boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2012
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at craft ale house. Pours pitch black with a nice tan head that sticks around. The aroma is coffee forward with a little mocha trail. The taste is big coffee but not overly bitter or sweet.. Really great with just a touch of alcohol on the finish. An experience I hope to repeat.
scoth (627) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled Oct 28, 2014. Pours inky dark, black in the glass, with a thin tan head, medium retention. Aromas of bourbon, dark chocolate, coffee, toast. cherry, grass. Full, rich body, slick, light carbonation, medium dry. Medium sweet, a tiny hint of citrus, with a boozy warming medium bitter chocolate finish. Enjoyably over-the-top.
iceman23 (3) - SINGAPORE - NOV 25, 2015 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottled 28 Oct 2014 @ 17.81%. Pours oily black with one finger beige head. Aroma of coffee and dark chocolate. Taste is smooth combination of coffee and dark chocolate, slightly bitter and sweet at same time, with chocolate a bit more noticeable. Little alcohol burn now compared to when fresh. Bit of bourbon present but not dominating like eight months ago. Very nice! Rated 95 in March 2015 but 100 now.
unclemike (2684) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - NOV 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a slick black with a creamy frothy tan head. Super roasty, tons of straight-up cold-press coffee! Tastes like Starbucks, ha, really it does, a bit too much booze in the aftertaste though. Body is slick creamy and fluffy.
RobertDale (4550) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 2, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours black with a decent tan head. Aroma of coffee, bourbon, and malt. Taste is coffee, roasted malt, bourbon, and some chocolate and vanilla. Delicious.
Boutip (5357) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a large dark brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of dry coffee notes with some light alcohol, some roasted malt and some residual sugar notes. Taste is an extreme mix of huge floral coffee notes with some dry bitter roasted malt, some alcohol and some residual sugar notes. Body is full with good carbonation and some alcohol was apparent. Not sure I need to drink this on a regular basis but still quite drinkable considering the ingredients used in this beer.
Ughsmash (7426) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Poured inky black with very little head. The aroma picked up sour-ish bourbon over sweet coffee and vanilla notes. The flavor found meaty black and vanilla notes at the core with tart bourbon barrel and peppery spice around.. finished spicy and hot, with lots of coffee and residual sugars. Heavier-bodied and grainy.. a bit too hot, but tasty.
caesar (5971) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Zeebra 2015, small sample. Dark color, short head. Aroma of dark roasted malts, coffee, some chocolate. Bit heavy on the coffee and the alcohol. Ok stuff.
PartyFowle (733) - - MAY 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Pitch black, inky. The deep cinnamon-hued head doesn’t last long. Brilliant coffee aroma. Oily, funky beans; toasted sourdough; soil and chocolate in minuscule amounts. The flavor: so very much coffee. It even overpowers the underlying Mephistopheles -- a feat I didn’t think was possible. Rich, roasty, oily. Toasted bread again, some cocoa, a finish of ethanol and spicy Arabica. Full, creamy body. Thick and smooth, like drinking thick hot chocolate. If you want to enjoy this one, you better damn well like coffee. Huge bean flavor, not a ton of stout. A little hot. Good for a few ounces, too rich for much more.
Mittenator (1609) - Michigan, USA - MAY 17, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the brewery. Dark mahogany with a dark head. Coffee, dark, dry fruit and burned malt.
deanso (7196) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle courtesy of and shared Randomstrangernl.
thin tan ring head. Clear black pour. Lots of coffee. Very very good. Alcohol but at 15/16% to be expected.