planky84 (2866) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2009
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Mr Lawrences wine merchants, Brockley. Pours dark brown with a light brown head. Aromas of light roast coffee, chocolate, caramel.
Flavours of dark malts, coffee, some smoke. Bit earthy. Finishes smokey and bitter.
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - OCT 15, 2009
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(growler from ChrisO) Aroma of newly grained coffen, even has that dusty feel to it. Taste is also coffelike, as in thin and cold, odd, when it seems to be more a coffen, than beer. Not nice to drink old, cold coffee.
TimE (5046) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 27, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Massive coffee nose, but the body was a bit too thin to off set such strong flavors I thought and the coffee just completely dominated everything. Big bitter finish. Easy enough to drink, but not sure how much I would really want.
trapez (1563) - Hilleroed, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Strong roasted coffee and malt aroma. Dark brown colour with brown head. Very bitter coffee flavour with a hint of smoke.
bluevegie (3071) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 23, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lasting tan head with wisps of lacing on a black body. Coffee on the nose as well as some burnt notes. Taste is the same, lovely roasted bitterness, some chocolate, good length and medium body for drinking plenty of.
daniele (8009) - ITALY - APR 27, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
schiuma no abbondante discreta persistrenza sentori tostati di caffe in bocca prima malto leggera tostatura poi caffe molto aromatico meno intesa che alla spina ma piacevole
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 29, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A 0.5L bottle tasted at Gallows Bird. Strong coffeish nose with some hints of tobacco. Pale brown head. Strong coffeish taste. Also some dark chocolate in the nose.
FatPhil (13867) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 25, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle (Gallows Bird, Espoo, Real Ale Festival 2009) - as ’Espresso’ 4.6%
Day 0: Massive espresso aroma, not much else. Espresso coffee in the taste too, but where’s the beer? Thinish body - where’s the beer? Another victim of the inane ’substitute coffee for beer’ trend. Real let-down after the pour. Shame to see one of my favourite brewers boob so.
Ober (2813) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A black colored beer, with a thick dark beige head. The aroma of burned malts, strong coffee and bitter. The taste of soft malts with coffee. There is bitterness. The aftertaste is very bitter and dry.
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle@Home. Strong espresso aroma. Black coloured, light brown head, good lace. Light sweet, bitter, strongly roasted, pure espresso indeed. Roasted dry mouthfeel, thinnish, oily. First I thought it was quite flavorful, but half way the bottle it started to taste like cold coffee more and more. This made it very one dimensional.