Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, - JAN 4, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from de Molen. Pours a very dark brown colour with a decent tan head. Awesome coffee aroma with chocolate and alcohol. The roasted coffee flavour is delicious with roasty malt, alcohol and chocolate. A little bitter with alcohol quite present and warming. Moderate carbonation, light CO2 prickle and an oily mouth-feel. This is a great coffee beer.
beer_est_deus (669) - örebro, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mörk brun-röd-svart med ett förhållandevis ljus brunt skum. Doft: Kaffe, malt, kanderat socker, mörk kola, lite fat och kakao. Smak: Kaffe, malt, honung, humle, kola, kanderat socker, rostade nötter.
Brouwerij (929) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours very dark black with fine tan head, settles quickly with moderate lace. Aroma is roasted, chocolate, nutty, and mildly spicy. Tastes roasted, nutty, toffee and chocolate, coffee, with a sweet, caramel, mocha finish.
Moderate carbonation, medium body, and smooth finish.
tectactoe (1851) - Michigan, USA - SEP 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Jet black pour; there’s about a 6:1 ratio of head to actual beer in my glass, even with a modest pour. Dafuq is this. Chunky, porous, brittle, deep khaki head. Takes a goddamn decade to recede, too. Sticky. fat lacing, everywhere. Milky chocolate aroma; vague dark fruitiness, grassy tones, slight roast... Maybe some coffee? Not as "coffee heavy" as I’d expect. The taste is another story. Huge roast, scorched & burnt coffee bean flavor out of the gate. The heavy char is quickly blunted by an undercurrent of mocha & lactose-like sweetness that rushes in. Hint of burnt caramel, with some reciprocating dark chocolate & brown sugar. Finishes by coating your palate with cold pressed, full city roasted coffee. Not explicitly "kopi", I guess, just regular ol’ coffee. A good stout, but a weird stout. There’s something strangely compelling about it.
Klimaet (153) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Unibaren, Århus. Pours black with some brown hues. Thin brown head. Aromas of some roasted coffee, booze, bittersweet coffee, slight caramel malt and some oats-like notes. Taste is pretty sweet, roasted coffee notes, and some dry bittersweet chocolate.
Zaakistan (11) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 18, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured from a bottle. Retained light brown head. Incredible coffee and malty aroma, though I could almost taste the alcohol before I sipped. Taste replicated the aroma almost perfectly. Strong alcohol aftertaste. Delicious, though not for the faint of liver.
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POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
highly carbonated imperial stout with an extreme coffee scent. pitch black. Dry not strong in flavor. Very much coffee flavor. Does not taste of fox shit.
Stuu666 (2283) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is coffee, chocolate, taste is sweet chocolate, bitter coffee.
Philym (999) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Dark brown with no head other than slight surface beige area on pour.
Aroma: Coffee, slight acetic note, gentle malt, fruity, liquorice note.
Taste: Low/medium sweet and sourness with medium bitterness.
Palate: Thick smooth texture, thick body, low carbonation, lingering chocolaty, coffee, fruity finish with gentle alcohol warmth and dryness.
Comments: Good. Bottled 24.01.13.
Bahumat (118) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: 7/10. Molasses, caramel, toffee, honey. A very sweet aroma, not especially complex, but very pleasant.
Appearance: 5/5. Pours black-brown with a surprisingly thick and lively brown head that fades to tan and lasts for minutes and multiple sips.
Taste: 8/10. Molasses, coffee, and then chocolate, all lingering and lasting with some nice licorice and toffee notes. What’s especially notable is the way the flavors resolve sequentially; *first* coffee, *then* coffee layers on, *then* chocolate layers on overtop. And this is on each sip! Strong alcohol flavor in this one. I can’t put this one down; just absolutely great structure and layering. The finish is more bitter than I’d like with that same finish of grapefruit juice, and it’s strong enough to dock 2 off the 10 I might otherwise give it.
Palate: 4/5. Smooth on the tongue, but surprisingly lively in carbonation for a coffee stout. A little acidic and astringent, in a good way; surprisingly crisp for any sort of stout!
Overall: 17/20. I feel like I’m under-representing this one by a few points because of a lack of a strong aroma, but the taste more than makes up for this. Of particular special note is that *sequential* flavor layering, it’s quite a trick to make three flavors arrive in succession instead of all together. Yet another world-class stout by De Molen.
Beese (1783) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Bacchanalia. Sadly, I think the bottle was slightly defective; when I opened it, the beer was almost to the top and when poured, it had very little carbonation. Was a very ark brown, with a marbled tan head and some lacing. Aroma was musky, with some dark rum and aniseed. Dark malt flavours, with some molasses and liquorice. Finish was honeycomb, coffee and cocoa nibs.