thomat (2668) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with a small off white head. Roasted with coffee tones. Malt, coffee and bitterness. Medium body with a dry and slightly acidic finish.
prawlie (1303) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint at the Twickenham Beer Festival 2011. Black beer, no head. Nice coffee aroma, and not overpowering. Tastes a bit like espresso (surprise) with some bitterness and a dry aftertaste. A fair stout that could even be a session beer. Obviously if I was a massive coffee fan I’d have rated it higher.
mkel07 (4402) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. Black as black can get. This is one solid looking beer. The head is even and carries a soft tan foam, Aroma wise there is chocolate and coffee going on. While it looks thick it is quite thin in the mouth but this does not detract from the beer at all. Smooth and creamy in the mouth with a coffee aftertaste.
wisepete (8) - ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2011 does not count
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at Amber Valley CAMRA beer fest Oct 2011
As dark as you’d expect, with some roasty notes on the aroma; less coffe flavour than I’d anticipated given the style. Overall OK not great
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black beer with a fair light tan head. Great nose with aromas of coffee, chocolate and chocolate malt. Tastes primarily of ground espresso coffee beans with some chocolate again. Creamy mouthfeel and a little bitter. Very nice!
Mortlach (1378) - Rome, ITALY - MAY 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
27/05/2011 Brasserie 4:20 (cask). Nera, scura, quasi impenetrabile, con riflessi rubino, schiuma lieve color marroncino, poco persistente. Aroma intensissimo di caffè, con una punta acidula e lievi sentori di cenere. In bocca è caffettosa, amarognola, aspra, con lievi sentori metallici. Corpo medio, consistenza oleosa, carbonazione soft. Molto particolare, ma alla lunga stanca un po’.
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2013 Cask conditioned handpump Evening Star Brighton. A black beer with an off-white head. Loads of coffee in this. Roasty flavours. Some chocolate in the nose too. I can recognise the quality but there might just be too much coffee in this for me. Score 3.9
Subsequent rating scored 3.7. Average becomes 3.8
JamieFerdinand (163) - Hove, East Sussex, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught in The Signalman, Brighton - 1/4/11. Black beer. Coffee in the nose and taste(!). Earth in the nose as well. Smooth, delicious beer.
Mad_Ferret (780) - 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 (3900) - 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.