diabel (1590) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - MAY 28, 2006
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Murky, black body without any head. Complex aroma of coffee, chocolate, spices, ... yummie. I wish my coffee at breakfast smelt like this one (it already looks like my coffee). A moderately bitter, lightly sweet initial flavour. Lightly bitter finish. Very soft mouthfeel, but not fully bodied as other stouts. Very refined.
thebeertourist (4651) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 25, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Ølbaren. Almost black with a medium, creamy beige head. Predominantly roasted aroma. Dry, earthy moss-like flavours with good bitterness. Some underlying fruitiness. A good dry stout.
Gusgus (231) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2006 (Draught at Københavnske Øldage). First, let me state that I’m not a big fan of coffee stout. This one has a very subtle coffee aroma that is dominated by a slightly smokey tobacco and licorice roastiness that is slightly acrid. Taste is mostly roasted bitterness with some supporting malt sweetness. Round and medium full body. Very aggressive bitterness that finishes harsh and course, which brings down the score a lot. Could do a lot better with a more noble hop bitterness.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draught@Ølbaren. Probably one of my favourite beers of the year so far. Quite similiar to the bottled version, but this seem perhaps a touch rounder, with a slightly more bitter, roasted, mocha and chocolate flavours. Lots of coffee in here, yet it seems balanced enough and is quite drinkable for such an intenesley flavoured beer. I haven’t found too many coffee infused beers which make a lasting impression on me, but this one has pretty much done it for me. Almost perfect for me.
elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
tap. pitch black color. very dark brown head. very strong smell and taste of coffee. very good. a bit fry.
madsberg (9650) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2006 Draught @ KØ 2006: PItch black coloured. Creamy brown head. Aroma of roast, coffee and cocoa. Full and rich. Flavour is roasted, coffeeish, has cocoanotes and is quite burnt. Full bodied. Very smooth and balanced brew. Ends on a quite roasty coffeenote with quite some bitterness. Is rather dry.
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle 50 cl) Pours black and opaque with a perfect, thick and creamy cappuchinoish head with good retention. Lovely aroma of burned malt and coffee. A bit too heavily carbonated. Solid, ful body with lots of burned malt and coffee accents with a discreet, hoppy finish. 190506
thewolf (10770) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours big, thick and black with brown head. The aroma is not as powerful as you’d expect and the different tones is swallowed in coffee. The taste though, is more complicated, leaving the coffee on the side to provide bittterness and body. Instead it leaves traces of flowery sweetness and liquorice. Super body throughout.
Belgo (154) - Køge, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Københavnske Øldage 2006.
Pitch black with a nice cappucinocoloured head. The aroma is dominated by coffee obviously, but also with notes of chocolate, roses and a faint hint of liquorice. Medium to full body with good bitterness in the finish. I like this one better than the bottled version.
omhper (18951) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Draught at Købehavnske Øldage] Very black, creamy brown head. Dryish with creamy soft mouthfeel. Notes of tobacco, but coffee dominates. Very roasty. Long salty bitter finish.