MrBeerFanatic (901) - Friona, Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2012 24.00 Bottle ordered from belgianshop.com. Pours a dark molasses but produces a head thats more on the carbonated side which takes all the head away quickly. The aromas go very deep. Its like perfume. "Hey spray some coffee club cologne on me man." I can see it now...Intense coffee bean, big roasted/burnt malts of chocolate, wood, tobacco(wow), honey, and vanilla. Flavors dont quite match that intense nose show but pack a phenomenal punch! I’ve never tasted a coffe stout like this one. The tobacco and coffee start up first with the roasted/burnt malts following. Theres a slight dark fruit in the middle or at least comes off as such. Some lesser notes of wood and chocolate with the vanilla almost hidden. Leaves a big stain of flavor that coates the palate, which makes it harder to enjoy all the great complexities. Needs to be sipped and left at room temperature in a basement. Medium sweet, medium bitter, very complex, light smokyness, strong aftertaste. Alcohol well hidden. Worth buying and at best a memory. This version makes its mark as a unique memorable induction of the series which deserves appreciation.
Wanne (58) - - JUL 23, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown color, almost black, with a big brown head. Overwhelming aroma with hints of coffee and chocolate. These aroma’s return in the taste, accompagnied by a mixture of vanilla and candy Sugar. The aging on rum barrels doesn’t go unnoticed and elevate the beer to a sublime taste experience. Superb beer!!
MarcoDL (2887) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Kulminator. Black oily pour. Delicious aroma of coffee, rum and vanilla. Taste is filthy rich, with rich vanilla rum, coffee, raisin, roasted malt and a great warming finish. Fantastic.
BenH (3020) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 20, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, gusher. Dark brown with tan head. Aroma of dried fruit, caramel, yeast, tiny hint of coffee. Taste is similar, mostly dried fruit and a touch of coffee. Quite disappointing, tastes like a standard Belgian Strong
northropfrye (2767) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 17, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Kulminator antwerp . Similar to the mocha bomb but sweeter and see bit boozier. Also excellent
Grima (2189) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - JUL 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Bierkompass
Pours deep black with a brown espresso head. Aroma of strong coffee, licorice, chocolate and roasted malts. Complex taste of roasred coffee, sweet chocolate, toffee, alcohol and some caramel candy. Finish is alcoholic warming bitter roasted coffee and sweet caramel notes. Absolutely outstanding!!!
cards04 (2341) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 14, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours inky thick black. Big coffee aromas. Cream too. A bit of booze. Crazy good. Flavours are big coffee and sweet cream, sugar, dark chocolate. Tangy at the end. This is a flavour bomb. Almost no alcohol detected. Phenomenal.
Alusmamuts (1010) - LATVIA - JUL 6, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark dark brown with medium creamy light brown head. Smell with dried plum fruity notes. Rich and soft taste with coffee, chocolate, dried plums, slightly roasted malt, vanilla notes.
beermaris (155) - LATVIA - JUL 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark, nice brown cap. Wide palette - roasted hoppy, coffee. Strong bitter aftertaste
hackobock (2181) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
June 15, 2015. Bottle at home, lot BDS0042012. Received in a trade with Douberd, thanks!
Slow gusher, black with a large brown head that very quickly dissipates. Aroma is cold pressed coffee, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, vanilla, some earthy and woody notes, tobacco. Taste is medium sweet with toffee,vanilla, notes of vanilla, slight alcohol, light to medium bitter finish with dark chocolate, coffee, tobacco notes. Full bodied, creamy texture, soft carbonation.
freretoc (1128) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAY 29, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bue en bouteille de 75cl à la brasserie,
couleur brune avec reflet ambré, mousse marron et une petite pointe d’effervescence.
Une bière avec un nez sur le café et le chocolat.
Attaque en début de bouche sur le café et le mocca et sur le grain torréfié, continuité sur une amertume légère du houblon. Fin de bouche café au lait, meilleur bière au café que j’ai bu.