ROGUE (2078) - Newark, Delaware, USA - AUG 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Pours a deep black color with a thick, tan head that slowly falls to a thin cap. Strong coffee, chocolate, and malty aroma. Flavor is full and rich, with a generous sweetness and a slight roasted malt bitterness. Strong chocolate and coffee overtones, with a nice malt background. Somewhat boozy through the finish. Medium to full body and moderate smooth carbonation.
J_man (620) - Tustin, California, USA - JUL 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pitch black under a bright light with only a little dark brown at the very edge of the glass. Topped with a brown head and aromas of charred wood, molasses and cream. Surprisingly, the taste is much tamer than the appearance or aroma. Black strap molasses, cocoa and smoke dominate with licorice underneath. The sweetness is just barely enough to balance the dry char. Strangely dry and light bodied as well and the 8.9% ABV is really hidden. A little cooked vegetable taste towards the end and if finishes with more cocoa and dark chocolate. A good beer but not quite what I was expecting.
jmgreenuk (2614) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines. Poured a deep mahogany with a thin tan head. The aroma is rich, alcoholic liqourice, leading to a strong rich bitter flavour with an oily consistency, lots of roasted malt and dark chocolate. A beast of an ale.
Beerdedone (2394) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours jet black with a nice brown head.Aroma of fresh coffee, roasted malts and chocolate. Flavor was creamy & well rounded with roasted coffee, chocolate, vanilla, rich roasted malts and had a roasty warming long finish
markextrae (426) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
from bottle, pours black with a small head if you donít pour it high. good rich aroma full of coffee and chocolate, and roasted malts and caramel. nice smooth beer.
fugitive (1161) - Athens, GREECE - JUL 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Color dark brown with medium brown head. Aroma chocolate, coffee, roasted. Taste sweet, coffee, roasted.
VastActiv (1629) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0.33l at Vastarannan Kiiski, Helsinki. Originally rated 29062012. Colour is black with small brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Coffee, chocolate and roasted malts.
maneliquor (2265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Utobeer. Pours black with a small, dark tan head leaving a heavily spotted lacing. Nose shows very heavy vanilla, aniseed, roasted coffee beans and a bit of dirty earthiness. A touch one dimensional here. Taste shows heavy vanilla and espresso with light cocoa and spice. A little dirty but works well with the other flavours. It has a creamy mouth feel with some sharp bitterness on the finish and a fair touch of heat. A very solid coffee stout
Xstream (148) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Odd one this is. When in the mouth has a full body flavor of warm, creamy, chocolate, mocha coffee like. Also some caramel and vanilla, together with the roasted malts ofcourse. The weird part is the finish. Itís almost like the flavor vanishes and leaves a watery substance. Keeps it fresh and almost gives you a neutral pallet for the next sip, but iíd like a little more finish to it ... the lingering is missing.
ogivlado (5287) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 355ml. -from Za Popenít Pivoteka, Ljubljana. Black coloured, small brown head, light smoke and coffee in the nose. Roasted malt, roasted coffee and dark chocolate with mild notes of vanilla and wood. Alcohol well hidden, dry roasty finish. Very smooth.