FriarHop (122) - Long Beach, New York, USA - JUN 16, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very tasty brown ale. Nice coffee and chocolate flavor and on the sweeter side of brown ale, slight pewter aftertaste.
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MelvinKalksma (1015) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - OCT 23, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Medium/heavy aroma of malts, caramel, chocolate, mocha, molasses, roasted malts and coffee.
Opaque black beer with slight yeast and with a slight/medium beige/brown head.
Starts medium sweet with malts, caramel, chocolate, mocha and molasses; ends slightly bitter and dry with roasted malts and coffee.
This beer is intense, complex and balanced. The aroma is totally dominated by the coffee. That is not a bad thing, since the coffee is really great and authentic both in the aroma and flavour. Has a rich sweet chocolate start to balance it all. Totally understand that it falls under the American Strong Ale style, being a strange, but delicious, mix between a Brown Ale and an Imperial Stout.
angel77 (2504) - 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 (8016) - 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 (2949) - 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 (2261) - 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 (196) - 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 (3019) - 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 (110) - 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.