Vaiz (4172) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 21, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home. Pours pitch black with a large, foamy, dark tan head. Aroma is very intense and reminds me of good coffee, roasted malts and licorice. A very dry aroma it is as well. Awesome flavor, again very intense and of coffee and oak. Very well balanced bitterness with some sweet hints. Full bodies and a great mouthfeel. Just awesome beer with a very nice lingering bitter aftertaste. Love this one.
YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - JAN 21, 2010
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle: this one was amazing, a lots going on, black with a brown head, very rich malt, toasted malt, burnt malt, extra dark chocolate, milk chocolate, cocca butter, wet wood, charred wood, ash, cherries, black coffee, espresso, light acidity, some smoke, dark caramel, oatmeal, velvety, creamy full bodied, the best beer i tasted so far.
M’ARCOlizzo (31) - ITALY - JAN 21, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Questa Oatmeal stout è prodotta con l’aggiunta di uno tra i caffè più pregiati al mondo, il Kopi Luwak, tipico di alcune isole dell’arcipelago indonesiano. Questo caffè, mangiato e parzialmente digerito dallo zibetto delle palme, risulta quindi meno amaro e con un’aroma molto più marcato del caffè a cui siamo abituati. L’aroma ed il gusto risultano quindi fortemente caratterizzati dal caffè e dalla sua tostatura. In bocca è quasi oleosa, ma vellutata allo stesso tempo. Ottimo bilanciamento tra note dolci e sentori più amari.
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - JAN 16, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours solid black with a creamy light brown head. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla cream, roast malt and coffee. Taste is bitter roast coffee and dark chocolate with sweet mocha. Oily texture, very smooth.
lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - JAN 12, 2010
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
At 4:20 Rome. Great looking warm-black coloured beer with a beautiful ultra fine bubbled head on top. Aroma reveals a spectrum of complex coffee sensation, some accents of fine hops with herbal characteristics like mint and ferns, touches of fresh vanilla, brown Rhum, leather, honey, maple sirup, a complex touch of fine roasted malts and hints of nuts. The taste is just fantastic, first, the alcohol is very well hidden and for such a big beer, it remains extreemly refined and elegant. There is allot going on with the taste of this fantastic beer, it has a smooth mouthfeel with a very fine carbonation and a touch of velvet angels. The coffee sensation are amazing yet not overpowering wich is good. The great malt selection is the real backbone of this beer, it has some dry malty edges that puts the refreshing hops in the spotlights and also gives it some complex earthy notes to it. The more round malts used in this beer accentuates the nutty, honeyed and more bisquit like smoothness in this brew combined with some underlaying touches of dried fruits such a raisins. The roasted part is most amazing due to the professionalisme of the brewer, he knows like no other how to combine a top coffee like ca phe chon with torrefied malts. This is a real treat, a symphonie of aroma and taste "SHIT what a beer". Aftertaste is rich, refined, super complex and very very long. It takes you on a journey of a 1001 taste and aroma sensations and leaves you with a happy smile on you face.
kromamc (191) - ITALY - JAN 10, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2010 Porca troia! una birra da oscar! il caffè utilizzato è uno dei migliori del mondo e rende questa birra allucinante! le note del caffè sono avvolgenti e rimangono presenti sia in naso ke in bokka... tutto perfettamente equilibrato con il corpo e l’amaro....
SudsMcDuff (7660) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
big aromas .. great brown lacing .. soil, coffee, reduced molasses aromas .. . so much flavour packed into the mouthfeel.. . extremely smooth and RICH! .. . fantastic stuff . . easy to drink.. . nice, but no holds bar .. . funny though, i have a pet weasel myself I and fed it coffee beans and dug it out of the shit and brewed up a cup, ..strange tasting coffee...
Indra (2711) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JAN 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Aroma is strongly roasty, full of espresso and chocolate, faintly herbal and smoky, showing a smaller amount of coffee character than anticipated. Thick black color, head is very fine and subsiding. Flavor is roasty and coffeeish (but again, not overly so), some slight soy, iodine, mild bitterness and green, leafy, earthy hop character, some faint saltiness and black olive(?). Smooth, very low in effervescence, somewhat viscous. Body is of course full. Pretty tasty. Thanks to Greg!
Wellestone (33) - Andover, Minnesota, USA - JAN 1, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured black with a large creamy lacey light brown head. Aroma is roasted caramel with dark choclate and strong coffee. Wonderful coffee aroma. there is also raisin/plum and detectable alcohol in the nose. lgihtly sweet initial flavor with moderate acidic and bitter notes from teh coffee. The long finish definitely favored the bitter dark chocolate and coffee. Medium body wth that ranged from creamy to syrupy. with soft crabonation and mdoreate alcohol warming at the very end.
SorenE (168) - , NEW ZEALAND - JAN 1, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
great beer but not quite worth all the hype. coffee wasn’t nearly as dominant as I expected and the alcohol was too evident and harsh. but in all, an excellent imperial stout