Cimbasso (328) - - FEB 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from a bottle purchased at Prohibition Wines. Pours very dark, almost black, with a tan head. Great aromas of malt, dark coffee and chocolate. The taste is intensely sweet, with lots of coffee flavours and plenty of milk chocolate notes. Good bitterness to balance. This is a wonderful stout, a little sweet, but full to bursting with flavours. The coffee taste is well-integrated into the beer, creating a really appealing and original brew.
erickok (4250) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - NOV 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown and beige head. Huge coffee, toast malts, chocolate and more coffee. Still enough hops though. Low smooth carbonation. Liquid chocolate, flavourful without needing too much alcohol. Great stuff. (33cl bottle at Deanso’s tasting)
jmgreenuk (5715) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - NOV 16, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at a Den Haag RB tasting. A dark brown pour with a thin tan round head. A massive dry coffee aroma. The flavour is coffee smoke dry malty liqourice and some bitterness on the palate. The beer of the evening and truly awesome.
MrHangover (3140) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a very black with a small, tanned head. Aroma is fresh brewed coffee all over, combined with some wheat. Flavor has coffee and coffee and some sweet, subtle flavors. Very full bodied, awesome beer!
deanso (6506) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle shared.
Thin tan head. Clear black pour. Lots of coffee. A great brew!
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Borefts 2011. Poured dark black with minimal tan head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate malt. Full bodyfeel, flavour of roast malt, coffee and milk chocolate. Dry coffee aftertaste.
gunnfryd (12307) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is alcohol, malt, yeast, coffee, caramel. flavour is sweet, malt, caramel, coffee, hop, alcohol, yeast. Medium to full body. Nice beer.
Theydon_Bois (12592) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Craft Beer Co, Dec ’11.
Dark dark brown to almost black in colour with a small finger of white head.
Very powerful aroma’s hit the nose, strong coffee, burnt roasted malts, sugars and chocolate.
Tastes of an Expresso shot, very strong coffee flavours, a little on the sweet side, tan, woody, roasted.
A decent breakfast stout, maybe a little too sweet, particularly on the aftertaste.
shoulderbroken (2674) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 6, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Kris Wines. Very dark brown/black very small golden head. Aroma is woody, boozy, coffee, dark fruit, lots of roasty malt, very rich. Taste is booze, quite smooth and bit of vanilla, bit of milky chocolate, lots of coffee roasty bitterness. Quite full on but very nice. Touch of smokiness. Lovely!
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In bottle. Pours a dark brown colour with a fair light tan head. Aroma of espresso coffee, roasty malt, dark chocolate and alcohol. Similar flavours with bitter cacao nibs, mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Lingering dark chocolate and Ovaltine.