kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, @ pre-ZBF March 5, 2010. Pours very deep brown, capped with a medium sized khaki head. Rich espresso aroma, with notes of black licorice, salt, and mocha. flavor is dominated by espresso, with highlights of roasted chocolate malt, dark fruit, licorice, and a little vanilla. Really nice, full bodied coffee finish. Really solid beer, can’t wait to try it again.
tdtm82 (668) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2010
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2010 Wow this hits me like a bull. An intense hit of black coffee. Just a bomb of mocha! This is mesmerising. Poured at home from bottle into ESB glass. Lovely thick dark head. Jet black tar texture of the beer. Aroma is bloody awesome. As a coffee man this just has to be an ideal wake up call.
Tastes of rich dark chocolate; coffee, roasted malts, old dried fruits and oak. This is stunning. I’m loving every sip. Carlo and Urbain are master craftsmen and this is a monet on my pallet. Awesome. Stunning. Bought from Alvinne beer shop at PRE-ZBF. Thanks for sharing the wealth! WOW. This is just insane.
Ober (2805) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ 3de Pre-ZBF. A pitch black colored beer, with thick foamy dark beige head. The aroma of coffee beans with mocha , dark malts and chocolate. The taste of puur chocolate with mocha, coffee dark fruits with a nice bitterness. The aftertaste is bitter dry with coffee.
Balazs (684) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent stout with black body and creamy head. Coffee, roasted malts, dark chocolate and a bit of woody aroma. Slightly bitter aftertaste. Characteristic and complex beer for those who like strong stouts.
TBone (11131) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 13, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Opaque black color, small steady tan head. Nose is really unique: coffee, coffee beans, dark malts and tobacco ash mixed in the intensive way. Flavor is similar: ash, burnt malts, some sweetier licoricey notes. Warming alcohol in the finish. There is too much roasted and ashy notes in this one to be pleasant.
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 13, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Head gone in secs; near-black beer with mahogany shine. Thick, rich coffee smell; mocha, coffee with rich chocolate. Thick coffee taste, sweet thick mocha coffee with a shot of alcohol (and fusels). Molasses in the finish. Huge alcoholwarming, very thick, viscous MF, unbelievable sensation. A very remarkable beer. IMO one of the best coffee-interpretations I’ve ever tasted.
Fin (6627) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this at the Kulminator, late Feb 2010 with me dad Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is of day old coffee with some real earthiness in there as well, giving a stick, woody aroma, much of that present on the nose was also evident in the mouth with some bitter chocolate and good roastiness. A7 A4 F7 P4 Ov14 3.6
madsberg (9310) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Pitch black coloured. Dense light brown head. Cococa, chocolate, roast and herbs in the aroma. Flavour is herbal, sweet, grasssy, full of chocolate, spice and light coffee. Full bodied. Has a roasty chocolaty bitterness in the end. Nice.
Theis (12123) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Pre-ZBF 2010. Almost black - brown head. Coffee, vineous, dryness, bitterness, grassy, spicy, yeasty, sweetness, yeasty, alcoholic, light bitter hoppy. Not that interesting.
joergen (18836) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at PreZBF 2010.
Pitch black coloured with a huge beige head.
Roasted aroma of caramel, chocolate, grass and yeast.
Roasted flavour of caramel, salt, liquorice, grass and yeast with notes of hops.
Roasted and hoppy finish.