hirigalzkar (2283) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours black with a nice brown head. Notes of salty licorice, old coffee and tobacco. The taste is even more aggressive. Notes of coffee, dark chocolate, salt icorice and tobacco. Lots of roasted malt things and other very bitter things going on in the the finish.
mumares (98) - BELGIUM - JUN 22, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33 cl bottle: Thick brown head. pours pitch black. Aroma is coffee, chocolate and soms more espresso.Taste is dark fruit, some prunes and light rum flavours. Thick creamy body. Aftertaste is again bitter coffee with pleasant sourness. Very nice stout!
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33 cl. RBESG Rome 2010. Pours cloudy and opaque - almost muddy - dark brown, close to black, with a light brown head. Distinct hard roasted coffee in the nose - almost chili-like. Very full body, prunes and other dark dried fruits, plenty of burned malts and coffee. Burned bitterness in the finish. 040610
BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUN 19, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
head: big and dark
colour: dark as hell
smell: bitter, very roasted/burned , alcohol and primely coffee !
taste: bitter , bit of the malts and then a punch in the face by the coffee and alcohol a very good stout in my opinion but deffinitly a beer only drunk for the taste its so powerfull maybe a bit " too " ... but very good
nickd717 (3480) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 18, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle generously shared by Chris at Ebenezerís. The pour is phenomenal - as black as can be with a huge lasting tan head sitting on top. Good lacing. Aroma is rich, intense coffee and dark chocolate. A great roasty and chocolatey base stout sits under that. Flavor is also really rich and awesome. So much coffee, although it doesnít lend any harsh bitterness to the beer. The coffee is of really high quality, and there are notes of dark chocolate, caramel, and roasted malt, along with some rum and perhaps a hint of oak barrel. Full-bodied and very creamy on the palate with a nice medium-low carbonation level. A real bruiser overall, but awesome. Better than regular Black Damnation for sure.
TheEpeeist (3328) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
33 cl bottle. Inky brown with a dense tan head. Nose is coffee bean, molasses, dark chocolate and oak. Medium to full body; coating mouthfeel with a buzz. Taste is blackberry, dates, honey and espresso. Hints of rum with woody drying. Lingering coffee and licorice. Rich and delicious.
Glouglouburp (6001) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 15, 2010
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
In short: A surprisingly drinkable complex and dry coffee stout.
How: Bottle 330ml. Purchased directly at the brewery. Consumed relatively fresh a few months after the beer release
The look: Black body topped by a medium tan head with good retention. Lots of lacings
In long: Strong coffee nose that is halfway between a cup of black coffee and a used wet coffee filter. Taste is surprisingly smooth. More interesting than the nose, the taste has plenty of roasted coffee beans, some toffee, tobacco leafs, wood barrel, roasted campfire wood, some nuts, some dry figs, . No alcohol presence at all. Overalls the beer feels surprisingly dry. This is one of the best coffee stout Iíve ever had. The Coffee Club, a private club where espressos and cappuccinos hang out and talk about how hot chocolates should not be allowed in the same menu as them.
Boutip (4699) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 14, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a large dark dirty brown color head with great retention and good lacing. Complex aroma consists of vanilla, rum with deep roasted malt and coffee notes. Taste is also a complex and extreme mix of vanilla with rum and light oak, some warming and creamy notes are also distinguishable with loads of malt and light roasted note. Body is extremely full with rich creamy notes and alcohol is still well integrated thought it can be felt. Not something I would drink on my own every day but well worth to try and share with others.
atze (14) - Haarlem, NETHERLANDS - JUN 10, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle (Lot A, BB 03/2015),
pitch black with big, creamy head. Aroma of coffee laced with rum, alcohol, roasted malts and wood. Full body, with well balanced flavour of coffee and bitter chocolate, alcohol and a hint of oak with a bitter/sweet slightly oily finish. Nicely lasting bitter aftertaste. Very nice indeed.
TBone (12544) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 10, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled (BB 05/2015)
Thanks Pade for buying this one for me. Opaque black color, big creamy brown head. Strong aroma of coffee and tobacco ash with alcohol notes. Fuller body than in BD III. Beer is very "dark": lots of roasted, coffeish flavors, tobacco ash, burnt malts. Finish has some sweetness, perhaps from rum? Otherwise not rum found here. More mellow than III but still quite alcoholic.