NeuroPliny (242) - Calgary, Alberta, - MAR 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Lost Abbey. Pours dark brown; medium off-white head that leaves plenty of lace. The nose is immediately hit with a blast of coffee, hazelnut, and dark chocolate. The flavor lives up to the aroma with an explosion of dark chocolate covered coffee beans fading to crisp hops. Well balanced. Not quite as sweet and a bit hoppier than the nose suggests which is a nice surprise. Overall an amazing amplified brown ale.
angel77 (2493) - oviedo, SPAIN - OCT 20, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botella 66 cl en el Lupulo 19..10..2016. (r374). Sin lote ni fecha legibles. Color oscuro turbio con espuma beige Aromas y sabores maltosos tostados ligeramente carbonizados con toques de café abundantes y ligeros toques de cacao. Final amargo seco y duradero. Cuerpo medio con 8.5 vol que se dejan notar desde el principio. Buena.
gyllenbock (7992) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at SBWF 2016.
Almost black with a tan head. Quite smooth with chocolate, cofffee, some hops and cocoa. The body was almost full and the finish was medium bitter.
melush (2932) - SPAIN - SEP 29, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
@ The Beer Garden Store, Madrid, Spain.
A: Dark brown.
T: Roasted malt, chocolate, coffee.
fombe89 (2253) - 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 (194) - 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 (3014) - 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 (109) - 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 (3030) - 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 (514) - 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 (7307) - 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.)