Leighton (17473) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at CPK, London, thanks to Thomas. Pours murky black, oily with a small, tan head. Lots of cocoa, light yeast, dark chocolate on the nose. Light sweet flavor, tons of mocha, filter coffee, baking cocoa. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Dry finish, tons of baking cocoa, slight wood, some earthy bitterness. Solid beer.
Meilby (10584) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Mikkeller Bar, København
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt and coffee. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap, Beer Temple, Amsterdam, 21/09/11. Filthy pitch with a solid tan collar lacing intricately. Soapy hop, liquorice, Neopolitan aroma. Dominant burnt fennel seed, aniseed character, some smouldering rye bread, Black Jacks, not much double shit going on. Good torched barley notes. Very pleasant but heavily confectionary accented.
lusikka (7649) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 8, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen.
Pours a pitch black colour with a beige head. Aroma of extremely strong, dark, roasted coffee - very delicious. Flavour of strong roasted malts, dark coffee, milk chocolate and vanilla. Full bodied, very smooth mouthfeel and a long, mouth-drying coffee finish with loads of roastiness. I’m a coffee addict and this was just excellent.
tkrjukoff (4291) - SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Beer Temple. Pours pitch black with a great creamy brown head leaving lots of lace. Aroma is lots of coffee, roasted malts, chocolate, dark fruits, a bit fruity and bready. Flavor is velvety lean, has some vanilla tones, acidy, ashy and pretty much like the the aroma. Finisges with a great roasted longlived bitter aftertaste.
deanso (8114) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ beer temple Amsterdam
Thick creamy off white head. Deep dark pour. Yummy beer
kermis (9616) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 18, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the beer temple. Black pour with small beige head. Strong coffee aroma with roasted malt. Same in flavour with a bitter finish.
shoulderbroken (3452) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at Cask. Aroma is full on coffee. Very strong and with a big alcohol/spirit smell too. Very dark colour with small beige head. Taste is coffee coffee coffee. Bitter finish. Nice.
Scopey (11563) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at CP&K. It pours opaque black, with a decent light tan head. The nose is aniseed, menthol, big roasted malt and coffee. The taste is very, very roasty, charcoal, toast, rich coffee, starch, smoke, aniseed, menthol, light caramel and tar, with a very long dry finish. Alcohol is well hidden. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Very savoury. Decent.
cryptobard (281) - DENMARK - SEP 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Smelled like coffee, malts, anise, and chocolate. Tasted the same. Finished bitter.