Gorbalev (2906) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 13, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared with Hogtown harry and Blankboy, Harry’s bottle. Decent coffee bean aroma. Black,, red hues, small tan head, fluffy. Good taste - lots of coffee, bitterness. Full flavoured, thin to medium body. Very good.
HogTownHarry (6042) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (500ml). Shared with blankboy and tupalev, my bottle. Black opaque pour, reddish highlights, average frothy tan head. Lush dry roast aroma, coffee, lactose, green hops. Taste follows, heavy acidic coffee, touches of cocoa, with an underpinning of dry resin hops. Average slick body, solid acidity and astringency, soft and not much carbonation, up-front heavy roast malt and coffee, finishes bitter and dry. Coffee, all right.
reakt (950) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2007 Bottle from Uto. Deep mahogany with a large off white foam of head, lots of bubbles. Nose of, surprise!.. espresso roast, malt and a hint of oatmeal. Black coffee a bit of caramel and roasted malts, some hop in the end. Has a kind of powdery mouthfeel. Not as flavouful as imagined but still nice.
gunnfryd (10201) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 23, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is mocca, coffee. Flavour is coffee, mocca, hop, roasted. Bitter and coffe finish. Nice beer.
Beer4000 (4395) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 16, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Dark, dark brown close to black body with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt with a strong coffee and mocha character. Flavor is definitively coffee, but also a hint of roasted chocolate. Dry and bitter finish. The coffee tones in this beer are almost a bit exaggerated, but I like it a lot.
downender (6134) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Threshers. Near black with a decent tan head. Aroma had pronounced roasted notes, with plenty of coffee. Smooth drinking with coffee and dark chocolate flavours and a good, dent finish. Enjoyable.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Source: Tasting, RBSG 2007
dark brown, wispy tan head,
coffee and dark chocolate aroma,
rich dark chocolate and roasted coffee flavor, light bitterness from the roasted,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Enjoyit (3435) - Vadum, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark ruby of color with a beige head. An aroma of coffee and liqurice. A flavor of hard roasted malt, coffee and liqurice.
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - JUL 11, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Scattered beige foam sits on top of an opaque black body, looks unrefined. Aroma is of coffee that’s not fully roasted, dirt, heavily toasted grains, light bitter chocolate, lighter still caramel and grass. Flavor is light, mildly roasty, with light coffee, mellow bitterness and a little chocolate. Finishes lightly bitter with coffee. The mouthfeel is chalky, powdery and light-medium bodied. Drinkable but not memorable.
Skyview (5150) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 8, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to chris_o for sharing this at the RBSG ’07 Grand Tasting. Pours an opaque dark brown brew with a light tan head. Main aroma of coffee with a hint of chocolate, smoked grain, and some roasted nuts. Taste is medium bodied, dry, and more coffee taste with a touch of whiskey. Finish is a light compared to most other stouts I’ve tried.