tom10101 (2218) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ The Reservoir. Black with a medium beige head and good lacing. Aroma of chocolate, espresso coffee, caramel and light vegetal notes. Taste is moderately sweet with chocolate, coffee, caramel and light berries. Medium to full body. Creamy mouthfeel. Good RIS. I prefer by far the regular one, but this one is way better than the Belgo Anise version. If it was not of the light vegetal aroma (from the coffee?), it would be a 4.0/5 beer.
Theis (12753) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at The Mikkeller&Friends Staff Apartment - Thanks guys. Pitch black - light brown head. Smokey. Coffee. Espresso. Oiley. Fruity. Nice bitter. Ashtray. Dark chocolate. Light milk chocolate. Nice body and finish - way better that the plain one.
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - MAY 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This tastes so green and vegetal. I even taste jalapeno without the heat. I have never been a fan of Stone beers and here is another one. I guess I just hate their hop blends. I would have never tried it but all the other taps blew.
swoopjones (5329) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
draft at Blue Monk. Black pour, fuller bodied, Big roast, dark chocolate, espresso beans in the aroma. Some burnt coffee. Espresso, while evident, is far from dominant. It adds a nice component. Great mouthfeel, great flavor. great stuff
jkwalking05 (3491) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black in color with a good sized tan head. Aroma is of rich coffee, dark chocolate and roasted malts. Taste is of dark roast coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malts, and leather.
travita (3692) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. The look is black in color, dark, with an ok tan head. The smell is coffee, roast, malts, really nice, dark chocolate, and rich. The taste is roast, malt, roast, really super coffee, chocolate, and nice.
michaelinwa (557) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black pour, good head, aroma of roasted malt, with dark chocolate had coffee notes. Flavor is intense with deep roasted malt, then dark chocolate, and not as much coffee as I would have expected. Everything lingers long after the finish. A big brew, and I guess my palate has been on vacation too long because it just doesn’t work for me. Tastes over the top to me now, although I’m sure this is put together well for the style.
Miked1687 (606) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2013 Bottle Poured into a snifter. used oil black pour with a nice dark brown syrupy head. Tastes sweet up front with a nice dark roasted malty body that finishes a nice full coffee finish. More mellow than the regular version.
Hoppypocket (408) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours is black with little beige head and no lacing. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, roasted, vegetal. Taste is chocolate, coffee, roasted, green peppers. Full body and low carb. not bad but not something i would buy again
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Larry, dark black pour with a lasting tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt and coffee beans. Taste is espresso with light chocolate, hop bitter comes through nicely, solid.
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