reebtogi (3713) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle pours black in color with a finger of beige head that settles and leaves only a few spots of lacing. Aroma is roasted malts and chocolate with coffee as well. Taste is roasty malt bitterness with some sweetness from the chocolate and more bitterness from the coffee with a mild hoppy bitterness somewhere in the mix. Not quite as balanced as some of the other stouts I have tried. But, I still enjoyed sipping this one.
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - SEP 1, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at Ølbaren
Black color; creamy head. The aroma being slightly better than the flavor, i have to say that this is the usual poor Nordic coffee that has been burnt during the toasting; there are traces of milk, and the bitterness is strangely very low. Nothing special.
Camons (4520) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap @ Fairbar. Pours black with a samll tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, milk chocolate. Taste follows aroma with the coffee abit more preseent, sweet chocolate finish. Thin to medium body, light carbonation. 010611
Rasmus40 (8909) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt and coffee. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and roasted bitter finish. Soft. 070510
Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 14, 2011
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
In short: A very dirty and rotten/mouldy coffee beer. A mess.
How: Bottle 330ml. Exact age unknown, almost one year before expiration date. Bottle sent to me by Presario. thanks Trevor.
The look: Dark burgundy body topped by a small beige head
In long: Timid nose of used coffee filter and roastiness. Taste is used coffee filter, dirty rug, black chocolate, sweaty old sock, molds, caramel, dirt, raisin bread, some other stuff… Unpleasant astringent finish with an after taste of rotten grapes and black coffee. Something went wrong here. Is it my bottle, the entire batch or was it mishandled on when crossing the ocean? I don’t know but this bottle I drank was wrong in so many ways. I would like to make more constructive criticisms about this beer, but someone would need to change the definition of constructive to mean spirited.
gramity (1217) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 14, 2011
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
The beer poured a murky brown with a one finger tan head. I poured very aggressively so this one finger is actually quite small. The head vanished in record speed as if shooting for a Guinness world record. There was very spotty lacing left behind.
The aroma is of coffee and bitter chocolate with some light caramel. The bitter chocolate notes aren’t like you are smelling actual chocolate - they remind me exactly of smelling the bag of chocolate malts I used to brew our William the Bastard homebrew. There is a touch of alcohol in the nose as well.
The taste of the beer echoes the aroma. I am getting coffee - which doesn’t taste fresh - after the stale coffee I get some bitter chocolate. The finish is a warming alcohol sensation and is bitter and dry.
The mouthfeel is thin for a Stout and the carbonation is virtually non-existent.
Overall, this was a very mediocre beer. It isn’t doing any one thing extremely poorly but it isn’t doing any one thing very well. I would expect a brewer to strive to hit at least one nail on the head perfectly. I wouldn’t persuade anyone not to try it but there are several other coffee based beers I would recommend before this. If you are Canadian - go try Mill St Coffee Porter.
Scubaguy (230) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 18, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
It pours an opaque color with a tan head that vanishes in record speed.
On the nose some chocolate malt and coffee. Actually there is some alcohol notes as well.
The flavor is similar to the aroma. I am getting roasted coffee, dark chocolate. It has some warmth from the alcohol.It feels a little thin for a stout.
It finishes with a mix of bitterness and dry. But I keep getting some alcohol notes for some reason. Not a bad beer but feels a little out of sorts. These guys seem to have just so so stuff. This is nothing to write home about.
Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - NOV 28, 2010
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours dark brown with a thin brown head. Strong coffee aroma. Flavour is dull metallic and offensive. Strong coffee flavour to start followed by putressence. Gross.
hobbersr (690) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 22, 2010
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Pours dark brown with à small head. The aroma smells like rancid coffee. It tastes aweful. Nasty stuff.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 22, 2010
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours murky brown, thin tan head, spotty lacing. Nose is tight coffee, soft fruit, caramel, not really stout-like, rather lighter in aroma than I would expect even for a Porter. Flavours are more fruit, especially chokecherries, vanilla, some smoke, cough syrup. Meh. Frankly, this kinda sucks.