_angst_ (3648) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at The Rover. Pours tiny translucent black with a creamy frothy pale mocha head that leaves some sticky trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is malty and roasty with roasted malts, crispbread, dark roast coffee, moist soil, burnt wood, minerals, coffee hard candy and hints if lemon peal and grass. Taste is sweet, slightly bitter and malty, mouthfeel is soft, velvety, creamy, round, tiny roasted astringent and medium bodied. Finish is sweet and bitter with roasted malts, toasted grains, burnt caramel, dark roast coffee, cocoa powder, moist soil and minerals. Very solid drinkable coffee stout. Balanced and tasty.
BeerandBlues2 (10831) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Lomaland. Pours clear black with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is roast and chocolate malt, earthy coffee, spicy and earthy hops. Flavor is mildly bitter dark malt, earthy and spicy hops and coffee, light bitterness and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
after4ever (6731) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22. Thanks, K! Pours a murky near black with a dense and creamy dark tan head. Big sweet black bread and dark coffee nose. Creamy lightish body, soft carb. Nice earthy coffee mid palate with sweet malty counterpoint. Surprisingly flavorful for the lighter body and abv. Long earthy finish.
Fredd_an (209) - Borlänge, SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fint finurligt bra huve! Kolsvart kropp. Mycket, mycket rostad kaffe doft. Underbar kaffe smak & bitter kaffe i eftersmaken.
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willisread (928) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from Foodshow in Shibuya. Poured into a shaker pint. Opaque black with a nice dark tan head that hangs around for a bit. Great lacing. Nose is all coffee at first with some cacao nibs and arugula present as it warms up. Thin body with a creamy mouthfeel. Nice roasty and bitter flavors on the palate without being overly burnt. Some wood and leather present along with some nice acidity. Bone dry finish. Only issue is the slightly thin body. Very nice stout though.
DylansDad (455) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
The flavours - coffee, roasty, cocoa, tinge of bitter, thimble-full of sour and the slightest invocation of numbing juniper berry - are all very nice, slightly restrained.... a polite bunch of fellows. This beer is all about the body, or ’flavour delivery system’, as it were. It is milky, creamy and mucous-like. It is aloe vera gel mixed into a glass of a coconut cream (sans coconut flavour) and it anoints thine palate with said polite flavours rather than bash them mercilessly in. It is a restorative for your vocal chords, and possibly even waterproofs your sandals.
deyholla (8347) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 25, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can shared by Kyle, thanks! Pours near black with a near white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma is full of coffee with some sweet dark grains and a bit of roasted malts. Flavor combines sweet dark grains and coffee with a touch of roasted malts.
kerenmk (3368) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can sample at a tasting at our place. Thanks zvikar. Very dark brown with a tan wave. Lots of coffee, vanilla, green beans and woodsy aroma, coffee bitter and roastiness in the mouth. Delicate fizz, quite light body which makes it an easy drink, and a coffee finish.
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Inky black stout is a thing I adore, I really do. This seems a good example being almost opaque and with a coarse coating of mocha coloured head. There is a scent of dusty ground coffee and bitter cocoa. However, it seems a little restrained and it seems this was as well in the flavour. It isn’t a shouty devil screeching about how much of Ethiopia it has ground into it. It is mellow and elegant, silky and with gentle sweetness. It is beautifully balanced and even offers some rosehip and orange rind on the finish. It’s a lush experience and one worth repeating.
tomer (2244) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - MAY 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At a tasting, medium stable creamy bubbly head, dark brown color, with some reddish hues, aroma of coffee, grain, hay and some mocha, flavor of light roasted coffee beans with some greenish hints, light to medium mellow bitterness, long bitter coffee aftertaste with something green. Quite enjoyable.