snoworsummer (352) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle. Pours very dark brown with a light brown creamy head. Tastes like coffee and cocoa, but not an overpowering flavor. Very smooth. Smells like espresso and nutmeg. Medium body and carbonation.
sonnycheeba (1904) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours deep, dark brown with thick, creamy tan head; short retention and some lacing. Aroma is roasted and chocolate malts, espresso, cocoa, figs, plums, earthy hops, and light vanilla. Flavor is roast malts forward with supporting dark fruit esters, cocoa, espresso, light ash, and light earthy and spicy hops; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
NBird (139) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very brown black, tan sml-med head. Smells.. Malts, coffee and hops, some choc. Tastes..loads of malt, chocolate and good medium coffee flavour more pronounced as it warms, slight bitterness. Nice.
Westkyoto77 (135) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black as night with fine, aromatic tan head. Huge coffee and dark chocolate nose. Got some vanilla and fruit as well. Palate thick as, could have eaten it with a spoon. Fantastic stuff, will have to get this more often.
jmgreenuk (1278) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Taps Beer Bar, Kuala Lumpur. Poured a dark mahogany with a long lasting frothy tan head and bags of lace. The aroma is dry and peaty with lots of malt. The flavour is rich and bitter with bags of liqourice and roasted coffee. Itís rather hoppy too and a little fruity and spicy on the palate. Itís quite a departure from a standard Espresso Stout and very refreshing and drinkable.
CitrusP (47) - Newcastle, AUSTRALIA - MAR 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deepest black with a finger of creamy looking brown head. Coffee, vanilla and liquorice in the aroma. Coffee, vanilla and bitter chocolate in the flavour. Finishes slightly tart, reminiscent of a coffee aftertaste again mixed with more vanilla. The vanilla flavour is just lovely and natural in this one. Full, thick and coating mouthfeel while remaining quite drinkable. Very nice.
Stevepsycho (26) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 14, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very strong coffee nose and taste. If you like coffee then you will love this. Roasted malts flavor but a dry after taste. Not bad but ones enough.
conway (570) - - MAR 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Uploading old ratings that were missing comments. Really nice stout with just enough espresso punch to cut through the sweetness.
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AndyW68 (393) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 11, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good. Dark brown with tan head. Aroma of licorice and espresso. Tastes the same with a sweet vanilla start and nicely balanced bitter finish.
briandot (4) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 7, 2013 does not count
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
I want to love this beer. It might be the best beer Iíve had from Asia. That said, there is almost no aroma to speak of, and it very dry. The espresso is dominant, with few other flavors, making for a bit of a simple beer. Short flavor profile, with some currants on the back end.