BlackIPA (749) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 27, 2012
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
HUGE thanks to the man, the legend, the one and only PEPSIEDCAN. Mad props, yo. This beer pours a clear brown with a 2 finger slightly off white head. A quick whiff of the beer and immediately you are whisked away to Tibs’ coffee shop... Sweet artificial hazelnut coffee, coffee and more coffee. I am starting to get afraid that this beer is going to be super cloying before even tasting it... As I take my first sip, I breath a slight sigh of relief finding comfort in the fact that it really isn’t cloying at all. Yes, it’s sweet. Yes, it lacks a certain depth. It’s not very roasty, despite all it’s coffee undertones. No alcohol is apparent at all, which could be dangerous. All in all, this beer is a winner. Like.
larsniclas (5038) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy, dark golden with a tan head.
Coffee-beans and milky chocolate in the aroma.
Loads of milky chocolate in the flavour.
rlgk (7538) - Skövde, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at "En liten provning hos larsniclas" hosted by Alex ( _angst_). Dark brown beer with a decent beige head. Chocolate aroma, cocoa powder, nutty, creamy, fruity notes. Chocolate flavor, caramel, biscuits, dark chocolate, roasted, cocoa powder, raisins, vanilla, milky, hay notes.
Jesterdeal (1098) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at P.O.P.E. during beer week. Aroma is very strong of delicious french vanilla coffee. Pours bright brown with a decent but medium head. Taste is very sweet with vanilla bean, hazelnut, and caramel. The coffee seems to have subsided over time but I don’t think this has hindered the outcome. One-dimmensional but pleasant.
devman171 (213) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Peter, thanks! Pours greyish brown with low head. Aroma is roast chocolate, coffee. Taste is roast coffee with sweet nuts, a little alcohol and thin, fun beer though.
Cbuk1013 (150) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours brown with a white head. Smells of coffee spiked with hazelnut creamer. Nice balanced beer.
Ughsmash (6723) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL bottle. Poured medium brown with an easily-resuscitated khaki head. The aroma picked up a whole bunch of hazelnut coffee and vanilla joined by lesser brown sugar and a touch of buttered popcorn.. came back to the sweet coffee and vanilla beans on the back of the nose. The flavor found light-moderately roasted hazelnut coffee throughout, again with vanilla beans and some other nutty notes accenting.. finished with lightly-roasted coffee, a bunch of nutty creamer, and a kiss of peppery alcohol. Medium-bodied and very sweet on the palate.. OK feel and flow.. after a few ounces it became a bit cloying and hard to drink.
dreadnord (1009) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow, this is a treat. Nice dark brown almost black pour with a good tan head. The nose is nutella! Hazelnuts, chestnuts, chocolate, coffee, light hints of anisette. The taste is high sweet and medium bitter. Texture is pretty smooth, body is heavy and the finish is long. Nice beer, really like it.
jandd1983 (1617) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at DLD 2013. It poured a clear dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma was really sweet with a good amount toffee, caramel and a hint of coffee. The taste was a nice toasty front end with a slight chocolate and toffee finish. Very good.
bigtaster (403) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
About a year on this bottle, mostly clear dark brown color off white head. Fresh coffee and hazelnut nose, glorious. Medium body, good carbonation, caramel and toffee. Good stuff.
badgerben (4255) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown color with a thin head. Strong hazelnut and roasty aroma. While the hazelnut is definitely the most prominent flavor, it doesn’t blow everything else apart. Solid chocolate and malty flavor as well. Just a pinch dry, but not much bitterness.