Theis (13558) - Frederiksberg, - MAY 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2013 Bottle at Mikkeller & Friends - Thanks Søren. Clear dark brown - offwhite head. Roasted. Citrus notes. Coffee. Chocolate. Cocoa. Ok bitterness. Nice fresh hoppy. Light metallic. Nice.
kapusil (611) - HUNGARY - OCT 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.65l bottle. Black body with a light brown head. Aroma of reisins, cocoa, chocolate and some booze. Taste of chocolate, nutmeg, cocoa and booze. Medium bodied, creamy beer. I like it.
rumproasts (2951) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Deep brown with small head. Rich malt with big chocolate and light coffee. Good flavor to this beer. Bordering on porter-ish.
jmohno (1102) - Iowa, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark brown to black, heady from a room temp bomber chilled a few hours, heavy hiss opened. Almost 2 years old. Aromas of sourish day old coffee or months old for that matter, chocolate and a heavy anise character but I can see that as part of the coca nibs having eaten them before. Coco nibs seem to dominate now that I think about it. There is some complexity and this reminds me of a barley wine as well some. Malty mealy rich roast chocolate anise. I like this a lot better than most strong ales. Its a pretty creamy ale slick and smooth as well. I think I would rather try this when its fresher though.
AdiBeer (1364) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: intense coffee, toasted malts. Appearance: black, small, white head.
Taste: medium bitter. Palate: bitters intensify, heavy coffee, some sours coming up, toasted malts. Overall: interesting Brown Ale, very intense on coffee. Pint at Lost Abbey/Port Brewing, San Marcos.
Christpuncher (1247) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
excllent brown ale that borders on a porter. strong coffee flavor with a sweet bitter finish. had at 222oz bomber pour at home. pours almost black with a tan head.
slowrunner77 (5983) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice aroma of roasted coffee and dark chocolate, though the flavor was a little better. The body was great...medium bodied and full flavored while not really showing the abv. The cocoa on the palate was wonderful...bitter and only slightly sweet, with a nice interplay between the malts, the cocoa, and the coffee. Hope to see this again."
BelgianBeerGal (3201) - Panama City, Florida, USA - SEP 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft sample at the brewery. Pours about like a porter. Aroma is nice roasted malt and milk chocolate. Rich flavor reminiscent of hot chocolate. Nice.
ReverendMoon (155) - Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really nice dark brown. Intense coffee ok the nose, but so much other than expected. The coffee does well with the general mellowness of the brown ale. One of the best browns ive ever had.
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tderoeck (4882) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
11/VII/14 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle @ Eerste "Er Klopt Iemand Op De Deur" Samson & Gert Bierproeving (aka Epic Beer Tasting III) - BB: n/a, 2013 vintage (2014-800) Thanks to Thomas and Annelies for the bottle!
Clear dark brown beer, creamy irregular beige head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: coffee, mocha, very roasted, some charcoal. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. taste: lots of coffee, mocha, sweet, cocoa powder, little bitter, chocolate. Aftertaste: lots of cocoa powder, little sour, mocha, bitter, some caramel.
Hellfire_Ales (3) - - AUG 22, 2014 does not count
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Love port brewing, great coffee notes from this smooth brown ale. Thick chocolaty head that stays for the full glass