alobar (3056) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Highly carbonated. Pours cola brown with no head. Lots of coffee grinds in the beer with aroma of coffee and roasted malt. Coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, and licorice flavor. Quite flavorful.
ctiry (116) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with thin foam. Coffee hitting in the nose with some hint of wood. Full body with coffee ruling the flavours. Drying your mouth quickly. It is too much coffee but it is the purpose of this beer so...
swieca (119) - POLAND - JAN 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice aroma of fresh coffee, caramel and chocolate. Black with minimum head. Taste is not very rich, a bit of coffee with sour finish. Thin texture, low carbonation.
Werckmeister (822) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JAN 2, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
black color, creamy coffee colored head. smells like coffee (coffee grounds), light chocolate notes, a bit roasty. light to medium body, tastes strong of chocolate and a taste that reminds me of cheap coffee (coffee that is more bitter than it is supposed to be). long medium bitter finish.
allmyvinyl (6043) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle shared at cloisters. Pours dark brown, thin tan head. Massive green coffee bean aromas, not much else. Taste is coffee, light sweet chocolate finish. Coffee coffee coffee.
danielyabu (1360) - Uniăo da Vitória, BRAZIL - DEC 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
small frothy offwhite head. fair lacing. mostly diminishing. flat thick black body. aroma: heavy roasted malty, dark chocolate, mild coffee. if: light sweet moderate bitter. ff: very light sweet moderate bitter; long duration. palate: medium body, watery/oily texture, lively carbonation, metallic finish. Amargor de café permeado por dulçor maltado. Menos doce que a média do estilo, mas sem desvirtuá-lo. Sente-se ainda um background lupulado no amargor, também nada que fuja das diretrizes. Cerveja saborosa, sem defeitos. O final lembra também chocolate amargo, além de toques salgados, remetendo a uma smoked Porter.
rzymol (117) - - DEC 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2015 Bottle, 33cl. Pours black coffee with a small head that goes away quite rapidly. Aroma is dominated by the freshy grinded coffee but not of the highest quality (doesn?t mean that its of bad quality) - it smells more like the coffee roasting factory than coffeehouse. Taste is very coffee-like but very sour (which is typical for some coffee), background filled with light bittereness. It is not creamy and very much of black coffee style. Alcohol is hidden perfectly. Very drinkable, but feels too watery to me, could be more thick.
Bosbouw (1728) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beetje gusher. MooiezwRte kleur met een volle lichtbruine kraag. Ruikt fruit, vanille. Smaakt zoetig, iets bitter. Wei ig uitgesproken smaken. Erg veel koolzuur. Schuimt de bakkes uit.
Kita (1422) - Koper, SLOVENIA - DEC 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 0.33l. Hazy almost black color with medium frothy light brown head, fair lacing and average sparkling appearance. Aroma of coffee, chocolate and caramel. Taste starts with light sweet but rich roasted malt, follows b coffee and smooth milk chocolate, mild spicy mouthfeel and light bitter finish. Medium body, creamy texture and average carbonation in palate. That’s my coffee substitute...
Bosskie (566) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pitch black transparent beer with brown highlights and a weak head.
Smell is ash mixed with sourwood, drop and coffee bitterness. Touch of leather and espresso warmth. Roasted almonds, salty. Very subtle smokiness and dark fruit.
Taste is dominated by coffee bitterness with a real coffee taste. Unfortunately a bit too watery making the taste a bit faded. Finish is ashy with a strange sweetish sourness. Almost like burnt bread.
An interesting idea but the balance doesn’t work for me.