DrnkMcDermott (2922) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft taster at Bavarian Lodge. A solid black body and dark brown head. The smell is light coffee, with a slight tang of… orange peel. The first sip kind of vibrates on my tongue. The coffee aspect is mild, yet spicy. Like a light roast Sumatra coffee, and none of the roast malt of the usual strong stout. Light on alcohol. Some vanilla notes midway through my glass. After taking my notes, I looked up more details on this coffee, and found that "weasel coffee" is supposedly made much more mellow, even fermented, by enzymes during its trip through the critter’s GI. Not having tried the actual coffee, I can only say it’s reported characteristics come out very nicely in this beer. I’ve also learned that Vietnamese researchers have isolated the enzymes that make the coffee and may be mass producing it, as the ca phe chon civet is possibly endangered.
mrjez (120) - Osaka, JAPAN - OCT 13, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at Yellow Ape, Osaka.
L: a simply gorgeous looking beer. Jet black, and a cracking small dark tan bubbly head which eventually goes with a tonne of lacing.
S: nothing surprising or unusual for an imperial stout, just solid rich dark roasted malt, chocolate, well-balanced notes.
T: so big in flavour, strong malt, choc fudge. It stays the same all the way down, zero palate fatigue, full-flavoured till the end.
F: really smooth, you can’t taste the alcohol, but the feel is so full and rich you know it’s there.
O: wonderful. Really easy to sip for an hour because of the rich flavours.
sonotono (162) - torino, ITALY - OCT 8, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Colore nero impenetrabile, schiuma marrone scuro, cremosa.
Bouquet complesso, profumi tostati, caffè, malto tostato, erbaceo e resinoso dei luppoli, anche agrumi, ancora caffè.
In bocca pastosa, oleasa, quasi masticabile, sapore forte, intensissimo di caffè, malto tostato, cioccolato fondente, poi arrivano gli amari del luppolo, per finire con un ritorno dei tostati/caffè e un amaro lunghissimo, leggermente astringente. Alcool comunque ben nascosto, equilibrata nonostante i sapori forti. Capolavoro.
tarmok (561) - Tartu, ESTONIA - OCT 5, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
black liquid with minimal milk chocolate head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee, some smokiness. Tastes same, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, Palate: full body, sticky, average carbonation, long bitter finish,
NordicV (1449) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nästan svart öl med inslag av rött. Brunt centimerhögt skum. Rostad malt och kaffe i aromen men kanske framförallt mörk choklad. I smaken så träder kaffesmakerna fram mer men utan att ta över.
artemb (180) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - SEP 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: sweet, sweet coffee, some strange notes (medicinal herbs).
Taste: moderate sweetnes with prominent bitterness.
Flavour: Sweet robusta, fresh ground arabica, bitter chocolate.
Good burned bitterness in the aftertaste.
574deadzone (1263) - North Central, Indiana, USA - SEP 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A thimble full. Pours a dark brown/black, flat looking with no head. Nose involves a big blast of coffee with some dark chocolate. Pretty sweet, decently bitter. Medium toward full bodied, quite oily, finishing dry and roasty. A coffee bomb, and a cool experience. Glad I didn’t have to plunk down for it.
kurczako (113) - POLAND - SEP 23, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Doskonale zbalansowane piwo. Intensywny kawowy aromat. Piwo oblepia kubki smakowe powodując niesamowite doznania sensoryczne. Goryczka niezbyt intensywna jak na styl. W miarę ogrzewania wychodzi bardzo szlachetny alkohol.
Mark_Eck (1271) - - SEP 20, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black. Aroma and taste are coffee, chocolate, and roasted malts.
Ty4Cy (9) - Iowa, USA - SEP 19, 2015 does not count
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Well balanced, not as strong on the coffee flavor as I had anticipated. Very smooth for the ABV. Excellent beer, not quite worth the $12/bottle regular price, but worth the $6 discounted price :)
samsmith33 (657) - - SEP 18, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Weasel Shit. Mmmmmmm. Dark black color, thick light brown head that fades. Aroma is dark coffee, very nice. Taste is coffee, vanilla, sour fruit late, raspberry, plum, fig.