EdKing (2025) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the brewery. Pours black oily and thin, with off white head that is completely gone in seconds. Nose is big hit of expresso coffee, black sugar, caramel. It’s very sweet, oily in the mouth, but very nice. Strong coffee and sugary sweetness. Best drunk in small hits.
Scopey (7867) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from the Kernel Brewery. It pours opaque black, with a thin beige head. The nose is caramel, coffee, chocolate, dark cherry, jam and varnish. The taste is chocolate, roasted malt, smoke, salted liquorice, tobacco, toffee, chocolate, toasted coconut, varnish, berries, vanilla and underlying alcohol, with a dry roasted finish. Full body, fine carbonation and creamy mouth-feel. Great balance, impressively smooth and damn tasty. Boom!
MiP (13912) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Borefts 2011. Black colour. No head. The flavour is sweetish with a little coffee note. Not much bitterness, but a little sugary.
fonefan (36929) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ Borefts Bier Festival 2011, Brouwerij de Molen, Bodegraven, Netherlands.
Dark black colour with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy roasted, dusty, coffee, dusty coffee, light chocolate. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, chili notes. Body is medium full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. 
Countbeer (4907) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught @ BBF’11:
Small off white yellowish cream lacing on glass, with a black colored beer in glass.
Smell coffee, espresso, coffee beans, coal.
Taste is pure coffee beans, coffee, burnt malts, tar, burnt wood and a hint of sweets.
Heavy but delicious!
Nice coffee burnt malty herby aftertaste.
Low carbo, soft creamy mouthfeel, full body and a sticky light creamy texture.
Great beer, bit different than the average impy, but delicious!
Vaiz (3617) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ BBF2011. Clear dark brown pour, no head. Aroma full of coffee, roasted and burnt malts. Flavor is sweet, mostly bitter and loads of coffee. Slightly thin body, but the alcohol is well hidden. No carbonation though.
cgarvieuk (15581) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 2, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2012 Tap at Borefets festival 2011 ... deep black ... big coffee roast malt nose ... dark malts ... dark roast ... big coffee ... smooth rich and sweet dark chocolate...
Botle at home ...deep roast malt ... dark roast ... big coffee roast ... big big malt roast ... light fizz ... huge roast ... coffee malts ... soft ifzzy roast ... bt its the cofe that shines .. wonderfully complet roast with coffee 4.1
bierkoning (10728) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask @ BBF 2011. Almost black and opague. Roast and coffee in the aroma. Malty sweet, creamy flavor with dark chocolate and lots of mocha coffee. Long roasty coffee aftertaste.
Travlr (14159) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 29, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at BBF 2011 courtesy of nate2g, thank you sir! Very black color, brown head with good retention. Aroma of cafe macchiato with cioccolato caldo and espresso chasers. Taste is creamy dark fruits, chocolate, light spice. Wonderful.
Benzai (9350) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at Borefts Beer Festival @ De Molen, Bodegraven. Color: pitch black, opaque. Small white head. Smells and tastes like cold, strong hard coffee. Low carbonation, low body.