willisread (2455) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 2, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at Mikkeller Tokyo. Big aromas of dark roasted coffee with lots of chocolate, dark fruit, malt and some mustiness. Taste is more of the same with the coffee a center stage, but some prune, currant and dark plum shine as it comes to room temperature. Body is perfect for the style with a slight creaminess to it. Finishes with bitter coffee and a hint of tart fruit. Wonderfully complex.
shoulderbroken (3755) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 30, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Mikkeller Tokyo. Roast, touch of spice, bit of coffee. Nice stuff, roast, biscuity, chocolate, very nice, coffee. Bit of bitterness but very easy drinking. I like this a lot.
fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - AUG 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep black pour with a one finger, creamy to oily head that has good retention. Aroma is big on dark fruit, fruity booze and smooth, spicy and nutty coffee, dark and bittersweet chocolate, some intense dried berry and spicy sweet bread. Flavor is deep dark fruit, molasses, earthy herbal and woody notes, bittersweet chocolate, mild mushroom savory character, dried peppers, cooked squash, dark caramel, and a bit of grilled tree fruit. Heavy body, creamy to chewy entry, light, but blanketing and fairly sharp carbonation and chewy, but more oily and sticky finish. Damn good stuff overall.
varanid99 (1006) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 19, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with a thin tan head. Sweet chocolate, coffee, roast aromas. Taste is coffee, boozy, sweetish, a little dark chocolate in there too. Bloody good
joshmcg000 (388) - Iowa, USA - JUL 1, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours jet black with dark brown head. Aroma is roast, coffee and chocolate. Very big heavy body.Lots of chocolate, little bit of coffee, vanilla and lots of dark fruity stuff going on. Very good stuff.
Blairgus (4122) - California, USA - JUN 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
30 May 2015, tap at Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Festival. black. Nose is soft but prominent coffee aroma that isn’t bitter. Med body and moderately fizzy. Actually has some Asian spice to it. Not really hot but very unique. Complements the coffee very well. I like it.
kevinator (1852) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Really nice and strong. Strong aroma of roasted coffee and alcohol. Very dark and it looked thick, because it was thick. Creamy and smooth. Roasted malt, chocolate, earthy, woody and of course, coffee. Really good.
DSG (11600) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[4/30/15] Bottle at Mikkeller & Friends in Copenhagen. Black with a small light brown head. Big aroma of roast, cocoa, chocolate, coffee and a bit of alcohol. Bittersweet flavor with coffee, chocolate, and a burnt bitter finish with some booziness. Full-bodied.
Cam_Dynamite (118) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 31, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a small white/tan head. Nose is dark fruits, woody. Taste is really strong coffee and dark chocolate. Vanilla. Some subtle fruits, llicorice
GlasgowTAD (1353) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 21, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle received in a trade with BenH, straight from his bag of obscurities - when I put this in my wants I wasn’t expecting to ever get it so grazie! Pours black with a slight mocha head which soon recedes to a ring around the glass. Aroma is strong black coffee, some malty sweetness, hints of raisins and other dried fruits from a similar category. Taste is mild coffee, slight red wine, vanilla, slightly smoky notes which lead to a semi-dry buttescotchy and cocoa bitter finish. Full body with a creamy and sticky finish.