ametras (181) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle at Bistro L’Autre Oeil. Black pour with no head. Flavors are sweet oat, soy sauce, cocoa powder, dark chocolate, caramel, smoke, dark fruits, coffee, roasted malts and licorice. Medium to full body, soft carbonation, thin but creamy texture.
edgallow (1634) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2 oz bottle pours black with a brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Taste is coffee, chocolate and roast.
aleigator (75) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - FEB 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Bierkompass. Creamy tar black color, with a decent beige-brown head.
Strong aromatic smell of coffee, espresso, a little aggressive but wrapped up well in roasted malt sweetness with hazelnut.
Coffee is defining my first impression of tasting this beer. I find it very interesting, that the coffee flavor is troughout evolving and changing on my palate from the beginning to the end, which gives the beer a decent complexity with a medium-body. Coffee goes very well along with chocolate, perfect mingling together, to one creamy opening, which developes more bitter and malty to the end. The aftertaste is enormous, lasts for minutes and even longer as the beer warms up. Carbonation is higher than expected, but supports this style of stout easily, not too present giving this a fresher note. Coffee flavor is really great in this beer, sugar and malts are in perfect balance and support it, without making the beer too sweet or distract from the coffee, the main attraction. The development through different stages on the palate without loosing focus on the coffee impresses me, and it stays for such long time. Even the late uprising bitterness seems to go along with a remarcable smoothness, which gives this beer a soft, oily, appreciable mouthfeel. Chocolate becomes very present at the end and adds a yummy sweet note to the overall bitterness. This beer tastes great!
GreenJeremy (50) - Spruce Grove, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is going to be the first beer I have had with breakfast, but it’s in the name, and who am I to argue? Pours black with a thick tan head, good retention. Aroma is coffee, roasted malts, and notes of dark chocolate. Tastes semi sweet, with coffee and some oat and earthy flavors. Also a little bit of burnt chocolate. This beer delivers a punch to the palate, with a rich creamy texture (almost oily), medium carbonation, and a lasting bitter finish leaving traces of espresso. A very well made oatmeal stout, not my favorite, but up there.
Howlader (394) - - JAN 30, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
12oz bottle served in a snifter. Great Mikkeller beer, one of my favourites. The hoppy stout is just fantastic.
bjakk (223) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - JAN 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark dark black, dark brown. Coffee, chockolate, vanilla in the aroma, not to intense. Cold coffee chockolate with intense burned aftertaste. Medium body. A nice one for coffee drinkers.
andregoncalves (999) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JAN 27, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
50cl bottle from 2d2dspuma online store. Lovely dark color with lovely brown head. Body is wonderfully soft and mild. Taste is medium bitter. Aroma is very balanced between coffee, roasted, chocolate some milk and banana. Awesome brew.
stevoj (1635) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 25, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Worthy of its reputatiion,dark,roast grains with a hint of coffee. Smoky,chocolaty finish. Best of the best.
Nuffield (3626) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
My bottle had the more interesting label with the French press coffee maker on it. As much as I was expecting to be wowed by this, I was really disappointed. The appearance was everything I hoped it would be, but the flavor was too much. In particular, there was a sharp bitterness that wasn’t good...not sure if it was coffee grounds or something else. The coffee wasn’t overly strong as a flavor, though, only its effect. Bottle.
Arve_Christian (2678) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Økern. Black color, ofwhite foam.
Roasted aromas, coffee, malt and some dried fruits; medium/high aromas intensity. Medium/full body & high complexity. Good bitterness, well balanced. Very enjoyable