pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 8, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thick dense black pour with dark tan head and thin spotted lacing. Smell is roasted coffee and chocolate and earthy. Taste is a great roasted espresso and finish is strong yummy coffee. Very good mouthfeel - very creamy and fits the flavor ideally. So very drinkable! One of my favorite stouts without a doubt!
MissDolle (20) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 8, 2008
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tasted this of bottle a long time ago. Though, not to forget. Appearance alone with its creamy head, should give a high score.
Tasty, with big taste of chocolate and coffee, spicey hobbs and roasted malts. Delicious aroma, wich completes the beer, because its not possible to be dissapointet.
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Kind gift (Bottle) from my beer guru brother. And very glad he did, the best stout my dumb ass has tasted. Loads of chocolate and roasted coffee type flavours. I can see why it’s called the beer geek breakfast, my doctor wouldn’t be happy but I could use this as an eye opener each morning no bother. Superb.
EHSRanders (2006) - Tjele, DENMARK - APR 5, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. My rating no. 500. Black colour with large creamy brown mostly lasting head. Aroma is roasted malt and coffe. Sweet bitter flavor. Notes of coffe. Bitter lasting head.
hpko (2) - Odense c, DENMARK - APR 4, 2008 does not count
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
må have været en dårlig flaske. dårlig lugt af smørsyre og besk smag, lidt skuffende efetr den gode omtale
treadyroc (150) - St. Leonard, Maryland, USA - APR 1, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A pungent aroma with a hint of sweetness. Roasted coffee & malt persist. Thick mouthfeel finishes with the with the coffee bitterness. Very light on the tongue afterwards - may be the only truly noteworthy aspect. Pours an opaque black with a quickly diminishing tan head. Goes well w/peanut butter-filled pretzels ;-)
DSG (11600) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 1, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2012 Re-rate 7/10/12: Bottle sample at a tasting at Dagan’s place. Thanks avrashi. Black with a medium light brown head. Nice roasted coffee aroma with a bit of chocolate. Flavor of bitter coffee,a bit of sweetness, slightly chocolatey, and a long burnt bitter finish. Full-bodied, rounded mouthfeel. 7/4/7/4/15=3.7
Re-rate 12/26/09: Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks Neiman. Black-colored with a pretty brown head. Roasty aroma with a lot of coffee. Sweet flavor with a bit of chocolate, lots of coffee and a pleasant bitter roasty finish. Full-bodied. 8/4/8/4/16=4
Re-rate 11/16/09: Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks zvikar. Black beer with a huge brown head. Strong aroma of roasted coffee beans. Sweet flavor with some smoky wood notes, some bitter chocolate, light fruity notes and lots of coffee. Full-bodied. 8/4/7/4/15=3.8
(3/4/08) Bottle at Kulminator in Antwerp. Bottled 4/07. Opaque black with a rather dark brown head that disappears rather fast - beautiful. Aroma of a lot of coffee, burnt tones, malt, some caramel and some hops. Flavor kicks off with some sweetness of malt, caramel, some coffee and a bit of chocolate and then turns into a strong bitterness with hops, heavily roasted malt and a bit of caramel. Full, creamy body. Great! 8/5/8/4/16=4.1
Goodgrief (1994) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - MAR 30, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nov. 2007 - I finally got around to having this one! Pour was dark, dark brown, with decent head and pretty amazing lacing. Aroma smelled like smoked bacon. Flavor was strong chalky coffee, rich and flavorful. Sure, it’s sort of one-dimensional (roasted coffee), but nice beer. Some sweetness, a little bit of acidity and a rich thick mouthfeel. Nice.
sleepylopes (318) - New York, USA - MAR 28, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
light fluffy steamed milk head, truly a breakfast beer. drinks like coffee smooth bright and robust with a twinge of acidity at the finish. single minded in the approach to combining coffee and beer together. nose of french roast and aroma of cherrios. drink cool but not cold.
robinvboyer (4141) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 26, 2008
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2011 bomber from the cheese man!
1st impression.........this looks like am impy stout. Pours jet black, and it’s THICK! Great brown head, good lacing. The aroma is intoxicating. Good god, this is amazing, i could stick my nose in here,and smell this all day! i wish i could just hang a glass of this in front of my face, and leave it there. Huge aroma of coffee, roasted malt, milk chocolate, a touch of molasses, and vanilla. THe flavour is just soooooo savoury, and chewy. So much dark roast coffee, with a touch of fruitiness. Some ripe figs, and maybe some plums, burnt chocolate also. THe finish is more coffee, and some fruity bitterness. Just outstanding!!!! I"m trying to think of something wrong iwth htis beer, some reason to not give it a 5, but i can’t! As perfect a stout as you could get.