hopscotch (8217) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Pours coal black with a small, creamy, beige head. The bouquet provides big-time fudge and deeply-roasted coffee with a subtle kiss of vanilla. Full-bodied with a velvety mouthfeel and soft carbonation. The flavor is very sweet with heaps of coffee and dark chocolate. Finishes like a sweet, roasty Starbucks espresso drink. Bottle courtesy of biggsbowler!
blipp (4784) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Paul’s tasting. Pours near black with a beige head. Roasty and grainy, light dark chocolate, coffee, and lighter smoky hints. Decent.
DrSilverworm (2733) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12.7oz bottle. Pitch black color. Nice big brown head, great rows of lace. Good big chewy body, very creamy, but still a smooth non-sticky finish. Big roasty nose, bitter coffee flavor. Long roasty coffee aftertaste. Tasty, great body and appearance, but kind of a bite in the finish. Sweet aftertaste. Tasty imperial stout, but at those Euro import prices, couldn’t justify getting this again
j12601 (5652) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Paul’s for the Blind Stout tasting. Pours a deep brown to black with a thin white to beige head. Big coffee, old peppers, a bit of dirty malt. Cocoa, chocolate, coffee. Very sweet, coffee, cocoa, chocolate, malt, sweet caramel and cocoa. Long warm cocoa and chocolate into the finish.
TheEpeeist (2821) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12.7 oz bottle. Dark brown with a crema head. Nose is coffee, chocolate liqueur, dark rum and smoky raisin. Medium to full body, creamy with a tang, almost like drinking melted chocolate. Taste is equally rich and decadent with fudge, Irish coffee, tart blackberries and citrus pith. Hits on all cylinders.
BRW (193) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JAN 6, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at 2d2dspuma. Very dark with brown head. Coffe, toasted aroma. Coffe and dark chocolate taste, a little sweet. Slightly bitter. Creamy texture. Excellent beer.
BeerandBlues2 (7421) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours opaque with a medium, creamy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is earthy and spicy coffee, earthy, herbal, and spicy hops, roast, coffee, and dark chocolate malt with prunes and figs. Flavor is earthy and spicy hops and coffee, dark malts and fruity esters, burnt sugar sweetness and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
sonnycheeba (1923) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours deep, dark brown with thick, frothy tan head; decent retention and lacing. Aroma is coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruit, earthy hops, woody notes, light vanilla, and light ash. Flavor is roast malt with a hint of caramel followed by a heavy dose of coffee with some notes of dark fruit esters, vanilla, and light earthy hops; dry, roasted finish. Medium/full body and low carbonation.
gnoff (6320) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 37.5 cl at Bishops Arms Järntorget, on Christmas Eve 2012.
Label didn’t state coffe, but guessing this is the same one still. Did read 10.1%, BB 10/01/16.
Pitch black color, dense chocolate brown head. Sweet, malty, chocolate, oak, spicy, herbal scent. Sweet, lactic, grainy, herbal, spicy taste. Metallic, bitter, herbal aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, high bitterness.
alexsdad06 (3044) - 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.