DocLock (9243) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
33 cl bottle. Pours onyx with huge 4-finger brown head. Nose is a huge and bold medley of coffee, roasty dark maltm oaky earthy spirits, cacao, pepper. Tastes very malty, very rich, with a huge coffee flavor, more sweet than some coffee beers, with some hops, peppery notes, and big oaky earthy spirity woody notes. Very good.
jercraigs (9253) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2011-01-29. Black body, large creamy tan head. Dry dusty coffee and mocha in the aroma. Mocha reminds me of mocha ice cream. 7+ Flavour is fairly bitter up front, sweet malty middle, cocoa and then mocha, light tang in the finish. 7+ Smooth creamy medium bodied palate. Very well made, but the coffee character is not to my own tastes. Bottle from Beer Planet, Brussels
Zoney (144) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 26, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Botle 330ml. Pours black with a creamy long lasting head, with nice texture. Aroma of mocha (duhh), like mocha chocolate you can get in Norway. Taste is nice and mixed, taste of roasted malt, nice alcoholy end - helps to bring out a bitterness. Nice finish, hard for me to put a finger on it.. A beer up there, thanks! :)
Meilby (10487) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 24, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 330ml @ home
Pours pitch black with a creamy long lasting tan head. Aroma has notes of coffee, vanilla, leather, chocolate and roasted/burnt malts. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long dark chocolate and coffee finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Borresteijn (6049) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl Bottle via trade with Plovmand, thanks bro! Black colour, big brown head. Aroma of freshly ground coffee beans, strong roast, chocolate, hint of moccha. Flavour is sweet, hard roasted malts, coffee, but not with such a strong presence as in the nose, loads of chocolate, bonbons, coffee bitter finish. Thick mouthfeel, smooth, but just a touch too much CO2 imo. Very good, and also very easy drinking, almost no alcohol noticed.
Christian (12303) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a dense and lasting light brown head. Aroma has lots of cold coffee, some fruit, licorice and roasted notes. Sweet and slightly sugary dark flavour with intense coffee. Pretty good coffee character
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black with a rich sticky pale brown head. Big and mean aroma of burnt malts, black chocolate, black sweet coffee, mocha and sweet licorice with hints of toffee. Full-bodied with rich, intense yet surprisingly rounded notes of licorice, mocha, black coffee, loads of roasted malts with hints of mild pepper. Smooth mouthfeel, almost no astringency in here. Long roasted finish of coffee, mocha and dark chocolate. tasty and dangerously drinkable.
piscator34 (2261) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled sample via and shared with oakbluff. Black in colour with strong carbonation. Aromas are of spicy red wine (reminds me of a typical Carménère), chocolate syrup, green bell pepper, coffee, bourbon, and red chili flakes. Flavours are of good quality dark chocolate, red pepper flakes, tart red berries, and espresso. Medium bodied. No alcohol heat, but a whole lotta spice character. Unique and fun.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to shaowane for bringing this to our stout tasting.
Pours pitch black and almost completely opaque with slight mahogany edges and a one dinger mocha head. Slight retention, fading to a thin ring. Minimal spots of lacing.
Slightly roasted malt aroma with lots of rich chocolate, hazelnut and toffee. The nose is complex and well balanced with a good amount of sweet chocolate, roasted coffee, toffee and sweet alcohol.
Medium bodied with an intense blast of acrid roasted coffee/espresso bean. Very bitter up dent with earthy hops and stale ground coffee bean countered by chocolate malt, oatmeal, toffee and sweet alcohol. A bit one dimensional with an overbearing acrid burnt coffee flavor and sweet alchol heat. There is substantial alcohol heat but at 13% it’s decently masked.
lusikka (7650) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 15, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle @ Konttori.
Pours a pitch black colour with a frothy brown head. Aroma of strong roasted malts, burnt coffee and strong hops. Flavour of roasted malts, strong hops, burnt coffee, rubber, chocolate and salty licorice. Full bodied with a salty mouthfeel. Warming finish. Great brew just like the other BD’s.