tania_nexust (27) - 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.
joe19612 (1747) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a black colour with a thin beige head, all coffee aroma, the taste is bitter with malt and more coffee, with a bitter finish.
MalcolmTucker (673) - SCOTLAND - FEB 6, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. I’d seen this beer on supermarket shelves for a long time but never bothered with it until now. It basically tastes of coffee chocolates like you would get in a box of milk tray. Too sweet and too thin.
omhper (18966) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2014
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottled. Dark brown, no head. Rich coffee aroma. Sweetish with medium body and clean mouthfeel, no carbonation. Limp and syrupy with cardamom and caramel. No bitterness.
maeib (8391) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 04/01/14. A near black coloured beer with no head. More chocolate than coffee for me although both are there. A bit of vanilla too. Slick and very likeable. Good flavours. A tasty easy drinking beer.
shoestring (253) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - NOV 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
fk me!!! coffee indeed. no head whatsoever, looks like flat coca cola. nice sipper and after the shock of the initial taste - wow it hits you - I opened up to it and will try again. smokey, peaty , coffee ...and more coffee
sic1314 (2582) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured very dark with a thin beige head. Aroma of smooth coffee, some more coffee and a bit of coffee to finish it off. Medium smooth body, low carbonation, hiding under the smooth coffee is a bit of dark chocolate and some toasted malt. One for the coffeephiles.
Osprey87 (1180) - London via, WALES - SEP 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, room temp, into a tulip. BB Feb 2014, bottle has been hanging around for a few months. Black with a ring of head. Smells of coffee liquer and espresso, coffee syrup, coffee chocolates. Good smell. Body is medium and not particularly foamy. Taste is sweet coffee, not sharp at all. A bit one-dimensional (coffee, coffee, coffee and coffee) but actually pretty nice and flavoursome. Not bad at all. 3.7
BlackHaddock (3183) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle: BBD Feb 2014, poured into a Gordon’s Thistle shaped glass on 30 Aug 2013.
Exceedingly dark body with a full but fairly thin tanned head.
Intense rich coffee aroma and taste, as you’d expect by the name on the bottle. Dark chocolate and cocoa flavours vie with the coffee to give a smell and flavour very similar to a Greek ’Frappe’ without any milk.
Not as creamy and rich in texture as the nose suggested, the body depth being my only negative thought on the brew.
Both interesting and worth finding (if you like coffee).
MechP (2) - SCOTLAND - JUL 28, 2013 does not count
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Strong espresso aroma. Roasty.
black, medium sweetness, slick feel.
Worth trying at least once, if only for the relatively unique taste. Enjoyable.
ShaneJ (415) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Plonk. Very dark brown, almost black, stout-like creamy thin tan head, coffee, coffee and coffee, not bitter at all, quite sweet. Not bad.