dutchtuga (144) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fresh and light espresso stout. Never complex, but rather drinkable stout. Misses something special but never bad.
undercurrent25 (1563) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark colour, taste is of coffee and malts, very rich tasting beer and quite nice
mike_77 (3560) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of roasted malts and coffee. Prominent roasted, powdery malt taste. Strong coffee finish with a touch of charcoal.
wimpyjoe (4922) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Booths. Black with not much of a head. Has a full aroma with plenty of coffee evident. It’s much less stated in its taste but at the same time it’s still tasty.
ShivanDragon (1912) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
zwart helder met bruine kraag
aroma: zoet, chocolade, geroosterde moute, koffie/espresso
smaken: redelijk zoet, matig bitter, sterk, licht fruitig, redelijk sterk gemout (gebrande en geroosterde mouten), espresso bonen
medium body, dun van textuur, mooie sterke koffie in zowel aroma als de smaak, had een iets vollere body kunnen gebruiken
cthomas2390 (228) - Colorado, USA - NOV 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Near black pour with red highlights and good tan head.espresso and green pepper aromas fade into chocolate. Peppery astringency and charcoal thru the middle. Ends fairly clean and dry with some residual coffee bitterness.
jimbaxter (23) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a deep black and browny nice light brown head. the aroma is roast black coffee with a slight sweetness Medium body, mediumcarbonation. fair beer nice finish
Borresteijn (5061) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl Bottle at Drie Dorstige Herten. Black colour, beige head. Aroma of strong coffee, roasted malts, some cream, chocolate. Flavour is roasted malts, some espresso, bitter chocolate, coffee and cream, bittersweet finish. Light-bodied. Tasty beer.
flying_pig (1048) - SCOTLAND - OCT 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from Peckham’s, Glasgow (£2.39):
Coffee & roasted malts too. The espresso is very apparent and there is a dryness to the beer with some milky cocoa coming through as well. There is some barley too and a touch of bitterness.
Black with a 2cm foamy head that is a medium to dark tan in colour and holds pretty well.
Coffee & espresso upfront but there is more milkiness than from the nose, Medium strength chocolate & some roasted malts with some bitterness follow. Some faint background fruits make an appearance towards the end too.
A dry taste with medium bitterness and a medium body. Carbonation is light medium and there is a nice, well balanced bitterness to the finish.
Strong coffee & espresso flavours that thankfully don’t overpower too much. Surprisingly well balanced and enjoyable offering. Quite a nice beer overall.
Quokka (11) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2013
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
The instant coffee of espresso beers. Not smooth at all, watery, and very disappointing.