77ships (3014) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 14, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I have no idea as to why I never reviewed this but I have definitely had this / “backlog” – 2009 vintage 18 cl. bottle purchased @ Alvinne – consumed at home: black / very dark brown with a tiny brown head – smells like roasted malts, kopi loewak (I am going by the Brunch Weasel as far as the taste of that is concerned), slightly creamy, chocolate – taste is coupled with a smooth mouthfeel (might have used a touch more thickness) and a hint of that Molen milk-touch, roasted malts, kopi loewak, milk chocolate, hints toffee of toffee, creaminess leads to slightly bitter & touch dusty chocolate aftertaste, not bad – I did expect a touch more from this
adnielsen (7562) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home. 2009 version, courtesy of my secret santa. Thanks Mads! Bottle opened with a hiss and poured a huge, bubbly, light brown head and a deep brown appearance. Very rich woody, dark coffee, roasted chocolate malty aroma with a noted earthiness but very nice.Bubbly mouth feel. Slight burnt rubber, very roasty chocolate malty, earthy espresso flavor with a somewhat bitter, coffee finish. Dark chocolate, roasty aftertaste.
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1122) - FINLAND - JAN 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with medium-sized beige head. Coffee in the aroma with roasted malt and hops. Flavour is roasted malt, coffee, some bitterness and dark chocolate. Medium to full-bodied.
Fin (6629) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (not sure where I purchased it) shared with my dad 05.01.12 Pours black, this is quite thick and oily with a large foamy dense head, light beige in colour. Heaps of coffee and roastiness on the nose. Plenty of coffee and dark chocolate in the mouth, touch powdery (cocoa) at times, very roasty, flavoursome stout. A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov14 3.7
gunnfryd (9298) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 1, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Cardinal. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is coffee, alcohol, roasted malt, hop. Flavour is coffee, roasted malt, hop, chocolate. Nice moutful. Vey nice beer i like to drink again.
TET (1294) - FINLAND - DEC 31, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A black beer with a beautiful, medium and light brown head. Aroma is strongly roasted, lots of strong coffee, some milky sourness and hint of vegetables. Taste is great, roastiness, coffee, balanced sweetness and bitterness; very tastefull. Taste isn’t very complicated and not strong either, but still very enjoyable. Full bodied, velvet like smoothy and very pleasant to drink. Tastefull and pleasant beer, velvety drinkability meets smooth coffee and together they built up the great alliance.
MatSciGuy (906) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 23, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[bottle] shared by Armin. Thanks! Pours hazy deep brown with a large tan head. A carbonated Dutch stout? Who would have guessed!? Aroma of lightly green coffee grounds, dusty chocolate, and light smoke. Flavor is green coffee grounds, lightly vegetal, dry, dusty, old chocolate. The finish is dry and gritty.
arminjewell (5144) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle opened with a slight hiss with a nice carbonation, worried about infection a bit. Nice dark brownish black pour with nice tan head, aroma has notes of nice caramelly, milk chocolate like coffee, some hints of caramel, vanilla, toffee, hints of roast in there as well. Taste is a mix of bitter coffee, chocolate, hints of dark fruit, roasted malt, toffee, vanilla, slight bitter booze, finishes fairly dry, slightly gritty finish. Pretty decent.
CLevar (375) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour from Armin. Thanks man! Pour is a slightly hazy very dark brown, with a large mocha head with fair retention and a bit of lacing. Aroma is booze laced wet coffee grounds and chocolate. Taste is nice coffee and chocolate, with a fair bit of oak and booze. Very coffee forward. Mouthfeel is slightly gritty coffee grounds. Nice.
DalzAle (1842) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - DEC 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by arminjewell! Dark brown pour, lasting disc of creamy carbonation and an aroma of a little coffee and green pepper. Flavor is great mellow earthy coffee, vanilla, lactose. The nose was a little odd, but the flavor was amazing!