Beersiveknown (3844) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUL 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle at home from brewdog online
pours opaque ruby brown with frothy beige head collapsing to nothing. quite subdued roast barley in nose at first with ashen coffee notes coming through. moderate body, light in the mouth, cocoa, growing coffee and red berry notes. Easy drinking stuff but coffee takes a back seat resulting in an expensive dry stout
beer-yum (804) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Distinct coffee aroma in a jet black pour. Taste is laid back/watery with a tart coffee flavour. Pretty much as advertised then = a sessionable coffee stout.
minutemat (2421) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle from Brewdog.com. Pours dark with tan head. Some prominent coffee dregs / espresso aroma continuing into the taste with emerging roasted malts. A little thin, perhaps a sessionable ABV doesn’t lend itself well to the beer.
thb (748) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 5, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Basically black, a little viscous, and essentially no head. Aroma is toast, roast, coffee. Bit of toasted nuts too. Taste is well, tasty. Balanced. Coffee brings some bitterness and interest. Really good.
al53 (94) - FINLAND - MAY 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black/dark brown with tan head.
Suprisingly good aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and smoke.
Taste is espresso, chocolate, vanilla and bit ashy.
Light bodied with soft carbonation.
Dry, roasted finish.
Bit light but ok with this ABV.
jzi (64) - POLAND - MAY 3, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wygląd: czarna barwa, brak piany.
Aromat: kawa, kakao, lekka wędzonka, pieczywo.
Smak: kawowa goryczka, gorzka czekolada, torf, palone słody, bardzo lekki kwas na finiszu. Mocno wysycone.
BrewTom (432) - - MAY 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer even looks like a cup of coffee! Sharp aroma. Big espresso coffee taste with a subtler hint of chocolate. An excellent middle of the day pick me up version of the stronger beer.
Rated by BrewTom
Leighton (13855) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home in London - picked up at Kris Wines. Pours deep brown with a frothy beige head that settles down just a little too quickly for my liking. The aroma holds some edgy coffee, chocolate, roast. Light sweet flavor with fairly authentic black coffee, some baking cocoa, earthy bitterness, faint burnt brown sugar. Light bodied with average carbonation. Finishes with more coffee character, subtle dark and dried berries, more bittersweet chocolate notes, scorched earth, wood. The closest a beer has come to being like straight black coffee, which is some kind of accomplishment. Good work, Lervig.
ianwelby (733) - SCOTLAND - MAY 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Opaque black beer with a thin beige head. Smell of coffee, fruit and hop. Flavour is lighter than I expected. Body is good, but it’s livelier than I anticipated. Vanilla, a bit of fruit and coffee.
wiedrzensky (273) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bottle. Dark with tan head. Aroma of coffee, cocoa, roasted hazelnut, light vanilla. Very dry, coal, coffee like with some acidic notes, finishing with light bittery. Body is light, flat carbonation, thin texture.