Linc (739) - Sydney, - JAN 13, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Haven’t rated a beer in years, but this one really inspired me. Such a richly balanced combination of coffee and chocolate. Beautiful full palate with gentle carbonation, carries these flavours so nicely. This is one lovely beer.
KansaiBeerLvrs (3794) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 7, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Asahiya hooked my wife and I up with this Valentine’s Label version of their Espresso Stout 7% which is the highest rated Japanese Brew.
It pours a dark black with a lovely rusty tan head. A creamy ground espresso bean aroma entices.
Fairly full bodied with a somewhat dry finish. The taste is espresso with a light sweetness then bitter dark chocolate and roastiness. Very solid stuff.
dfearnley (1486) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 6, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to taster
Consummation: Smoky and umami coffee.
Adjunct: Very creamy, bitter, dark chocolate.
kustie (588) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 29, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Opaque black color with quite thick tanned head. Aroma has caramel, roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate. Taste is malty with quite long a bit bitter and not so sweet finish. Flavors of coffee, black currant, roasted or even burned malt, dark chocolate. Excellent one.
Edmis (20) - LITHUANIA - JAN 29, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Espresso? Oh, es indeed. You can feel coffee and rostate taste overal solid stout beer.
Mister_Li (476) - GERMANY - JAN 28, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Schwarz mit kleiner Schaumkrone. Röstmalzig, reichlich Kaffee, bitter, etwas Vanille, dunkle Schokolade, würzig.
caribou43 (237) - Lausanne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 19, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2016 It is a good beer, we can smell the coffee, interesting beer nice black color and brown foam. There is an interesting side bitter and of course the coffee nespresso is giving a nice side "onctueux". It is a stout not so ordinary and I was astonished to find this beer in the pibar at the tap.
liinis (1758) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 19, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
very nice and rich on coffee flavours and aromas. quite light as a stout usually is and some sweetness. roasted.
lilsummerlil (9) - THAILAND - JAN 17, 2016 does not count
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong coffee smell and the taste is like a party in your mouth!!
daydesiang (28) - MALAYSIA - JAN 14, 2016
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Taste: strong coffee
Palate: full body, thick
Overall: Day - Columbia bean Latte, once in a blue moon Night - Hitachino Espresso
nazzty (1156) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JAN 8, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pitch black with brown foam and a nice taste of coffee. Nose is coffee and sweet chocolate. Would have scored even better if it wasn’t for the irritating sour aftertaste.