AndyW68 (1145) - 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.
DerWeg (1514) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tarry dark brown with toffee brown foamy head. Smells of some nice hops with sweet black fruit and coffee. Taste is round with sweet dark fruit and chocolate and coffee. Some spicy herbal undertones. I really like this, the basic flavor is sweet rather than malt-roasty and the roast of the espresso comes through in compliment.
CaptainTilven (18) - FRANCE - NOV 22, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Looks almost black; dark cream-coloured foam, fine and non persistent. Smell of sake, caramel, soya sauce, liquorice, and obviously coffee. Beautifully done, tremendous with the chocolate-ginger mousse I tasted with. Definitively perfect with chocolate.
terrybail (659) - London, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle from the LCBO
chocolate, coffee, roasty, herbs, smoke,
black, cloudy, frothy,
full body, oily feel, average carbonation,
very good after a cold day shoveling snow
Bendrixian (1160) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pitch black colour with a brown head. I find the aroma very brine like or marsh like. there is that espresso grounds and chocolatel but mostly it stands out for having a certain vegemite or low land quality. I find the palate big enough, though not huge, filled withsome espresso and classic stout roast with a hint of fruit. I think the aroma on this one is more interesting than any other aspect. glad i tried it though!
deepeary (153) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours black with mocha head. Nose is sweet chocolatey coffee, which dominates the taste. This is the beer version of a dark chocolate covered espresso bean. Tastes better as it warms and more and more carbonation is released. Really good.
cyrenaica (1031) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
7.0% ABV (as written on bottle)
Royal Bank Plaza LCBO Outlet (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
The beer pours a solid black colour with a generous light brown creamy head which lasts, The aroma is roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with average carbonation. The flavour is quite sweet, milk chocolate, coffee, with a bitter finish.
4theluvofbeer (98) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 13, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tons of espresso on the nose and in the mouth...just everywhere. Espresso, dark chocolate and dark fruit.
hangunder (259) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells great, espresso, dark chocolate, soy sauce aromas. Completely black, thick brown head. Beautiful. Tastes quite nice, espresso integrates quite well. Upfront sweet espresso coffee, dark chocolate metallic notes, finishes leafy hoppy and molasses. Average carbonation and medium bodied. Coffee doesn’t overpower here, which is great by me. Body could be a little bit thicker and could be slightly more balanced, but a very good espresso stout.
RobertDale (3651) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml. bottle. Pour almost black with a decent khaki head. Aroma of coffee, malt, and chocolate. Taste is coffee, roasted malt, dark chocolate, and a bit of vanilla. Very good.
tderoeck (5007) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
19/X/14 - 33cl bottle @ Beuk’s postponed Firestone Walker and other nice beers allowed as well tasting (Brussels) - BB: IX/2015 (2014-1228) Thanks to ElManana for sharing the bottle!
Clear dark brown to black beer, creamy beige head, little stable, non adhesive. Aroma: lots of coffee, roasted, caramel, sweet, some vanilla, charcoal. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: lots of coffee, bitter, roasted, fruity touch, some forest fruit candy, dried fruits. Aftertaste: coffee, cocoa powder, banana touch, caramel, bit sweet, dried fruits.