Grovlam (4205) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Courtesy of Bierkönig. [Amager – Mikkeller Brew session @ Amager Bryghus] Huge beige creamy head that really lasted. Excellent display of lacework in the glass. Dark mahogany color. Light notes of chocolate and coffee. Some roasted malt as well. Over the palate hint of caramel, and again roasted malt with a hint of perfume and floral notes. Medium bodied with a soft carbonation and light dry texture. Moderated bitter flavor with good counter sweetness. Roasted malty light bitter finish that lingers.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 14, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 13, 2012 Bomber from some pals - thanks, Tina and Joyce. On the initial pour, my immediate thought was that I have to get another bomber soon. Very flat, almost nothing happening in the carbo and zero head. Reading some other reviews, I wonder about this bottle. Faint coffee and chocolate in the nose, but the actual brew tastes a bit insubstantial, both in terms of stoutness and coffee-ness. I dig a good coffee stout too, so I’ll give this one another shot and rerate if appropriate.
TheSponge (342) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - JAN 13, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black. The coffee notes are perfect, and not over-powering at all. Bold, yet smooth, with just a slight alcohol bite in spite of its 8.3% APV. Excellent.
Christian (12623) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black with a lasting tan head. Really strong coffee aroma which isn’t entirely pleasant - has a note of sour, cold coffee. Caramel and dark malt is noticed in the background of the aroma. Flavour is dry, and also dominated by cold coffee, maybe even cold espresso, and with a lot of alcohol. Too much coffee, not enough stout. Cellaring might make it less harsh, but I doubt this beer will ever make me happy.
tympanic (168) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 13, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark tan colored head over motor oil colored body. Obvious aroma of cappuccino, along with faint maltiness. Tastes of coffee ice cream, cereal, mild salt. Silky smooth and very enjoyable!
EithCubes (5475) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Rich coffee aroma, first whiff is a sweet candyish duft, but eventually we’re into nothing but beans and ground, dry and gritty and heavenly coffee-ee! Mahogany pour, not quite opaque, with a light brown soapy head. Espresso and light chocolate and caramel, a bit of mocha and slight candyish notes from the yeast, with an effect (but not taste) of artificial sweetener. Fullish body with light prickling from the hops, a fully dry finish and even drier aftertaste. A touch oily. Alcohol is well-integrated but still noticeably there and not exactly refined. Not a classically great stout (has some tendency towards cloying, though it doesn’t ever get there, and a little less heft than I’d like from a coffee-infusion), but a fun one!
Dedollewaitor (15433) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
66cl bottle: Pours black with a creamy brown head & lacings. Aroma is soft & sweet of roasted malts. Texture is smooth & filling. Very well rounded & taste have loads of bitter coffee. I miss some hop appearance & lesser buttery notes. But overall nice & drinkable! Dry roasted end.
Mrthirstyneck (341) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
mmmmm a bit sweet/candyish. Not really coffe i guess more cappucinno flavor which did not mix overly well. the booze was well hidden though and it was good just a bit off i thought
SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Opaque black in color that poured a thick head which dissipated to leave some light lacing. The nose was filled with coffee laced with a touch of bourbon, campfire smoke and brandy macerated cherries. In the mouth the coffee and campfire smoke took center stage in a balanced beer that showed off its high IBU’s toward the finish which ended dry. There is no apparant bourbon/brandy in the mouth which may have helped fill out the midpalate and make it a truly outstanding beer. Instead it remains a bit dry and light on its feet.
WickerBrew (311) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another winner from a brewery that has yet to disappoint me. Exactly what I expected, a nice stout that is loaded with coffee. Got some body to it, but not too thick, and the taste doesnt hold back. If I am only going to have one beer to relax, this is a good choice.