Kinz (3105) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUL 7, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft at Mekong. Pours black with a nice tan head. You can literally smell the coffee from a foot away. Stunning levels of expresso in the aroma. It’s like they kegged Starbucks. An entire store in one keg. Flavor is a match. This is coffee and espresso. A bit of chocolate and vanilla play around in the background, but this is just really about amazingly rich coffee. Desert in a glass. Loved, loved, loved this one.
OldGrowth (2342) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle, from bottle revolution, Raleigh. Good aroma, sweet. Chocolate, vanilla. dark blackish brown color, good head and lace. sweet flavor. thick body, oily creamy mouthfeel, sweet finish. Darn tasty. Flavor is my favorite part. rich malty sweet brew.
dinkle50 (835) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smells like a cookie and chocolate milk. Espresso head on top of a deep black pout. Huge mouth. Chocolate milk in taste along with cookies and pine nuts. Some vanilla in there too. Thick mouth. This should be dessert, not beer.
nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pouts black tab head thick. Tastes smells pine chocolate roasty licorice. Good stuff.
Loineshawn (3007) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. sweet vanilla. doughy biscotti does stick out. vanilla water. okay, not really my thing.
tgncc (2497) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma is chocolate, licorice, molasses, roast. The appearance is deep bvalck, light tan head. The flavor is chocolate, cream, molasses, light licorice. The finish is sweet, roasty, pine needles. Medium/thick in body. VERY enjoyable. Really more like an Imperial Stout. I expeted more biscotti flavor. Still, a great beer.
yespr (28651) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2013 22 fl oz bottle. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty, vanilla and dense malty to chocolate. Bitter, dry and herbal. Bitter dry finish.
artmcd8 (1086) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at HOTB. Pours a blackish brown with about an inch of head. Powerful aroma of coffee and chocolate. Slight viscosity to the mouthfeel. Good balance to the finish. Glad to try this.
50belair (1718) - Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle generously shared by Darkguardian at his birthday celebration. Murky brown pour with a tan head. Caramel malt aromas. Sweet with loads of caramel, vanilla, and hazelnut. Undercurrents of cold black coffee. Good mouthfeel and body.
Boutip (4292) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a deep black color porter with a medium size dirty brown color head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of chocolate malt notes with some light caramel with some vanilla and Italian cookie notes. Taste is also dominated by chocolate malt notes with some vanilla and Italian biscuit notes with light dry roasted malt notes. Body is quite full with light creamy texture and good carbonation with no apparent alcohol. Very impressive amount of complexity while retaining a good level of drinkability.