marcus (8278) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 1, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At Ratebeer Best. Pours dark brown with a nice tan head and a chocolate and treacle aroma. There is a huge dark molasses and coffee flavor with a lot of alcohol burn. Pretty complex, but overwhelmed by alcohol.
VsXsV (3640) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at RateBeer Best festival. Opaque black liquid with small tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, raw sugar, bourbon, sweet alcohol and toffee. Taste is medium to high sweet with notes of coffee, chocolate and bourbon. Full bodied with low carbonation. Sticky mouthfeel. Very high boost.
JefVerstraete (2424) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - JAN 12, 2016
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from a trade. Many thanks! Oily black, no foam. Very sweet nose of chocolate milk, sugary butter, mocha, liquid candy bars. Too sweet, too sugary. Very boozy. Not my kind of "beer".
Blairgus (3722) - California, USA - JAN 8, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
8 Jan 2016, tap at the Bruery. dark brown. nose is intense dark coffee. med body and moderately fizzy. cola, huge coffee, charred campfire. intense coffee finish. decent. maybe too much coffee.
arnold931 (1107) - Iowa, USA - DEC 31, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with light tan head. Nose is vanilla, oak, coffee. Taste is similar with the booziness coming through. Great.
madmitch76 (20046) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
9th December 2015
Craft Clerkenwell. Bottleshare. Thanks to Manny G. Opaque dark brown beer, small pale tan head. Palate is soft and viscous, decent fine carbonation. Spicy coffee kicks off and then we are in to very sweet dark malts. Some nice port wine red berry fruits. Mild dark chocolate. Coffee returns, this time earthy coffee. Lots of alcohol spice. A relatively smooth finish. Long spicy warm linger. Much to like here, a big phat liqueur of a beer, but I will be aging my bottle for at least 10 years!
Scopey (10641) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle thanks to Manny G for sharing. It pours darkest brown with a small, but sturdy tan head. The nose is sweet, rich, cheap chocolate, big warming alcohol booziness, liquidised chocolate, mocha coffee and a touch of green vegetables. The taste is intensely and persistently sweet, rich, sugary, somewhat artificial, toasted sugars, cheap candy, acidic coffee, mocha, bourbon vanilla, treacle, raw alcohol and burnt brown sugar with a sweet, immensely sweet finish. Full body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. This is brash, excessively sweet and unequivocally unsubtle. A memorable beverage to try, but one that I just don’t see the appeal of.
The_Osprey (4854) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share at Padraig’s 2.5K, many thanks to the man himself for sharing so many whales. As ’The Bruery Mocha Wednesday’, purple wax, 19.2%. Deep oily black, small foamy brown head. Aroma is chocolate, molasses, meaty sugars, twiggy, boozey. Harsh aroma. Body is medium to full, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is molasses, vanilla, chocolate, nice coffee, boozy, touch of port. There are some nice coffee and port aspects that I can appreciate but it’s just so sweet and boozy. I can’t drink much of this at all, and I love the style. More of a novelty than anything else, but interesting to try.
Zakoon (415) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle enjoyed @ home, thanks to beercation! Pours murky brown with a small tan head. Aroma is delicious with coffee, roasted malt, cold-pressed coffee, chocolate, raisins, plums, prunes and earthy. Flavour is medium to heavy sweet and medium bitter. Full bodied, oily texture, soft carbonation. Finish is sweet, vinous and coffee. Incredible!
RafeAU (629) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap in Los Angeles. Rich sweet base, kind of like cross between barley wine, imperial stout, and belgian dark strong - little roastiness or acridity, little bitterness. Coffee and chocolate aromas. Great winter sipper. Superb.