ABT_S54 (209) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle shared in a snifter. Pours a black oily liquid with a thin brown head. Aroma is fairly un-complex (particularly given the processes required to produce it). Taste much the same burnt malt, bitterness little hint of barrel aging and certainly no mocha. This could well have been an infected bottle (2012). White mould occupying the neck of the bottle and floating in the beer. Sadly, this is an all too common occurrence with the Black Damnation beers. Fortunately, previous examples (Coffee Club and Nuptiale A2) have proved to taste excellent so whether the less than spectacular taste is down to the (possible) infection remains to be seen. I have a further bottle with no mould that I will update this review with when I have tried that one. Disappointed. Certainly not worth the price.
tricksta_p (1356) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - OCT 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of roasted malt, strong coffee, mocha, dark chocolate, wild yeast. Flavour is moderately sweet and a little tart, with a coffee bitter finish. Deceptively drinkable for a 13%. Thick and full body. Delicious Imperial Coffee Stout.
Vighals (1411) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sort med fingerhøyt lys brunt skum. Sure kirsebær, nøtter og kaffelukt. Smaker mørk sjokolade, alkohol, brent kaffe og lett søtlige bær. Fyldig, litt sticky, medium lang bitter ettersmak. Kosedrikk
aleksander9 (533) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with almost red head. Aroma is red berry, wild yeast, port, chocolate and some coffee. Rich and creamy palate. Aftertaste is fruity, oak, brett, floral, belgian spicy yeast and chocolate finish. Overall: excellent. Really nice!
stoutnick (622) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour from bomber with half finger tan head. Aroma is mild tang from oxidation and some coffee plus barrel. Taste is very nice drinker - sweet roast coffee finish. Little thin and inky. Overall nice stuff especially with coffee flavour on the finish.
eduardovl (969) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2014 330ml bottle served in a snifter.
A: Pours an absolutely oily black color forming a big bubbled and creamy beige head. Good retention but only few lacings left in the glass
S: Sweet and roastd malts, mainly, with special touch of wood, dark chocolate and coffee. A bit fruity and a little bit spicy too. Some earthy yeasts. Damn good in the nose
T: Just perfect. Slightly sweet upfront. Strong taste of roasted malts, dark chocolate, and coffee. Very woody. A bit spicy. Great bitterness. Excellent bittersweet balance
M: Heavy creamy and molasses perfect body. Medium to low carbonation. Bittersweet roasted and coffee aftertaste
O: Perfect drinkability. Perfect beer. The best of the three BD I’ve had so far
[ BA Review @ 1/21/2013 ]
Stuu666 (3570) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black, nose is vanilla, coffee, chocolate, taste is bitter, coffee, chocolate, a little thin.
Experiment_Ale (1044) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At my place with Jacob and Matt the girls. Pours black slight brown with lacing. Aroma is massive green bell pepper, some roasted notes. Taste is roasted green bell pepper, jalapeño, roast.
c0fein (245) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2014 750ml bottle @ MBT. Thanks Senior !
Black stuff with a brown head. Greatness again. Much better than blackberry.
Osprey87 (2061) - WALES - SEP 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75cl bottle BB Sep 2018, 13%. Black with a moderate foamy tan head. Aroma is tangy, malty, some chocolate, lightly metallic roast coffee. Nothing too exciting. Body is medium, low-ish carbonation, slightly foamy which makes it a bit chewy. Taste is sweet and milky, nice roasted burnt elements, touch of soy sauce saltiness, background strawberry, port, very ’long’ flavour if that makes sense - lasts for ages. Not a great deal of chocolate or coffee. No alcohol coming through. Nice.