Ernest (6486) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 6, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, brown, mostly lasting. Body is black (almost opaque, flashlight tested). Aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain, chocolate, coffee), moderately to heavily hoppy (resin, grapefruit), with a note of alcohol. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately to heavily bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic, lightly to moderately astringent. Alas, this thing is over the top with both hops and sourness/acidity, so it’s pretty hard to enjoy. Nice roast and chocolate aspects, but otherwise pretty crude and rough and brutish.
bjakk (424) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - FEB 19, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark red with nice yellow foam that dosnt last. Sweet chockolate and coffee in the aroma. Sweet, coffee, vanilla, with sweet burned coffee aftertaste.
BlazerT (113) - POLAND - JAN 3, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Teku glass. Bottle. Pitch black with moch-like, densed head. Medium head retention. Very good lacing. Rich aroma of roasted malts - mainly coffee combined with medium to high hops aroma (resin, light grapefruit, pine), some dried fruits in the background. Taste is great. Medium to high hop bitterness. Solid malt and oat flavour. Little coffee acidity. Medium body, medium carbonation, creamy/oily texture, semi-dry. Semi-bitter, semi-dry, coffee finish. Great.
Criz (149) - - NOV 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge dark bitter stout. Pours a deep black with a lasting beige head. Aromas of hops and coffee. Flavors of bitter coffee. Finish is pretty hoppy with a bitter finish. Great beer.
eduardovl (992) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle served in a tulip glass.
A: Wonderful bottle art, first of all. Dark label with draws of green hop cones. Pours a deep black color forming a big thin bubbled dark beige to brown head. Medium retention and lots of thin lingering lacings left in the glass. Lots of brown particles floating, mainly in the end of bottle pouring.
S: Great nose. Powerful mix of coffee and hops. Roasted malts, dark chocolate, mokka coffee and great flowery hops. Really something in between a stout and a black IPA. Notes of oatmeal, earth and wood and resin.
T: Roasted malts, dark chocolate, mokka coffee, oreo biscuit, wood, flowery and very grassy hops. Delicious. Slightly sweet sweet somewhere but, in overall, very dry and bitter. Leather and metallic notes. Dark fruit esters.
M: Medium body. Medium carbonation. Persistent roasted and hoppy bitter aftertaste.
O: Excellent drinkability. Masterpiece.
HogTownHarry (6136) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle I got from ... Jeff? Been in my fridge for a while. Pours black, pretty large and lasting fluffy light brown head. Oh my, that’s nice - floral and dry and coffee and ... mmmmmm. Taste - wow, like an amazing black IPA (not two words I use together that often) - dry, acidic, some alcohol .... light body, astringent, airy, quite bitter, but small-scale. Love this.
slowrunner77 (6286) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours very dark brown, thinish tan head. ample carbonation, but not overdone. pretty smooth feel. fairly agressive on the hop aroma, and the bitterness in the flavor, though the coffee and chocolate flavors and aromas still come thorugh quite nicely. not as good as the original BGB, but pretty dang good as an alternate."
Percy0103 (234) - MEXICO - SEP 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 500ml. A pitch black beer with a big frothy brown head. Aroma is of dried fruits, coffee, nuts, roasted malt and alcohol. Surprisingly for an IPA there is no grapefruit in the aroma. Taste is bitter with some carbonation and astringency. It doesn’t have a strong hop character. Aftertaste reminds me of coffee. This is a good beer, but not what I expected. I thought it was going to be more acidic with a strong aroma of grapefruit, almost like an orange juice for breakfast.
Sdaniel90 (459) - Mexico City, MEXICO - SEP 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 500ml. Almost opaque black with a frothy brown head. Aroma is of roasted malt. coffee and dried fruits, not the hoppiness I was expecting. Robust yet smooth and creamy. Tremendous dark malt character, with a heavy bitter roasted coffee and anis feel at the finish. Very rich and warming.
ICEatALAMO (1051) - Troy, Michigan, USA - SEP 16, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pour is black with light head. The aroma is a light malt with very light hints of hops. The taste is big malt, no mistaking the oatmeal stout side. Finishes with the bitterness of hops.
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tectactoe (2718) - Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Mostly black with some deeper brown near the top of the brew, close to the chunky, tan, porous head that forms. Aroma of dense pine needles, hemp oil, roast, mild char, a touch of smoke, light brown sugar, big-time florals, & a slight essence of bitter grapefruit rind. Good elements from both the deep malt base & the intense hopping. Lots more bittersweet cocoa on the palate. Mild anise, lots & lots of roasted malt character, heavier charcoal underpinned by ashy pines, grapefruit pith, & lightly resinous lupulin acids. Roasty, semi-bitter finish, mostly malt with a solid oat flavor coming out with some warmth. Crisp body, silky yet dry towards the finish. A pretty tasty hopped up stout.