murph3irish (17) - Linthicum, Maryland, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a jet black from a 22 oz bottle. Little to no head which was disappointing. Probably due to the higher abv. Smelled just like an espresso from a coffee shop and tasted the same but a little sweeter. Seriously... Put it in a Starbucks cup and heat it up and you wouldn’t tell the difference. Sticky on the lips and very light carbonation. Again probably from the abv. Great filling dark coffee stout. I could drink it in the morning with a donut.
HighlanderOne (1161) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle.
Aroma of chocolate malt and toffee.
Appearance is stout black with lacing.
Tasting mocha, cocoa, licorice, malt, caramel. The 9% is well hidden.
Palate is slightly thin for an imperial but ok.
Overall, quite enjoyable. Not too intense.
Sammy (10655) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 21, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Creamy expresso topping that lasts. Mild coffee and cream aroma. Fairly smooth, with aftertaste of bitterness. Good drinkability. Thanks Jason!
voyageurmike (220) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with tan head, medium body, coffee aroma. Roasted malt coffee flavor with bitter chocolate finish.
Klimaet (1395) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with a small fizzy dark brown head. Aroma is roasty, coffee up front, subtle green coffee notes, malty, chocolaty, subtle bitterness. Taste is bitter roasty coffee, malty, caramel, chocolate, dry finish.
oh6gdx (24430) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 27, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught@Taphouse, Copenhagen (backlog). Black colour, small beigeish brown head. Aroma is ripe fruits, some coffee, mild roasted malts, chocolate as well as some slight alcohol notes. Flavour is ripe fruits, chocolate, some coffee, mild roasted notes as well as some slight berries and mild alcohol.
HoppyScallywag (272) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice espresso cocoa aroma that hits the tongue with a sight bitterness that is quickly masked by the espresso and chocolate notes along with some malty sweetness. I also like that the bitterness stays on the palate but is mixed with the complexity of the espresso. It's like it's enjoyably noticeable but tamed by the crowd. Has a slight dryness on the feel. This is pretty good though.
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Pumpkin87 (204) - - FEB 10, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours from bottle deep rich brown, slight hint of ruby, with medium mocha head that leaves a bit of skim.
Rise-and-shine aroma of coffee, roast malt, nuts. Palate is coffee, a bit harsh initially, but soon moderated by dark chocolate, a fizzy cola note and a bit of creaminess.
Seems like a pick-me-up, though the 9 percent ABV would soon put an end to that. But very tasty for a glass or two.
BierMeHoos (533) - Maryland, USA - JAN 31, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Where: Old Line Fine Wine Spirits & Bistro.
How: 12 ounce bottle.
Appearance: Pours black with a creamy khaki colored head, sticky lacing.
Aroma: Roasted malt, dark coffee, chocolate.
Taste: espresso making it more bitter than sweet, chocolate.
Palate: Full-bodied, thick and creamy,
Overall: very good beer, definitely endorse it.
DandyWolfFloyd (991) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma - rich coffee, chocolate, and some alcohol.
Appearance - body is black body. 1" fallow brown head. Head hangs on tight. Lacing drapes with the alcohol cloying.
Taste - roast, chocolate, and barley.
Palate - body is full, texture creamy, the carbonation is average, and roast astringent finish.
ColovianTrader (464) - - JAN 30, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich, roasted espresso with lots of cream. Burnt grains. Medium body. Nice coffee aftertaste.