Mortlach (1244) - Rome, ITALY - MAY 28, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle shared with ippopotamo36. Deep black color with a big cappuccino foam. Aroma of chocolate, sponge cake, coffee, superb! Flavour is rich and powerful, chocolate, molasses, tiramisù, coffee, light bitter end. Full body, medium carbonation. How tasty! Impressive...
Brandman (2354) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black body, brown head. Aroma has roasted chocolate malt, some soy sauce, some coffee. Coffee part grows when this warms. Flavour is Very smooth roasted malt, dry and acidic, chocolate, some grains. Very smooth, well balanced and no alcohol at all present. Finishes with coffee.
danielecamo (773) - ITALY - MAY 28, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In bottiglia da 35cl. Colore nero impenetrabile, schiuma marrone fine e poco persistente. Aroma intenso di fondo di caffè, cioccolato amaro, frutta sotto spirito. al palato ancora molto intensa, corpo rotondo ma allo stesso tempo non troppo pesante, note di cioccolato, frutta sotto spirito, fondo di caffè, caffè, nota alcoolica che riscalda il palato. Ottima!
niquillis (1690) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Beer Dock, Crewe. Pours black brown with dark tan bubble. Bit of cinnamon, plenty of coffee, bit of choc. Easy drinking, excellent.
davidezdonz (48) - , HONG KONG - MAY 22, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A 355ml bottle with a best by date of 7th August 2015 and poured into a snifter glass. The beer poured a deep dark brown to black colour with a very thin caramel head that disappears quickly. There is also some light spotty lacing. Immediate strong roast coffee aromas with bittersweet chocolate along with a little root beer, toffee and caramel notes. Amazing taste. First thought was that it tasted like biting into freshly roasted coffee beans… so good! It was then followed by bittersweet chocolate and hints of bitter hops. Medium bodied, silky smooth with light carbonation. Overall, this was really good and over the last few years my favourite non BA coffee based stout. Each year I buy at least a case of this just for myself to enjoy over the winter and over the course of the year until the next yearly batch is brewed.
KoRoBeNiKi (86) - Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA - MAY 21, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Nadery’s in NYC
Aroma: Coffee, chocolate, malt, nice mix, no alcohol
Appearance: Very dark with a brown/tan head, a smidgeon of light peering through.
Taste: Coffee, chocolate, same as aroma with some extra sweetness/bitterness
Palate: A little spice/alcohol but barely noticeable. Great mouthfeel.
Excellent brew, good art on the bottle as well.
DrGD (108) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2015
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Great appearance of black colour with dark beige foam. Aroma: lots of coffee and chocolate, roasted malts, hint of smoke. Taste: espresso coffee, milk chocolate, hint of dark fruits, alcohol presence. Medium to full body. Creamy mouthfeel. A great, super tasty beer!
cattrall (48) - Midlevels, HONG KONG - MAY 17, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Truly awesome. Your morning coffee combined with a stout. Don't have it in front of me so can't give an accurate review. But one of the best stouts I've ever had. Good bitterness. Balanced. Well done.
Wittales (701) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 14, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance was oil black with lasting mocha creamy 1 finger head, spotty lacing. Aromas are expresso, bittersweet chocolate, roasted barley, hints of alcohol and brown sugar. Taste are milk chocolate upfront then roasty bite mid sip. The warming backend with black coffee smoothness. Palate was creamy smooth CO2 with full-medium body, slick lasting oily balanced finish. Overall a strong contender for an American Stout, smoother bitterness it would be perfect.
atatum1234 (21) - Rogers, USA - MAY 13, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Intense coffee, chocolate and tobacco nose. First sip is dry and yields intense, dark coffee. Dry chocolate finish. Really really tasty brew. Intensely stout. This is a near perfect brew.