thirdeye11 (5671) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(draught) espresso brown, soapy deep tan bubbles and excellent lacing. Nose of coffee, fig, chocolate, fairly complex. Taste of old coffee, dark chocolate, fig, Bakers chocolate, medium thick Mouthfeel and fairly creamy. Not sure why I don’t love it more. Good not great.
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 26, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Black with a creamy light brown head. Good strong chocolate cherry coffee and citrus aroma and taste with roasted grain notes throughout and a creamy thick sticky palate.
tderoeck (5532) - 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.
caesar (5468) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Beer Temple. Dark color, medium brown head. Aroma of loads of coffee, roasted malt, chocolat. Nice spicy coffee which blends very nicely with the roasted malts from the base beer, the coffee is quite present but never overpowers the base beer. Soft bitter taste, medium sweetness. Full bodied. Very nice stuff.
Sigmund (5449) - Tau, NORWAY - JUN 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared 375 ml bottle, thanks to Ole Anders. Pitch black colour, moderate tan head. Strong roasty aroma of coffee and wood, a hint of ashes. Even more distinct roasty and coffee notes in the flavour, quite dry, woody and ashy.
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From Salling, Aarhus, DK.
Black with small head. Aroma of coffee and roasted malt. Flavour with caramel, chocolate and some dried fruit.
nimbleprop (5347) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375ml bottle pours a very murky, opaque black with some creamy, beige head. Nose has fresh coffee bean, reminded me a bit of the fruity beans that come out of barrels, some wet earth, licorice, mild booze, some cola, some raisin, but mostly just nice/approachable coffee bean. Flavor has some more complexity, molasses, licorice, some distinct char, roasted malt, coffee beans, cola, some barbeque sauce, some plum, a little duck sauce, a little black cherry. Interestingly, a lot of the flavors can also be found in high end coffee bean. Full bodied, lightly hot finish.
Cuso (5347) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 15, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Tø Øl tasting at RJ. Almost black color with thick beige head. Roasted malt, coffee, peat, ash in aroma. Roasted malt, coffee, peat, earthy notes, alcohol, wood. Tasty.
jmgreenuk (5247) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAY 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Fermentoren, Copenhagen. Poured a dark mahogany with a thin bubbly tan head. The aroma is peat and malt. The flavour is big bitter, coffee, dark chocolate and alcohol liqourice. A very nice beer, but I’d prefer a lower ABV with less bitterness. More is not always best.
gyllenbock (5229) - 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.