TheCaptMatey (106) - Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a black colour with toffee head. Strong aroma of coffee with a faint note of alcohol. Flavor was rich with coffee, oat, and eventual bitterness. Heavy mouthfeel and with an intense bite. Good porter, but a harsh brew to drink leisurely.
ThuleAkureyri (1) - - OCT 22, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice fresh aroma, a bit citrusy on the nose. Fresh arabica coffee on the palate with hints of dark chocolate.
Ktwse (2221) - SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with low tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, light muscovado, raisins and figs. Taste is roasty coffee and dark chocolate, light nuts and smoke. Body is medium rich and smooth with soft carbonation.
Kauge (345) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Stockmann in Tallinn (€ 4,20), Oct 2014. Pours black with a thick dark tan head that laces and retains nicely. Wonderful aroma of roasted malts, coffee, bitter chocolate and spicy citrusy hops... more as it warms, accompanying with some booziness. Taste is is roasty and chocolaty sweet at first, but that is quickly buried in the thick and resinous bitterness of Centennial and Cascade. Finishes bitter with returning roastiness, and soothing alcoholic warmth. Soft palate with very little carbonation, and a slick, somewhat oily mouthfeel. Near perfect.
hopbag (108) - - OCT 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I was holding onto this for a while and accidentally freeze distilled it in the back of the fridge. But I can attest that it hides the alcohol well even at a higher ABV. The oatmeal seems to lend a nice smoothness that blends into the coffee. Possibly the best incorporation of coffee I’ve tried -- it’s almost part of the malt profile and has only a little bitterness in the back. Not too sweet. Like drinking a good iced coffee, only thicker. Superb. Wish I hadn’t left a few ounces as an ice sphere.
sturmthis (608) - Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On sample. Black with brown two finger head. Oat, coffee and boozy aroma. Oat and roasted coffee aroma. Nice bitter finish.
melush (971) - SPAIN - OCT 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Botella de 33 cl, adquirida en tienda XXXII. Color negro. Sabor a cafe, malta tostada, ligeramente a chocolate, dulce.
robbienate (113) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great classic stout aroma with a bit more coffee than usual. Appearance is just my kind of beer: pitch black with dark-brown foam. Flavor is excellent, again the coffee comes through. Mouthfeel nice and rough (like a good porter). Overall one of the best oat-based stouts I’ve had.
olsvammel (3552) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Mikkeller Bar Stockholm. Smell of chocolate. Taste of chocolate, roasted, coffee. Tasty and malty. Would be interesting to try a Beer Geek Break from Lervig and one from Nögne Ö at the same time.
Majek (379) - Ząbki, POLAND - OCT 31, 2014
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pitch black colour. It looks like old oil engine. Head is big and stable, nice lacing too. Aroma is not very intensive (the weakest side of beer) dominated by coffee, roasted malts with hint of vanilla, smoke and citrus hoppiness. Taste is medium to heavy sweet , medium bitter and light to medium sour. It’s taste like cold espresso with brown sugar and citrus. Very rich and complex stuff. Very long medium bitter and sour finish. Coffee note is sensible during few minutes after last sip. Full body. Soft carbonation. Fantastic stout, but I wish it could had stronger aroma.