Dogbrick (9118) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at the 5th Annual Coldest Day of the Year Stout Tasting on 01/26/2013: The beer pours black with a medium light brown head that recedes slowly. Patchy lacing on the glass. Aroma of chocolate, biscuit malt and coffee. Full-bodied with flavors of roasted almonds, chocolate malt and vanilla. The finish is roasty with a nutty and malty aftertaste. Good brew all around.
brystmar (1306) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Best by 2015. Spills from the bottle in a syrupy stream. Black as night, brown head with decent retention.
Big, roasty coffee aroma. Silky smooth body is plenty viscous. Sweet, bready malts layered with coffee = deliciousness.
I'm convinced the level of polish on this RIS came from Westbrook, not Jeppe. IBB is one of the select few shelf beers I insta-purchase whenever I see it on the shelf.
tmongoose (1556) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bomber shared. poured almost black with cocoa colored head. wow bready sweet with coffee flavors and hints of chocolate. dark roasted coffee flavor possibly some anise, chocolate, booze the warmer the boozier it gets..sold beer and one for sipping. right on and thanks todd for this one.
Scopey (8365) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at ChrisO Snow Tasting, thanks to Deeblo. It pours very dark brown (near black) with a small light tan head. The nose is rich, chocolate gateaux, roasted malt, dark fruit, charcoal and a touch of coffee. The taste is chocolate, tar, roasted malt, toast mildly acidic, plum, prune, date and coffee with a dry finish. Full body, moderate carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Not particularly complex, but smooth, well-balanced and pretty drinkable.
LoFi (1637) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from trade with tstockstrom, thanks!
Completely pitch black with a great looking dark brown head.
Aroma: vinous, strong coffee, cocoa.
Taste: cocoa powder, creamy, chocolate liqueur/irish cream, toffee, strong greek coffee with sugar.
Yeah, very tasty. Without a certain touch of used coffee grounds (kaffesump), it would get an even higher score.
blutt59 (6142) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap, dark suede brown pour with khaki tan foam, aroma of vanilla, dark fruit, chocolate, flavor of Pyles heaven/hell cake with multi layers of good chocolate , vanilla, fruits, nice
Theydon_Bois (11643) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Chriso Snow Tasting, thanks to Bruce for this beauty, 20/01/13.
Mid black in appearance with a dirty coffee coloured head that clears to edgeville.
Nose is dark roast malts, chocolate, molasses, slightly peppery.
Taste comprises dark roast malts, chocolate, coffee, dark sugars.
Full bodied with soft carbonation, smooth on the palate, dry roast finish.
SudsMcDuff (6524) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
been wanting to try this .. . deep tan roach .. medium head, medium lacing .. . i like fudd .. . sweet tea biscuit, cookie crumbs, and brown sugar .. . good mouthfeel .. . a good beer but don’t quite get why there’s talk of this .. . . not in my mouth!!
harrisoni (14685) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Chriso Snow Tasting. Black beer lasting tan head. Deep choc. lots of beautiful chocolate. good in mouth. good choc syrup.
rxeight (1755) - Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour fantastic aroma of coffee and cocoa. Tastes like chocolate milk and espresso.medium to thick mouthfeel. Pleasantly suprised by this one.