jstonerock24 (142) - Englewood, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a little light brown head. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, coffee, earthy, and sweet wood. Flavor is strong roasted coffee and alcohol with a bitter bite to finish it off. The coffee flavor stays with you throughout.
BeerViking (2552) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle bought in Denmark, pours near black with a tan crema, nose is leather, tobacco, coffee, and a faint tart wineyness. Rich, heavy and coffee infused, with dark cocoa, faint pepper and earth, and a light dry bitterness. I’d be happier with it though if there wasn’t an inch of sludge in the bottom of the bottle.
wheresyourball (517) - El Cajon, California, USA - SEP 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle obtained in a trade. Pours dark black with a small bubbly head. Nose is stale coffee and dark fruit. Flavor follows with dark chocolate, oats, and a lot of bitter stale coffee. Medium mouthfeel, perhaps on the watery side for this style of beer. Not great.
mikkellund42 (560) - DENMARK - SEP 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours opaque brownish black with small brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, soy sauce, mint, orange, grapefruit, dried flowers, hints ammonium chloride. Taste is medium bitter, medium sweet and light acidic. Body is creamy with medium-soft carbonation. Finish is long and medium bitter sweet with notes of malt, brown sugar, sweet licorice, dark dried fruits (prunes, dates, raisins), oat meal and soy sauce. Very rich and well balanced, but I didn’t find the coffee?!
wvhoran (294) - Tasmania, - SEP 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Black with a lovely creamy brown head. The aroma is full and rich, with cocoa, coffee, light smoke, oats, and a berry note. The flavour is just lightly sweet and very smooth, with cocoa, coffee, molasses, finishing very bitter like burnt malts. The body is medium, with a very silky mouthfeel. Really good although I like the brunch weasel so much I would always take it over this.
gripweed57 (728) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - SEP 4, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle. Label says brewed and bottled at Lervig Aktiebryggeri, Norway. Opaque black color with a small bubbly tan head that dissipates quickly. Rich espresso-like roasted malt nose has hints of tobacco and burnt wood. Intense roasted malt flavor with more espresso coffee and charred wood. Silky and bitter with slight oat notes and minimal carbonation. As oatmeal stouts go, this is dry and bitter with big coffee flavor. Hops come in late in finish. This is special. Hard to find and pricy at $8.00 for a 330 ml bottle.
gad905 (80) - - SEP 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at BD ShepBush. Black pour, moderate tan head, recedes but remains, very little lacing. Aroma strongly of coffee, plus some cocoa and roasted malt. Tastes of sweet chocolate, toffee caramel, then big roasted malt and coffee hit, and dry ashiness, plus distinct hop bitterness. Medium body, creamy texture, moderate carb. Been waiting a while to try this, glad to have done so.
Mark_Eck (711) - - SEP 3, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Pours black. Aroma and taste are coffee, dark chocolate, and roasted malts.
Theydon_Bois (9054) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at BD Sheps Bush, finally caught up on rating this, 27/08/14.
Pitch black with a well appointed dirty tan covering that dissipates then retains as a smaller being.
Nose is roast malt, light smoke, liqourice, spice, earthy cocoa rub, coffee, hoppy backnotes.
Taste comprises chocolate, vanilla, toffee fudge, coffee, bitter roastings, bitter chocoalte sprinkle.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close laced with earthy hop bitterness and burnt roast.
Nate (3727) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at House of 1000 Beers. Roasted nose with coffee, woody, molasses and alcohol. Rich aroma. Dark black opaque with thin tan head. Oily body with medium-high carbonation. Starts dry with cherry wood and oak. Coffee. Very dry with big bitter notes. A bitter finish with lingering bitter after and warming. A bit harsh.