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RATINGS: 323   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Take thou also unto thee wheat, and barley, and beans... and put them in one vessel. The beans of bygone brewers, united with cacao and coffee, to create a trinity of roasted, rich, and savory flavors.


3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vignale (1992) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2013
Burk på Nya Tröls. Ser ut som svagt kaffe men doftar som mycket stark (spetsat) kaffe. Dessutom, kacao, vanilj och bourbondoft och smak. Lätt kropp där alkoholen hela tiden känns dock utan att störa särskilt vilken kanske beror på den stora sötman. Kul dessertöl.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (2469) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2013
Bottle on the high speed train tasting Black Country Beer bash Thanks to Ian. Alcohol coffee bourbon aroma. Chestnut brown with a thin beige head. Smooth coffe roast, nutty malt. Munich malt? some alcohol.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14449) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2013
6th July 2013
Black Country Beano. Outbound train tasting! Thanks to Ian. Opaque dark brown beer, good pale tan head. Palate is smooth and slightly soft. Fine carbonation. Nice dark chocolate malt. Little mellow coffee. Light lactose. Touch of dark fruits. Finishes smooth with a mildly bitter coffee aftertaste. Drinks well below it’s abv. Nice beer!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (4342) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2013
Can on the Black Country Train Tasting Part I. The pour’s deep brown with a small head. The nose is quite sweet. Loads of roasted coffee and sweet chocolate. Hazelnut spread. Caramel. The taste is bear claw donut. More toffee and caramel. Roasted coffee beans. Full body, rich. Overall, decent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bbbeer (583) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 9, 2013
Can. Dark brown, medium large tan head. Aroma coffee, vanilla. Medium body. Some alcohol. Flavor is pretty sweet but acceptably so. As you would expect it’s predominantly coffee and chocolate, with some roasted malts and caramel. Interesting and good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (7935) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2013
Can on the Black Country Train Tasting Part I, 06/07/13, thanks to Ian for this share. Dark mahogony brown with a thin tan head that dissipates to a film. Nose is roast malt, sweet sugars, vanilla, chocolate, coffee notes. Taste comprises bitter roast, cocoa, espresso, light booze, dark malt, touch of spice. Medium bodied with bite, fine carbonation , dry roasty finish. Decent.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
glennmastrange (2217) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Can. Moderate to heavy toasted dark bread and mild coffee for the malt, light to moderate resin and earth for the hops and yeast, with notes of vanilla, charcoal and alcohol giving it an overall scotch aroma. Head is small, frothy/creamy, light beige, with fair lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is dark brown. Flavor starts lightly to moderately acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is medium to full, watery with a lively carbonation, a moderately alcoholic and lightly dry finish. A pretty good beer, but as a Strong Porter it seemed a little bland to me.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (13256) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2013
Can on the train to Wolverhampton. Dark brown with lasting dark beige head. Coffee I do like coffee in a beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Simplycdog (18) - - JUL 4, 2013
A good combination. Very tasty and would recommend. Coffee taste dominated, then chocolate, and a good abv too. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dpjuart (1049) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2013
Can courtesy of Nate. Pours dark brown/black with tan, frothy head, about 1 finger, lingering. Nose is lots of coffee, some mild sweet notes, brown sugar. Brown sugar and roasted barley dominate, with some coffee and mild astringency. odd, coffee oil after mixes with the astringency. Slight notes of hop brightness come forward at the end with a moderate bitter. not bad.


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