tania_nexust (230) - Greater London, - OCT 25, 2012
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
As soon as the bottle was opened a good whiff of coffee and dark chocolate ganache was released. It poured very dark and opaque. In the glass, more chocolate sweetness came out in the aroma but there’s a tiny hint of something else – something slightly artificial like pots of ‘non-diary creamer’. The taste was disappointing compared to the initial aromas, a little thin and watery, but at least no bitter unpleasantness. It was smooth enough but just not much depth, body or finish.
FrankZappa7 (379) - GERMANY - FEB 6, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
25-Jan-2016-Flasche 0,33L. Schwarz, beiger kompakter Schaum. Aroma: Schokolade, Malz, Kaffee. Antrunk Säure, Espresso, leicht medizinisch.
chrisv10 (14110) - DENMARK - JAN 11, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 6%. Black with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, caramel and liquorice. Flavour is roasted malts, sweet, caramel, weird coffee, thin, little liquorice, little bread, sugar and a little bitter.
ken1 (1596) - DENMARK - NOV 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Strong coffee and roasted malt.
Flavour: Very strong coffee with roasted malt, and fairly fruity sweet.
Colour: Very dark brown with a light brown head.
MiP (14723) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 6.0%. Extremely powerful coffee aroma, sweet and creamy. Black colour. Small frothy light brown head. The flavour has almost the same amount of coffee as the aroma. It is quite flavourful, but does not have the bitterness that some coffee does. Has a little sourness in the finish, reminds me of booziness but that would be surprising with only 6% ABV.
Bamsen78 (4769) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy very dark brown with small tan head. Clear aroma of coffee, with notes of roast, yeast and mild chocolate. Bitter, roasty flavour, with notes of lactose, coffee and malt and some estery touches. Coffeelike aftertaste with hints of dark chocolate. Nice.
hohops (686) - Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance is inky black, with a small fizzy beige head. Aroma- chocolate cake, fudge, roast coffee, treacle toffee, coffee cake. Taste- big roast coffee, espresso, coffee and walnut cake, melted dark chocolate, dark malts. It’s all about the coffee, but it’s good.
Calisky (2333) - ALSACE, FRANCE - SEP 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2015 Couleur noire, bonne mousse beige. Nez fort de moka, chocolat noir, grain de café. Gout de moka, chocolat noir et café avec notes légères grillées. Corps moyen. Aromes bien intenses. Fin de café grillé. Bien!
Alengrin (4070) - BELGIUM - SEP 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Scottish coffee beer with light beige, creamy, moussy, ’natural’ head and very dark bronze colour, blackish but still translucid, hazy. Aroma shouts coffee all the way through, with impressions of mocha ice cream, cappuccino, cafè latte, caramel coffee... Everything is coffee-themed here and there are not many aromas of other components, though I do get some toast, dried apricot, hazelnut paste, vanilla and very vague herbal hops. The overpowering coffee bouquet makes me curious to dive into this. Taste begins with dried fruits, faintly sweetish with an equally weak sourish edge, soft carbo, lean and slick mouthfeel, caramelly in its basis, a bit toasted, sweetish with a honeyish touch to it but also a slightly metallic ’zing’; the coffee flavour gains strength as the palate proceeds and works strongly retronasally, aromatic and stimulating, leaving a bittersweet coating in the end, but without the deep roasted bitterness one would expect from coffee stouts - this is clearly intended to be a coffee beer without the evident stout associations. A gentle but satisfying earthy hoppiness rounds things off in the end without becoming deeply bittering, but needless to say, a resiny, bittersweet ’film’ of coffee clings to the mouth and will be the last thing you’ll remember of this. Something of a one-trick pony, coffee through and through, but rather coffee softened and sweetened with milk or cream rather than deeply bittering. Tasty, but only suitable for those who like a fragrant cup of ’real’ coffee every now and then; in this kind of mono-flavoured beers, everything depends on whether you like the prevailing flavour or not, I guess. In this case, I’m in, I sincerely enjoyed it, because it is funny. And enjoying beer is about having fun, right?
Nodrog (13) - SCOTLAND - AUG 4, 2015
1.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Tastes strongly of coffee flavouring and artificial sweetener. In other words it tastes like cutting corners. Poor.
overtheline (105) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - JUL 17, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hmmmmmm, not sure this is a beer. I love it but will struggle to convey its character using beer deScriptors. It tastes like a liquid coffee cream chocolate. Nose is super coffee, taste is more coffee chocolate. Too much, way too much.