Beersiveknown (3268) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUL 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle shared at #EBBC14 courtesy of stravale, cheer Andrew!
Arabica coffee + cacao nibs, cacao+rum. rich leafy hops, raw coffee, chocolate, full bodied, low carbonation, plenty of bitterness, one for coffephiles.
Everettm (81) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours very dark brown with a thin tan halo and good lacing. Aroma is dominated by very dark chocolate and bitter roasted coffee, hints of rum and caramel. Medium body with pleasantly suited carbonation. Taste is dominated by waves of dark chocolate which quickly morphs into extremely bitter roasted malt and coffee, very little hop character comes through. Finish is palate wrenchingly bitter (roasted/ coffee) and semi dry
Stuu666 (3570) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Craig’s tasting. Very bitter, dry roast coffee, chocolate, sweet, too much bitter coffee for me.
allmyvinyl (4248) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle via Craig, cheers! Pours near black, no head. Aromas of coffee, lots of coffee! Taste is more coffee, light dark chocolate bitterness. Coffee bitter too. Interesting, but a bit over-powering.
McNeillR (1328) - SCOTLAND - APR 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Muddied Earthy roast, arse cracked sweated coffee and . Big slap of bitter coffee and more tang than roast which was refreshing in more ways than one. Impressively hidden boozy sweetness of the added rum, granular bitterness throughout and a neat cooling finish.
Bottle, Cheers EvilEmpire
BenH (2513) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks Dave. Black with tan head. Aroma is full of coffee. Taste has lots of coffe but also quite hoppy, pine. Quite bitter. Nice
cgarvieuk (15170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at home ... dark black ... thin tan head ... soft dark roast ... dark chocolate .. massive coffee roast ... dark soft sweet roast ... massive coffe ...ligth bitter chocolate roast ... soft coffe ..
Bammers54 (58) - Camberely, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From Bottle, there’s quiet a lot going on here, initially the coffee dominates everything, however, once this wears off the more subtle flavours start to come through. I poured at cellar temp, however once it warmed up to room temp the rum really came through. Not quite a a perfect coffee stout just yet but an excellent effort lads
Garrold (1731) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Beer Central, Sheffield. It’s all that it promises to be, but is let down by a damp cardboard aroma and taste. Any Steel City beers I’ve had on cask or keg, outshine the bottled stuff by a long way.
tommann (2861) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. Pours very dark brown with a medium head. Aroma is coffee and chocolate with a little dark fruit. Taste is strong coffee. Liquorice in the bitter finish with more coffee on the aftertaste.