jamestulloch (1244) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Vino Wines. Black body with a thin tan head. Nice lacing. Aroma of coffee grounds, brambles and dirt. Flavour of espresso, earth and plum. Medium body with a watery, slightly oily texture. Soft carbonation. A rich, flavoursome Stout, especially considering the ABV. It’s a bit watery, but aside from that it’s very good. Possibly better suited to cask.
Zer0 (1126) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours dark brown with a brown head. Aroma is big coffee, some caramel and some chocolate. Taste is light sweet and moderate bitter. Long fininsh with lots of coffee. Thin bodied.
Osprey87 (1367) - WALES - DEC 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly chilled bottle at a BYOB, BB Dec 2015. Black, no head. Smell - smoke and coffee. Body is light with medium carbonation. Taste - very ashy, semi-sweet with noticeable coffee. Finish is yeasty, watery with no bitterness. The body isn’t great and there is something watery and sickly about the flavour. It’s OK overall though.
dutchtuga (135) - 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 (1372) - 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 (2966) - 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 (3492) - 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 (1427) - 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 (211) - 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