sleepylopes (318) - New York, USA - MAR 2, 2008
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
draft . Thin head with a light aroma. Slightly acidic and jet Black in color. Smooth espresso crema flavor. Brings me back to north Americas most euro city.
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to cgarvieuk. Packed full of choc malt, but thats about it. Taste is similar, alc hideden but heating, nice one.
cgarvieuk (17016) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2008 Bottle at home shared with Tom and Royce ... Big Thanks to tjthresh for this Deep black ... smokey iodine nose ... Again whiskey jump out ... but everyone in room insists its alcohol and coffee and given there no mention of Whiskey in desription i can only assume im MAD... loads of coffee load of it... saying i get whiskey. which clealy isnt there ... i do quit like this... and whiskey or not, its balanced.
RoyceH (1197) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - MAR 2, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to cgarvieuk’s sunday sojourn. Hot chocolate from a vending machine (cocoa) and lots of malt. Lots of whisky, vanilla, stouty harsh malty with some hoppiness. Coffee bitterness, some burn. Very very good. I’d have this again8
Optigon (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - FEB 29, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black, with a fine, moderate, tan head. Aroma is akin to stale coffee and styrofoam. Mouthfeel is really full. Flavor is REALLY coffee with some caramel and chocolate undertones.
lb4lb (2574) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2009 bottle shared by geuzelover
Pours black with a medium nice head. Smell is lightly smoky, roasty, and coffee like. Taste is roasty coffee and rich dark chocolate with creamy cocoa like bittersweetness. Medium to thin bodied and very drinkable. Medium body and medium carbonation. Alcohol is completely hidden and I enjoyed the well blended coffee and chocolate flavors, neither of which dominated the other.
BeerBiker (1413) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is maybe the most coffee made stout before it’s too much, but it keeps the balance right on the edge. Huge roasted coffee and black as a night added with notes of chocolate, tar, smoothness, heavy bitternotes and a funny easy drinkability. For further investigation.
swoopjones (6864) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 24, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Big thanks to Hog Town Harry for this one. Huge coffee, roasty aroma. Had to sip this one not sure when I’ll get another. Beautiful black pour. Body is a bit lighter than I expected with the full huge aroma. Flavors of coffee, cocoa, Chocolate, light bitterness are meld together beautifully. Great beer
lassem (652) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark - but not black - stout with a strong taste of burned malt and coffee. The head is starting out in a light brown colour but is quicky fading out. A lot of hops gives it a freshness that suits the cofee perfectly. Good one.
thewolf (11434) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. [thank you, Boutip!]
Poured in my Belle-Vue Kriek Snifter. Absolutely pitch black with a nice, medium cappucino-beige head. Good lacing. Aroma is deeply roasted coffee and a sweetish background of chocolate. Good and very dry mouthfeel - perhaps a little thin when you think of the 9,5 %. Flavour is very much dominated by coffee, some slight coffee. Also there are tar-like notes and light fruity hoppiness. Actually a very drinkable beer - and I sure like coffee in my beers :o) Finish is a bit chewy with the chocolate coming through a bit more. But this is first of all, a coffee-lovers dream.