Lowe1983 (1393) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a black color with a tan head. Aroma is mostly roasted malts with some coffee, chocolate, and some caramel. Flavor is actually kind of light at first with all that was on the aroma. The finish was pretty strong with the bitter, roasted malts, and alcohol warming.
mile (3513) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 1, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Very dark brown –almost black, small and fully diminishing light brown head. Moderate, roasted malty and sweetish aroma, chocolate and some coffee. Body is moderate to heavy, roasted (burned) malty flavor with light sweetness and coffee, light hoppyness and alcohol . Finish is average malty and dryish, lots burned malt and coffee, some alcohol. Imperial stout with coffee – as puritanist I do not get why you have to put coffee into IS.
Mora2000 (6055) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a medium brown color with a tan head. The aroma is tart cherries with some roasted malt and coffee. The coffee is not as prevalent as I expected it to be, but it is definitely present.
The flavor is much heavier on the coffee. I also get some roasted malt and chocolate as well as some grassy hop notes and some Belgian yeast character. The alcohol is very well hidden. I had no idea the beer was 10 percent ABV. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Very interesting to see a coffee stout brewed with a Belgian twist.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a black body with a tan head and a light tan lacing. Aromatically a coffee lovers wet dream. Roast y with espresso, coffee grinds fresh out the freezer, and whole coffee bean goodness. Roast y and soft with a light chocolate and caramel sweetness. Drying with a note of licorice. Good stuff.
bu11zeye (12363) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(30cl bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, toffee, and fudge. Flavor of coffee, chocolate, lightly charred grain, and roasted malt with a dry finish.
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 (11892) - 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 (5635) - 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 (1918) - 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.