RomanW70 (296) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JUN 1, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours jet black with a thick tan head. Strong aroma of roasted coffee, chocolate, molasses, and licorice. Flavor has many of the same notes. The sweet malts and coffee present right up front and then disappear leaving a strong lasting bitter coffee finish. Mouthfeel is medium/thick and carbonation is medium/high. An excellent beer that might even be better with age.
nearbeer (4770) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 1, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
11.5 oz. Big, lasting cappuccino foam on this black beer. Aroma is espresso and the just-brewed grounds, and some char. Flavor is mocha with extra dark-roasted coffee, brown sugar, a touch of cream, char, chicory, caramel, and slight metallic herb. Later some cured tobacco. Large body is smooth, sticky, lightly tingly, and just dry enough. Very nice, but for the price ($5.50/single) there are several others more worthy.
msante79 (2224) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours inky brown that appears black in glass. Tan head that disapates to a tan ring. Aroma coffee and a hint of chocolate. Flavor is huge dose of coffee with hint hint of chocolate and burnt suger. If you are a hard core coffee drinker you will love this. If you do not like coffee you find this hard to drink. I rated it 3.7 originally but i let the rest of the bottle warm up and it really brung out a more balanced flavor.
SSSteve (4006) - - MAY 30, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
completely black under a medium, creamy light brown head. aroma of raw coffee beans, and some chocolate. flavor is intensely coffee with some bitter dark chocolate. chalky palate. i like it.
KieferUGA (461) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 30, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with kleyland. I couldn’t believe it when I saw it sitting on the shelf at Green’s. Pours a dark black color. Thin, light brown head. The aroma is 100% coffee. Creamy body. Flavor is rich, roasted coffee. Just a delightfully delicious beer.
Frankieboy (12) - ste-justine, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 30, 2008
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Rien de compliquer à dire : cette bière est parfaite. Elle goûte le grain de café et son haut taux en alcool (9,5%) ajouté du fort goût de café nous rappel la chaleur d’un bon café espresso. Miam!
oh6gdx (24853) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 30, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pitch black colour with brown mediumsized head. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee, some nuts and wood. Flavour is tobacco, coffee and roasted malts.
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 29, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, thanks to Glouglouburp. Pours black with a moderate creamy brown head, fantastic retention, sheet lace. Smells a bit like coffee grounds, a little dark malty sweetness as well. Tastes dark and roasty malty up front with the coffee flavors in the middle and a little dark fruit sweetness on the finish. Lingering bitter coffee. Full bodied, not syrupy, smooth and velvetty carbonation.
BeerGestapo (754) - Mt.Joy, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Canada) Coutesy of AFI96, Nice black color with a foamy tan head. The aroma is of burnt wood, liqorice , dark espresso. Very nice lacing, with a very drinkable coffee / chocolate and pepper notes. The 10% is well hidden here but the mouthfeel is very dry, and a bit overpowering. Very enjoyable !!!!
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared this bottle with BeerGestapo and it wasn’t as impressive as I’d hoped. Pour is very dark, nearly all black with a lasting brown head. Smells of wood, burnt sugar, anise, and heavy espresso. The flavor wasn’t nearly as intense as the smell, a bit weak even. You are immediately greeted with roasted bitterness with some coffee notes which subsides to a smooth anise and coffee flavor. Finishes dry, leaving a frothyness on the tongue. It was very good but I think it is a bit overrated.