Scopey (5292) - Croydon, Greater London, - NOV 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at CP&K. It pours jet black with a small tan head. The nose is roasted malt, toast, strong coffee almond and toasted coconut. The taste is pretty damn sweet, sugary coffee, toffee, caramel, wood, vanilla, banana, espresso, roasted malt, nut, toast and cola with a dry, bitter-sweet finish. It definitely comes together as biscotti. Full body, moderate carbonation and sticky mouth-feel. Flavoursome but pretty damn sweet and cloying. I can appreciate why others may really like this; it’s just not for me.
Cunningham (3912) - Halden, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: A complete absence of light on the other side of this one. A nice small beige head that leaves an ok lacing.
Aroma: Coffee, chocolate and caramel.
Palate: Full body. Slightly sweet with a mild bitterness. Soft carbonation. Creamy texture.
Taste: Espresso, crème brulee, ice cream and chocolate.
Overall impression: Solid stuff! No point eating crème brulee when I can have both together in this lovely brew.
Personal stats: On tap @ Crowbar in Oslo, Norway
abemorsten (2431) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Crowbar. Black with a dense brown head. Kahlua on the nose. Mouth is roasted coffee with a biscotti. Masterful! Full bodied and oily. Silky smooth and pleasant to drink.
RuneStumo (2040) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
13.02.2014. On tap at Crowbar & Bryggeri. Black colour with tan head. Sweet strong and rich. Very nice with wthis sweet rich malty beers. Not notes of Kahlua, it tastes Kahlua!! Body is strong with lots of alcohol. Tastes very good. The Kahlua flavours comes from espresso and vanilla added to the brew. Very good!
gunnar (4740) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Crowbar, Oslo. Pours pitch black no head. Aroma is strong/deep malty, vanilla and tar. Taste is moderate/heavy thick & sweet, syrupy mouthfeel, plenty of vanilla and roasted coffee, light alcohol bite at the finish, a nice one.
Zer0 (1126) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sampled at ’t Klooster, Delft, thanks to sic1314, Pours dark brown to black with a thick beige to brown head. Aroma is nuts, caramel, chocolate, light coffee and vanilla. Huge vanilla! Taste is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter. Full bodied with surprisingly thick texture. Great stuff.
sic1314 (2403) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured deep dark brown with a frothy beige head. Gusher. Aroma of roast malt, deep dark fruit, coffee, dark chocolate. Full body, flavour of the aroma, add light liquorice, fudge, plum, cherry. Dry, lingering bitter sweet finish.
Niall73 (908) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at CBC Clerkenwell ET takeover. Pours super dark brown/black without much head. Aroma is sweet chocolaty, teriyaki with a touch of grass and coffee. Fulling body, medium carbonation. Sticky, boozy, vanilla, cakey, choc, touch of coffee. Lovely balance, a treat.
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pilgrimoutlaw (689) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Whole Foods Devon. Pours opaque black with thin tan head. Coffee, vanilla, roast, toffee. Moderately bitter and lightly sweet. Smooth, medium body. Very nice.
tderoeck (4012) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
11/XII/13 - 1Pt. 6 Fl. Oz. bottle @ De Hopduvel (Gent) - BBE: 2015 (2013-1138) Thanks to Bobochamp for sharing the bottle!
Clear dark brown beer, no head. Aroma: dark caramel, hint of vanilla, coffee, chocolate, pretty sweet, dried plums, alcohol, grains. MF: soft to no carbon, medium to full body. Taste: sweet start, caramel, coffee, quite some dried fruits, sour touch, prunes and raisins, alcohol, some chocolate. Aftertaste: alcohol, lots of dark chocolate, coffee, little sour, sweet caramel, lots of alcohol warming the throat and mouth.
OPIE788 (219) - Ohio, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Pourd very dark brow with a thick tan head. All I got in the nose was coffee. Taste is silky smooth with chocolate, almonds and coffee. Love this beer.