Superman75 (172) - - OCT 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
En japansk espresso stout?????? Dom kan mer än karate o sake.....riktigt fyllig o krämig.................,..................... via Beer Buddy for iPhone
GoufCustom (399) - HONG KONG - OCT 5, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
330 ml bottle bought at Craftissimo in Tsim Sha Tsui East.
Looks: Clear, deep cola blackish brown colour; Razor thin head and soapy beige foam which fades in 20 seconds; Very small sticky lacing and slight carbonation.
Aroma: Fragrant roasted malt, with nice dark coffee, double cream, sugar, light chocolate, burnt toffee and moderate grass. Coffee nose get stronger and nicer with further sips.
Taste: Medium savory sweet dark roast malt, with a strong and very nice aftertaste of ice mocca. Wow! In between are strong espresso, burnt toffee, milk chocolate, liquorices, smoke, cream, dry biscuits, lime and pretty strong grassy hops.
Body: Mid to light, with slick and very creamy palate.
Mouth Feel:Creamy and multi-layered, with very good roasty malt followed by good dose of café style espresso - bitter but nice - then a mix of smoke, chocolate and toffee, and rounded up with a fat slap of cool ice mocca. Excellent!
Hoppiness: good grass nose, strong lime nice grass hop taste, and just-right bitterness and memorable astringency for lasting finish.
After Taste: Quite dry; quite easy and creamy to mouth.
Comments: This one excels in many ways - consistent espresso aroma and taste, creamy mouth feel, smoky and malty to name but a few - most important for me, however, is that incredible refreshing ice mocca after taste which make me feel something really special. This one is ‘right up there’. A Classic!
JBPortland (192) - Portland, Maine, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From 9/29 notes. Shared with John for Breaking Bad finale tasting, beer #4. 12oz bottle pours black with very small head into tulip. Nose is coffee, licorice, chocolate syrup. Mouthfeel is smooth, airy, fairly light, low carbonation. Taste is milky, dark roasty coffee, light, milk chocolate. Finish is a pleasant creamy bitter coffee, lingers. Very good.
marquisalex (101) - Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, poured into a tulip glass. Forms a beautifully creamy, tan head not dissimilar in texture to foamed milk (appropriate for an espresso stout!). Body the darkest of browns. Aroma is, unsurprisingly, dominated by strong coffee, paired with some cocoa-like notes. Taste follows. Mouthfeel is that I’m drinking a large iced espresso - medium bodied but a shade oily. The head though is a creamy delight. Lovely beer, I shall be tracking down more from Kiuchi.
Idiosynkrasie (2740) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - SEP 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Darkest brown colour with average to huge, firm, creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, tan head. Dark malty aroma with notes of mocha, chocolate, nougat. Taste is dry, roasty dark malty, espresso notes, subtle sweetness in between, a touch of black currant; lasting finish with still intense coffee notes. Superb.
jookos (1304) - FINLAND - SEP 27, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle@sbwf’13. Funny thing; my rating consisted of 3 cartoons: 1. a teddybear crying, pleading for the raw hard roasty malts, tearing it apart, to stop. 2. a cute kitten, in tears as well, being real upset with the horrible wooden pencil-sharpener- notes and 3. a crazy monkey just not liking it. This is a bit to thin and sharp stout.
RexTalionis (1986) - FINLAND - SEP 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Pours dark brown in color with a tan head. Aroma has some raw coffee, feels sligthly green as well. Cold coffee, some green hoppyness and even some light bitterness appears towards the end. But on the whole this just feels too green for me and doesn’t reach a great level.
rlgk (8445) - Skövde, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Stockholm Beer&Whisky Festival 2013. Black beer with a nice beige head. Coffee aroma, roasted, licorice, dried fruits, caramel, cocoa powder, malty, biscuits, some figs and raisins. Roasted chocolate aroma, caramel, leather, cocoa, coffee, licorice, some biscuits. Roasted coffee finish with dark chocolate, raisins, figs, some licorice. Great beer!
Quokka (11) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2013
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown with dark foamy head. Enticing aroma of café con leche. The body is smooth, sweet, coffee and cacao nib with a very gentle roasty finish.
biirusaikou (273) - - SEP 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Roasted coffee beans nose. Rich malt flavor, lovely coffee, touch of caramel, nuts, bitter finish. Nice and deep stout, perfect to end a large diner.