Gethinbeer (2020) - Musky, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 28, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smoked coffee bean aroma. Black in colour with a stained head. Smokey flavour, roasted coffee, rich flavour. Leaves a pleasant smoked flavour. I love coffee, I love beer, I love coffee beer.
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2007
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle (from Threshers). I enjoyed the cask version and was looking forward to this. Unfortunately the roasty coffee flavours felt muddy and lacked the brightness of the cask. There is some sweetness here but the body feels quite empty and has a rough kind of feel like overbrewed coffee. Lacks the balance of flavours and the pleasant coffee flavour of the cask.
Maria (9905) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
KÝbenhavnske ōldage 07. Bottle. Black/brown with a nice, creamy head. The aroma has nice, not strong, notes of roasted malt and coffee, and the flavour has smooth notes of roasted coffee, licorice and bitterness. I think this will be a great session stout, nice, not too strong flavour and a low ABV. Charming. 2150
imdownthepub (9152) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled, 500ml. Black with ruby hue, no particular head. Challenging beer, there is a sourness in the malt that I couldnít get along with, almost off, with a sweetish roasted note and a dose of coffee. Where I enjoyed the cask, I didnít enjoy the bottle.
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - MAY 13, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle. Almost black. Small brown head. Coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malt. Nice, but a bit thin.
yngwie (11749) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 28, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Clear, dark brown with a small beige head. This one probably tastes more coffee than the cup of black coffee you get in a Norwegian bar or home. It has lots of coffee-flavor and roastiness. Same goes for the flavor, but thereís even some sweetness when you taste it. Medium, drying mouthfeel and a very coffee-bitter finish. An interesting beer, but for me who donít drink coffee, it was too much. A small glass was ok, but a pint would be a challenge. (070321)
bhensonb (9814) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 28, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of coffe and roasted malt. Mostly coffee. Itís black in color, and the tan head didnít stick. The flavor starts coffee. Your can almost taste the roasted malt. I think there is some hop in the finish. Of course there is, but the coffee is so present. Nice for a change.
KnutAlbert (5544) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 22, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark ruby beer. Lovely coffee aroma, on the sweet side, but with the bitterenss of a cup of coffee as well. The problem is that the coffee flavour dominates everything, you get no feeling of the beer itself underneath this!
larsga (5812) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 14, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small dark brown head with a rash of larger bubbles. Deep dark red body, only just transparent. Dense, earthy, complex coffee aroma. Dry, bitter coffee taste, somewhat thin-bodied. In fact, it tastes like a slightly watery espresso. The coffee taste is quite complex, but drowns out anything else that might be present. Aftertaste is the same. A very interesting beer, but perhaps a bit one-dimensional. Iíd like it more if it were sweeter and offered more than just coffee. Still, getting this much taste into a 4.2% beer is quite impressive. (0.5l bottle.)
cgarvieuk (12164) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 5, 2007
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, deep red black with athin head , dark roat maly with coffee tones and a richness to it