maekchu (1943) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JUL 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Asahiya. Big coffee nose right up front, burnt grain, and some fumes. Thick dark brown, no head, no lace. Rich coffee initial, with some light chocolate / mid brings out some burnt notes, but not unpleasant as are many coffee brews / final is rich and ripe, with flavors modulating in final, and with noticeable alcohol warmth. Medium body, with a creamy mouthfeel. Very nice. Mild and light bodied for the high alc. level.
TheCametron (1730) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black with a thin tan head. Aroma of freshly brewed coffee. The flavour is delicious. Strong coffee with a bit of chocolate and the underlying threat of alcohol. Tastes very smooth and easy going considering how high the stakes are. The alcohol is well masked but catches up with you towards the end.
Gurthnar (1504) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Zly casy. Aroma strong coffee, heavy roasted malt. Beneath it lie some dark fruits. Heavy brown head, almost black colour. Taste is far more harmonic than aroma. There is some heavy malty sweetness to balance the really strong coffee. Dark fruits in the next layer. Not much more, but enough still. Quite drinkable for the ABV. Warming finish. Oily texture.
ShivanDragon (1427) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bruin/zwart met minimaal witte kraag
aroma: moutig, chocolade, koffie, gebrande mouten, geroosterde mouten, koffie
smaken: stevig zoet, medium bitter, sterk
medium body, romig, laag co2, afdronk: nadrukkelijke zoetige, koffie
iets lichter dan de kopi loewak, en bitterder
RexTalionis (2337) - FINLAND - JUN 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33 cl, bottled on 02.09.2011. Poured dark brown in color with a thick and creamy tan head. Strong
coffee beans in aroma, a bit of cocoa powder and ligh notes of burnt wood in aroma. Feels heavy and dark.
Roasted coffee, bitter chocolate and and even a bit of some sweeter notes as in coffee liqour in taste.
Feels quite light as there’s no sign of the quite high abv. Bitter chocolate and roasted coffee in finish.
czar (4110) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at l’autre oeil, aylmer. very dark brown pour with a minimal light beige head, some retention. strong drip coffee, dark roasted malts - not overdone, coffee berries and dark fruitiness, some pepper and spices, earthy, nutty and a touch of burnt caramel - light maple sweetness too. average to soft carbonation, medium body - bit thin for its abv and style, strong bittering coffee and lightly piney medium long finish. some what linear but it’s an enjoyable coffee impy.
Philym (925) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Black with short lived tan head.
Aroma: Intense and gorgeous coffee bean notes and a little chocolate.
Taste: Initially coffee, maltyness and slight spicyness. Light sweetness. Aftertaste was bready, hint of prune tartness, with a lingering alcohol warmth and bitterness.
Palate: Thin body, smooth texture and finish, little to no carbonation.
Comments: I would definitely have this one again and would certainly recommend to a friend. Served in a snifter.
SimplySike (785) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown black with no head.
Aroma coffee, roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, some grass.
Taste soft coffee bitter, some sweets.
Mouthfeel thick, oily.
Inbreak (1884) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUN 9, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 08.06.2013, 0,33l bottle sampled @ BBGTC tasting:
Small shortlasting head. Aroma is unripe banana, coffee, grass, chocolate, caramel, alcohol, dark malts. Taste is espresso, grass, unripe banana, chocolate, chili, dark sugar, oak. Dry mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Fair enough.
CapFlu (4462) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 7, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(33cl bottle) Likely purchased at Hillside Liquors in Victoria. Large frothy beige head atop a black body. Very ash and tobacco leaf nose. Flavour is surprisingly thin palate for a 11+%abv beer, somewhat astringent, spicy hot, burnt and watery.