ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip.
A: Pours a borderline black color, albeit one that lacks impressive thickness. The head is a four finger khaki shade featuring nice retention. The head leaves behind some nice lacing, also.
S: Thereís a good espresso presence here, but itís not overpowering or even super-strong. Beneath the coffee notes lie notes of licorice, chocolate, roasted barley, cream, and even some leafy hops. Really damn pleasant, if not massively bold.
T: Initially it opens up with some light roasted barley and chocolate. Coffee builds up on the finish and aftertaste, backed by some licorice, nuttiness, char, and even a touch of piny hops. I donít think the espresso used here is amazing, which is my biggest quibble. Decently deep and enjoyable, though.
M: Indeed, this one lacks body. Itís not the driest coffee stout either, choosing to err slightly towards a sweet finish. It goes down superbly, which is my #1 desire for a good coffee stout.
O: I donít think it can compete with WnB or FBS. I do think, however, itís a solid alternative, and a superbly priced one at that. And it delivers the drinkability and the coffee-ness I look for.
TBone (14265) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 30, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap @Taphouse, Copenhagen
Dark ruby color, small off-white head. Aroma has toasted malts and licorice. Medium-bodied. Licorice, malty, grain, black malts.
robtpeek (10) - - JUL 15, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I think this in a very good overall beer you can really tast the coffee and a great for after dinner
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bkurtz (1007) - PERU - JUL 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Pours dark with fairly big, creamy head. Chocolate and coffee aromas. Rich chocolate and coffee notes. Some bitter coffee towards the end with some alcohol warming. I like it.
CloakedDagger (1190) - - JUN 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 35,5 cl. Pours black with a neat reddish hue and a light brown head. Very thick and dominating coffee aroma. Rich, malty sweet body, lots of roast and licorice, vanilla notes. Coffee throughout. Warming alcohol finish. Nice enough. 300615
chinchill (3119) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle in D.C.
A very good, mainstream coffee stout. Good balance in both bitter/sweet and in roasted grains/coffee flavors. Looked like it might be over-carbonated at the pour but the feel was quite good.
Dal9000 (317) - Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a short thick tan head. Very mild vanilla and chocolate aroma. Soft cocoa ( not milk chocolate) taste with a chalky middle. Soft foamy mouth feel. Not as heavy as some stouts.
---Rated via Beer Buddy
Bulk_Carrier (2781) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - JUN 4, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Back of the bottle reads "bottled on 02/13/15."
This was poured into a mini - snifter.
The appearance was a black color with no head nor lacing.
The smell had some dark fruit blending with roasty coffee bean. Light cocoa balances nicely.
The taste was mainly roasty with the dark fruity tones making it semi-sweet together. Dry roasty coffee aftertaste leads to no finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a decent sipping quality about it. Carbonated decently as a Double Stout, dry roastiness really develops on my tongue.
Overall, I say this was a decent Double Stout. But probably not necessarily a go-to.
callmemickey (3694) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown-black body, thin tan head, sparse lacing. Bittersweet chocolate, light roast, espresso, some caramel, light earth. Medium to full bodied, gentle carbonation, light bitterness, moderate sweetness throughout.
Aniela (4145) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Black beer with a beige head. Coffee, chocolate, licorice and dark fruit aroma. Coffee, caramell, dark chocolate, licorice flavour. Some woody notes.
DSG (8575) - Tel Aviv, - MAY 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[4/27/15] Draught at Taphouse in Copenhagen. Black with a tan head. Sweet aroma with coffee, caramel, a bit of chocolate. Sweet flavor with coffee, some caramel, a bit of chocolate and a drier finish. Medium-bodied.