sir__v (2049) - Lille, FRANCE - JUL 14, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can from We Brought Beer Balham, London - Color: deep dark black beer with no carbonation and small brown creamy foam. Smell: cold coffee domination, coffee beans and roasted malt. Chocolate finish. Taste: medium/full body with creamy sensation and roasted coffee malt domination. Coffee taste and chocolate finish. Good attenuation, superb finish. Aftertaste: cold coffee and creamy sensation. Chocolate notes.
77ships (8104) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 6, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thank you Elmanana+1! 355 ml. can sampled @ “Wish you were Adam Chandler” tasting. BBF 06/06/15 it seems, yikes. Dark brown, little head. Nose is big old thinned grainy coffee, thin chocolate syrup, cheap sweetness. taste is thin grainy sweet coffee, toffee, herbal, artificial coffee & chocolate, burned cacao. Too thin & old sees, probably neat fresh. It’s a shame this one & he got only recently in a trade.
CH-303 (1977) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUL 2, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Very dark brown, small dark tan head.
Aroma: Coffee, burnt, dark malt. Promising.
Taste: Very dark malt, burnt, coffee, dark chocolate. Burnt bitterness, smoother when warmer. Very nice. Highest rated beer in a can ever for me!
Bought: Trade with RobertDale - thanks!, 355 ml can
Info: 1/7-2016, BB: 27/2-2016
Cimbasso (743) - - JUN 9, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from a can. Black with a tan head. Rich aromas of malt and coffee. Taste is rich with big coffee and vanilla flavours. Pleasant earthy bitterness and very full mouthfeel. An excellent and very well-made strong coffee stout.
BucannonXC5 (1423) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Type: 12-oz. can
Glass: Karl Strauss 26th anniversary tulip glass
From: Trader Joe’s in (Uptown) Albuquerque, N.M.
Purchased: May 6, 2016
Consumed: May 30, 2016
Misc.: Best by Aug. 14, 2016
Picked this up with a bunch of other beer on a recent work trip to Albuquerque, N.M. Not like I’ve been saving it to last (which it was), but it just happened to be like that. Imperial. Java. Stout. All three things I like in a beer. Hoping for somewhere in the 4.20-to-4.30 range.
Poured a pitch black color with 2-to-3 fingers of khaki tan, frothy head. Very good lacing. Good-to-above average retention. (Sight - 4.00)
Smelled just as good as I hoped it would be. Just dark black coffee malts, java, dark mocha, dark cocoa, ashtray, charred wood, chocolate milk, roasted nuts and roasted toffee. (Smell - 4.00)
Taste followed the nose, maybe slightly darker. Really it was those ashtray, charred wood notes coming up first. Also black coffee, java coffee beans, dark mocha, dark cocoa nibs, hints of vanilla, roasted nuts and dark chocolate. (Taste - 4.25)
Full body. Creamy texture. Average-to-soft carbonation. Long, smoky, bitter finish. (Feel - 4.00)
Not as good as I hoped, but still delicious. I need to start drinking coffee. (Overall - 4.00)
4.10 92 A-
Ktwse (4052) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with medium tan head. Aroma of milk chocolate, vanilla, coffee. Taste is sweet milk chocolate, vanilla... Body is medium to rich and smooth with soft carbonation.
sudsmeister (75) - Westminster, Colorado, USA - MAY 16, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. can. Poured into beer glass at refrigerator temp. Rather short lived head and semi opaque body. Immediate notes of cocoa and coffee. Moderate carbonation. This brew got a little tastier as it warmed. I found the balance of coffee, malt and chocolate to be excellent. One of the better samplings from Santa Fe in my opinion.
Fin (9591) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Favourite Beers, Cheltenham, consumed outside in the garden Sunday 15th May 2016 Pours black with a huge foamy head tan in colour. Smooth, creamy, roasty coffee on the nose, much the same in the mouth, belies it’s strength, really easy drinking. Nice beer. A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov15 3.8
nazzty (1271) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2016
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Aroma was the only thing I liked about this beer. It’s fresh with coffee and chocolate aromas but from there it only went downwards with a sour and misplaced taste of tart oranges. The aftertaste is unbalanced and sour.
martjoobolut (3005) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 30, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can (from beer gonzo). Pours black with beige brownish head. The head stays for some time. Aroma is sweet, instant coffee, beany, roast. Flavor is sweet and bitter, instant coffee, roast, malt. Overall: feels like stout mixed with instant coffee.