thornecb (3974) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black into a tulip. Mocha head with little retention recedes leaving spot lacing. Hot milk chocolate and coffee aromas. Thick with dark chocolate and resin upfront turning to hot espresso in the lasting finish.
alexsdad06 (3824) - Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours dark brown in color with a minimal off white head. The aroma is roasted malts and big strong coffee with chocolate and lightly smoky notes. The flavor has everything that the nose has, but it is better. The coffee and roasted malts are quite tasty. Chocolate and perhaps a hint of some dark fruit enhance the overall, but this is a coffee beer. Medium bitterness to the finish, medium plus body. This one got better with each taste.
charlotte (3813) - rødovre, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch balck colour with large beige head.Aroma is sweet of rosted coffee and dark creamy thick chocolate.Texture is slight oily and sweet with long aftertaste and sweet warming finish.
gyllenbock (3688) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at SBWF 2012.
Very dark brown with a small tan head. Quite a lot of roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, wood, some alcohol and notes of earth. An interesting and complex beer, tasty.
kermis (3677) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at CBC. Pours black with a beige head. Massive chocolate, roasted aroma with some chocolate and coffee. The coffee comes out more in the flavour along with the other aspects of the aroma and some vanilla. Medium bodied with soft carbonation and an oily mouthfeel. Great beer!
Countbeer (3665) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - AUG 25, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Deep dark to almost black pour.
Medium sized ashy (light) brown foamy head on top of a black colored beer.
Aromas of hops, hop flowers, citrus, roast, some nettle, coffee, tar, ash, coal, coffee roast, paper burn, hair, roasted nuts.
Flavours of coffee, coffee roast, barley malt roast, chalk, brown sugars, clay, bitters, roasted leaves and hay, coffee with milk, some coal, wood roast, hint of chocolate and some herbal roast.
Firm roasted body.
Aftertaste coffee, roast, barley malt roast, coffee roast, bitter, chalk and some spice roast.
Low carbo, soft creamy mouthfeel, full body and an oily sticky texture.
Nice aroma with a crispy hop aroma. Taste overall is quite roasty with a good bitterness and some sweet coffee tones. Nice beer, quite balanced though I might have had a bit of a high hope for more...
tderoeck (3611) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
1/IV/13 - 37.5cl bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ home - BB: 10/I/17 (2013-291)
Dark brown to black beer, creamy beige head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very fruity, passion fruits, pineapple, some caramel, lemony, bit soapy, coffee, cocoa powder. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body, creamy texture. Taste: caramel, some mocha, pretty fruity, sweet, bitter hops, exotic fruits. Aftertaste: mocha, coffee, caramel, bit sourish, exotic fruits, dried cranberries, bit sweet.
b3shine (3510) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to snifter (thanks tmoney99). Looks solid; a murky cola with iff-white lacing. Smells of malt and bother coffee. Tastes like it smells, only bettwe, with a good mouthfeel. Nice.
jackl (3472) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, generously shared by BenH. The pour’s deep brown with a rich, oily dark tan head. Attractive appearance. The nose is bright roasted espresso bean. Plenty of charred wood. Menacing coffee aromas. The taste is espresso heavy too. Rich bitter dark chocolate accents. Slightly sweet finish. Full body, fat and oily. Overall, a decent impy stout. It doesn’t have a depth of flavor that the best in this style seem to possess. But it’s still quite enjoyable.
1FastSTi (3220) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 11, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours to a pitch black body with a long lasting creamy tan head. Awesome spotty lacing. Aroma is chocolate and heavy delicate coffee. Some brownie and caramel. Rich and decadent. The flavor is pretty identical in descriptors to the aroma. Very balanced and complex. The palate is rich and creamy. Thick but not sticky. Amazing!