Merrill (79) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Binny’s. Has the appearance and aroma of a stout much lighter than any "Imperial" I’ve seen. It’s a lovely medium dark brown with a fine lace. The aroma is earthy, oakey with a slight sharp alcohol tang. Perhaps some fermented berry. The mouth is milkier than the color tells. Old wood in the flavor again with alcohol bite and a little natural whiskey background. It’s ok, but I probably won’t buy it again at the price
17Beer (205) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 13, 2016
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aromas of malt and coffee with not sweet scents. Pours darkdark brown with tight thick tan head, light lacing. Sharp sour bite with well balanced dry toast flavors that work well together. Oily mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Loooong finish. Nice
andrepintado (2673) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JUL 5, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to CH-303. Dark color. Medium brown head. Carbonation is high. Body is thin. Aroma is coffee, light metal, light cacao.
Arve_Christian (4763) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 1, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
ON bottle from Drinks of the world, Zurich a couple of months back. Dark brown almost black color, good foam. Medium aroma intensity; roasty, coffee and malty. Medium/full body & complexity. Some sweetness, good bitterness balances well. Enjoyable
CH-303 (1931) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - FEB 26, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Dark brown, slightly hazy? Good amount of tan head.
Aroma: Dark fruit, dark malt.
Taste: Nice malt, roasted. Slight dark fruit.
Bought: Les Trentenaires (Fribourg), 330 ml, CHF 8.00
Info: 25/2-2016, BB: 31/1-2017
anstei (1051) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - JAN 30, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Erzbierschof Zurich. Roasty and dark, some coffee, some chocolate, but mostly heavy and dark. And dry. Opens up on the palate, very nice.
altonbrownd (5447) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 23, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
9/10/2010 5:19:17 AM On tap at Moeder Lambic. Dark brown with top tan head. Malty sugar nose. Taste of wheat, sugar, caramel, citrus. Quite watery and oily. A bit odd, really.
caribou43 (526) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2016 It is a correct stout. The color is black and creamy and thin foam. The carbonation is low but it is normal. I love with my wife this roasted taste of malt and coffee. It is a perfect one to have a great time at the end of night.
jake65 (3368) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - MAR 22, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Pours a lighter than expected brown and despite my best efforts produced no more than a tiny ring of brown head. The nose is light and airy, slightly sweet. Vanilla and cocoa with faint roast. A little bit of spice in the taste, but I can’t pinpoint anything. Modest roast and light floral bitters.
gunnfryd (14043) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Baran 060914. Dark brown colour with a btan head. Aroma is roasted malt, dried fruits, nuts, chocolate. Flavour is roasted malt, dried fruits, coffee, nuts, chocolate. Easy drinkable nice beer.
King_Alex_II (1181) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 3, 2015
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pitch black with brown/beige foam. Roasty, chocolate coffee nose. This beer is more cold coffee than beer. The taste is dry, the carbonation is moderately and quite decent. The taste is slightly oily/creamy and almost dusty, like small powder particles were in there. The roasted malts result in a beverage you can use to counter the caffeine rush from your good night coffee without changing the taste.
I don’t like coffee, so for me this is an agreeable version of carbonated water infused with 2 or 3 filled coffee filter. Better than suspected, worse than hoped, more or less as expected.