markwise (4543) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draft for GABF 2012. Pours a deep roasted coffee color with an off-white head. Nose is coffee as hell; roasted coffee, cafe con leche, vanilla, some supporting chocolate, and roasted malts blending in perfectly. Flavor is similar- huge coffee presence, cafe con leche, vanilla, chocolate, roast, and all things good. Light to medium in body and lingering coffee into the finish. How this didn’t rank a 5 on the daknole scale, I will never know!!
asheft (2549) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[on tap at OB Pizza Port]
Roast vanilla and oak aroma that is very nice, but utterly lacking in any bacon or egg accents. Opaque black under a light brown ring. Sweet roasted barley flavour with lots of vanilla and nuts. Peanuts? Balance is a bit too far to the sweet side; could use more bittering. Medium body, low carbonation, nutty finish.
daknole (9437) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 18, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
GABF. Big dark pour, brown head. Aroma is a coffee bomb and ok by me! I get some vanilla, a bit of ash, maybe a hint of smoke. Flavor is coffee, vanilla, dark chocolate, roasted malt, and more coffee. I love coffee bombs, so this is up my alley, but I could see some not enjoying it.
douglas88 (6306) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 15, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap in Denver for GABF 2012. Pours a dark murky brown color with a medium white head. A massive coffee nose. The flavor some sis very dry with huge coffee, roast, big vanilla. Very good.
3fourths (8228) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
draft samples. salty and starchy nose of old coffee grounds and cigarette ashes with burnt grain husk roast and ink notes. coarse, starchy malt huskiness throughout with a surprising fizziness and acidity in the finish. unpalatable and sourish lactic flavor with day-old wet coffee ground and astringent dark malts. unbelievably disappointing. I went back for more after drinking many more samples of The Butcher by Societe, which only made the experience worse.
spdyfire83 (35) - 5280, Colorado, USA - JUL 2, 2012
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Growler to CBC taster. Enjoyed on 11 May 2012. Thanks for this treat Nolan! Deep mocha brown. 1.5 (medium tan) fingernail head on gentle pour. Loads of dark roasted coffee beans up front followed by chocolate. No much else, but that’s okay because this beer tastes really good. Taste is very roasty and robust. Follows smell, but the complexity and depth of this beer are thoroughly enjoyable. Loads of chocolate and coffee. Bitterness is rounded out by a touch of vanilla and soft smokiness. Wicked smooth and very tasty. A fun beer to try and I’d love to enjoy this with some proper bacon and eggs brekkie some time. I’m not sure how a breakfast beer could get much better. Well done!
Leighton (11824) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From a growler at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012, thanks to Paul who got it from other guy. Pours clear, red-brown with a fine, foamy beige head. Has a huge filter coffee nose that reminds me intensely of Dunkin Donuts coffee. Medium to big sweet flavor with ultra rich coffee, some chocolate syrup. Oh so, so smooth. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Great finish, medium sweet, moderate roast, cocoa, robust coffee with a mild bitter edge. One of the truest coffee beers I have ever had. Completely drinkable. Wow.
Scopey (7376) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From growler, many thanks to richiesd! It pours pretty much black, with a thin beige head. The nose is coffee, light roast, milk chocolate, some meatiness, toast and salt. The taste is roasted malt ,milk chocolate, coffee, vanilla, caramel, lactose and coffee liqueur, with a dryish finish. Very well hidden alcohol. Medium body and low carbonation. Smooth and flavoursome.
chrisv10 (11372) - DENMARK - JUN 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of Forgetfu @ CBC. Very dark brown with tiny tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and a little liquorice. FLavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, espresso, medium sweet and a little liquorice.
Rasmus40 (11729) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of Forgetfu @ CBC. Thanks a lot. Black with a light brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt and heavy coffee. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 120512