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.
MrJamesMcEwan (113) - SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
* Bottle. Pours deep black, with a tan coloured head.
* Aroma is very strong, coffee, praline & sweet icing.
* Palate is medium body, very low carbonation, very fine bubbles, creamy & smooth.
* Taste is strong coffee, coca, cream & chocolate.
* Finish is liquorice, rich, thick, moist.
* Overall very strong, nice but difficult to drink much.
chinchill (2709) - South Carolina, USA - APR 19, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle; BBdate of April 2016.
Enjoyed ½ mile west of St Monans, Fife at the remains of Newark Castle.
Pours with a generous, creamy tan head.
Aroma: As much chocolate as coffee; a characteristic repeated in the flavor.
Full body; exceptionally smooth with a fine creamy feel.
O: Much less coffee flavor than the "double espresso" description suggested, I found this to be very nicely balanced in coffee/malt flavor and in sweet/bitter.
Stuu666 (5643) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 3, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Larbert beer festival. Pours black, nose is roasted coffee, chocolate, taste is bitter coffee, chocolate.
erickok (4093) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - APR 2, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black body and small head. Odd aroma, treacle, sweet coffee liquor, tar and burned caramel. Taste is less expressive. Strange fermentation. Almost like licorice was added... I love licorice, but I didn’t expect this. Quite watery too. It’s okay. (33cl bottle from Auchan Tours)
nihtila (1390) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 28, 2015
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
13.2.2015. Aroma of sweet artificial coffee. Taste is also very artificial strong coffee. Wasnt able to drink the bottle.
magpieken (101) - - MAR 13, 2015
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
330ml bottle. Aug 2015. Pours as brown as it gets before being black, adequate brown head which reduced to a ring and only a touch of lacing. Aroma of dark roasted coffee, cocoa, molasses, mould and liquorice. Medium sweetness, light bitterness. Light to medium body, thin texture, flat carbonation. Burnt coffee finish with some sourness in there too. Noticeable alcohol burn. I didn’t enjoy this one. 5.
rayaron (555) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - FEB 14, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 330ml. Opaque black with small beige head. Artificial aroma of mocha coffee, quite nutty. Strong flavor of mocha coffee, moderate sweetness and bitterness, notes of roasted malt and dark chocolate, very nutty, light sour coffee notes in the finis. Moderate carbonation, medium-bodied.
edsspoon (704) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - black with a fizzy dark brown head which quickly fades to a ring. Aroma of praline, chocolate, rich ground coffee, cocoa and cream. Taste of coffee, cream and chocolate. Very rich and velvety. Like an Irish coffee. Rich, medium body with low carbonation, very sweet. Gets a bit sickly after a while.
MrBlueSky93 (361) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Phwooooarrr! Bottle from Beers 52.
Though Coffee in terms of strength of flavour this gives Sam Smith’s Chocolate Stout a run for it’s money!
On the nose is coffee with a touch of sweetness (similar to what you get in a coffee shop expresso). Then the taste you get this coffee again with the sweetness following, perhaps a marshmallow taste in there? Then some fruity flavours, I got orange and then typical winter fruits. Lovely stuff!
Graham77 (282) - Cumbria, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance is thick black with a tan head. The aroma is of coffee and sweetness. The flavour is dominated by coffee and a sweetness also. This beer has a long finish of coffee but bitterness now. Smooth and slightly creamy on the palate with light carbonation.