Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2005
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black colour with a nice head. Extreme aroma of coffee. Great smooth roasted flavour with a lot of coffee, if you are in to coffe this is it. Ends up with a tasteful and dry finish.
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - DEC 10, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to ClarkVV for this one in one our many trades. Pours very very dark with huge head that is lovely rich tan in color. Do I have to say that it smells strongly of coffee??? Well it does and there is some Dark Chocolate and something resembling burnt toffee but the main note is coffee for sure. The taste was a little disappointing as I was hoping for the flavors to easier to distinguiish but it was mostly like a burnt coffee product. This was the first batch and I will re-rate after I enjoy the second bottling.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 9, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Black with ruby edges and a tan head that quicky disappears. Huge coffee and chocolate nose with some alcohol. Coffee taste and ending with a long aftertaste, kinda like drinking coffee with some booze in it. I love coffee, but this didn’t do it for me. Maybe this is better on tap?
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 9, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2008 @ Argo0 and Kathy’s 2006 Holiday Gathering - Obsidian black, thick dark tan creamy head. Rich inviting nose of the blackest, most bitter used coffee grounds you could imagine. Upon warming, further tones of roasty black chocolate, cream, and light caramel emerge. Flavor holds true to the aromas as I feel the caffeine buzz setting in. ABV expertly hidden. Full bodied and velvety, soft carbonation, coffee laden finish. Waiting forever to try this, and it was exactly what I expected. A fantastic stout for the coffee lover in me. Thanks for sharing Jacco...
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at Argo and Kathy’s 2006 Holiday Gathering. Black with a thick light brown head. Roasted coffee and some mustiness in the nose. The flavor is delicious; dark roasted coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, caramel and a prominent presence of alcohol. Has a pleasant sweetness with a roasty bitter finish. Medium body with subtle carbonation. I look forward to drinking this again.
badgerben (4334) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 7, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black color with a thick tan head of foam. Holy coffee! Both aroma and taste is strong on a French roast coffee. The malt and hops really fade to the background and the alcohol does not make itself known at all. I really had a hard time seeing this as beer, but since I love coffee, I thought it was a fine beverage.
PeterA (340) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 5, 2005
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wonderful rich coffee aroma. This beer is BLACK, light does not pass through it. It has a nice rich mocha flavor. The beer starts sweet and finishes smooth, although a touch chaulky. A very well balanced beer.
sunevdj (2919) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2009 Pours dark brown with a big lasting brownish head with lacings. Very dry (in fact more bitter than sweet) with aromas of roasted coffee. Some dry fruits. Also notes of ashes. Dry long coffeeish finish. Full bodied. Medium to low carbonation. Very nice.
Papsoe (25113) - Lyse Rødovre, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle 66 cl) 9% ABV in this version. Pitch black, completely opaque with a bubbly, light brown head. Burned nose, full of coffee aromas - actually extemely coffeeish - one of the most aromatic beers I’ve ever come close to. Extremely dry - the world’s driest beer? Very burned flavours, coffee, dark bitter chocolate and burned toast. A bit like licking your fireplace? This may sound unpleasant but the beer certainly is not. It’s a true experience. Very dry, bitter finish - not a hoppy bitterness, again the burned malts dominate. 031205
Philip (436) - Illinois, USA - DEC 5, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle procured at the Corkscrew by a good friend, Andy. Nose is French Roast coffee, but unfortunately not great coffee, more like Folger’s crystals. Some tobacco and smoke notes as well, which come across more strongly on the palate. The palate is all about coffee, but again, not high quality coffee. I’m reminded of Rock Bottom Chicago’s Imperial Coffee Surprise, but I’m enjoying this a lot less. I love coffee and visit a local coffeehouse each workday, but this just misses the mark.