andrepintado (2140) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - MAY 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
50cl bottle. Color is dark brown to dark. Head is thin and brownish. Body is medium and hipersmooth. Finish is short and soft. Some sweetness. Bitterness is medium. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, light liqueur, light toast.
Acid303 (568) - Barcelona, CATALONIA, - MAY 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
50cl bottle, served in Snifter @ Homo Sibaris. Pours deep dark brown with medium beige creamy head (lasting). Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate and hints of coffee. Bitter taste because of the blend coffe + hops, balanced by the malts which give a chocolaty touch. Very nice coffee grains on the palate. Full body, perfect carbonation. So balanced and smooth.
melush (1603) - 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 (1218) - 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 (14785) - 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 (3350) - 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 (11833) - 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 (4247) - Oulu/Helsinki, 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 (1025) - 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 (751) - 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.