hohops (365) - Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance is black, a fizzy head which instantly disappears. Looks like coke. Aroma is coffee, lots of liquorice, blackcurrant. Vanilla undertones. Taste- dark chocolate, coffee bitterness, a bit fudgy, liquorice hints, dark fruits, toffee sauce, hint of sticky toffee pudding. Plenty of carbonation, medium mouthfeel. Nice, doesn’t quite come together though.
Garrold (1720) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Hop Hideout, Sheffield. Clear, reddy brown. No head. Dried vine fruit. Cola cubes. Taste is grassy dry. Coffee bitter. Overly carbonated, yet thin palate. Finishes cola sweet. Pretty grim.
tiong (4018) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown, almost black with a smooth head. Aroma of roasty malts, coffee, yeast and earthy notes. Taste is malty, roasty and heavy with coffee notes. Finish is roasty and sweetish with hints of yeast and coffee. Quite interesting.
allmyvinyl (4244) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours very dark brown with a thin beige head. Aromas of plums and dark sugar, Belgian yeastiness, touch of cola. Taste is more of the same, not getting a right lot of coffee from this. Light body and a little thin. OK.
cgarvieuk (15170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle at home ... deep brown ... soft coffee ... mellow roast ... dark chocolate ... big malts ... big chocolate ... soft sweet roast ... light plums ... rich mellow fruitt coffee
Stuu666 (3570) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, nose is light vanilla, coffee, sugary, taste is dry coffee roast, chocolate, sweet, sugary.
Theydon_Bois (9948) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home, from Utobeer, 08/05/14.
Light black vergeing on cola brown with a big old tan head that soon dissipates to a swirl avec edgework and eventually Nyadda.
Nose is roast malt, strangely cheesey but not OTT in this respect, cocoa powder, coffee beans, vanilla cheesecake, toffee fudge.
Taste comprises bitter roast, coffee is well evident, brown sugars, cocoa powder, tar.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, drying close with coffee grinds still evident.
Doesn’t come together too well, lacks balance, the coffee comes through but a bit messy, that said still drinkable as a 12oz, finished it!
fairwater (135) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the brewery (last June, so almost a year in my beer fridge). Rich, sherry-like aroma. Can’t really find the coffee, but there’s a really nice dark cherries steeped in Madeira flavour. For me, doesn’t match its name, but a really tasty beer anyway.
BeerViking (2689) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2014 Bottle, pours a fairly flat red-black, the coffee is nicely understated, there?s treacle, toffee and tart fruit on the nose, then a rich, dry and fruity body, with tartness, toffee, cocoa and a spicy hoppiness on the palate. More like an aged Doppelbock than a Stout, but delicious either way.
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
28th August 2013
Clear deep amber beer with a good size tan head, short lived. Palate is fairly light and crisp. Mellow tangy coffee, hardly there. Nice dark fruits. Trace of coca cola. Finishes neutral. Interesting beer, unusual flavour profile but tasty and drinkable.