kwik-lime (904) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Coffee aroma. Taste of coffee, ash, malt and a hint of fruit with a dry finish. Pleasant, although the flavours arenít overwhelmingly strong.
olio (4156) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20101105.
Pours dark brown color with a small off-white head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate notes, some fruits, dark roasted malts and dark fruits. Flavor of dark fruits, roasted malts, coffee and caramel.
vipinvelp (1223) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with quickly dissapearing light brown foam head. Aroma is coffee, coffee and coffee. Taste is coffee, little bitter. Aftertaste is long lasting coffee taste. (Velp 201303)
teorn88 (1222) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
50cl bottle. Pours a brown colour with a large beige head. Aroma is intensely coffe forward with rosted malts and wood. Tastye is bitter-ish With roasted malts andloads of coffee. Some cocoa nibs as well. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. Overall, very nice coffe forward stout.
worldbeertaste (1133) - Lancashire, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2013 Black with a slight red tint and a thin, soapy, lacy, lasting, beige head. Smells of strong malt, coffee, strong roast, and caramel and chocolate. Medium oily body with soft carbonation. Sweet tastes of coco and caramel that moves to a bitter coffee, roasted malt and dark chocolate bitter dry finish. Some, ash in the mix makes it interesting. Nice balance
waltolla (13) - radcliffe, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
A coffee lovers dream, completely delicious one of the best black beers I have tastes
--- TIP! To help retain head use a glass with a narrow opening.
Hanoi (90) - - JAN 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Having tried this a few times late in the evening at festivals I was keen to give it a more considered tasting. The beer tastes exactly as promised, of cold coffee with perhaps a little fag ash.
The aroma, is coffee and cigarettes. The appearance an appealing coffee black. The taste.. coffee and fags.
The palate is a little thinner than you would expect from a stout, but in keeping with the notion of a coffee beer, so suitable.
The beer is a one trick pony, and I grew a little bored of it near the bottom of the bottle, but itís a fun beer, that fulfills it brief consummately. Iíd happily recommend trying it once.
RexTalionis (1508) - FINLAND - DEC 21, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 50 cl. Pours very dark brown in color with a thin tan head. Coffee, roasted malts, hints of green beans in aroma. Coffee and bitter chocolate in taste. A bit thin. Some slightly disturbing notes of vegetable in taste at some point, roasted coffee in aftertaste though with a slightly bitter finish. Drinkable.
Lambister (97) - FINLAND - NOV 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle at cottage. Yummy nose with nice coffee and roasted beans. Very well balanced taste which has coffee, hops, some bitterness. Overall very nice brew. Will drink again for sure.
JCB (3859) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Uto Beer, Borough Market. Like all the Dark Star beers I was able to sample, this one impressed. Pour wasnít quite as thick as Iíd anticipated, more a deep brown with some amber tints than a soupy, inky black. But what a nice, inviting nose, with fragrant roasted malts, a stripe of chocolate, and some seriously fresh bean. Mouthfeel nicely substantial but not too heavy, and just enough tickle from the carbonation. Deep, rich flavors of nice fresh coffee - not burnt shit or grounds - make up for a slightly underdeveloped stout character. Overall, good one.