markwise (4544) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at GABF 2012 at the Farm to Table Pavilion. Pours a nice midnight obsidian color with a tan head. Nose is hefty coffee with peat, roast, some light earthy peppers (if I look hard), and hints of smoke, chocolate, and earth. Flavor is earthy: peat, smoke, big coffee, some light earthy peppers, some chocolate, and roasted malts. Big in body and heavenly with the dessert they paired it with.
spkevin (395) - Doetinchem, NETHERLANDS - NOV 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beer #5 at BBF12. Stout-ish beer (Oatmeal). Liquorice, chocolate and some alcohol hints. A lot of bitter hints too. Intense. Warm, liquor like aftertaste.
Crispy34 (416) - Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber bottle. The aroma is sweet, dark malt. A little coffee. Jet black with a reddish brown head. The taste starts out dark malt and turns coffee dry and finishes earthy. The palate is very dry and the pepper giving it a lingering tingle that grew as you drank. Overall, a very interesting beer. Would buy again.
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dresden (938) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - NOV 3, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Oily black with a brown ring of head. Smell is amazing mix of smoke, coffee, wood and malt. Very creamy mouthfeel. Taste a lot of south coffee, barrel, oatmeal. Incredible beer.
LamarBurton (376) - California, USA - NOV 3, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home by myself, because why not. Thanks hopper, for sending more TX goodness my way! Pour is a very dark brown with a nice mocha head that lasts as a skim and a ring around the glass, leaving spare lacing on the way down. Aroma is coffee, burnt and smokey malts, light chocolate. No hint of pepper on the nose, but that changes with the taste. More dark and roasty and smokey malts, coffee notes front palate, with a nice pepper heat on the back palate. Slightly bitter, though it’s hard to tell with the prickly pepper heat. A bit thin. Lasting burnt coffee notes after the final swallow. Not a bad beer, far preferred this to the BA version actually! Thanks again Josh!
sjohnny (395) - - NOV 2, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Caramel coffee aroma. Pours thick and black with minimal dark tan head. Obviously a lot of coffee in the flavor. Very smooth and rich. A little thinner mouthfeel than the color and flavor would indicate. Malty with very little bitterness. Very good.
Errl (1732) - Plano, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle..Pour is a dark black with a large 3 finger dark tan head. Small Head lasts all the way till the last drop ..Nose is coffee,chocolate,spice,roast,nice sweetness with alcohol..Taste.is perfect carbonation, Spices,roast,sweet chocolate,chipotle heat,alcohol,milky,bitter..Palate is pepper and chocolate roast.
Jayklew (29) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is smooth coffee. Pitch black. Lacing is only an oily looking line. Pours with no head, only a slight tan line at the edge of the glass. Taste is dark full coffee/espresso. Only very slight heat from pepper that enhances the coffee flavor. Fairly thin on the palate. Slightly oily.
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Beerenberger (1538) - Fischer, Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A strong coffee nose, with hints of chocolate and dark fruit. A flat opaque black pour with a mostly diminishing tan head and no lacing. The taste is strong bitter coffee with hints of chocolate, dark fruit sweetness and smoke. There is a bit of alcohol in the finish and a pleasingly slight peppery aftertaste. Full boddied with flat carbonation. Overall, this a rich complex multilayered stout that is worth sampleing again and again!
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - OCT 24, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at my "Massive Mikkeller" tasting. Another one I was pretty excited to try since I love both brewers. Good amount of coffee flavor going on here, both in the aroma and taste. Not too much heat coming from the peppers but I ain’t complaining. It was great!