Boutip (4292) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 18, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Poured a deep black color stout with a huge dark brown foamy head with some really good retention and some lacing. Aroma of dry coffee is well mix with some light roasted malt note. Taste is a nicer mix between some dry coffee and some nice lightly sweet roasted malt. Body has a great creamy texture which really fits with the style. I also found that this beer had some great carbonation with no alcohol being discernable. I have to admit that this beer was well brewed with some great balance between coffee and malt with a nice texture.
skortila (4178) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAY 17, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of very pure coffee beans, some licorice, some hops. Slick, black coloured with a chocolate brown head. Taste is sweet, moderate bitter, coffee malty, quite creamy. Nice balanced and quite smooth. Good stuff.
rederic (2790) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 15, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black color, with a creamy tan-colored head, leaving laces, nice yeasty,roasted malt, and a mild smoky nose, with a smoked peaish malt accent, with some smooth oatmeal mochaish and vanilla notes, a dark bitter chocolatey and good roasted coffee bean bitterness aroma follows through on a full-bodied palate with a chocolatey, toasted malt character, with some roasted coffee bean flavours, a smooth oatmeal espresso mouthfeel, gaving a nice bitter chocolatey accent, with a flowery hop bitterness, leading towards a roasty malt, dark chocolate, dry hoppiness finish.
TaktikMTL (5384) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 15, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bouteille de 660 ml obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur de chocolat et de café torréfié. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de café et de chocolat avec une pointe d’houblons. Longue durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est plein avec une texture légèrement crémeuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence de café en arrière goût. (Rating #1043)
MesandSim (7121) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2007 A Mes rate:
Draught at Ølfestival 2007. This will always have a special place in my heart due to the night we ended up behind the bar at Ølfestival 2007 pouring our own. I have no idea how much of it we drank but I know it was a serious amount. What a way for Sim to learn how to pour beer serving up this wonderful stuff. Rest assured we were very very drunk but who wasn’t that night? Anyway the beer... Not much I can say that hasn’t been said already so I will be brief. Roasty coffee with bags of dark chocolate. Sublime malts. Absolutely exotic mouthfeel. Great balance considering the heavy coffee, wonderfully full bodied and equally well rounded. Shit the bed it’s amazing stuff. Have to say a huge thanks for letting us stay guys and for such a special experience. Sim said she felt like she was at Denny’s throwing back free refills of coffee...
caesar (4505) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap @ Brewpub Kopenhagen. Dark black color, medium off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt, hop, coffee, licorice, some caramel. Not the chocolaty sweetness, but more dry and bitter with a very nice balance in hop bitterness and coffee and licorice. Full creamy mouthfeel.
thomat (1790) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very dark, almost black with a huge tan head. Lots of roasted coffe tones. Taste is dry, espresso with a hint of chocolate. Medium to full body with avery long and dry finish. Very nice !
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - APR 29, 2007
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2008 The most malt astringent stout I have had in years. Nose of cocoa, and ground espresso beans. grainy and astringent palate. horribly overroasted finish that outlives its welcome.
french tickler (649) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 27, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big thanks to thewolf for this brew. Pitch black thick poor with a huge foamy brown head. Aromas of mesquite, fresh ground coffee beans, burnt toast, roasted malts... reminds me also of a nice camp fire smell. Very nice smooth lactose (creamy) feel. Full bodied nicely carbonated with a nice dry longlasting bitter aftertaste.. Roasted oats, molasses, coffee completes the flavors... The head didnt last to long though and the lacing was very low.
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 25, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
In bottle at Norrebro Bryghus in Copenhagen. Opaque jet black with a thick dense tan head. Aroma of coffee, slight berry fruit, light toffee, and some milky sweetness. Roasted bitterness, coffee, and easy-going grain astringency with a low fermentation profile which leaves the palate clean and dry.