mezr (56) - California, USA - NOV 17, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12.7 oz bottle poured to a snifter. Almost black, but a very dark brown hue. Very beautiful dark tan head that’s slightly sticky. Aroma is coffee and chocolate. The taste holds true to the aroma, with some fruitiness as well. Sweet with a light bitter. The taste gets bigger as the beer warms. Very high alcohol (13.1%) but the sweetness masks it. Very enjoyable. I’ve not had a coffee stout that was so sweet, and yet held on to the robust expectation. Nicely done.
Koelschtrinker (10669) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - SEP 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Süßer Malzantrunk mit geringer Röstigkeit. Etwas zu zuckrig, frisch rund malzig. Wenig alkoholisch, daher recht süffig. Gut! 8/10/10/10/12/10
rockana (228) - Zadar/Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 19, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown woth average brown head. Alcohol on the nose. Aroma is malty, alcoholic, a bit of coffee and chocolate. Very strong beer, but alcohol is well balanced with sugar so it’s very drinkable. Good one, but nothing to amaze you.
Vestergaard (368) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 Bottle. Pours pitch black with a tiny, brown head. Aroma has lots of coffee, licorice and burned sugar. Taste is quite sweet, but greatly balanced compared to younger editions of this. Sugary sweetness. A bit of oatmeal, licorice, coffee, bitter roast and a little molasses. The aging has provided some good port wine notes and a nice balance to this beer. Medium-low carbonation and a nice, full body.
CraftBeerNick (893) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at Munich Tap House, 16th September 14. This is heavy on the nose, booze soaked fruit, a little liquorice, tar, coffee. Taste is interesting and complex, there’s a lot going on. The palate is surprisingly light, and it works. Loved it
Blade86 (577) - Wrocław, POLAND - SEP 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
perfect black, medium brownish foam; coffee, chocolate, some fruits, maybe pine, little bit of alcohol; medium(+) sweetness, medium(-) bitterness, slightly sour; full body, oily feel, little bit alcoholic but smooth, average carbonation, long coffeeish dry finish;
Overall: very complex and balanced, great beer
Tsekouratos (217) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - SEP 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 ml bottle shared. Color is black as night, no actual foam forming, only some soap bubbles. Aromas of red wine, oak, bitter chocolate, alcohol. Taste is pretty sweet at first, with vanilla, liquorice, alcohol, some dark fruits, and some coffee and bitter chocolate. Aftertaste is pretty long, and the alcohol kind of burns your eyes and your nose buds. Medium body with no actual carbonation make this one definitely a sipper, and a very slow one!
Sdaniel90 (372) - Mexico City, MEXICO - SEP 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 375ml. Opaque black with a creamy, lacey brown head. Heavy, even abrasive aroma with strong hints of dried fruits, molasses, vanilla, coffee, roasted malt and alcohol. Robust, but not as much as I expected, with flat carbonation. Inmensely complex, with a huge sweet malt character and lingering bitterness. Perfectly balanced, with nothing being overwhelming. Even the heavy alcohol finish is perfectly controlled. Incredibly rich and strong, yet strangely drinkable. Magnificent.
umich03jm (1973) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - SEP 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with a small foamy head that fades to a ring and leaves great lacing. Aromas are chocolate liqueur, pine, roasted coffee, tobacco, brown sugar and dried dark fruit. Taste starts with a brown sugar and molasses sweetness but quickly turns to a moderate bitterness. Baker’s chocolate, coffee grounds, earth, dates, and light smoke. Mouthfeel could be better. Pretty chalky but a good full body. Good stout but I expected a little better. Especially for the price.
eluosiren (33) - Moscow, RUSSIA - SEP 8, 2014
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
It’s literarly a Black Hole! It gives you a taste you’ll never forget - from sweet coffee to dark and bitter leafes of tobacco.
It’s a nectar for beerlovers, highly recommended!
Osprey87 (1707) - WALES - SEP 5, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, 2010 vintage. Black with a small tan head, which doesn’t endure long. Aroma is lime, pine, fruit salad and blackjack sweets…clearly hopped to hell. Body is medium to big, smooth, no real carbonation. Taste has smooth malt, light aniseed, lime, twig and soft ash in the finish. None of the alcohol coming through. It’s semisweet and understated. This one didn’t smash me with flavour like some big impys I’ve had, but I really liked the smoothness and softness of the flavours. Excellent.