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


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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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 (8916) - 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 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Nodrog (13) - SCOTLAND - AUG 4, 2015
Tastes strongly of coffee flavouring and artificial sweetener. In other words it tastes like cutting corners. Poor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
overtheline (90) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - JUL 17, 2015
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (8428) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2015
Bottle from Robroyston Asda, Glasgow, Scotland, Wednesday 17th June 2015 consumed at Craigendmuir campsite, Stepps, Glasgow the same day. Black in colour with a light beige head which is a little sticky, plenty of coffee, it’s also a touch creamy, just a tinsy bit thin in the mouth. Good. A6 A4 T7 P3 Ov13 3.3

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Patersoi (61) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 6, 2015
Pours black but head dissipates quickly. Strong coffee aroma. Creamy mouth feel but i taste more chocolate than coffee. Quite sweet. If there was more bitterness from the coffee that would balance that sweetness. Tastes a bit manufactured as opposed to the flavours being achieved through smart brewing ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cokemonkey11 (222) - - MAY 19, 2015
330ml, Morrison’s Aberdeen, brown bottle. Scent is dense coffee aromas overpowering. Pours coffee black with a thin brown head subsiding at an average pace. Nothing but coffee on the nose. Taste is dry bitter, dense coffee. Finish is slightly sour but light as air and refreshing a bit. Would try again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrJamesMcEwan (153) - SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2015
* 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
chinchill (3124) - South Carolina, USA - APR 19, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (6777) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 3, 2015
Cask at the Larbert beer festival. Pours black, nose is roasted coffee, chocolate, taste is bitter coffee, chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
erickok (4322) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - APR 2, 2015
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)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
nihtila (1832) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 28, 2015
13.2.2015. Aroma of sweet artificial coffee. Taste is also very artificial strong coffee. Wasnt able to drink the bottle.

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