OleR (4802) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 6, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle. Low coarse light brown head with big bubbles. Body is transparent black. Prominent coffee aroma, like the smell from cold instant-coffee. Also whiffs of cocoa and bitter chocolate. Much of the same in the flavor, with roast and dark malts in addition. A light bitterness apperars towards the end. Quite light-bodied. Water in the texture. Dry ending. A not so balanced, but drinkable light-weighter.
johndoughty (4133) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark and coffee flavoured.After trying it i have decided that coffee and beer are both good drinks-but not together.
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Very dark stout. Rich coffee aroma. Flavour is much harsher than I remember the cask version being, the coffee is rather overpowering and there is no sort of balancing sweetness. Honestly not a very good beer in the bottle.
Fukito (845) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - DEC 26, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Microbar, november 07. Opaque, black color with a medium, creamy, beige head. Deep, roast, espresso flavor with an english hop feeling at the end. Some cereal notes too. Roasty, coffesih mouthfeel, very dry. Almost like drinking an espresso. Spicy and warming. Beatifull coffeish/ espresso aroma. Nice, coffeish stout, pretty dry.
Laegraid (37) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2007
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tasted 5. des -07. Aroma is subdued but you can smell the coffee. There is to much flavor from the coffee, because this is not a complex beer, all you taste is burnt and coffee, a bit watery as well.
HogcliffeLenny (162) - Christchurch, Dorset, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2007
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle 500ml from Waitrose, Christchurch. Pours black with a medium off-white head. Aroma of ground coffee with a little sweetness in the background. The taste is full-on dark roasted coffee beans, which is unfortunate because, apart from seeing the bottle, I would not have realised I was drinking a beer. There is nothing complex about this drink, just plain boring coffee that is thin and watery on the palate. I just don’t see the point of this beer; just brew up a pot of coffee, keep it stewing all day, then wait for it to go cold (and save yourself some money too)!
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the RBSG grand tasting on 6/23/07 thanks to chris_o: Pours a nearly opaque with dark mahogany edges and a nicely-lacing light tan head. Aroma of mild espresso and dark chocolate before a hint of cardboard. Body starts thin and faintly sweet with some earthy bitter coffee and roasted malt before a drier finish. Very reminiscent of black coffee, but I’d like it with a touch of sugar.
HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2007
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Sampled at the Medway Beer Festival 2007 - Interesting, but I didn’t really like it. I just don’t think coffee and beer go.
blankboy (6364) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (500ml) shared with HogTownHarry & tupalev -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. Pours black with some red hues and an average size somewhat-lasting frothy tan head. Nice aroma of roasted malt, espresso and a good amount of green hops. Flavour’s the same: Roasted malt, espresso, hops and a roasty/bitter finish. Medium bodied. Surprisingly good, I quite liked this.
Gorbalev (2974) - 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.