DanielBrown (3477) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at Brewdog Birmingham. Severely good beer. Sweet, creamy and full of flavours: coffee, vanilla, deep chocolate. Really good.
AshtonMcCobb (1741) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
341ml bottle thanks to allmyvinyl.
Appearance - opaque black with a lovely creamy head.
Nose - almost a raw coffee bean thing. Then cream.
Taste - very dark chocolate and coffee, then cream.
Palate - medium to full bodied, creamy in texture with a fairly dry finish.
Overall - the problem I have is that coffee stouts/porters are very one-dimensonal.
ametras (46) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
341ml bottle. Pours black with a frothy brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee, a bit of smoke and a touch of alcohol. Taste is milk chocolate, dark chocolate, roast, coffee and cream. Medium to full body, slight carbonation, creamy texture. Dry bitter coffee finish.
tderoeck (3586) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
14/X/13 - 33cl bottle from Abbaye des Saveurs (Lille) @ home - BB: n/a, bottled: I/2012 (2013-971) Thanks to Franck for the bottle!
Clear dark brown to black beer, irregular creamy beige to brown head, unstable, dissipates quickly, non adhesive. Aroma: lots of coffee, mocha, hint of caramel, fudge. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: ltos of coffee, pretty bitter hops, silghtly sour, sugary, caramel. Aftertaste: more caramel, alcohol, dried fruits, coffee, bit of chocolate, vanilla, bitter hops as well.
Tomy63 (136) - Clermont-Ferrand, FRANCE - NOV 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Très bonne stout, puissante, très aromatique (surtout café, chocolat noir), mais qui ne tombe jamais dans la lourdeur, pas trop épaisse. Belle amertume finale. Très bien équilibrée.
BoBoChamp (4668) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
34cl, Canadian brew, with coffee, thx to kraddel for bringing this over!, complex Stout, roasted/malty and slightly bitter/woody, balanced, hazy, small head, very good brew, ’Probably the one and only Canadian beer I will ever rate! Or should I also try the Bourbon edition?’
kbudd19 (245) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft (although I have had many times out of a bottle also) nice finger of creamy tan head. Oily black, aroma of chocolate and lots of coffee. Taste is a perfect mash of roasted malts, coffee, with a bitter aftertaste that really assaults the palate. One of my fav’s
Osprey87 (911) - London via, WALES - NOV 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2013
Nov 2013 - Room temp bottle into snifter. Bottled Sep 13. Managed to get a decent sized foamy tan head with a bit of persuasion. Smell is coffee, sweet and smokey. Body is initially medium, foamy with fairly high carbonation for the style. Body calms down and becomes smoother over time. Taste is Americano coffee, sweet, some yeast, tobacco. Not very complex - just a fair whack of coffee and some musty sharpness in the finish, some astringency. Decent coffee impy. Improves with a bit of air. (3.9)
Nov 2013 Keg at opening of the new Brewdog bar in Shepherd’s Bush. Short review due to session. Black, small head. Smell - sharp coffee beans. Body is medium, smooth. Taste - the coffee is so much more potent than the bottle I had a few weeks ago. Chocolate / coffee liquer. Sweet coffee but not oversweet. Very nice balance with the malts. A bit one dimensional but the flavour is good. Very drinkable - I could drink several of these. (4.3)
Warped_Silver (38) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours inky black with small brown head. Aroma of coffee and back patent grain, hint of dark chocolate. Taste of coffee throughout with nutty flavor at the beginning and finishing with coffee bitterness and chocolate. Mild toffee in middle. Body is moderately thick. Lively carbonation and no EtOH heat. Overall excellent RIS!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
MannyGoldberg (101) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home- 11th Nov 2013. Pours black with a thin mocha head. Great balance of coffee, roastiness, smoke, some vanilla. Oily palate, medium body. 2nd time drinking this. First time was chilled but this definitely shines at room temperature.