GothGargoyle (1597) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014. Black with a good sized tan head. Aroma is marshmallow, chocolate, coffee, coconut, wood, vanilla. Full bodied, creamy mouthfeel, sweet on the palate with some roasty notes. Taste is toasted marshmallow, coconut, coffee, oak, hint of vanilla.
lusikka (6946) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ CBC2013, Copenhagen. Pours a dark brown colour with a small head. Aroma is very interesting; cinnamon, marshmellow, some lactose and vanilla sugar. Flavour of roasted malts, vanilla sugar, coconut milk and marshmellow sweetness. Medium bodied and a dry, slightly sweet, flour-like finish. Unique, but not really my thing.
kryon (1781) - SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black low off white head
Aromas of cinnamon, coconut crusts, hints of vanilla
Taste has cinnamon, coconut, caramel, bready malts. Very nice!
olio (7344) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 2, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ CBC’14.
Pours dark brown color with a small head. Very intense vanilla aroma, chocolate and toasted malts also. Vanilla and cocoa on the flavor, some bourbon notes also. Vanilla all over the place here.
tiong (4564) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 2, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ CBC 2014
Pours pitch black with a smooth head. Aroma has massive amounts of vanilla, white chocolate, nutty and roasty malts, some cocoa and chocolate. Taste is smooth, white chocolatey and nutty with loads of vanilla sugar, some cocoa, spices and roastiness. Finish has loads of white chocolate, nutty roastiness, cocoa and vanilla. Quite a white chocolate and vanilla overdose.
cgarvieuk (16775) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Copenhagen beer festival... Dark black... Small tan head... Dark coconut chocolate roast nose.. Little tooo cold... Massive coconut... Little spirit... Dark roast malts... Heavy chocolate
djd07 (5316) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler thanks to Matt. Pours black with small creamy beige head that diminishes quickly. The nose is just incredible on this with coconut and white chocolate. Thick mouthfeel with sweet coffee, nice chocolate, and very sweet finish. Wow, amazing stuff.
RobertDale (4090) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 1, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber. Thanks Luis! The aroma hit as soon as I opened the swing top. What an amazing aroma of chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and coconut. Pours black with an average tan head. Taste is dark chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, coffee, and coconut. I would never get tired of drinking this. Truly a remarkable experience. Can’t say enough good things to describe the aroma and taste.
rxeight (1789) - Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Swing top growler from last Tuesdays rease. Thanks AJ. This stuff is awesome. Best smelling beer ever. Strong chocolate and coffee, subtitle coconut. The aroma is intense. More like smelling a candle than a beer. I could smell it from the bottle a foot away. Flavor is chocolate covered coffee beans. Palate is what you would expect for a 6% porter. Very good stuff.
craftycarl21 (2295) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
So excited I got to try this again after we had it at the bar for CBC and we were so slammed I didn’t even get a whiff. Thanks to Derek/Tom for sharing with the bartenders and myself! Black pour, small tan head. Nose/flavor is absolutely adjunct foward, with coconut macaroon, sweet chocolate ganache, marzipan, milk chocolate, and big unroasted espresso. Not complex, but gorgeous in those two or three integral characteristics. Damn. Yes please.