DocJitsu (307) - California, USA - MAY 23, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very dark brown with a gorgeous caramelized mocha colored head. Some and coffee nose. Mouthfeel is a bit thin for the style, but still has some creamy viscosity. Smoky, dark roast coffee, and lots of hop bitterness. A little plasticky lactose at the beginning. Some ripe, dark fruit and unsweetened cocoa appear in the middle. Burnt bacon after it finishes. Very interesting and flavorful brew.
Niko100 (1490) - New York, USA - MAY 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown/black color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, rich pine hops, dark chocolate, & coffee; Flavor of roasted/burnt malt, caramel, pine hops, citrus, dark chocolate, and coffee grounds; Finish is bitter; Overall, this could easily be a black IPA - nonetheless, this was excellent!
andrewturba (456) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 20, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours an opaque black with a nice big long lasting light brown head that leaves lace all over the glass. Aroma is roasted malts, pine, cocoa, coffee, citrus, floral, toasted oats, and earthy. Flavour is roasted malts, coffee, cocoa, pine, grapefruit, nice velvety mouth feel, and a med-high bitterness that lingers. Really good offering yet again from my favorite gypsy brewer.
fidelis83 (1589) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAY 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour with a 2 finger, creamy tan head that has decent retention and leaves a little lacing. Lots of roast and chocolate greet the nose, then some toasted oats, lots of coffee, light earthy grain, caramel sweetness, and some nice, floral, fruity and citrus hops. Flavor starts off slightly sweet, some caramel, oats, then come in some chocolate and coffee notes, finishing off with a lingering mellow floral coffee, citrus, floral and spicy hops and a decent amount of bitterness to go along with the coffee and fairly strong hops. Medium body, creamy and slightly chalky feel throughout with a light, but sharp carbonation. Really tasty stuff, I love the the unusual combination of flavors.
Kingi (277) - - MAY 19, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is pine light fruit citrus ipa style. Black beer light brown thick head. Medium bitterness on the taste, roasted coffee. Finish is long and very bitter. So intense taste and finish that this isn’t smooth sailing drinkability wise but I love it.
zinneke (27) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great smell of hops and coffee. Very bitter aftertaste, but quite enjoyable. Amazing discovery @ mikkeller
ericdevin (241) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAY 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Corvallis Brew Supply. Pours very dark and very lively, LOTS of tan head. Aroma is sumptuous, very roasty, hints of chocolate malt, oats, bits of vanilla, hops and coffee as well. Not much in terms of hops compared to how the finish hits. Body is lively, tangy and roasty, finish is roast at first, bitterness moves in, hitting roof of mouth, complex interaction of roasted malts and hops. Coffee and hops in a stout, I’m sold!
tlind2 (929) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Black color, lasting tan head. Hoppy aroma with notes of roasted hops. Coffee flavor with well-balanced hops. Lingering finish with bitter espresso and hops. Full body, medium-high carbonation. A well-crafted beer that I suspect might age quite well.
Foffern (737) - Bodø, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with (and great courtesy of) the Bergen tasting crew. Pours a black colour with a nice light brown medium head. Wonderful roasted malt in a sweet aroma along with coffee, dark chocolate, tar, dark wood and fruity hops in the background. Even more coffee in the flavour with the addition of soy souce and still fruity hops in the back. Has a slightly coffee sour-like touch. Slick mouth feel, and has a lasting medium to heavy bitterness. A nice and bitter coffee-dominated beer with a great aroma.
Inbreak (83) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAY 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
May 2011, 0,5l bottle sampled @ first ever BBGTC tasting:
Fyldig sødmerik lukt med preg av mørk malt, masse humle, kaffi, lakris, barnåler, mørk tørka frukt, mørk sjokolade, mørkt sukker. Fyldig tørr smak med preg av mørkbrent malt, masse humle, espresso, brent tre, salt lakris, kakao, gras, mørk tørka frukt. God bitterhet som set litt. God.