dutchbeerpages (1849) - 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 (2371) - , 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 (5462) - 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 (5796) - 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.
leaparsons (8857) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a beige foam. Aromas are rich coffee with cocoa and hazelnut syrup. Flavours are sweet chocolate with lots of coffee, roast malts. Good.
dnstone (2364) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 19, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Chocolate, espresso, milkstout-like sweet roastiness of an aroma. Deep brown in color with a nice tan head. Rich and chocolatey with thin espresso notes and a roasty finish.
Notes: Borefts Beer Festival ’10
Abio (1773) - Waasland, BELGIUM - NOV 18, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Burned coffee, some red fruits smell. Very dark brown, like black at the glass. Small head, just a lace, but stays good, and sticks nice to the glass. Tastepalate is a bit simple, but good. Nice burned taste, biterness is ok, not to much. Roasted-sweet that goes to light bitter. Decent.
jcwattsrugger (11560) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
10.1oz bottle-pours a light brown head with black color. Aroma is soft dark malt-roasty/cocoa, dark fruit-plum(!). Taste is dark malt-coffee/cocoa, earthy hop bite. [No fruit].