MrChopin (3575) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 8, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
black, large bubbled white head. Light prune, smoke, and cocoa, light chocolate. Flavor is chocolate front, light soy and cardboard mid, finish showing light burn, coffee grinds, and cookie. Stale and bland, watery body.
natejgood (414) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - JAN 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice dark brown, almost black, with a mocha head. Smells of chicory, bitter chocolate and dark fruit. Rich coffee and chocolate flavors that grow deeper with the aftertaste. The slightest hint of fruit on the tip of the tongue. Solid beer and definitely a good wake up call.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Soft and sweet milk chocolate nose, lots of chewy sugars. Taste is moderately sweet and lightly bitter with soft and creamy milk chocolate, light toffee.
BeerandBlues2 (10612) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black with a small, fizzy light tan head, short retention with good lacing. Aroma is coffee and chocolate malt, earthy hops, and dark fruity esters. Flavor is roast and coffee malt, dark fruity esters, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body, warmth and carbonation.
jcwattsrugger (11365) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap @GABF-pours black with a light brown head. Aroma is coffee, dark malt-roasty/peat, earthy. Taste is coffee, dark malt-roasty/peat, earthy hops.
Gription79 (2441) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 30, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle shared at the Utah holiday tasting. There were notes of coffee, caramel, cream, and roasted malts. One of the better coffee beers I have had.
gyllenbock (5666) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, vintage 2011.
Dark brown with a small, tan head. This beer was mostly about coffee, coffee grounds and some wet ash. Not a bad beer but it became a bit boring and one-dimensional after a while.
scooterbub (910) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - DEC 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours black with a red hue and a nice one in tan head that quickly fades. Taste is of coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, smoke, some pine, resin and a bit of hops. The aroma is similar, but mostly clean. The body is full. The finish is slightly dry and a touch bitter. Easy to drink, enjoyable and really reminds me of a good cup of coffee.
rader58 (815) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - DEC 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle. Pours a dark brown to almost black. Aroma of coffee, molasses, peat, caramel, plum. Flavor is smoke, coffee, chocolate, peat, wood, raisin. Quite dry with low carbonation.
Sledutah (5743) - Utah, USA - DEC 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
1L bottle shared at the 2011 Christmas party
Appearance: Dark brown with a small beige head and some lacing
Aroma: Toasted malts, coffee and dark fruit
Taste: Roasted malts, coffee and some smoke