Scipio (830) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very dark brown with a tan head. Aroma contains lots and lots of coffee, along with a good balance of nuts and chocolate. Very roasted impression here as well. As expected and advertised, the taste is big on coffee. I find some nice syrupy caramel flavors to go along with chocolate. Underneath is some raisin fruitiness that is less apparent at the initial taste but gathers strength as you savor the flavors. Aftertaste is coffee, chocolate, and hints of those raisins. Medium to full in body, a slick and somewhat oily texture, with some decent carbonation. I find this one more similar to a stout in style. Heavy coffee elements usually make me happy, and this doesn’t disappoint. An easy recommendation.
fombe89 (2153) - Asturias, SPAIN - SEP 18, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botella @El Lúpulo Feroz, Oviedo 16/09/2016.
Color marron oscuro, sabor chocolate, malta, notas cafe, cuerpo medio.
TheKernOwl (188) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a nice beer-a-lization of a your standard "coffee chocolate" in a box of a [not cheap] chocolates. There is more a cocoa nib than a chocolate vibe, and the coffee is probably more of the hot filtered [big American-style] jug type. You could say it’s super-smooth (in a hazelnutty way) and the alcohol is hidden well for 8.5%; you could say it’s slightly under-powered.
Tide (2965) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 20, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Mikkeller SF. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with roasted malts, hops, nuts, espresso, chocolate and a bit of dark fruits. Bitter finish with roasted malts, espresso, chocolate, nuts, hops and a bit of wood. Excellent brew.
Fujimo2000 (96) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 19, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with a carbonized light brown lacing. Definite taste of coffee and cocoa nibs with an expected smooth finish.
evergreen0199 (3017) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. A dark brown/black coloured pour with a healthy tan head on top. Roasty, malty, chocolate, coffee aroma. Tastes roasty, malty, bitter chocolate and coffee with a little caramel. Decent enough but quite hard to drink the whole bottle.
TattooJack (508) - Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from the bomber nice dark brown ale. Tasting the coffee and a bit of the chocolate goes well with the spice of the hops and the 8.5% is straight.
larsga (7292) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 24, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Huge beige head doesn’t last. Nearly opaque black body. Cold coffee and earthy vanilla aroma with chocolatey notes. Sweet earthy coffee taste with wooden bubblegum notes. Full-bodied. Mild, flat, smooth mouthfeel. Sweet earthy wooden coffee aftertaste with burnt toast notes. Artificial, overly burnt, overly sweet mess. Will not buy again. (0.65l bottle, from Fish & Beer, Copenhagen.)
kerenmk (4091) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 18, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Idle Hour, North Holywood, CA 24.4.16. Black with a tan head. Dry cocoa nibs, a little green coffee and muddy aroma, very much coffee, dry and bitter taste. Full body, bitter and somewhat sourish coffee finish.
djd07 (10000) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Chow. Pours a dark brown with medium beige head. The aroma is roast and cacao nibs. Medium body with rich chocolate malt, light roast, nuts, light dry finish, very good.
fordest (2425) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - MAY 22, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the Lost Abbey 10th Anniverary Party. Lots of chocolate and nutty goodness. Both in the aroma and in the flavor. Pretty good stuff.