scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - NOV 15, 2010
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
2009 bottle. Smoky burnt coffee nose, little ashy with dark caramel in the background. Jet black, creamy caramel head. Wow. Sour. Pickles. Drainpour. Some coffee and caramel on the edges, but only distantly.
alexsdad06 (7028) - Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle (3/2010). Pours almost black in color with a medium sized, lasting tan head. The aroma is by far the star of the show. Sweet vanilla, mocha, caramelized sugar, malty; it definitely lives up to the name. The flavor is coffee with vanilla added, espresso, mocha, caramelized sugar. Medium bodied and a bit thin. I liked this one fresh, but had the nose higher than the flavor.
Sammy (9537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Enjoyed on tap at the brewpub. A real coffee and sweet cream experience. Reddish brown body. Very creamy mouthfeel. Smells creamy coffee. Better than the Southern Tier version. Great even for a non-coffee drinker like me.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Kuhnhenn. Deep black pour with a tight brown head. The nose is intensely sweet with a fairly bright vanillaish component over the top. Intense coffee character along with some toasted toffee through the middle. Bright and sweet with quite a bit of sweet toffee/caramel complexity. Not a whole lot of roast - but there is something that is contributing to a real desserty chewy sweetness. Lingering cocoa.
bu11zeye (12268) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2010
3.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(12oz bottle, June 2010 vintage) Pours an opaque black body with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, vanilla, caramel, coffee, toffee, and chocolate. Flavor of sour milk, chocolate, and caramel. Unbalanced. Messy sourness.
thirdeye11 (5780) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz bottle) ruddy dark brown pour, ring of deep tan bubbles. Nose of peanut butter, milk chocolate, coffee, espresso, vanilla, and sweet caramel. Some nut shells in here as well. Smells amazing! Unfortunately the beer is infected and you can tell big time once you taste it. Soured milk, chocolate, peanuts, and creamy. Too bad, this could have been epic.
MiP (14447) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught. Distinct Nesquick aroma. Black colour. Small brown head. Distinct light chocolate flavour to start with, turning to coffee and back to chocolate again. A different sort of chocolate flavour in beer, but very good.
kramer (5360) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2010
2.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a pitch black body with a small frothy brown head that retained as a thin covering. The nose on this is just crazy amazing smelling. Huge coffee and roast with luscious vanilla and sweet cream. Smells more like creme brulee than the actual creme brulee I ordered a while ago at a restaurant. Unfortunately the flavor is just all F’d up. There’s a huge matallic and sour twang that dominates all the coffee and cream notes that were in the aroma. Tastes like I’m sucking on a bag of pennies. The one thing that does make it past is a bit of alcohol and acrid roast. Full bodied with a slight stickiness and moderate alcohol warmth. I can’t believe how amazing this looked and smelled, and how horrible that it tasted. You’d think that there would be some tip-off in the aroma that this was going to be so terrible tasting.
blutt59 (6236) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, thanks to thirdeye11, black pour with tan foam, aroma is chocolate bars, brownies some cocoa nib, flavors of sour bitter chocolate,
douglas88 (7247) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to footbalm. Pours a totally black hue with a medium beige head. A huge coffee nose, milky and sweet. The flavor is a slightly sour mix of coffee, roasted malts, earthy nutty flavors, cream and milk. Smooth, the sourness doesn’t bother me, but I could see it as off-putting for some. Enjoyable.