dnstone (2092) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 8, 2010
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Smells like chocolate and coffee resin at the bottom of an ashtray...in a good smokey way! Pours a viscous dirty motor oil blackness with a slight tan head. Smokey roasted coffee bitterness followed by intense chocolate with woody, hoppy notes. Very complex and tasty!
rxeight (975) - Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml. Warning it’s a gusher. Nose has a lot of Belgian and wine going on. Some sweet and tart with grape must. Taste is Belgian and stout. Has a touch of chocolate and mocha. By no means is this this a mocha bomb.
Imperial_Scout (355) - Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with dark tan head. Careful...bottle was a gusher. Sweet Belgian chocolate nose. Tart yeast chocolate in front then toasty imperial stout type malt. Not bad but the price says it should taste otherwise. Minimal bourbon. A bit disappointed.
Okay...tons better with warmth. Still easy on bourbon but mocha coming through. Price still steep but better. Worth a shot.
Rune (7218) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle shared with Charly and Finn. Huge, bubbly brownish head, fragile lacing to the glass. All-black body. Prominent aroma of cocoa powder. Well balanced flavours of mocha, ash, and dried fruits. Coffee bitterness to the finish.Very smooth and velvety in the mouth. Integrated alcohol. Dangerously easy to drink. Perfect sipper (Nerstranda session,Tromsø 19.02.2014).
RobertDale (2832) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml. bottle. Somewhat of a gusher. Pours black with a big mocha head. aroma of malt, coffee, and chocolate. Taste is coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, and dark fruit. Something not quite right with this bottle.
Finn (3756) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaske 0,33l fra Ølbutikken, København. Delt med Rune & Charly under samling på Nerstranda 19 Feb 14. Svart. Veldig høyt lysebrunt skum som varer. Nydelig kaffearoma. Smaken er sjokolade med innslag av kaffe. Forbausende lett-drikkelig. Ettersmaken er sjokolade.
Maarten1993 (165) - - FEB 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Drank with Thijs and John at the bierlokaal at Struise brewery. Did not like it that much. Watery beer. Very thin. No explicit taste. However, nice dark color and okay smell. When you keep the beer in your mouth for a while, a good taste emerges.
DrSilverworm (4720) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Taster on tap at Ei8ht Ball. Hell yeah, the star of the show from my taster flights. "Mocha Bomb", I like the sound of that... Nearly pitch black body, just some slight translucent brown around the edges. Thin ring of little khaki head. Awesome massive coffee aroma, yes, I love this type of thing... Some dark chocolate. Roast malts. Moderate sweet taste, moderate bitter. Light bite in the finish, but it’s reasonable for 12%, I think. No burn or excessive warmth or anything. Very light carbonation, nearly flat. Lightly slick. Alcohol makes for a lightly dry finish. Good long mocha aftertaste is enjoyable. Great stuff to try, I really enjoy the big coffee aroma, love coffee flavor in my beer. But its pretty light in carbonation, a little more could have amped this up a bit. It’s nearly flat. And besides the coffee, the light belgian influences in the background aren’t doing much for me.
b3shine (4161) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at Ei8ht Ball. Looks solid; no real visible carbonation though. A pretty still, fairly opaque dark cola with no lacing whatsoever. Smells of dark malt, mild whiskey, and a touch of tartness. Tastes like it smells with some coffee notes too. Less tartness though. Average on the palate. Underwhelming, especially for the price.
JStax (2562) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft pour. Pours a thick, inky black with no head of foam. The aroma has notes of coffee, chocolate, burnt toast, vanilla beans. The taste is more a dark bitter. The coffee notes remind me a lot of what a Vietnamese coffee tastes like. Thick mouthfeel. Low carbonation. This one kicks some ass.
Psytron (1121) - Turku, FINLAND - FEB 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smell of licorice, some red wine. Black colour, very dark brown head which is high. Aroma of red wine, tAr. Sweet.