77ships (5411) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to tderoeck! Bomber sampled @ RBBWG IV. Gusher. Lighter shade of black, mocha bubbles. Nose is cold coffee, liquorish, herbs, herbal, grains. Carbonation is way too high and takes away from the taste. Tastes of vending machine coffee, chicory coffee, herbal, mocha, sugar sweet; Decent & enjoyable but definetly could be more.
snoworsummer (3253) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bomber. Pours dark chocolate brown with a thick tan head. Tastes like booze, dark coffee, dark chocolate, burnt malt, roasted and earthy. Medium body and low/medium carbonation. Smells like booze, dark coffee, burnt malt, some dark chocolate, earthy, and roasted.
tderoeck (6212) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 2, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
14/II/15 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle @ RBBWG IV (Beerlover_Ben’s place) - BB: n/a (2014-197) Thanks to Benzai for sharing the bottle!
Clear dark brown to black beer, small aery beige fizzy head, unstable, falls down quickly, non adhesive. Aroma: lots of coffee, mocha, roasted, bit sweet, some caramel. MF: way too much carbon, medium body. Taste: cocoa powder, bitter, roasted, coffee. Aftertaste: some caramel, sweet, coffee, very roasted, charcoal, cocoa powder.
Idiosynkrasie (4922) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle. Jet black colour with huge, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, tan head. Roasty, dark malty aroma, notes of roasted coffee beans, mocha coffee, a sugary touch. Taste is moderately sweet, roasty dark malty, mocha coffee notes, a cautious touch of vanilla, minimally papery overtones, a pepper note titillates the tip of the tongue throughout. Well composed, adequately spiced, in the end rather one dimensional, compact exposition of the coffee added. Possible tiramisu-surrogate.
onceblind (5490) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black pour with a thin light khaki head. Slightly metallic tone on the nose, but there’s also the earthy dark cocoa and bitter espresso bits. Nice full flavor with some earthy sweet espresso and sweet chocolatiness tempered by some roasty bitterness. Okay. Nothing too exciting here but enjoyable for sure.
sonnycheeba (4250) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with creamy beige head. Aroma is roasted and chocolate malts, vanilla, coffee, faint caramel, and some earthiness. Flavor is rich roasty malt profile with notes of espresso and dark chocolate along with medium hop bitterness, and subtle sweetness. Medium/full body.
RichardW (1739) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, Ales by Mail. Pours a very deep black ruby colour, with a lively foamy head. Its like inhaling coffee beans and rubber, there’s a little yeasty note and then, right at the back of the throat, just the slightest peppery catch. Very fizzy on the tongue, with good rich roast malt flavours, a little acrid touch on top and, overall, exceptionally subtle for 7.2%, with just a little warm glow in the chest to let you know its there!
JefVerstraete (2091) - Ghent, BELGIUM - FEB 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Benzai. Thanks! @ RBBWG 2015. Dark brown, light brown foam. Lots of carbonation. Aroma of roasted malts and espresso. Bitter, bit metallic and too much carbonation.
jtclockwork (10888) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2015 Bottle. Pours dark brown tan head. Nose/taste of coffee, black pepper, green pepper, lightly soured chocolate and vanilla. Way over carbonated. Lighter bodied. Disappointing.
BeerandBlues2 (10785) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the brewery. Pours clear dark brown with a medium, creamy tan head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is chocolate, toast malt, coffee notes, dates, and earthy hops. Flavor is chocolate, coffee, and toast malt, dates, brown sugar, light hops and bitterness and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.