Nate (4022) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From bottle, courtesy of Joe N. Nice coffee aroma, rich and malty with molasses, chocolate, roasted barley, and sweet alcohol vapors. Dark black opaque with tan lacing head. Medium-heavy body with medium carbonation. Starts and stays sweet, rich with coffee, chocolate, cherry wood, roasted barley, and alcohol - fusel but not rough. Bitter nutty finish with lingering sweetness. Alcohol warming with light bitter after.
Nuffield (4020) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 14, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The coffee in this is very well balanced, and actually could be a little more forward for my taste. Very smooth, easy drinking, with a rich, rounded profile and a somewhat less-than-over-the-top palate. (on tap at the Muddy Pig, St. Paul, MN)
CanIHave4Beers (3946) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours basically black with a small head that leaves spotty lacing on the glass.
The aroma is coffee & chocolate with some very light hoppiness. It’s sweet smelling, aromatic... really inviting and enjoyable.
The beer is a touch boozy, it’s got some good dark chocolate, it’s plenty bitter with lots of coffee and some espresso. Kinda sweet in a nice way...
MrHangover (3811) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ THT May, courtesy of Benzai. Pours a pitch black beer with a small beige head on top. Aroma of coffee mostly, some dark spices, cinnamon and black pepper. Licorice, molasses are also present. Flavor is fairly bitter, loads of bitter chocolate, coffee. Big dry sweet touches. Long bitter chocolatey aftertaste! Amazing surprise!
Steve_0 (3743) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Crooked Stave ROY-G-BIV Day. Pour is deep brown with a small tan head and good lacing. Big roast, cocoa, green coffee, oak, bread, and somewhat earthy aroma. Taste is dark fruits, caramelly, brown sugar, light cocoa, coffee, and wood with a light bitter finish. Sticky mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Very tasty and well-balanced, hard to believe it is 10%.
edgallow (3477) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with a brown head. Aroma of malts, chocolate and coffee. Taste is the same. Very good beer.
Ed5388 (3065) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle courtesy of Hoff! Pours out a dark brown/almost black color with a small creamy tan head of foam. Aroma of dark chocolate, burnt espresso, black malts, burnt sugar, and hints of vanilla. Taste of black charred malts, burnt day old coffee, sweet caramel, burnt sugar, earth, hints of licorice, and vanilla extract in the finish. At first was too charred and burnt in the flavor, but digging it the more I drink it and it warms up.
jcartamdg (2956) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown/black. Taste is coffee, chocolate and malt. Smooth and chewy. Lots of chocolate and coffee. Very nice.
weihenweizen (2950) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Refrigerated 75 cl brown bottle poured into a snifter. Black with small brown highlights and small beige. Aroma is nice coffee, medium body, low carbonation, and some lacing. Taste is coffee and dark malt.
cards04 (2601) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This wasn’t for me. I appreciate what went into this hence the higher score but this is all about the coffee. This smells and tastes like someone put coffee beans and alcohol into a blender and hit the on button. Very earthy and all coffee. Almost salty on the finish. No thanks.