FatPhil (9260) - Tallinn, - JUN 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2013 500ml bottle (Alus Salons Brevinga BB, Riga)
Very nice hoppy aroma, over an enormously rich roast. Jet black, and a nice persistent head. Very nice rich roasty body, pretty burnt, but not ashy. Big coffee boost - real punch in the face. Dry dry dry. A touch too dry. As a reference point, when I put water in the glass after emptying it, it’s darker than some of the pissy lagers we had earlier. More please!
teemoney (47) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle into small bulbous sampler glass. Very dark brown/ black with very little thin light brown head. Smell is an interesting combination of floral hops and roasted coffee. The tasye has much more coffee to me, but there is a little bit of hop apparent. Medium bodied with a smooth feel, very little carbonation. Interesting beer. I expected it to be more extreme, but it actually is pretty well balanced, if a bit more "black" than "IPA". Pretty enjoyable.
dnicolaescu (735) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - AUG 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
BOTTLE 33CL from Cunningham. Thanks, Henrik!
Look: pitch black, beige-orange frothy head.
Aroma: Intense aroma of coffee-flavoured candy, old coffee, with burnt even smoky notes, bitter chocolate notes, some sweetness and light hoppy notes come through all this black aroma.
Taste: coffee, but not really roasted, strong hoppy bitterness with roast overtones.
forthebirds (26) - - JUL 5, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Delightful. Brown black pour with decent head. Coffee and herby hop forward aroma. Great balance--neither too sweet nor too bitter. I’d drink this for breakfast...or any meal of the day.
kingstoni (1492) - FINLAND - JUN 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black color with a medium thin beige frothy head. Strong aroma of resin, coffee, lemon, peach and licorice. Bitter and sweet taste. Sugary and bitter finish. Oily feel. Well balanced.
Jur (283) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ Home.
Very nice, not vanilla flavoured, oatmeal stout. Herby, dry, roasted and hoppy. Full and balanced.
kerenmk (2270) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks zvikar. Black, with thin white wave. Some ash and ink and chili aroma, bitter, inky, burnt and a little hot taste. Smooth, full-bodied, a little spicy and acidic finish.
Berard (291) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 16, 2014
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours like used motor oil with creme colored head that lingers. Smells like chocolate covered raisins. Light carbonation. Not as chewy as you might expect an oatmeal stout. Tasty.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
HonusWagner (1365) - Florida, USA - JUN 16, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose has nice earthy whole cone hop character and earthy coffee beans. Taste generally follows, a very earthy coffee note, some light cocoa roast character, a solid beer and certainly one of my favorites within the style (which I generally find disagreeable).
BrianDorry55 (333) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JUN 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a solid tan head. Looks more like a stout than a black IPA. Awesome aroma like hops soaked in black coffee...really unique. Nice flavor...like a creamy coffee porter up front that fades into hop bitterness. Great creamy mouthfeel with solid heat that complements the hop bitterness...really good, unique beer.
zvikar (3371) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAY 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Pours black to brown with a beige head, aroma of chocolate, coffee, chilli, hops and lemon, flavor is bitter with coffee, hopd and lemon, medium bodied.