Juelze (1141) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 31, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark brown color with medium sized, light brown, frothy head. Aroma is floral hops, rich coffee notes and light roasted malt and molasses. Taste is rich, dark coffee up front milk chocolate, molasses, light licorice and roasted malt. Smooth mouthfeel and balance conceals the alcohol well. Solid.
Dorstig (51) - Oegstgeest, NETHERLANDS - MAY 31, 2010
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle@home. Black with an attractive brown head. Wondefull complex on the nose; each nosing opens up new aroma’s: tar, charcoal, brandy, some peat smoke, fresh hops,bayleave licorice, leather, a certain "je ne sais quoi" which maybe is the civet coffee ? Truly amazing. Mouthfeel is soft and creamy, mild carbonation; hints of cacao, roasted malt, very strong black coffee, toast. Lovely balanced dry finish which leaves a sweet sticky aftertaste in the mouth. A work of art.
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 28, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Split with my brother. Pours a rich dark brown color with a medium mocha head. Aroma is rich coffee, burnt roasts, and milk chocolate. Mouthfeel is very smooth with no strong bitterness or overly rich tastes. It is so balanced and flavorful. This is out of this world good.
saxo (16066) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Huge creamy head with excellent duration. Color is black. Aroma is rich coffee, chocolate and roast malt. Taste is smooth with lots of coffee and chocolate, but also some notes of licorice and hops. Nice bitter finish.
Borresteijn (6048) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2010 50cl bottle from De Molen, a birthday gift. Pitch black colour, thin light brown head. Aroma of plain chocolate, Madagascar vanilla, black liquorice (drop), alcohol, a bit of coffee. Flavour is sweet, roasted malts, vanilla, chocolate, liquorice, bitter roasted and light hoppy finish with lingering coffee in the back. I found the coffee to be very subdued, which is good imo. Fullbodied, very soft and smooth moutfheel, sticky. Really good, but I prefer the most important meal of the day: Breakfast.
Leighton (17225) - 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 (1810) - 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 (6881) - 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