MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Bottle] pours black with a nice cascading tan head. Aroma is light coffee ground and green pepper, lightly acrid, not much else. Flavor is nice coffee, chocolate roast, a little green pepper, not super thick mouthfeel. Finish is nicely bittersweet.
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - NOV 27, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour with a huge, frothy, tan head. Lots of milk chocolate aroma with a healthy dose of dark roast coffee balanced with notes of raisins, dates, molasses, brown sugar, and a subtle hint of bourbon. The flavor has loads of strong, bitter, black coffee with a heaping of dark chocolate, some dark fruit, a little vinousness, and some lingering hot bourbon and vanilla on the finish. The body is medium-full with lots of carbonation.
ken1 (895) - DENMARK - APR 21, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very roasted flavor with taste of coffee and nice bitterness and some sweetness. A funny undetermined aroma and flavor almost flowery. Pitch-black in color with a creamy head.
Steasy66 (882) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 16, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Bitter Virtue. Black with thin dark brown head that fades fast. I get a lot of chili pepper in the nose, Iím not sure if that is supposed to be there. Really smooth stout with a good amount of coffee. I donít typically care for coffee beers but this is well done. Chocolate, hints of bourbon, and some coffee. Really smooth, low carb, medium body. Nice beer.
wavers1 (877) - Notown, California, USA - OCT 27, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
courtesy of peter and brian throught the struise yeast shop! thanks! pours a muddy opaque dark brown/black with a nice creamy dark brown head. the nose is huge coffee mostly, then a good bit of barrel and roast comes through. the taste is great, very complex, different barrel qualites, the fresh coffee, all adding many layers which deepen as it warms. the palate is super creamy, whipped almost. goes down very easily. a very viscous, complex and smooth brew. i bet this will be great with a year or two on it, though the coffe is nice and fresh now! also, bottle has the mocha label, not the handwritten 2.
ciaranc (875) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 21, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Oh boy. Draught, at Delirium, Brussels. Jet black, mocha coloured head, rich and lasting. Dark chocolate, coffee nose, dry roasted malt. Intense, intense flavour, espresso bitterness, rich belgian chocolate, dark roast notes, subtle and perfectly blended. Rich, heavy body, chewy and full, theres ate-iní and drinkiní here, minimum carbonation. No alcohol note. Long roasted coffee bitter finish. Yowzah.
MrBeerFanatic (863) - Friona, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2012 22$ Bottle ordered from belium website. Pours a velvety oily smooth dark molasses with some orange red hues on the top and bottom. Big fat aromas that grab your nosey attention of coffee beans enjoying the company of burnt malts, chocolate, wood, slight hint of whiskey, and brown sugar. The flavors, Iím just blown away. This is already one of the top coffee stouts Iíve ever had. Thick and oily on the ole grub taster. The coffee really moves over the palate and has a big party inviting his other buddies, burnt mic malty, chocolate sue, Frank Mc woody, Stacy brown sugar, and Sam dark fruity. Very bitter with the mixes of coffee and hops which go mostly hidden as well as the high abv (mostly only though the nose on the way down). Medium sweet and very complex. Worth waiting for but not 20$, Iíd say 10$.
orangesol (853) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Served on-tap at Maxís Taphouse during their "Rare and Obscure" event.
A - Pours pitch black with a creamy one finger tall khaki colored head leaving spotty rings of lacing down the glass.
S - Smells of rich dark roasted coffee grounds, sweet chocolate, vanilla, very light earthy hops, and just a hint of booze. This one has a TON of coffee in it.
T - Starts off with a huge blast of dark roasted coffee that permeates all corners of this beer. Once the coffee begins to die down a bit you get hints of sweet chocolate, vanilla, charred wood, dark roasted malts, and just a faint hint of earthy hops. The booze is hidden very well, offering only a faint trace toward the end. The finish is mostly just dark roast, lingering for some time.
M - Heavy body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Rich, flavorful, feel with lots of dark roast in the finish.
O - Very good. This was the perfect beer to get after all those Cantillonís. Lots of rich, dark, flavors combining to form a bold coffee stout. I hope to try some of the other beers in this series in the future.
TheJvd (844) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small sample from bottle @ Zeebra II. Pours pitch black with a ring tan head. Aroma has dark chocolate, mocha, some tartness and berries. Taste has quite some mocha, dark chocolate, roaste malts and a soft tartness. Full body and soft to medium carbo. Nice, but would have been better if it wasnít infected.
Blom (836) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A beautiful black beer with a dense brown head. The aroma is dominated by dried fruits and coffee, and the flavour is primarily malty sweet with a hint of dry bitterness. Fullbodied and creamy texture.