tania_nexust (230) - Greater London, - OCT 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle consumed Oct 2012, brought back from trip to Japan in April 2011.
Accidental aging (in back of beer cupboard) seemed to have brought out vinous notes in it, almost a hint of barrel-aging character. The coffee was muted on the nose, but it was still there subtly in its full-bodied rich roasty flavour – not as much perhaps as a younger version of the beer, but I savoured the increased structure that had come through with time, and the subtle blending of roast malt, coffee, sweetness, wine and oakey tones.
McTapps (5371) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - MAY 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer has got a deep black colour with a small head and smooth body. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Taste of dark chocolate, coffee beans, espresso, malt, roast and dark fruits. Roasty coffee finish. Nice one.
MichaelAwesome (5356) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAY 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wie man es halt von einem Stout mit Espresso erwartet. Etwas Milch, dazu ein wenig Holz, Weizen und ein guter Schuss Kaffee nebst Roestmalzen. Bitterkeit moderat, durchaus sueffig. Fuer ein dunkles Bier nicht schlecht.
HenrikSoegaard (11286) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown good mostly lasting head. Very dark red amber colour. Almost Black. Heavy malty and moderate hoppy aroma. Chocolate and coffee notes. Heavy bitter flavor. Nice chocolate and coffee notes. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.
Japalo (1392) - DENMARK - MAY 23, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle@claus/Jens. Huge beige head. Fine roasted coffee notes. Choco. Some carb. Dry. Complex. Maybe to much nespresso.
PeatyPete (483) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 22, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark almost black with mocha-colored head. Aroma slightly sweet, coffee and chocolate. Taste like aroma with fruity tones in between.
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visionthing (3423) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle at Tuulelohe (Tallinn Airport). Pours close to pitch black with a modest, beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, roasted coffee, chocolate, dark fruits and hints of spices. Sweet, flavourful and desserty. Lovely coffee stout, well balanced and tasty. Quite delicious!
cfrancis (2672) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with beige head. Aroma is espresso coffee and toasted malts. Taste is big roasted malt in front and then espresso coffee comes in with bitter chocolate.
martin00sr (1471) - Haderslev, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with creamy beige head. Roasted, fruity aroma with sweet coffee and milk chocolate. Flavour is similar with coffee slightly more pronounced. Creamy and dry mouthfeel. Nice.
angelkostvo (834) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 6, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black colour, mocca head. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee and brown sugar. Taste is light bitter, slightly sweet, espresso flavour. Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Is very nice.
marthares (51) - - MAY 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a thin light brown foam, smell is bitter cocoa, red fruits, taste is bitter/sour, pure cocoa, roasted malts; nice black malts aftertaste, overall nice beer but not perfectly balanced