Uhlen (186) - Trondheim, NORWAY - FEB 10, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black liquid with a small mocha head. Aroma of sweet chocolate and roasted barley. Taste is sweet as hell, and you can feel both the sweetness from the chocolate and the bitterness from the coffee. One of the best ones Iíve had in a good while!
boobooi (28) - - FEB 1, 2013
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a delicious beer. Smells very nice, looks and pours great. Big mocha flavour and also a bit boozy. One of the best stouts Iíve had. I recommend this one.
cards04 (840) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a rather thin dark brown. Quickly fading off white head. Aromas are awesome: vanilla and milk chocolate. Nice sweet chocolate flavours with black coffee and vanilla. Thin and carbonated. I totally get the whole cafe mocha concept. But some of the flavours just seem a bit too artificial. Fairly weak finish. Itís good, and imaginitive, but at times a bit too fake tasting.
jmohno (844) - Iowa, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black/very dark brown,slight lacing.
Aroma is mocha,earth/woody tones.Kind of a dry dusty but mild nuttiness. Some vannilla.
Taste is smooth more chocolate with light coffee roast,some toasty oats/mild nuttiness,dark sweet caramel/vannilla. dry cherrie like woodiness Some boozy alchohol off and on Slight/mild fruity. Somewhat a piney bitter.
Martinus (1877) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black colour, no head. Aroma of chocolate, mocha, mild coffee, roasted malts. Quite sweet flavour, chocolate and liquorice. Thick texture, agar-agar thickness, finish liquorice, mocha and alcohol.
I donít get why some brewers use agar to give the illusion of a bigger body.
(From 66cL body @ The Morning After Tasting of the RBBWG II. Courtesy of Benzai I presume)
Vells (295) - LATVIA - JAN 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2013 Deep dark brown almost black with medium beige head.
Aroma.. roasted with buckets of coffee and chocolate, malty.
Sweet with bit malty bitterness. Smooth, creamy
Interesting beer, thou too much cocoa here
zenkis (300) - Ogre, LATVIA - JAN 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
sampled @Melna Ziema.
Milky, sweetish, cocoa in aroma. Taste the same - sugary, very creamy sweet, mild bitter from dark malt. Light dry finish. Mild spicy on tongue, very creamy texture, medium bodied. Overall - lactose type brew which more reminds not stout or porter but well matured dark English type ale with dozen of cocoa beans.
77ships (2239) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 21, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Thx. to Benzai / Rene for this one. Breakfast beer, the morning after RBBWG 2013 Ė a nice way to start the day. Pours obligatory black with a firm mocha head. Smell is very sweet mocha, soft & sweet milk chocolate, chocolate mousse, chocolate milk. Taste is basically like those sweet chocolate drinks you can get in the Supermarket, sweet chocolate, pure chocolate milk, very thick, milky, chocolate, sweet, chocolate mouse, sweet chocolate sauce. Obviously tampered with as their other stuff but I donít care because it so lovely. This basically tastes identically to Southern Tier Choklat only with a touch too much carb. I do prefer this because the taste is even fuller & succeed even more. Good morning.
mwbrady12 (406) - Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mild aroma and dark black pour leads to a complex taste that changes both flavor and mouthfeel from coffee to warming chocolate as it leaves the palate.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Benzai (4435) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JAN 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from bottle @ RBBWG 2013. Pitch black color, medium sized light brown head. Smell and taste have a lot of malts, a huge amount of chocolate and moccha, lightly alcohol. Full body, thick syrupy texture, medium to full carbonation.