ineedbeer (1607) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Nice light coffee aroma with some nice milk chocolate and some light vanilla notes. A bit of an oak character as well.
Pours a nice deep black with a thick dark mocha head with decent retention. Some moderate lacing and small legs.
Flavor is milk chocolate and coffee. The finishing flavor is coffee and vanilla. A light oak character. Astringency is medium low. No hop flavor and low hop bitterness. A bit of a vegetative note and some oxidation present.
Mouthfeel is full bodied and almost chunky with low carbonation. Low to medium low astringency and medium alcohol warmth.
Overall this is a nice beer with some good coffee character. But... I'm jut not sure, it's good but not amazing. The beer is showing oxidization and the complexity isn't quite there.
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alkolord (345) - - MAY 14, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tiefschwarz, brauner Schaum, leicht Vanille in der Nase, schön rund im antrunk, Schokolade und Kaffee im Abgang, angenehm ausgewogen, leichte bittere
Rubin77 (705) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 8, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2016 F: dark brown, good retention, big.
C: dark, opaque.
A: malt, whisky, Porto vine, plums, dark cherries, cocoa, coffee, woody, dark chocolate, raisins, molasses, candy, dark caramel, pine, simple complex aroma.
T: roasted malt, coffee, alcohol, chocolate, dark fruits, cocoa, caramel, coffee grounds, pine, grapefruits bitterness, long complex lingering aftertaste, full body, oily mouthfeel, good carbonation, 0,33l bottle, from Malting Pot in Brussels, great stuff, a must try beer.
melush (2421) - SPAIN - MAY 1, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 33cl / Botella 33cl.
@ Cervezorama 2.0., Madrid, España.
A: Black / Negro.
T/S: Roasted malt, sweet, chocolate, licorice, coffee / Malta tostada, dulce, chocolate, regaliz, cafe.
VDuquerroux (1075) - Airvault, FRANCE - APR 25, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, 33cL. Home. A pitch black beer with a big beige creamy head ; good retention ; good lacing. Roast, toast, light blackcurrant, balck chocolate (+), coffee, herb. Medium sweet, warming baseline ; medium to dry heavy bitter. Full body, light creamy texture, average to soft carbonation, light prickly on the tongue, chocolate dry lasting bitter finish. Overall, WoW !! Wonderful beer, such a powerful aromatic landscape, great bitter chocolate coffee adventure.
killroy (104) - BULGARIA - APR 23, 2016
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
awesome one. Pours oily, thick consistency. Complex aroma, some malt, coffee and some dark fruits, may be. Full body, awesome taste of some coffee, toffee with a bitter finish.
cmacklin (671) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - APR 20, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle. Pours an opaque black with a medium, creamy, long lasting, chocolate brown head that laces nicely. Sweet aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, licorice, vanilla and coffee. Sweet flavour of roasted malt, coffee, licorice, dark chocolate, vanilla and warming alcohol with a dry, bitter, slightly hoppy finish. Medium to full body with a creamy smooth, oily texture and soft carbonation. I’ve been dying to try this one for a while. It was well worth the wait. Delicious.
Zlotta (1316) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.33 l bottle from ’Saveur Bière’, best before May 2025. Pitch black with a thin, frothy, almost stable, light brown head. Sweetish, medium roasty and slightly fruity aroma of milk chocolate, coffee beans, vanilla, some caramel and hints of prunes. Sweetish, slightly roasty and minimally fruity taste of milk chocolate, coffee beans, vanilla, caramel, toasted nuts and some prunes, followed by a long, moderately roasty-bitter, slightly warming-alcoholic finish. Full body, very smooth and creamy mouthfeel, almost flat. What a treat! Superbly balanced, unbelievably creamy and very tasty although not overly complex.
msbernac (1619) - Krakow, POLAND - APR 17, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma-coffee, chocolate, caramel,
Appearance-black, hazy, brown foam,
Taste-medium bitterness, medium sourness, light sweetness,
Palate-full body, thick feel, average carbonation, long finish,
Mdr1991 (23) - - APR 15, 2016
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Sehr ausgewogenes schwarzes bier mit geruch und geschmack nach zartbitter und mandeln sowie nach dörrobst! Traumhaft gutes bier!
JFF (97) - - APR 14, 2016
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Arômes de cerises et réglisse. Liquide noire opaque avec mousse abondante et compacte. En bouche, notes de torréfaction alcool et beaucoup de corps.