Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a nice deep dark rich black with a foamy rocky lasting medium head with good lace. Aroma is big coffee bean, espresso, some bittersweet dark chocolate, lgiht ashy burnt toast and roasted barley with some hints of dark fruit. Flavor is coffee, roasted barley, chocolate, burnt toast, light caramel sweetness, earth, some acrid burnt hints, some dusty nutty hints, licorice, deep dark tar with earth and bitter coffee in the end. Ok
Cavie (4043) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy bu11zeye. Very dark ruby color with a light bubbly tan head. Aroma is heavy malts, sugar sweet notes with slight coffee roast. Flavor is coffee flavor with a dark roasted malts. Leaves a roasted flavor on the finish.
Christian (11804) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a small light brown head. Malty aroma of licorice with cold coffee, ash and ink. Sweet licorice, chocolate and roasted malt flavour with well integrated coffee character.
TheBeerGod (5592) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 19, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black pour with a gorgeous sturdy, fluffy brown head. It’s picture perfect and lasting. Aroma is strong, black, oily coffee beans, roasted malt, and dark chocolate. Bitter, oily coffee, roasted malt, and dark chocolate comprise the flavor profile for this beer and that’s not surprising. Very rich flavor-wise but this is well made. Body is thick and oily with a lingering coffee bitterness and a medium but creamy carbonation. Ends with more big coffee notes, bitter, dark chocolate and roasted malt. Sure, this is dominated by the coffee but it is damn good nonetheless.
dutchbeerpages (1860) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Where most expresso/coffee stouts overpower me with bitterness this beer manages to stay just under that level. Pitch black with almost no head, smells completely different than it tastes, really really nice.
planky84 (2518) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Jet black pour with a tan head. Intense coffee nose. Chocolate, crème brulee, caramel and cream aromas. Nice, roasty flavours of coffee, cinnamon, dark chocolate and licorice. Dry full roast coffee action on the palate. Dry, smoky, toasty finish. The perfect pick me up after an intense night shift working as a representative of her Majesties communication distribution services other wise known as the ’post office’.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - DEC 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Came as a recommendation from a fellow beer lover. I love the flavor of espresso in my stout just as much as the next guy, but I wasn’t too impressed by this one. The espresso came through in the aroma and flavor, with a nice creamy texture, but I have definitely had better stouts with coffee/espresso in them.
decaturstevo (5487) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - DEC 5, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown black pour with no head or lace. Burnt coffee, sour malt, and toasted malt aroma. Chocolate, coffee, toasted malt, and a sweet malt bitter. Medium/full bodied with good carbonation.
gyllenbock (5898) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Almost black with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel and coffee. A lot of coffee in the taste. Nice and long aftertaste. A very good beer.
theSlipperyPen (248) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
As befits an espresso stout, this is an all but black beer that, when held to a light, reveals its ruby highlights and rich cola edges. I was unable to raise much in the way of head, just a finger of tan foam, and after a few minutes stood in the glass there’s nothing of lacing; but goodness there’s a lot of coffee in the nose! I think more than any other beer I’ve had, this wears its espresso out front. You can smell the hops and something of liqourice but that coffee really is the main element. And the same goes for the palate. However, here I can pick up some chocolate, leather and tobacco. Thankfully there’s just enough malt to balance out the bitterness - just enough. It’s mostly flat and strangely thin bodied but this seems to bring it even closer to its espresso roots. The finish lingers, with the coffee opening into both berries and a certain wooden note that develops into a tart zang. All said, I’m sure it wont be to everyone’s liking. But if you like strong coffee then you’ll be hard pushed to find a more dedicated beer.