bmeup (545) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tugun Cellars.Dark beer with lots of earthy chocolate that is sweet and bitter together with a hint of roasty coffee and heated spice. Light to medium body and sweet. Pleasant IS, but there is plenty out there beyond this.
Bobblehead (63) - Kansas, USA - FEB 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark, brown foam, hints of coffee and chocolate, intense flavors, light sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, slick feel, soft carbonation, long finish, very smooth.
asceticbrewer (57) - Arizona, USA - FEB 27, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
12oz to tulip. Bottled 11/16/14. Pours black, with thick mocha colored head. Aroma is fresh cold brewed coffee with a slight grainy/ malty quality. Taste is fresh coffee with chocolate and roasted malts.Mouthfeel is slightly....’grainy’?
GlasgowTAD (283) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - FEB 25, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours jet black with a huge mocha head which recedes to a foamy layer. Aroma is dominated by coffee, dark chocolate and some dried fruits - raisins, figs. Rich dark chocolate, coffee bitterness, slight vanilla sweetness and some roastiness is picked up in the taste. Full bodied with a decadent mouthfeel.
Hanoi (531) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Stunned to find I’ve not rated this. Bottle. Nose is fresh, fresh coffee, slight vanilla a little woodiness and a little smoke. Taste is coffee, vanilla, a little coco, an earthy note from the oats, emerging smoke in the finish, a touch of spice and pepper. Slight dates note underneath.
It’s a mature classic.
Couch0508 (32) - Flat rock, Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I was disappointed when I found out this was only a seasonal beer. I really wanted this to be my year round go to beer.
venettafields (10) - - FEB 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 12 oz bottle with bottle date 10/14/14. Consumed Halloween night. Pours dark dark brown, light coming through at the sides, two finger cinnamon head. I could smell the coffee immediately after cracking the cap. So much coffee in the nose, the coffee just dominates everything else. Slightly roasty, just a tinge of alcohol, but not so much chocolate. Taste follows the nose, bitter coffee, a very little bit of alcohol, the chocolate sweetens it up a little bit, but the thing there I can’t shake is this underripe green pepper flavor. Maybe that’s the coffee. I don’t know, but I don’t necessarily like it. Still pretty good. Medium bodied, I was expecting something fuller. As a guy who doesn’t drink coffee, I wasn’t sure if this was worth it, but it’s still pretty good.
Zodiac (54) - - FEB 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong beer but not a strong imp stout. Very drinkable for the style, but nevertheless has rich buque.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
IPAgutten79 (671) - Skui, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Svart med lavt espressofarget skum. Aromaen er kaffe og malt. Smaken er mild kaffe, sjokolade og mørk malt. Fløyelsmyk. Tykk konsistens, mild bitterhet i ettersmaken.
mighty_meadow (297) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - FEB 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Good Spirits Co. in Glasgow.
Pours almost black with a medium, tan head.
Lovely aroma of coffee and malts.
Tastes of coffee and dark, silky chocolate. Chocolate is more prominent in the finish.
Very thick, oily mouthfeel. A bit like drinking a liquidised coffee and chocolate smoothie.
Basically, delicious. One of the best beers I’ve ever tasted.