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 (24607) - 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.
Cobra (1100) - - MAY 28, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. brown bottle. No freshness date seen. Twist off, cheap ass bottle.
Poured out a deep chocolate brown, with a thin but persistent mocha colored head. Aromas are of licorice, coffee, burnt sugar, roasted malt. Flavors are about the same as the aromas, with a shot of espresso added in. Thick mouthfeel, decent body.
Very warming, finished somewhat chalky.
lampeno420 (320) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - MAY 28, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thick black pour that instantly hits you with coffee. First taste and every taste after is super smooth coffee with a lot of chocolate velvety that makes it go down incredibly easy. Even non coffee drinkers can enjoy this one. Very nice.