leaparsons (7493) - Leicester, Leicestershire, - MAY 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a beige foam. Aromas are nutty cocoa with coffee and toffee. Dark treacle with smoke and winter berries. Some light floral notes. Flavours are sweet chocolate and coffee with fudge and berries. Some medicinal notes with a dry finish. Excellent.
kwik-lime (1052) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark beer, head doesn’t last too well. Plenty of coffee evident with some espresso bitterness. Enjoyable roasted malt but let down by a palate that felt a bit thin.
harrisoni (12068) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask handpull at Cask Pub & Kitchen Pimlico. Black beer disappearing tan head. I was expecting in your face coffee but this is relatively subtle. Coffee is there true. Actually it’s almost perfect for me. Love the coffee but there’s a berry flavour to it too. Good to excellent.
Pizd (355) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle): Pours almost black with a small tan head. Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, heavily roasted malt, smokiness. Initially a mix of coffee and chocolate in the taste with an undertone of roasted malt, burnt toast, smoke. Really tasty and drinkable.
wimpyjoe (2267) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ White Hart, Todmorden. Extremely dark with a creamy head. Has a smooth tasting character with a light roasted nose but the coffee flavour is not overstated but quick and pleasant in the palate.
GothGargoyle (834) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark with a small beige head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, roasted grains. Medium bodied, slightly oily mouthfeel, bittersweet to start with a roasty astringency on the finish. Taste is chocolate, coffee, hint of vanilla and dates.
imdownthepub (9161) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned at York Beer Festival ’13. Black with cream head. There was a big wallop of chocolate at the start of this beer, quite dry and bitter, it was fairly full on the palate, a hint of fruitiness and alcohol then a slightly port like finish. Quite varied and reasonable.
Holmen1 (1680) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 13, 2013
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Fra flaske på Cardinaltreff sep-13: en pussig, ubestemmelig start, litt kaffe i midten av smaken og en vandig avslutning. Eneste denne kvelden hvor jeg ikke greide å drikke opp. Må antakelig gis en ny sjanse.
Gary (1207) - Rochester, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2013 (bottled)Beige top,black base. Loads of coffee in nose and palate= intense in the coffee direction , well my bottle iz. kinda floral and chocolaty too ...dull aroma or i’d score this higher .
a_cross (472) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black, moderate tan head; big coffee aroma, some charcoal; roast malt first to the fore, then coffee takes over; grainy yet also soft and creamy; some spicy warmth in the finish, where coffee lingers long; I liked it the more I drank it.
larsga (5812) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smallish beige head. Black opaque body goes deep dark barely translucent red at edges. Soft cold coffee aroma with cocoa and burnt grain notes. Dry-sweet cocoa and vanilla taste with burnt notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft, delicate mouthfeel. Dry burnt grain and cocoa aftertaste with cold coffee and earthy strawy oily notes. Lovely. Delicate, subtle, vivid. (0.5l bottle, from House of Trembling Madness, York.)