jerohen (2077) - Bussum, - NOV 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2013 Bottled, courtesy of caesar. Black appearance, beige head. Aroma is dominated by fresh coffee, very nice, some roasted malts. Quite bitter flavor, coffee less dominant but still obvious present, roasted malts, chocolate. In contrast to several other other coffee stouts, this one does not have a creamy mouthfeel at all, it’s quite thin bodied. Bitter finish, not only hops but also because of the coffee i guess. I prefer a little bit more body, but it’s still a very nice easy to drink beer.
Alengrin (3547) - BELGIUM - JUL 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dutch coffee porter with Guatemala coffee. Moussy and fairly thick, lacing, yellow beige head, eventually dissipating completely, over a very dark mahogany coloured beer, hazy, blackish at first but still well transparent. Strong, aromatic, tangy bouquet of indeed coffee beans and espresso, beautifully mingled with dark baker’s chocolate, smoked meat, bayleaf, dried grapefruit peel, black tea, beef broth, candied figs, dried plums, baked banana, kahlua, black pepper, cumin seed, cocoa powder and a touch whisky. Smooth, creamy onset of candied fruits but only restrainedly sweet, dried stonefruit and raisins, deep basic sourishness with a certain dried lemon peel quality to it, soft carbo, oily and supple, ’fatty’ mouthfeel but not too viscous, nice toasted, caramelly, nutty and eventually more and more chocolatey maltiness, layered but not too demanding, accompanied by a gentle coffee flavour in the end, warm and roasted, juicy still with a subtle candied sweetness all along; finish also has peppery hop bitterness and nice smooth caramel plus a touch smokiness and ’meatiness’. Alcohol remains perfectly hidden. Lovely porter, and the coffee does add an extra layer of flavour; there are no off-flavours either. Clearly well thought out, I like this a lot.
reebtogi (4967) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle pours black in color with a finger of light brown head that leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is coffee and dark roasted grains with hints of dark chocolate. Taste is a roasted grain and pronounced coffee bitterness with a chocolate malty sweetness. Medium bodied with decent carbonation. Overall, a little bit dominant in coffee flavor (I am not a fan of coffee), but overall, a quality crafted brew and worth checking out, that is if you like coffee.
gegwilson (2247) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle in the Marketplace Ale House, Doncaster. deep brown with a thin cream head. Sweet chocolate and coffee aroma. The taste is sweet coffee. A little cola too. Soft carbonation leaving it feeling a touch thin. Very tasty otherwise.
Gaultier (1042) - SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Delirium Hoppy Loft, Brussels 14/5-15. A lot of coffee, also roasted malt and chocolate. Body is medium, dry finish with coffee.
Barrelbelly (715) - BELGIUM - JUL 2, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pitch black with medium head. Espresso, excessive in aroma and taste. Very long bitter aftertaste. A bit too much bitter coffee.
mateuszk (1115) - Poznań, POLAND - JUL 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Black in colour, beige creamy head. Aroma of black malts, caramel, ash and very distinct notes of coffee which could be of a bit better quality. In taste semi sweet, roasty from coffee with acidic finish. Medium bodied, medium bitterness. Nice stout.
Neorej80 (413) - - JUN 30, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Don’t know why i didn’t rate this, but drank a few of them.. not too much. It’s a bit too much cappucino. The coffee quality seems to be poor. It’s too sweet and and like a cheap coffee with a decent nice dark beer. A pity..
minutemat (2783) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle @ Chez Sophie, Shrewsbury. Pours black with creamy tan head. Aroma is bitter coffee, liquorice and caramel. Taste follows with a big coffee influence. Tasty.
Tayeth (511) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUN 15, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Vom Fass. Der Geruch erinnert sehr an kalten Kaffee und frisch geschnittenes Efeu (junges Bier?). Der Geschmack ist dann ausgeprägt nach kaltem, altem Kaffee.
tomekk1978 (998) - Ząbki, POLAND - JUN 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aromat: przyjemny akcent kawy mielonej. lekka kwaskowość i słodycz, melanoidyny, czekolada.
Barwa: brązowa / czarna, nieprzejrzysta. Piana beżowa, drobno pęcherzykowa, obfita i utrzymująca się.
Smak: niewielka słodycz, złamana kwaskowością (która pod koniec trochę przeszkadza), plus wytrawny charakter kawy i ciemnych słodów z palnością, wręcz popiołem. Mocno kawowe. Na minus lekka nutka metaliczna. Goryczka jest wyczuwalna, ale pochodzi raczej ze słodu i kawy niż chmielu. Średnia pełnia, umiarkowane do wysokiego wysycenie, kawowo- kwaskowy i lekko alkoholowy finisz.