Hanoi (376) - Bedfordshire, - JAN 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Having tried this a few times late in the evening at festivals I was keen to give it a more considered tasting. The beer tastes exactly as promised, of cold coffee with perhaps a little fag ash.
The aroma, is coffee and cigarettes. The appearance an appealing coffee black. The taste.. coffee and fags.
The palate is a little thinner than you would expect from a stout, but in keeping with the notion of a coffee beer, so suitable.
The beer is a one trick pony, and I grew a little bored of it near the bottom of the bottle, but it’s a fun beer, that fulfills it brief consummately. I’d happily recommend trying it once.
Lisowczyk (46) - POLAND - AUG 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Barwa czarna. Piana umiarkowanie obfita, lekko znaczy szkło,utrzymuje się tylko kożuch. W zapachu kawa z owocami, wyraźna porzeczka. Smak: delikatna kawa z mlekiem, palony słód i owoce (porzeczka, malina, agrest) Goryczka na średnim poziomie.
miquelcrush (1357) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bona cervesa, és equilibrada i gustosa.
Buena cerveza, es equilibrada y sabrosa.
radiomgb (2236) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle from the LCBO in Peterborough, Ontario. Near black in colour with a thin lasting tan head, good lacing. The aroma is of espresso, coffee, smoke, nuts, and lots of sweet malts. The flavour is a bit on the thin side, some roasted coffee bitterness but nearly no espresso. Thin lightly bitter mouthfeel, medium/light body, mild carbonation. Finishes average length, lightly bitter. It never really recovers from what really is a nice aroma. Lacking oomph.
Stuu666 (2024) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Pours black, huge coffee nose, sweet, roasted, bit thin, lots of coffee.
CEZ (397) - Milano, ITALY - MAY 22, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Almost black body, small beige head. Aroma is caramel, toffee, hints of burned grass, chocolate, coffee. Low maltiness, mild bitterness. Texture is smooth, palate is thin. Finish is long, moderately dry, slightly bitter. ABV is conveniently low. Nice but a bit watery overall.
Philym (976) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Dark brown with ruby highlights and a finger thick beige head.
Aroma: Espresso, roast/smoky malts.
Taste: Low/medium sour and bitterness with low sweetness. Slight saltiness.
Palate: Thick smooth texture, light body, average carbonation, lingering coffee, malty finish with an increasing espresso bitterness.
Comments: Very good.
andregoncalves (1386) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - APR 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at biercab, barcelona. Dark dark dark color. Body is smooth and oily. High bitterness. Aroma is high coffee, roasted. Nice!
MarcoDL (2136) - NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasty coffee stout, nice notes of espresso, with a body of cacao malt I think. Good beer.
jacekziegler (23) - Plymouth, Devon, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Freshly ground coffee aroma, not too strong, balanced with roasted malts. This is the beans-like coffee not the instant cheap blend from supermarket. Medium body, drinkable but 33cl bottle would be enough for me.
Tsekouratos (195) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - FEB 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle from The Local Pub, Athens Greece. Dark brown to nearly black color with a beige, thick and big head. Aromas of coffee. Taste of coffe, some roasted and maybe some hints of vanilla. Bitter aftertaste, long! Low carbonation, medum body. Nice beer if you like coffee stouts!