Rasmus40 (6982) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
CBC. Black with a small dark brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and vanilla. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Quite sweet and rather bitter finish. Oily. 120512
Camons (3702) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration. Pours black with a creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, smoke, coffee, chocolate. Taste is malt, dark chocolate, coffee, licorice, some sweet caramel aswell. Full body, lively carbonation. 120512
oh6gdx (18576) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 23, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pitch black colour with a mediumsized brown foamy head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, some liquorice, mild alcohol and vanilla as well. Flavour is liquorice, roasted malts, some raisins, plum and alcohol along with chocolate and mild tobacco as well. Quite easy to drink, but yet rather complex.
ClubGonzo (2695) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration. Jet black body, small light caramel head. Aroma is intense coffee and roasty tones, hints of cocoa, dark chocolate and vanilla. Taste is strong roasty filter coffee tones, burnt toast, oats and hints of leather and licorice. Nice. Smooth, velvety mouthfeel. I’m not particularly fond of coffee-infused imperials, but this is a nice specimen of the race.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Date: April 18, 2012
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: black, frothy tan head, heavy lace
Aroma: rich roasted aroma, dark chocolate, coffee, just a touch of sweetness, plenty of hops
Flavor: rich malty flavor, lots of chocolate, roasty, caramel sweetness brings out a milk chocolate character as well as a dark chocolate from the roast and coffee, touch of burnt coffee, long roasted finish
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 16/20
Score: *** /4
ambcompte (47) - SPAIN - MAY 20, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Collonuda negra amb aromes de café i torrats. Boníssima per prendre amb calma depsrés d’un bon àpat.
Ughsmash (6669) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375mL bottle. Poured very deep brown with a tight-bubbled, well-retained medium brown head. The aroma picked up a hefty dose of earthy, moderately-roasted, very enjoyable coffee.. green coffee sourness on the back of the nose.. it was really hard to find other stuff in there, but I’m cool with that. The flavor opened with tart, green coffee bean notes, with roasty coffee and chocolate following.. a little acrid on the roast front at times.. lots of coffee roast and bitterness plus alcohol warmth on the finish. Heavier-bodied with low carbonation on the palate.. syrupy and warm across the middle.. quite bitter.. one-dimensional, but the execution was there for the most part.. solid brew.
Aniela (1490) - Skövde, SWEDEN - MAY 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
CBC 2012, Copenhagen. Black beer with a brown head. Malty, licorice, dark chocolate aroma. Coffee, licorice and dark chocolate flavour with a bit vinous notes.
Travlr (7984) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 16, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft courtesy of Tobias, thank you sir! Deep black color, thick dark variegated brown head. Aroma of bitter cocoa powder, burnt espresso. Taste is smooth, rich chocolate dipped in Illy caffe. Good stuff.
HenrikSoegaard (9146) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at CBC. Creamy lightbrown good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Heavy malty and hoppy aroma. Strong roast/coffee notes. Heavy bitter flavpr with very strong coffee notes. Long heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate. To much coffee for me.