hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Near black with a tan head. Aroma is black coffee. Taste is sour and musty with a roasted coffee tang. Mid bitter finish. I was rather disappointed with this: it seemed terribly one dimensional. I suppose it did what it said on the bottle.
Christian (11392) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black with a small off-white head. Coffee, and ashtray (cold espresso) in the aroma. Thin flavour completely dominated by coffee.
yespr (33246) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Århus2008. 50 cL bottle. Pours dark brown with an orange glare and a lacing tan head. Dry coffee and roasted malt aroma, lovely cup of coffee it seems. Flavour is dry and bitter: roasted and coffee bitter. Dry roasted and coffeeish finish.
caesar (5468) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 22, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ thewolf-and-his-flock-of-sheep tasting session. Dark color. Aroma of roasted coffee. Strong bready coffee. Dry bitter taste. Loads of coffee again. Quite nice. I like coffee.
Dedollewaitor (14209) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle@Thewolf. Pours black with a creamy head. Aroma & taste has lots of coffee roast. Medium & smooth body. Coffee all around - perhaps a bit too much like cold coffee! Tasty for a 4,2% beer though!
thewolf (11303) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2008
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle @ thewolfs pre-festival tasting, Kolding.
[thank you, Chris_o]
Pours deep black, with a good, creamy beige head. Aroma is powerful of freshly ground coffee beans. A little thin. Flavour is brimming with coffee, but not much else. This actually feels like a slightly carbonated cup of cold coffee.
wheresthepath (1660) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[500ml bottle from Waitrose, Marlow] Shared with Jim. It’s black coffee. Not beer. Damn fine black coffee though! Is this the first true breakfast beer, or possibly the best "hair of the dog" available? Very enjoyable!
Rastacouere (6145) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 5, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Subtle coffee stout full of subtlety. Very tasty for its size. I miss England.
Tall frothy beige head. Very well-balanced! The espresso never display any of that beany vegetal character that is so common in coffee stout. The yeast undertones are stunning, complex, subtle. Lots of house character and in a filtered coffee beer at that! Very well extracted maltiness procures a solid, firm palate, excellent compromise between drinkability and engaging size. Clean finishing bitterness.
This is a type of beer I generally dislike, but this was a stunning example.
bierkoning (10742) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, almost black colored and opague. Indeed a firm espresso aroma with even a touch of smoke. dark roasted espresso flavor, with a touch of cacao. More coffee flavor as a beer flavor, it seems. malty, almost medium bodied. Roastbitter aftertaste. A lot of flavor for its modest ABV.
Rune (8737) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 20, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle. Beige, one-finger head resting on a black body. Aroma of coffee-grounds. Taste of roasted coffee beans with bitter aftertones. Easy to drink, but not a session beer (Oslo, 17.01.2008).