flip_soeperman (380) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Unmistakable classic. Incredible coffee flavour in a nice thick stout. Not too creamy, just roasted and coffee notes.
MaroonOrange (82) - - OCT 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a tan head that settles quickly. Aroma is heavy on malts with coffee in the background. Flavor is very roasty with mocha and a mildly bitter finish. Palate is lighter than expected but very creamy.
Phatdog1 (155) - Brentwood, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle poured into a snifter. Big roasty nose of burnt malt, coffee & bitter dark chocolate. Thick & chewy mouthfeel. Bitter flavor of coffee and dark chocolate. Oatmeal present. Big hops throughout. Not the smoothest, but what I expected.
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WanderinCelt87 (59) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - OCT 2, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Has a subtle chocolate aroma and pours a lovely dark chocolate. With a nice creamy brown head. Goes down smooth with a nice chocolate and oat finish.
coreyc1221 (239) - Truckee, California, USA - SEP 22, 2013
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sweet chocolate and coffee aroma. Black as hitlers soul in color with a darken brown thin head. Very balanced coffee and vanilla with a creamy finish.
Killcore (22) - - SEP 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Cave a Bulles in Paris. Bottled in February 2012.
Aroma: Initial classic porter roastiness (freshly baked brown bread and roasted coriander) gives the stage to a strong, yet pleasant alcohol presence. True to the info provided by the guys in the shop, coffee aroma is very subdued and barely audible.
Taste: Much less sweet than expected. Alcohol, so prominent in the aroma, is nowhere to be found. Coffee note, on the other hand, is quite accented, but doesn’t overpower the mouth feel and contributes well to the overall roasty profile.
In addition, here we are dealing with a strong, black and well-roasted coffee.Flaws? Well, the body feels a bit thin, would’ve loved it to be a thicker and chewier brew.
A very good brew, the least complex and, for the lack of better word, the most laid back of the Mikkeller RIS offerings I had thus far. And this is a good thing, if you ask me.
I would really like to try a more fresh bottle, to see how it compares.
heitereB (2) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 22, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hmm, for a rich breakfast, roast coffe, little caramel and dark as night. Batch 766c. Why drink coffee?
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freretoc (171) - Besançon, FRANCE - SEP 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Une Stout ultra forte en goût, mais toute douce en alcool, elle a un nez puissant et une note grillé en bouche qui fini sur note de café et de fumé.
mathieuc (695) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a really dark brown with a thin brown head that settles into a rim and leave some lacing. Aroma contains some coffee but also some ash and some green peppers. Taste is sweet’n’roasty with even more disturbing peppers... Not much oat aromatics/flavors in this one. Green hops shining through. Mouthfeel is not that smooth and carbonation too high for its own good. Nothing to see here.
Martinus (2522) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black colour, tan dissipating head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, caramel, mocha, light hops. Malty flavour, lots of coffee, bitter coffee and roasted malts. Bitter coffee finish, roasted malts. Nice.
(From 33cL bottle @ Gents Bier Festival 2013)