hapjydeuce (888) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours dark mahogany with a bubbly one finger tan head. Lovely aroma of smoke, chocolates, toasted malt with peppery hints of lemon and dark fruits. Flavor follows suit with a more tangy accent of dry hops on the finish. Medium carbonation, medium body.
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 (276) - - 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 (240) - 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 (728) - Bergen, 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 (79) - 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.
DiarmaidBHK (2272) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Sams Quick Shop. Pours black with an inch of khaki foam. Compared with the beer geek breakfast the nose is much less pronounced in terms of malt and a bit more in terms of hops. The hop flavor overpowers the coffee on the tongue. It makes for an odd blend.
MalcolmTucker (513) - SCOTLAND - MAY 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pine hop and coffee aroma. The flavour starts with juicy citrus hops before the the dark malt stout characteristics take over. Great balance between hop and malt.
Gramoit (250) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with generous creamy tanned head. Aroma of some roasted malts, chocolate and coffee and with some hops. Taste included hops and bitterness much a like an Indian Pale Ale however with some coffee and chocolate throughout. Definitely would go far as to say this is more of a Black IPA than a stout. A very good beer nonetheless.