Brewed by Black Wolf
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Stirling, Scotland


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Straddling beer and coffee, this stylish libation is both Alpha and Omega. With a welcoming aroma created from double strength coffee beans, accompanied by a silky smooth texture and a rich dark nature, it is clear as a full moon why it was awarded gold at the 2012 World Beer Awards.

leaparsons' rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (8303) - Leicester, Leicestershire, - SEP 16, 2012
Bottle. Black with a thin beige foam. Aromas are fruit cake with raisins and molasses and hazelnuts. Dark treacle with chocolate and smoky coffee. Some flowery notes with blackberry and dark cherries. Flavours are cheap chocolate with vinous notes and cola. Nutty with gritty coffee and an oily, slick palate. Has some cabbage aspects. Starts out well but falls flat in the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Graham77 (281) - Cumbria, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gramity (1440) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
Dark brown color, beige head. Sweet taste with lots of espresso and chocolate. A bit burnt, malty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
gegwilson (1447) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2014
Bottle from a Glasgow ASDA. Pours black with a fading tan head. The taste is sweet with coffee, chocolate and lots of vanilla. Some citrus sharpness to it as well. Tastes artificial somehow. I love a coffee stout but this one was pretty poor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJestersBeer (2130) - SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2014
330ml bottle. Pours almost entirely black, with a brown head. Rich aroma, loads of coffee beans and chocolate, vanilla, caramel, treacle. Off-dry, medium to full bodied, mid bitterness, balanced CO2. Rich, roasted taste, lots of coffee, vanilla, chocolate, caramel. Finishes a bit dry and dusty. (2014-07-25)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
StevieT (732) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 9, 2014
From a bottle. Pours like liquid chocolate, velvet mouth feel, coffee and dark chocolate bitterness. I liked it a lot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
didierlewallon (141) - ponferrada, SPAIN - AUG 3, 2014
Es una cerveza de color negro profundo con una espuma de color beige. Aroma de café tostado y de chocolate oscuro. Sabor dulce y bastante seco con un amargor medio. Cerveza interesante, vale la pena de probarla, si te gusta el café.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Godfather50 (73) - SCOTLAND - JUL 27, 2014
Shockingly different. I’m still on a caffeine high. Beer is not meant to be like this. I always decline an after dinner coffee, but no longer! The velvety malt that slides in, the chocolate, the silk of the barley. This could become my new addiction - Red Bull step aside.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
heyheyguesswho (18) - - JUL 27, 2014
Not a barrister so I can't really rate it like it should be rated, but **** it's a beautiful beer (if you could call it that). It tastes like a fermented alcoholic cool light espresso. I'm gonna try get this one past the alcohol rules at work.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
kerenmk (2549) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle. Black with a low cream-coloured head. Smells like an overly sweetened espresso, then mud and also a little musty. Tastes a little roasty, a little dry and mildly bitter. Full body, alcoholic finish and that sweetened coffee aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zvsn (706) - ISRAEL - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a small beige head. Nice aroma of coffee, mocha, milky chocolate and caramel . Sweet with coffee liquor flavors, milk chocolate, coffee, cocoa, and caramel. Medium-bodied. Drinkable.

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