Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Almost black coloured. Loads of coffee beans in the aroma. Very nice roasty coffee flavour. Smooth mouthfeel. Very pleasant.
johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - JUN 18, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with creamy tan head. Aroma of strong coffee and roasted malt. Flavor was mostly coffee with some chocolate and malt. Very smoothe.
toncatcher (228) - Santee - SAN DIEGO, California, USA - JUN 17, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours almost black with a thin creamy tan head. Aroma of bitter coffee and bittersweet chocolate. Taste much the same, almost like an unsweetened iced coffee. Nice!
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - JUN 13, 2007
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aromas of coffee, chocolate, butterscotch, and some vanilla. I could have smelled this all night. My first sip was decadence, and then the flavors deminished. Still a great beer.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This comes out of the bottle as a dark brown beer but turns black in the glass. The tan head is thin, but it does some nice lacing nonetheless. The predominant aroma is coffee supported by roasted dark malts and oatmeal. The flavor seems to intensify what’s found in the nose, and to that mix a little chocolate, alcohol, and earthy bitterness is added. Very smooth and quite tasty.
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fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JUN 13, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle shared with toncatcher. Awesome black pour with decent head. Aromas were super coffee. Iced black coffee on the flavor with just enough sweetness to make it a very very tasty brew.
Headbanger (3880) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle courtesy of Hopscotch-A dark black body with a small tan head and an aroma of coffee, roasted malt, and sweetness. Taste of coffee and chocolate with the body being a little thin. Good tasting brew.
Philip (436) - Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Woodman’s East in Madison purchased 5/25. Enjoyed side by side with a 2005 Dark Lord. While very good, this proved to be inferior to the DL, although better in the quality-to-price ratio. Notes of dark roasted coffee and oatmeal on the nose lead into a decidedly (and deliciously) chewy chocolate and coffee beast. Well crafted, with a smooth and sweet finish.
biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (Thanks Ughsmash). Pours a deep, dark brown with a tiny tan head. This smelled more like coffee than what I drink in the morning!! Unreal the amount of coffee in the aroma. Also had some traces of oats and dark chocolate. Flavor is VERY roasted coffee, bordering on it being burnt. Very tasty if you like deep, rich, strong coffee.
realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - JUN 2, 2007
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Badbeer and Nolankowal poured a deep dark brownish black color with a tiny tan head. The aroma was fresh roasted coffee beans with some oats, hops, chocolate, toffee and burnt malts. Flavor was almost like eating coffee beans with some oatmeal. The body was a bit thin with not much in the way of carbonation.