esjunknyc (21) - - OCT 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Coffee forward, strong on the nose and opens bitter. Great BCBS follows after bitterness, overall a wonderful compliment of flavor to the traditional.
ajnepple (2724) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled at GABF multiple times. Black appearance with a brown head. Fresh coffee grounds, chocolate, roasted malts, oak, vanilla and light bourbon. Mind = blown
chinchill (2283) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wonderful aroma is both interesting and appealing.
Drinks like an imperial milk stout with coffee. A tad too sweet in the finish.
DocJitsu (1088) - Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an opaque, nearly black with a short-lived dark tan head. Rich, dark woody aromas and light notes of fresh coffee. Thick, smooth and chewy. Very rich brew. A lot of vanilla, bourbon, oak, and sweet cherry and fig. Not much coffee.
Addendum: as the beer warms, I note a lot more coffee
slowrunner77 (6165) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
"this one was cool enough that i just ordered a kilo a the coffee that was in this beer. still young, and therefore a little hot. definitely sweet, but not cloyingly so. this beer, as well as the rare, makes me wonder if this beer was 10 or 11% if it would get an even higher score. the heat is the only thing keeping this from, say, a 4.7-8. coffee, chocolate, vanilla, charred malt...damn good all around. can’t wait for the coffee beans. in 6-12 months, it may be higher in the feel."
llcooldave (1143) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Black in the glass. Strong aroma of dark cocoa and coffee. Interesting taste of dark chocolate oatmeal. Overall an awesomely solid brew! Thanks BarZigKin for sharing.
tomer (1851) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - SEP 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At a tasting, thanks DSG, small bubbly brown head, treacly pour, opaque quite dark brown colour, aroma of roasted coffee, espresso and green shrubs, quite aromatic, flavour of coffee, chocolate, vanila, cocoa and a touch of cherry, everything a bit too sweet and strong. Aroma is amazing, flavour is a little less so.
zvsn (759) - ISRAEL - SEP 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks DSG. Black opaque color with almost no head. Aroma of roasted malts, espresso vanilla, chocolate, bourbon. Very rich flavors, coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, licorice, caramel, bourbon, sweet and roasted aftertaste. Full bodied, smooth mouthfeel. Great brew.
kerenmk (2697) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 23, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Thanks DSG. 2013. Pours black and headless. Lots of coffee, coffee beans and a little weed in the nose, along with mud and green beans followed by cocoa. Sweet and rich taste, coffee liquor, a little bitter and smooth taste. Smooth texture, no carbonation, full-bodied, long, lingering bitter coffee finish. Quite awesome.
DSG (6489) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Thanks troganmi for this bottle! 2013 bottle, bottled 15/11/13. Black with a bit of brown foam. Really great aroma of bourbon, vanilla, coffee beans, a bit of coconut and a bit of espresso. Sweet flavor with chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, espresso and some wood and a light alcoholic touch in the finish. Full-bodied, thick. Wonderful.