Osprey87 (915) - 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!
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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.
ACD (528) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle. Black pour with zero head - motor oil. Aroma is seriously heady coffee: loads of wonderful depth to it, lightly smokey roastiness, some lighter fruity notes, dark chocolate, figs. Taste gives another whack of rich coffee, dark chocolate, vinous dark fruit, light vanilla, a touch of nearly-meaty smoke. Lingering coffee. Full bodied, nice and viscous. Such depth. Brilliant gear.
junon (359) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bit thin otherwise its amazing. Just the right amount of bitterness. Medium full body. Wish maybe some creamy finish. This is nuts. Walk on water has a contender.
Pyrmir (2420) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @sbwf13. Pitch black with mocha head. Aroma of freshly roasted coffee, plum wine, dark fruit and faint vanilla. Taste similar; vinous, dried fruits, roasted coffee and dark chocolate
Lowenbrau (1460) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
341ml bottle. Courtesy of Glouglouburp. Roasty, liquorice, coffee aromas. Pours black with nice tan head, persistent, some lacing. Mediu body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Taste is roasty, coffee, liquor, nuts. Quite dry and bitter, enjoyable.
thebsmitty (64) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 4, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pour black, medium thickness with thin head. Smell wreaks of coffee espresso, little boozy, dark roasted malts, hint of citrus, and hint of oak and nuts. Beautiful medium to light carbonation with caramel, roasted coffee, espresso, bitter chocolate, and hint of vanilla. Silky smooth texture with a slight boozy warmth. Excellent.
spacecube (519) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
341ml bootle, pours black, lots of espresso coffee in the nose, chocolate, hints of orange, spice, lovely thick mouthfeel, just pure unadulterated imperial stout, almost perfection. Superb.
Alphadelic (1729) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 2, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours thick and heavy and takes time to settle. Throughout it is a well judged mix of dark malt and black coffee with low acid and very minor bitterness. Smooth and silky in the mouth.