brokensail (12169) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black in color with a khaki head. The aroma is dominated by coffee. Tons of fresh coffee notes, a slight creaminess, and a bit of burnt sugar. Lots of roast and some chocolate, too. Tastes very much like it smells; intense coffee flavor with some roast and bitter dark chocolate. A nice sweetness on the finish with a hint of cream.
Fin (8005) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Borefts Beer Festival, Bodegraven, Netherlands, Friday 28th September 2012 Huge coffee aroma, some camp coffee, nice warmth, good roastiness, lovely beer.Thick mouthfeel, marvellous stuff. This likely to be one of my favourites, truly excellent beer. A8 A4 T8 P4 Ov17 4.1
jmgreenuk (5289) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - SEP 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Borefts ’12. Dark, almost black pour with a tan "ring" head. Big coffee and peaty aroma with an earthy flavour and chocolate / liquorice notes. Nicely balanced bitterness on the palate. A superb beer which I could not resist tasting several times! Forget Amarillo. Show me the way to Örebro !!
PotjeBier (1781) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Borefts ’12.Color is black. Dense beige head with short retention. Aroma’s: Coffee, mocha, roasted malts. Retronasal slightly sweet, mocha, berries. Flavor is lightly sweet, roasted, berries. Light bodied. Finishes somewhat ashy, roasted, coffee, medium bitter. Served me as a good coffee substitute.
deanso (6058) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at borefts.
Aroma of lots of coffee. Decent tan head. Deep dark pour. A lovely brew.
erickok (4005) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - SEP 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark black body, tan small head. Deep roasted nuts, hazelnut liquor, coffee and toffee. Rich, rich aroma. Body is actually fairly thin. Roasted taste, sharp ending. Amazing flavour, okay taste. (At Borefts 2012)
Oakes (13132) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 2, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown, not much head. Big coffee aroma is fresh and assertive. Has a coffee-dominated character, but it’s a bit thin, maybe not having enough malt to back it up.
50belair (2749) - Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler shared by Billy Ross at the pre-Huny tasting. Dark brown/black pour with a small head. Expresso aromas. All kinds of dark roasted malts, coffee, expresso, and bakers’ chocolate.
Marsiblursi (3045) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 9, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught) Pours black with large and creamy, beige to brown head. The aroma holds yummy coffee up front. Dry and roasted with gravel and hints of smoke. Very balanced nose, maybe just not that complex. The flavour is light sweet to dry, medium bitter and tiny acidic from the coffee. Perfect balance between the hops and coffee. The mouthfeel is silky and smooth with a light carbonation. Light acidic finish from the coffee and the hops. Medium bodied. Simple but fantastic.
drowland (6569) - Georgia, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1/21/12. On tap. Black pour with a nice tan head. Bold, sweet coffee aroma that is also bitter and slightly sour. Rich coffee flavor as well mixed in with milk chocolate and lingering roasty bitterness. Nice!