Leighton (16259) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at Blind Tiger, with Mikkel standing nearby. Poured a deep, dark brown with a only a faint, beige head. (Yeah, not much head this time.) Aroma had plenty of bitter coffee, dark chocolate, slight malt roast. Flavor was huge and complex. The coffee had a fruity, nutty character. The chocolate notes were there, but not overly sweet. In the finish, some charred malt and tobacco, more dark mocha. The coffee flavors really hit you in the finish, in the back of the throat. Big body, very soft carbonation. One thing I loved about drinking this was that it took me almost an hour to get through a 14oz glass. It is just so intense and pungent. Very unique, quite delicious. Brunch is an appropriate name, as this was basically a meal.
cpetrone84 (1797) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A-pours a viscous opaque black liquid with a dense dark tan colored head and good retention with an extremely thick lace.
S-the nose is a little lighter and quite chalky, lots of ashy aromas. notes of espresso and roasted malts, hints of dark chocolate. finish has a good bit of earthy herbal and citrus hops in the back.
T-chalky and ashy, dark chocolate with notes of smooth espresso. earthy hops in the back with herbal and citrusy notes and a light bitter finish.
M-it has a great smooth feel to it, soft and creamy, full bodied with a crisp bite at the finish.
D-this is a pretty big stout, the coffee is somewhat muted behind the chalk and ash. great feel to it and hides the abv quite well. good balance shown with the malt
nimbleprop (6648) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 17, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle pours an oily, viscous, opaque black with one ring of off white head. Nose is sweet, oats, a little bit of berry, some cinnamon. Flavor is nice, sweet, bread, cinnamon, coffee with cream, berries. Finally I can say I’ve had a Kopi Lowek beer where the coffee really starred. Finish is full bodied with a nice, smooth coffee finish.
madsenbryg (371) - Holstebro, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
chocolate, coffee, roasty, citrus, grapealcohol, woody, black, cloudy, brown foam, heavy cloying sweetness, very bitter, full body, thick feel, soft carbonation, bitter, long finish,
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 14, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle; thanks Tom!! Jet black with thin tan head; rich, thick nose of sweet coffee and chocolate; nose just explodes and this is a pure coffee bomb; texture is thin and almost oily with sweet, dry coffee; nothing subtle here but there is enough sweetness to cover any stringency from the strength; pretty damn tasty, but not really that impressed at the same time
thetomG (246) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow. I was looking forward to this one for a LOOOOONG time and it did not let me down - at all. the coffee flavors come through VERY nicely in the aroma and taste and it goes down very very smooth. No acidity or over-roasted flavor what-so-ever - this is one I could drink all day long. Very very nice. Can’t wait to try it again!!!
Balazs (787) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Textbook appearance - totally black with brown, lacing foam. There is something unique in the aroma, which is a bit like espresso, but so different at the same time. I attribute this to the Civet coffee which I have never tried otherwise. Deep roasted, molasses, vanilla with mild hoppy bitterness. Dense, thick, oily body. It is as unique as it can get I think. Outstanding!
armando629 (2453) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 7, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
0,5 l bottle, shared with Balazs, thanks!
Like a black hole with a brown, not beige, brown, sculpture-like, foamy head. Molasses, espresso coffee, caramel and dark chocolate in the nose with plum, raisins and vanilla, lurky hops. Oily density, thick body with unidentifiable dark tastes....Vanilla with coffee, dark and milk chocolate, toffee, caramel, earthy roasted grainy flavor. Deep roasted and spicy aftertaste. Craft beer attack....
Alphadelic (2009) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 7, 2010
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Light sucking darkness. Sweet coffee and red berry aroma. The aftertaste is so full of molasses it is like you’ve just been smoking a shisha pipe. Absolutely fabulous.
DeadGirl (478) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 6, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours out deep brown, almost black, and topped with a dark, creamy brown head which dissipates to thin, swirly lacing from the 17oz. bottle courtesy of StFun (thanks, Josh!): Wow. Heavenly! This thick nose carries you into a forbidden forest of luscious hops and raw cocoa nibs. Coldstone creamery angels pitch warm, red velvet cake batter thoroughly into a mix of flavors of succulent blueberries, raspberries, banana, peaches, and oozing caramel. Then the palate takes a delicate turn into mildly roasted oats and bitter chocolate fudge. A soft peak of bitterness at the finish and rounds out smooth, oily, and creamy. Drinkability: A delicacy. Pairing: Pour straight onto a huge pan of freshly baked, special brownies topped with Coldstone cake batter ice cream and a drizzling of caramel syrup. Rebuy: Ehm duh. #440 on 06052010, DG.