rlgk (12332) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black beer with a huge creamy lasting brown head. Coffee aroma, licorice and some smoky notes. Salty and with bitter hops. Flacor from coffee beans, chocolate and tar. Quite bitter finish.
chrisv10 (11957) - DENMARK - MAR 17, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black with big creamy light brown head. Flavour is roasted malts, strong coffee, chocolate, bitter, sweet and hops.
argo0 (11885) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft, Max’s Belgian Fest 2011. Medium tan head that leaves nice lacing atop black body with brown edge. Aroma is moderately sweet, coffee, some bittersweet chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, coffee, some bittersweet chocolate, alcohol. Sticky medium-full body, low carbonation.
gunnfryd (11860) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 26, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is coffee, bourbon, licorice, alcohol. Flavour is coffee, oak, licorice, alcohol, sugar, chocolate, cocoa, hop. Full body. Very nice beer.
Koelschtrinker (11854) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JAN 11, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Erdig-malziger, deutlich torfiger Beginn. Die Intensität nimmt rasch zu, neben dem komplexen Malz auch die Süße, die kurz zu stark erscheint. Dann ist das Malz aber wieder unangefochtem im Vordergrund, Röstnoten, Vanille, leicht trocken. Geringe Herbe, das Bier ist trotz der Intensität weich. Komplex malziger Abgang mit angenehmen Vanillenoten, langer röstiger Abgang. Spitzenklasse! 13/15/13/14/13/14
Tmoney99 (11545) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured a clear dark brown color with a large frothy brown head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted coffee, dark chocolate, caramel and alcohol aroma. Heavy sweet roasted dark malty flavor with a heavy dark sweet and small alcohol bite finish of long duration. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a standout beer.
Christian (11477) - 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
Theydon_Bois (11406) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home - 08/07/12, thanks to an IP trade with Dennoman.
Black as squid ink and a good finger and a half of dirty brown head.
Espresso coffee attacks you on the nose backed up with a little cocoa and a whiff of booze.
Huge roasty flavour, dark malts, you know about the coffee but it is well blended into the main body.
Full bodied but very drinkable, the 12% alcohol is well disguised.
This is right up there for me - an excellent coffeed up RIS!!!
jcwattsrugger (11335) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
@Maxx’s TURD Tasting-11.2oz bottle-pours black with a light brown head. Aroma is mocha/cocoa-dark malt. Taste is mocha/cocoa-dark malt, earthy hops.
thewolf (11334) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. [thank you, skortila]
Pours completely black with a firm, staying, creamy, beige head. Lovely lacings. Heavy cold coffee aroma, plums sweetness, light vinious, chocolate, coffee liquor. Heavy roasted base. Some slight oak and spicy dryness. Low carbonation, but still fairly lively. Wonderful oily and creamy. Flavour is elegantly complex. Lots of coffee, elegantly vinious, roasted malts abound. Elegant oaky tartness helps to balance the powerful flavours. Vanilla, ginger, chocolate, hops, plums. Lovely sweetness runs through all the notes. Fantastic.