rauchbier (3791) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle, at Nacht van de Grote Dorst, March 2006. Courtesy of The Danes. Jet black, thin but lasting beige head and moderate condition. Initial hops then an intense explosion of roasted barley and sweet liquorice in the nose, Full and liquorice sweet in the mouth with good balance of roasted bitterness, long lingering oily liqorice, coffee beans and roasted barley in the finish.
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - DEC 21, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle via trade with Jvittro4187. Pitch black pour with a frothy, lighter tan head. Big aromas of vanilla, chocolate, dark fruits and coffee. The flavor is dominated by coffee. It;s even bitter like coffee. There’s a good bit of roasted malts and some chocolate as well. Bitter coffee aftertaste that smells like spent coffee grounds. Man, oh man, this is nice!
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2007
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Aroma, coffee all coffee, roast malts,vanilla. Poured black with a chocolatey head. Flavor is cream and sugared coffee. Palate was full and rich. Overall, Deliciously filling. A huge thanks to RLB for handing this over.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2009 Pours an ultra-deep, dark mahogany with a virtually black center. A large, spongy, coffee colored head protrudes from the surface and shows good retention. Random shards of sheet-like lacing decorates the glass well. The aroma shows freshly brewed Columbian coffee with cream, bitter baker’s chocolate, anise, and a dark, fruity background. The flavor starts out with sweet chocolate malt profile up front, moving quickly to bitter baker’s chocolate, and ending with creamed coffee. The body is big, but overly carbonated and a bit too dry and roasted. I’d prefer a little additional sweetness in this style. Overall, a very good beer, but drastically overpriced. There are multiple coffee stouts out there that beat this one, especially for the price tag.
Gachupines (1247) - USA - DEC 17, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark black with a tan head. Aroma is strong coffee. Flavor is roasted coffee for the most part with a surprisingly smooth finish. Easy to drink but still rather flavorful, this was a pleasant surprise.
hrking (140) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 17, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Did this brew with the GBS cast and enjoyed the stout along with 3 others that were on the table that night and this one was the clear winner. Great not too over the top without that oil soy sauce thing. Great almost smooth enough to call a porter. Great balance and very easy to drink! The only problem with this beer was that I didn’t have another one!
oakbluff (436) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 16, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours out inky black with a wave of dark roast coffee. Taste- coffee in the forefront, but balances nicely with the dark chocolate and vanilla. Mouthfeel is balanced- not too thick. Dry finish with some hopping. Great stout. Taste courtesy of piscator34. Thanks!
bp (887) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 15, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: pours pitch black with a frothy dark tan head, aroma of chocolate, coffee, lots of coffee in the taste but not overwhelming, dark chocolate too, nice bitter finish. Good, not great. Certainly not worth what it costs to obtain one of these in the US.
MrBeachtwig (54) - Sandared, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. wonderfull appearance,black oily. massive choocolate and coffee aroma. taste: to start whit roasted coffee beans. then a little bit choocolate, after that a nice bitter finish. very nice beer, I like it a lot.
airforce1 (61) - Atascosa, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
oBVIUOSLY, A BIG COFFEE TASTE, WITH A SMOOTH,,LINGERING ALCHOL FINISG. QUITE SMOOTH FOR SUCH A BIG BEER