iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - APR 23, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500mL bottle from Perry’s Liquors for $17.99--that place is way too effing expensive--I don’t think I’ll go back. Clear deep deep mahogany--black in the glass--with a big ass tan head. Lots of roasted malts, coffee, and unsweetened cocoa up front in the aroma. There is also a light caramel/vanilla sweetness. Some tar and pine sap are behind. Was this supposed to be hoppy? Letting it warm up a little bit I can get the oatmeal and some dark chocolate. I go into these highly rated beers wanted to hate them, but damn, so far this is great. The flavor adds the right amount of alcohol and a little soy, but otherwise, much the same--there may be a little bit of smokiness, but I wouldn’t go as far to say campfire. The finish is semi-dry with bitterness at a 4. Big full slick body with light carbonation. Quite the tasty beer, but I don’t need to spend 20 bucks (with tax) on it again. My other bottle is coming back to Iowa.
anstei (321) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - JUL 28, 2015
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at Øl, Copenhagen. Pitch black with multifaceted brown head and a beautiful lacing. The nose is rather soft, some cocoa and toffee, clearly roasty. Beautiful taste, very sweet but in balance with the power of this beer. Outstandingly delicious!
King_Alex_II (634) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 26, 2015
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black color with medium brown foam. The smell has a lot of roasted coffee. The taste is ultra smooth, sweet, coffeeish with a high viscosity and a lot of bitter dark chocolate. The aftertaste is smooth as gargling silk that has been soaked in chocolate cream. This beer is just awesome, and I don’t like coffee.
bnokk (275) - Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
APPEARANCE ? perfectly black with dark caramel colored head.
NOSE ? absolutely the most coffee smelling beer I?ve ever had.
FLAVOR ? for all the great nose, it comes up weak in the flavor arena.
NOTES ? Shigadeyo rates this in 2009, and had a much better review. I?m surprised that the beer has changed so significantly over the years.
nordic (277) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUL 22, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown. Full body. Light carbonation. Creamy. Strong coffee aroma. Well balanced taste, complex, warming, toffee. Good!
Malin_aiisa (223) - SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark brown, brown head.
Aroma of caramel, coffee, candy. Vanilla.
Taste sweet and some bitterness. Taste coffe and vanilla, lovely!
tbunting75 (15) - - JUL 19, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle into pint glass. Jet black with dark brown head. Malty, with strong chocolate and oatmeal notes. Outstanding beer.
thorongil2 (1667) - , Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
(bottle) clear very dark brown colour with a small, brown head; aroma of coffee, then coffee liqueur; thick palate; well hidden alcohol; balanced flavour with a long, medium bitter finish
hesoo (68) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUL 10, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Doskonałe piwo do analizy jak temperatura wpływa nie postrzeganie genialności piwa. Można rozpocząć zbyt nisko i nie zorientować się że te sztuczne smaki w nim kiedyś się rozwiną i powalą.
HaraldB (18) - NORWAY - JUL 10, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: picking up a lot of coffee, some licorice, vanilla and smoke (like in smoked meat). Smooth mouth feel! Taste: coffee, burned meat, vanilla and coffee. Quite bitter, seems to sweeten when temperature rise.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
furthur (426) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JUL 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small bottle, deep black beer, almost purple deep brown head faded to nothing. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, roasted barley, dark fruits.
Taste is sweet coffee, vanillas, dried plum, molasses and burnt sugar. Palate is thick and rich, carbonation subdued. This is good, rich and roasty, but too sweet overall.