GregClow (3039) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from the LCBO. Very dark body - verging on black - with a thin tan head. Strong aroma of freshly ground coffee with dark fruit and molasses notes behind. Coffee is still present in the flavour, but not quite as aggressively as in the aroma, with sweet dark fruit, caramel and cocoa notes coming to the fore. Medium-full body, slightly creamy on the palate. Slight heat in the finish, but not as strong as you might expect from an 8% beer. Very nice all around, really.
asheft (2825) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dusty aroma of grassy cinnamon roast coffee with jalapeno peppers. Almost opaque black under thin, light brown. Jalapeno pepper flavour (no spiciness) with chocolate and fairly dry roasty finish. Medium light body, medium carbonation, smooth.
Spab (3052) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a very dark brown colour with moderate-sized light tan head. Aroma is quite interesting with coconut, lots of coffee, caramel and dark fruit. Flavour is big on dark, roasty coffee with dark fruit, caramel and some subtle coconut. Oily mouthfeel. Fine carbonation. Nice.
deepeary (396) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle from LCBO. Lots of coffee but not too much, roasted malt and lingering fruitiness. No sign of the coconut but a very nice stout. Easy drinking for the style.
Davros (2535) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black, small head.
Nose shows coffee grounds, roasted malt, bready notes.
Flavours include more coffee, slight roast and a subtle sweetness, likely derived from the figs.
slowrunner77 (8373) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 19, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 bottle. big notes of high quality coffee and fig, with underlying roasted malts. Flavor is semi sweet and fruity, with a hefty dose of coffee. Feel is better than expected at 8%, and the quality is evident all around.
nihtila (2284) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
28.2.2015. Aroma of coffee beans and sth, maybe figs, dry fruits, roasted malts. Taste has roasted malts, dry fruits, only slight coffee, chocolate, maybe fig.
madmitch76 (20066) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16th March 2015
Mother Kelly’s. Keg. Almost opaque dark brown beer, small cream colour head. Palate is crispy and a little dry. Smooth dark malts with a fair bit of earthy coffee. Nice fruity back end - kinda caramel prune. Dry airy finish. Nice flavour medley but a bit dry.
jamestulloch (2688) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at The Hanging Bat. Dark brown body with a thin beige head. Light lacing. Aroma of coffee, fig, ash and chocolate. Flavour of flat Coca-Cola, fig and fruitcake. Dry finish. Thin to medium body with a creamy texture. Soft fizz. Strong flavour yet very easy to drink.
cgarvieuk (19005) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 1, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2015 growler at home ... deep black... thin tan lacin g ... softr massive coffee nose ... dark bitter coffee roast .. dark malts .. chewy roast ... big big coffee... Keg at the hanging bat... Deep black.. Thin tan lacing... Soft coffee roast malts... Little cold fizz... Dark roast dark chocolate... Dark chocolate malts roast... Big soft coffee.. Light sweet sticky fruits... 4.0