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


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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maris (1086) - Canberra, - JAN 31, 2013
From a 330ml bottle on 31/1/2013. Pours close to black with little head. Has a fabulously strong aroma of tiramisu, dripping with creamy coffee and chocolate. The tiramisu translates to the flavour, which is pleasant, but somehow doesn’t quite nail it. There’s lots of coffee and some chocolatey sweetness but it lacks a little on the roasty/bitter side of things. It’s a bit like a decent espresso that could be just a little bit stronger. Still, it’s interesting and the aroma is sublime.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
nihtila (1164) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
magpieken (100) - - MAR 13, 2015
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rayaron (507) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - FEB 14, 2015
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
edsspoon (679) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2014
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrBlueSky93 (277) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2014
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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Graham77 (282) - 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 (1530) - 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 (1690) - 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 (2188) - 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 (841) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 9, 2014
From a bottle. Pours like liquid chocolate, velvet mouth feel, coffee and dark chocolate bitterness. I liked it a lot.

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