Lowenbrau (3207) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
65cl bottle @Lúpulo Feroz, Oviedo. Coffee, some liquor aromas. Pours black, with average tan head, creamy and persistent, some lacing. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Taste is roasty, coffee, some sweet, liquorice, vanilla. Balanced, smooth, sweet and enjoyable.
Ed5388 (3205) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle shared thanks to JohnGonk. Pours pitch black color with a finger of foamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, some dark fruits, and faint coffee notes. Taste of sweet caramel and roasted malts, vanilla, ash, and dark chocolate. Not bad, but too sweet for my liking. Maybe be better with more age.
madvike (3201) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Pours pretty dark with a ring of tan bubbly head. Nose is milky with some coffee and some lightly roasted dark malt. Taste is the same--roasty finish and a little pepper heat (?). Medium-bodied and well-carbonated. Good, but I was expecting more based on what I’ve heard about this one.
Damico (3144) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours thick, dark black like oil without much of a head. The aroma brings smooth delicious roasted coffee and some smooth booze. The body is creamy, not too full, with big flavors of coffee and smooth spicy malts, almost like bourbon barrel going on here.
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Deep brown, nearly black color with a toasted beige head, slightly frothy, creamy, & quick to recede. Aroma of French pressed, French roast coffee. Very rich, deep, dark, & semi-bitter. A touch of dark malt sweetness balances the huge roasted aromas, but also adds another element of char in the periphery. Body on this one is super creamy, velvety, chewy, & silky... Wow, excellent mouth feel. Huge coffee flavor up front. Good mix of "bitter-roast" & "creamy-sweet". A touch of booze, licorice, dark cacao bean, & plum hangs around the outside, but roasted coffee beans are certainly the star of the show. Really nice coffee beer.
Art (3121) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
GI Stout Fest 2014. Pours a dark brown-black with a medium brown head. Aroma is of roasted coffee but not crazy intense. The taste is bitter with some coffee flavor. Medium mouth feel.
finol (3066) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a brown head.
Aroma dominated by coffee ground.
Taste of red berries, coffee, licorice, alcohol and some cocoa.
Lukaduke (3009) - Gray, Maine, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by JBPortland ! Pours a deep umber color with a finger of khaki foam. The nose ebbs and flows with sweet chocolate sauce, creamy coffee and boozy abrasiveness. Flavors roll along with layers of chocolate sauce, green coffee, vanilla creme... but there is something a touch artificial about it that Im not completely digging.
ansalon (2973) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black as night with a small tan head. Swirling the viscous liquid around leaves some oily lacerations in the glass. Aroma is dominated by vanilla and coffee, with some hazelnut, chocolate, honey, dried dark fruit. Mouthfeel is quite thick and creamy. Taste is coffee, vanilla, honey, hazelnut, red currants, brown sugar. Aftertaste is a very nice blend of coffee and vanilla that lingers quite a while. Stellar.
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hirigalzkar (2910) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with a beige head. Notes of vanilla, cardamum and coffee in aroma. Taste has got notes of coffee, toffee, vanilla. Quite sweet and mild with a burned bitterness in the aftertaste. Thin mouthfeel for a 10,5% IS,