mabel (5805) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 10, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[3226-20100801] Cask. Mild burnt leaf aroma with a little dirt, garden, and stinky shoes. Black body with a medium-lasting creamy light tan head and thick lacing. Quite dry-roasted wood bark flavour with some coffee bean bitterness. Full body. Interesting pint to sample.
(@ Market Porter, London, England)
lusikka (6439) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 4, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ O’Connell’s, Tampere.
Poured a dark brown colour with a foamy beige head. Aroma of pure espresso with some malty notes. Flavour of espresso, roasted malts and spices. Slick mouthfeel and low carbonation. Pleasant and easy to drink.
RC8 (305) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great specialty beer. Coffee flavour is quite strong and almost independent from the beer’s flavour, which could be a good or bad thing depending on your taste. Thick texture and sweet feeling.