Rune (10502) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - DEC 3, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask, half-pint served in a mug at Southampton Arms. Jet black body. Shiny black surface. Slightly roasted coffee malts to the nose. Taste of cold coffee grounds supported by hints of chocolate. Thin bodied. Ok, a little disappointing, though (London, 06.11.2012).
KimJohansen (10408) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with medium beige head. Sweet aroma with loads of coffee and roasted malt. Flavor likewise with bitter chocolate and dry bitter end.
rosenbergh (9667) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 5, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Kittyís, 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.
Iím not huge fan of coffee but I tried. Couldnít finish. Sorry.
leaparsons (9492) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, Newark Fest 07. Very dark with a small head. Aromas are roast coffee with dry, earthy notes. Flavours are fresh black coffee with some grainy aspects. Some hints of sulphur with a bitter, bitter finish. No better than the bottled version.
jercraigs (9253) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 16, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
2010-08-01. Very dark brown black body with a small beige head. Aroma of cold espresso or coffee, and and odd note of mushy peas, muted dusty malt. Flavour has similar cold coffee/espresso character, roast with light ashen character, light bitterness throughout. Muted malts below. 5+ Average palate. Not awful but very much not to my tastes. Cask at Market Porter, London
DJMonarch (9173) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask Stillage at the GBBF, Kensington Olympia 05/08/2004
Black and slightly rich on the palate. Bitter lasting coffee roast finish.
Camons (9172) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ Southampton Arms, London. Pours very dark brown with a small light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, espresso. Flavor is malts, dry roasted espresso, coffee beans. Thin to medium body, soft carbonation. 180913
JoeMcPhee (9169) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at Rattle N Hum. Deep black pour. The nose is absolutely loaded with coffee character. There is a little bit of light roasted malt as well. The flavour is of coffee, coffee, and more coffee. Very, very bitter and very thin-bodied as well. It has a thin, fairly acidic character as well. I canít say Iím really a fan of this one.
Fin (9160) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned at Merton Beer Festival Sat 18th Feb. Definately smells like espresso and those coffee beans were very much in evidence with each slurp but in some casesgetting things right íless is moreí and I personally think that they had ovedone it a bit on the coffee front and it had taken over a bit too much, a litle bit less would have seen a marked improvement. Although it was very dark it did lack a little something in the appearance that a canít quite put my finger on but that you get with some stouts. Its small head didnít hang around for long but the burnt roasted coffee taste did. Not at all bad but could have been so much better with a bit of tweaking on those coffee beans.
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