alexsdad06 (6606) - Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle from Errl shared with Tmoney99 and the Fifty West crew. Pours dark brown to black with a large khaki colored head (actually started foamy slowly from the bottle upon opening). I was a little concerned that this was infected and although I did get some mild peppery notes others have mentioned, the size of the flavors I was expecting were able to overcome this mostly. Big roasted coffee/espresso character, dark chocolate, ash, wood, earthy bitterness, thinner body than expected, just mild signs this was ready to turn. Still decent enough.
Atom (1631) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle pours a dark brown/black with a large tan head. Steady dry roasted espresso aroma, with mild oaky vanilla. Espresso flavors stagnate other flavors of oak, vanilla, sweet chocolate, and stinging bourbon alcohol. Interesting.
baraciisch (2220) - California, USA - FEB 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark black in color, light beige head... Aroma of espresso beans, roasted malts, whiskey... Flavor is espresso, whiskey, roasted malts, whiskey comes through on finish... Solid
Countbeer (5041) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle (355ml): Thanks Lakeleander: Served at 14 degrees Celsius in a Chouffe glass:
Medium sized sticky mocha dark beige head on top of a black colored beer.
Aromas of wood, roast, coffee, sweet coal, wild yeast, good darkness, chalk and peach.
Flavour has very nice coffee and coffee roast tones. Also nice tones of coal, roast, chalk, bitters, wood, hint of wild yeast... Tasty!
Aftertaste is coffee, roast, wood, grass and bitters.
Low carbo, light creamy mouthfeel, more than medium bodied.
ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle via Jess P. Pours an opaque black/brown. Aroma eating cherries, coffee, ripe fruit. Body slightly dry, roasty, coffee character. A little open, maybe a hint of oxidization.
crossovert (8680) - Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2014
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
355ml bottle. Well, this sucks. Smells and tastes like bell peppers, literally no other way to describe it. Was not expecting a pepper beer.
markextrae (1674) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2014
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
shared bottle by a friend. the cap was rusted when we took the wax off. so that was the first bad sign. sour smell when opening.... decided to pour the bottle in a decanter to take away some of the infected smell. black pour with a ton of head. there is a small coffee hint in the nose. but the sour part just takes over the whole beer. after one sip it was clear that this one ended in the sink! big shame again!! after we had infected bomb and vanilla noir!! avoid the wax bottles!!!
douglas88 (6836) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to Luke. Pours a pure black color with a small white head. A big sweet peppery nose. The flavor is vanilla, big coffee, roast, metal, deep heavy roast coffee.
Sarlacc83 (1170) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. From Chris. Thanks!
A: Dark black with a half inch cappuccino head. Legs.
N: Espresso, caramel, cocoa, smoke and char. Burnt brown sugar. Oak. Green pepper and black peppercorn.
T: Sweet and bittered. Unlike vanilla it leans towards the malty.
M: Heavy body. Alcohol is well hidden. Almost crunchy.
O: Much better than the Vanilla. The coffee shines through and the barrel adds nice character without overwhelming beer.
Travlr (14763) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pretty much black color, thick brown head. Nice aroma of burnt espresso, dark bitter cocoa. Taste is very earthy coffee grounds, dark chocolate. Delicious.