melush (842) - SPAIN - APR 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Botella de 50 cl, adquirida en www.biirkonnen.com. Color marron oscuro. Sabor a cafe, malta tosta, ligeramente a regaliz.
fellebag (824) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 50cl. Small brown layer, quite opaque. Aroma is raisins, berries and coffee. Taste is coffee, woodwork and vanilla.
TBone (12815) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 20, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at Beer Hunters.
I have rated this before but I noticed that my rating is not on RB so needs to drinked again. Dark brown color, small off-white head. Aroma has pure coffee, coffee beans. Medium-bodied. Flavor is cold coffee, some caramel and low bitterness. This is vintage 2012. Clearly thinner than back then and less aggressive coffee.
Inbreak (2172) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - APR 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Old rating rerated 15.04.2014, 0,5l bottle @ Café Spesial:
Nice light brown creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly rich, licorice, espresso, dark malts, toffee, chocolate pudding, dark sugar, soy sauce. Taste is slightly rich and sour-ish, espresso, dark malts, burnt caramel, licorice, chocolate, dark sugar, grass. Medium to longlasting bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel. Very nice, but I wish they would stick to the recipe from the very first batch of this one. It was way better.
FatPhil (9405) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 12, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle (0lhus Stockholm, Helsinki)
Black, and I managed to get a gorgeous tight tan head. Woh, yup, that’s coffee. Hedonistically that’s good, it melds with the roast very well. Taste - wow! Lovely sweet roast, coffee accompanies that perfectly. Lactose sweetness not too sweet. Finish has a great roasty burntness, and the coffee again accompanies that so well. This is brilliant integration of coffee in beer, few have done it so well. Late finish does return coffee to the fore. This is wonderful.
VastActiv (2897) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0.5l at Ölhus Stockholm, Helsinki. Brewed 03.04.12. Bottled 18.04.12. Colour is dark brown with slightly brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Massive coffee, some sweetness and roasted malts. Pretty one-dimensional but enjoyable.
Wolfbass (937) - Firenze, ITALY - MAR 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Considerando che non sono un grande amante dello stile, devo dire che questa è davvero l’evoluzione dello stesso. Veramente complimenti a questo birrificio, che ancora una volta sforna una birra meravigliosa.
Ragnampiza (495) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - MAR 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
2011 vintage. 500 ml bottle from Portale Birra, served in a snifter glass. Pitch black, no light passing through, with a nice, fluffy dark beige head. Good lacing. Still lots of coffee in the nose, mild dark fruits, black berries, toasted malts, liquorice. Same notes emerging in the mouth, with some added meaty and almost soy sauce qualities, slightly ashy and moderately sweet. Lingering coffee aftertaste. A bit more lively and dry than expected. Average carbonation, medium to full body and slightly oily texture. For a 3+ years bottle, it held great! I would love to try it fresh one time.
Lagerboy (1257) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle. Deep dark hueless brown, firm creamy tan foam eventually rings. Aroma of coffee and chocolate malt. Dark roast bitter coffee bean taste, sweet smooth creamy milky dark chocolate, light earthy herbal hop. Softer carbonation, medium-full bodied, moderately hopped. Finishes dry and lightly bitter. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)
vadie (746) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Noir avec une mousse moyenne marron. L’arôme est du café, chocolat, levure et malt torréfié. Le goût a tout ça avec un peu de molasse. C’est un peu onctueux. C’est comme boire un bon expresso et une bonne bière au même temps! Chouette! ;)