strap (402) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - FEB 18, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
deep black with a light brownish head. strong aroma of vanilla, chocolate and coffee and powerful vanilla taste with a kickass coffee aftertaste. like a cup of coffee with a stout mixed in. very good.
Tmoney99 (10459) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a black color with an average frothy brown head that lasted with fair lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted malt, chocolate and coffee aroma. Medium sweet roasted malt and coffee flavor with a medium coffee sweet and small alcohol bite finish of moderate duration. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a solid beer.
ferit (122) - Schleswig-Holstein, GERMANY - FEB 16, 2012
3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
- geen geur
- drapje, slap uiterlijk
+ paprika smaak, lekkere eerste smaak
BREWMUSKCLES (2201) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
initial aroma of rubbing alcohol. flavor of alcohol and vanilla the beer is creamy and frothy with flavors of caramel and toffee with a fruity metallic composite that makes me think of plum pudding that is somewhat on the sweet side. a bit warming though muted the beer looks good in the pour and my bottles had a mocha head that dissapeared in some order. my kind of holiday beer. seems off balance yet with some intrigue. coffee in the alcohol with some deep dark chocolate. lingering rye hop finish.
mcmisko (351) - New York, USA - FEB 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours near black with a dark brown head. Smells like coffee and chocolate, but smell is not too lifted. Taste very smooth and creamy, with coffee, milk chocolate and sweet rich cola flavors. Pretty thick, but smooth and clean mouth feel. Coffee flavors are not over powering and not near as strong as other coffee stouts Iíve had, but this is a great brew.
SimplySike (808) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2013 2013-05-10
Pours pours black with cream head.
Aroma coffee, alcohol, sugar, dark fruits.
Taste Coffee bitter, some sweets.
Great coffee stout.
Nice coffee aroma. Dark almost black beer firm brown head. Taste: coffee little biter little fruity.
andrejes (32) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, very dark, nice brown head. Taste many coffee, malts some fruits.Light bitter
DrSilverworm (6020) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle, 2012 vintage. Super-dark brown color, a little brown head fading to minimal, bit of lace. Lighter, but kind of a sharp carbonation. Really dry texture... Normally I like that, but this may be too dry, takes away from the body a bit. Iím not sure how I feel about it. Really awesome bottle-art, probably the most impressive Iíve seen yet from FD. The aroma is awesome, delivers in the coffee department. You can easily detect it just from sniffing the glass, and it lasts through the aftertaste for quite a bit, along with just a bit of alcohol bite and some good oatiness. Great roasty-coffee bittersweet taste. Great beer, but itís super-fresh... Itíd be interesting to try a version of this thatís been aged for a year or more. I think the added smoothness would do wonders for this brew
portableparty (1909) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to snifter (thanks watson1977). Pours oily black brown with a quick tan head that fades to nothing. Aroma is roasted burnt malt coffee and some vanilla and dark fruit. Taste is vanilla roasted malt and coffee with some chocolate and finishes with dark dried fruit like figs or raisins. Palate is full and slick with a oily dry finish. Nice brew!
jstraw (1906) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black with modest brown head / Acidic nose of roast barley and coffee / Medium body, acidity and strong carbonation leading to both weak body and brief, very bitter, finish / Simple flavors of dark roast coffee with notes of caramel and grass / Clumsy.