mikedR (1455) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice brown ale; virtually a porter. Solid brown exuberant pour. Taste is nutty, roasty (like a porter), and chocolatey (like a porter) in equal amounts, with a huge infusion of coffee over that. Coffee notes have staying power. Nice! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sledutah (5575) - Utah, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle picked up at Texas Liquor in Carlsbad
Appearance: Black with a big tan head and good lacing
Aroma: Roasted malts, coffee and dark malts
Taste: Roasted malts, coffee and sweet caramel
Nice and mellow
mathieuc (1731) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Viper666, thanks again sir! Pours a reaallly, really dark brown with a small offwhite head that settles into a ring that leaves some lacing. Aroma contains mostly roasted notes (torrefied grains) but there is a little of the hops showing too. I could never point out which variety, though. Taste is medium sweet with a good roasty character which prevents it from being cloying (close call). Flavors are indeed of coffee, chocolate and sweet milk. Good one!
Erasmus_ro (1632) - Alabama, USA - APR 27, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours like cola - Quite dark brown with a large-bubbled head. Aroma is stale, cold coffee, lightly metallic. Unpleasant. Taste is coffee, of the stale kind. Somewhat roasty, at times even stiffly, not sweet. Palate is decent with not much carbonation. Unpleasant really.
sfuen03 (357) - Barcelona, SPAIN - APR 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark ochre color; head is big and vanishes slowly leaving a thin compact film. Excellent lacing. Aroma is powerful, led by coffee, vanilla, cookies and some traces of pine. Body is moderate to strong, carbonation is moderate. Creamy and silky mouthfeel. Unexpected bitter finish. Taste is coffee, milk and chocolate. Well balanced, complex and interesting.
jd543 (414) - SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep, dark brown colour with a thin beige head. Aroma is delicious coffee. Taste is sweet with a long nice bitter finish; a light hint of chocolate. Medium-to-full body with a bit of a fizz as it hits the tongue.
brief_smile (110) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cola coloured, thin head. Aroma: stale coffee grounds, hazelnut, piny hops. Taste: more stale coffee, lactose, touch of milk chocolate. Nice enough, but a little overcarbonated and thin on the palate.
maneliquor (3372) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2013 Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours chestnut brown with a medium khaki head which slowly disappears. Nose is a little full with heavy biscuit, caramel, and sweet coffee - almost vanilla coffee. Taste shows light toffee, heavy vanilla and light bitter coffee. Kind of a beery iced coffee. Nice. Sweetness is never too much. A touch creamy in the mouth feel which works well. Solid stuff
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Soft chocolate and coffee nose. Large pale brown head lace leaving. Dark black reddish clear color. Malty and coffeyish bitter taste. Some grass too. Hop bitterness at the end.
greenclansman (885) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - APR 10, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
brown color, thin body, creamy head.
coffee and a bit pepper on aroma. coffee, espresso, alcohol, roasted malts on taste. long dry aftertaste. very nice beer