Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with Walt. Opaque body with a thick foamy head. Bottle was a gusher. Smells like cold pressed coffee with a touch of chocolate. Taste-smooth coffee, fig, tootsie rolls, medium bitter, light tannins, and wood. The coffee and sweet dark fruit flavors play off of each other very well, but something about this that I can’t put my finger on is just…not right.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 3, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
RBSG 2006 - DC Grand Tasting Lineup
Dark murky black, tan head, light lacing. Nose of mosquito spray and coffee, vegetal with a weird thyme note. Milk thistle, dandelions. The flavor is rich and strong with lots and lots of coffee, dark chocolate. Lots of roast. Finishes smooth and roasty. Good. Thanks Jens!
Theis (12131) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2006
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 66cl at Helene’s - shared with Helene and Mette. Pitch black - brown head. Coffee + Coffee - --> This is the best... !!! Roasted, burned, high lovely hopped, light smoked, very smooth, very complex. This is Blaxploitation.
BillieMaria (21) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Sampled at Marsiblursis residence, Stockholm. Black colour, wonderful brown foam. Coffee, Nescafé, and chocolate in aroma. Nice. Big presence of iced coffee in flavour, with a toast touch, toast beans. Very dry mouthfeel. Burnt tone. Extremely good balance of hop bitterness and maltiness. Once warmed up, it developed a furhter dryness from cocoa, tobacco, salty licorice and smokiness These components were all bound well together.
Grovlam (4150) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2006 This beer properly has the greatest foam that I have ever seen on a beer. The color was dark; well no it was pitch black. The aroma was also nice and complex. There are notes of liquorish in the aftertaste. Have anoter bottel just wating to be sampled to see if I missed anything.
fordest (1961) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - SEP 27, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
660 ml bottle thanks to janka and friends. Very dark with awesome cramy brown head. Aromas of rich coffee, Dark chocolate. More coffee in the flavor too. Like rich black coffee. The hop bitterness in the end is very pleasant as well. Very very tasty beer.
bager (2121) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2006
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours black as pitch with a small brownish head. Rich and roasted - coffee, coffee and more coffee. So so good.
radiomgb (2143) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 16, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep black in colour with a rich and creamy long lasting tan coloured head, great lacing. The aroma is of coffee, oatmeal, cream, sugar, dark chocolate, intense roast. The flavour is again intensely roasty, lots of cream, chocolate and coffee, light molasses and oatmeal. Bitter mouthfeel, medium body, medium carbonation. Finishes long, slightly warming, roasty and bitter. No noticable alcohol. A fantastic beer all-round.
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IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - SEP 12, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. This lively beer pours a deep pitch color with a very large, firm, brown head. Long lasting. Full roasty aroma, well balanced stout elements of the roasted malt and the roasted coffee. Light sweetness creeps in along with a touch of smoke. Full flavored, a lot going on but each element seems to have its own space. Nice melding of the smokiness, coffee, roasted malt, and a touch of oat sweetness. Smooth medium to full body, light warming comes in. Delicious. Thanks Jeff!
mds (2118) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a deep black body with an airey large mocha head. The aroma is fantastic - maple sugar, pungent coffee, faint smoke, and bitter chocolate. <!-- i -->Really<!-- /i -->, really nice. Roast chocolate is a big component in the flavour among some burnt maple sugar.
A nearly perfect transformation between the aroma and flavour...everything is well represented and nicely integrated. Silky smooth with bitter cocoa and rich roast coffee substance. Slowly warming alcohol.
Thanks for sharing this sublime stuff, radiomgb.