ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pouts very dark brown with a light brown head. Aroma of coffee and dark chocolate. Coffee is definitely the dominant flavor, but no so much so that it becomes overbearing, as in many coffee beers. Chocolate, some earthiness, and a mild acidity as well. Medium bodied. Could use some more malt depth, IMHO, but pretty dman good nonetheless.
Bottle from Liquid Solutions. I can finally check Hawaii off on my ’States Rated’ list!
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from a trade, Thanks very much. Darkpour with small head. Nose had choclate coffee and coffee. Taste was coffee with chocolate malts, and more coffee. seemed a bit flat, light on the carbination.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2008 Date: 12/29/2006
Appearance: clear dark brown, wispy tan head,
Aroma: big coffee aroma,
Flavor: nice rich chocolate flavor with just a touch of the coffee that’s so strong in the aroma, only after reaching room temperature does the coffee show up in the flavor and then it’s more of a smoky character
Score: 3.4 to 3.6
Aroma: big chocolate and coffee aroma,
Flavor: flavor is still mostly the rich chocolate but the coffee comes in quicker to complement the chocolate, touch of roasted character from the coffee,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 14/20
Hank1980 (959) - Athens, Georgia, USA - AUG 11, 2007
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2007 On tap at Kona Brewery on the Big Island (woohoo). This beer poured very dark with a light head. Nose was of chocolate and coffee. Taste was about the same. Thin mouth. Drank at dinner twice at Kona Brewery. Both times with their coconut ice cream for desert.
Theis (13895) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Tasting at Plan B. Dark dark brown - light head. Nice coffee, lots of coffee, roasted, bread, light berries, light sweetness. Smooth mouthfeeling but a bit weak finish.
DubC5000 (305) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 4, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Came through the bottle with an intense dark malt aroma, along with rich black coffee and a faint pale ale-like citrus. I tasted the coffee first, followed by roasted malts and a bitter finish. It initially reminded me of Kahlua without the alcoholic bite; however, it does have quite a hop bite at the end and the bitterness of the hops and the coffee is compounded, which is what pushes this beer out of my favorites.
faroeviking (10286) - FAROE ISLANDS - JUL 30, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a pitch black colour. Aroma of sweet roasted caramel and malt, cocoa, coffee and chocolate. The flavour is smooth and soft with chocolate, roasted caramel, a good roasted maltiness and coffee. Nice bitter roasty finish.
elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. it has a dark brown color with a small head. the aroma is roasty caramell. the taste is sweet and roasty.
sunevdj (3277) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a small off-white head. Sweet with aromas of caramel and coffee. Also dates and a hint of wood. Medium to full bodied. Thick mouthfeel. Nice label design.
Ungstrup (29954) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2008 Bottled and draft. A deep red beer with a thin brown head. The aroma is sweet with primary notes of caramel, but also light notes of coffee. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of coffee, that also gives it a bitterness, combined with light notes of chocolate, for a long lasting and nice finish.