DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - AUG 27, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl. bottle. Large, persistent light tan head floats on a deep ruby body. Rich coffee aroma smells like you just walked into Starbucks. Notes of vanilla, spice, and dark chocolate add to the complexity, but the coffee is the featured attraction. Mildly astringent, medium body and carbonation result in a pleasing mouthfeel. Fairly dry with a clean bitterness that is supported by a sturdy dark malt base. Pretty heavy on the coffee, but that’s what is intended here, and given that, it’s pretty good.
JPDIPSO (5519) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 25, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light brown color with a hint of garnet when held to the light. Somewhat bubbly taupe head that diminishes over time and just a few bubbles on the side of the glass. Sharp aromas of coffee. For me this does not have the rich robust coffee scent, rather a freeze dried coffee nose. Fruity coffee flavor strike the tongue. Some tropical fruit and ethiopian coffee flavors abound. Vanilla, pineapple, mango... a somewhat odd group of characters adrift in the mouth. Fairly dry and bitter in the finish and linger with a woody/charcoal vanilla flavor somehow sailing about. Interesting is about all I can muster.
nimbleprop (7161) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a water black with brown hues with a thin, white lacing head. Smells like roasted malts, coffee and chocolate. Taste is heavy coffee, roasted malts, chocolate and nuts. Finish is light and crisp, but more coffee flavor. It is what you’d expect.
Brix (652) - DENMARK - AUG 13, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted 2007-04-18. Fresh bottle, 33cl. dark red, almost black beer with light brown head. Aroma is dominated by coffee. Taste is also dominated by coffee, but also contains notes of yeast. A very round and accessible beer!
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 11, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle from Waitrose. Pours dark brown with a small tan foam. Aroma is buttery coffee and malt. Flavour is a smooth mix of the same and the palate is not too heavy. Better than other coffee beers I have tried.
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 10, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Lasting tan foam of delicate, small bubbles tops the blackish pour. Intensely aromatic, torrefied grains in the nose. You’d better like coffee if you want to venture into this beer. What makes it work for me is the absence of that common grainy acidity that kicks the roastiness apart. Here, there is none of that and unfortunately, there is not much of anything else. The palate is decently rounded, the impression of which is attenuated by the carbonation’s extravagancy. So a gazy, sweeter cup of coffee.
KimmoS (51) - FINLAND - JUL 31, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Looks like coffee. Quite silky head. My nose picks up some roasted and coffee aromas. Flavor is a bit more orthodox. Sweet. I like sniffing this. No surprises here. I like specialties. Easy to drink, would not mind a couple of these. Very pleasent! Pretty bottle too.
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - JUL 29, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really cool little bottle from HiTimes, Costa Mesa, CA. poured dark from with a small bubbly head. Roasty aroma with bits of cholcate and cofee. Flavow is heavy on the java, not too sweet but not to bitter. Very light and the mouth and goes down really smooth. good flavor but not a ton of complexity. I could drink this all day.
marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - JUL 28, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Chocolate malt aromas. Dark copper brown with foamy tan head. Strong coffee and chocolate flavors with a metallic edge. Slightly bitter and astringent finish. Coffee lingers in the duration. Slightly sour. Light on the palate.
waolsen (1375) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - JUL 28, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
11 oz bottle. mahogony pour iwth clarity. foamy off white head. aroma is smoky, roasted nuts, sour malts and bitter smelling coffee. flavor of coffee liquor, nutty, coffee, smoke, candy. a bit artificial tasting. a slow sipper more like a liquor.