jredmond (6383) - Manhattan, New York, USA - AUG 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Backlog Sampled at THE FESTIVAL 2014 in LA with Linh and Scarlett. Pours a deep black body with reddish tint and huge tan head. Aroma is rich dark chocolate, fudge, dessert, strong vanilla and faint smoke. Mouthfeel is thin to medium bodied with notes of rich melted fudge, vanilla, spice/cinnamon and coffee roast. Nice stout.
RickFifty (725) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - AUG 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Jet black color, light brown head. Coffee nose, chocolate, caramel, nuts, licorice, burnt sugar. Coffee taste, chocolate, roasted malt, anise, moderate bitterness. Medium body, soft carbonation, oily texture.
SeniorZozo (303) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 30, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is similar to the original Beer Geek Breakfast. However this version is fermented entirely in oak tanks. The oak imparts a different flavour profile than the original.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, many say, and if you are a beer geek there is no better way to start the day than with a powerful, complex morning stout.
The unique mix of oats and coffee gives this beer large body and power, while the coffee, at the same time, creates a nice balance.
Tsekouratos (492) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - JUN 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black body with a huge brown head. Aromas of roasted malts, coffee and chocolate. Taste is bittersweet with chocolate and coffee up front, followed by roasted malts and some oak notes. Medium body with medium carbonation.
Aniela (4139) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Black beer with an beige head. Roasted leather, caramell, coffee, tar, barnyard notes, smokey vanilla, a bit woody aroma. Roasted hoppy, coffee caramell dark chocolate flavour. A really nice beer :-)
phaleslu (7600) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle from Dutch’s. Pours a deep opaque brown with a big frothy tan head that settles rocky and craters, with some big bubbles, eventually settling into an uneven film with some lace ropes. Notes of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, tobacco, cola, dark fruits, earth, and a hint of dusty funk. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a roasty, earthy mouthfeel that lingers. Nice stout.
furthur (455) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - MAY 20, 2015
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Finally getting around to this, after freezing and breaking my first one on accident, and then finding another unexpectedly much after I thought they were gone. Bottle, black beer, little walnut colored head dissapeared. Aroma is coffee,some metal, wet dog, molasses. Taste is black coffee, metal, burnt sugar, black currant, and coffee bitter finish. Palate is a tad bit thin, but not bad, carbonation nicely subdued. This almost has a sour funkiness, I don’t know if that’s oxidized coffee or the oak or a slight infection? The coffee is still there, and I think this is a few years old now. I would have rated this higher, but that’s where the numbers landed.
esp0r (2376) - NORWAY - MAY 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with daje, edvard and Simonsen at The "Esp0r #2000 Weekend in The Woods" 2014
Opens with an explosive gusher deluxe. Daje jumped 2 meters backwards. Pours dark brown, black in glass, tanned head with big ugly bobbles. Smell of oats, coffee, some vegetables, and earthy hops. Moderate sweet, coffee, soil, earth, quite different from the original version. Moderate bitter finish
gunnar (6596) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared bottle at "Exploding bottle tasting" at Petros place Chania. This was the bottle which exploded, or rather the wire cage was removed and the bottle placed on the table for warming upa bit, when it suddenly shoot the cork to the roof, and a fountain of stout appeared in my blurred vision, saved the bottle, and the beer was more than ordinary good. Poured almost pitch black with a small tanned head. Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate and maybe some weak brett character. Taste is the same with resiny hops, dark chocolate, smooth mouthfeel, loaded with coffee, very good one.
Rasmus40 (14262) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Vinspecialisten, Aalborg. Black with a light brown head. Aroma is dry, roasted malt and heavy coffee. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and roasted moderate bitter finish. 250415