Rastacouere (6159) - Montreal, Quebec, - FEB 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sludgey medium brown pour, relatively pale for a beer whose aromatic rang mostly focuses on roast. Coffee beans, smooth, dry, gently powdery dominate the landscape in which a soft toastiness bears limited sweetness to it, but ventures into roasted nuts and subdued caramel nuances. Little fruitiness involved here, we’re remaining focused on cereals and various degrees of roastiness. Fairly tasty in the genre, having a smooth creaminess that may remind of a chocolate milk shake with a vanilla twist - yet again, the roast and engaging carbonation attenuate any sweet notions nicely, making for a very drinkable dessert if you will. The alcohol is nowhere to be found despite the mouthfeel letting one expect a stronger brew. Round and filling texture without the frequent Haandbryggeriet extravagant carbonation. Good stuff, not really out of the beaten path, but feeling unique in the coimbination of little off-road detours it takes to go there.
AgentAle (1085) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 3, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is intense deep rich malts. Licorice, chocolate, mocha, vanilla, raisin, fig an earthiness and light fragrant hops. Taste is a rich malts with an almost chewy mouthfeel. Caramel, toffee, and sweet roasty malts and molasses. Deep until the end with a light subtle bitterness on the tip. Appearance is a very dark amber with a thin light brown head that retains fairly well.
Aniela (3750) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black beer with an beige head. Roasted cocoa, tar leather and some fruity aroma. Roasted coffee, caramell, spicy, tar, figs flavour.
maekchu (2733) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAY 6, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Slightly harsh coffee nose, some oxidation (sold online well after its best-by date), and brown sugar. Thin dark brown color. Dark roast, dark sugar, small fruity tang, and coffee in finish -- but it is a bit scorched. Medium body. Fairly tasty. But the oxidation definitely interferes.
KyotoLefty (7571) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Nose is coffee, chocolate, caramel. Some soy and kelp. Dark brown, clousy, with lace. Tart edge to it, coffee, minerals. Showing some age.
olsvammel (4140) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at a big tasting (Nördprovning 2015). Smell off cofefee, dark malts and roasted. Coffee was dominant. Similar taste. The coffee dominates completely. Drinkable in small sips, but would have been much better with less coffee.
Florya (868) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 15, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
How: Bottle Appearance: black, medium tan head Aroma: intense coffee, chocolate, nuts Palate: medium to full body, smooth carbonation
BlazerT (248) - POLAND - JAN 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pitch black with densed, caffee latte like, medium head. Good lacing. Dark, roasted malts aroma - intensive coffee aroma also hints of dark chocolate and dark, dried fruits. In taste you can feel mainly coffee flavours, low acidity (coffee) and medium bitterness. Also dried fruits flavours noticable. Medium body, oily texture, dry, medium carbonation, finish is bitter with hints of dark chocolate and coffee. In general good coffee porter, may be not the perfect combination of coffee with dark beer, but still good.
JGoulart (12) - PORTUGAL - DEC 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice coffee aroma with notes of chocolate. Medium to full body with coffee taste, chocolate and a long finish.
Ritapisani (12) - - DEC 27, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
the aroma of coffee is amazing. medium-full body, coffee, chocolate taste with long finish
Buongiorgio00 (933) - - NOV 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Un travolgente tornado di caffé. Gusto davvero travolgente. Bevuta piacevole e interessante.