OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.33 L bottle, sent me from Vinmonopolet Nettbutikk. Pours an opaque black, topped by a firm creamy choco head. Smells nice. Powdery cocoa, ash/soot, licorice and well roasted dark malts. Taste is burnt dark malts, quite bitter and tarry. A fair deal of salty licorice, notes of soy sauce, and some inviting tones of tinned dark fruts. Vanilla can be noticed, but overpowered by the heavy malts. Balancing hop bitterness. Medium body. Kind of chalky in the mouth. Salty licorice, burnt malts and an indefinable bitterness in the finish. Pretty good, but not my favorite black ale. Too much too soon.
Holmen1 (4348) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaske på Cafe Viking (den siste denne vinterferien). Dette er snadder for greie gutter! Her er jeg fristet til å sitere bryggernes egen og treffende beskrivelse. En stor og kraftig Porter med en umiskendelig og lækker kaffearoma. En blød og lækker øl, selvom den med sine knap 10 % er en kraftig herre. Både Cascade og Simcoe skinner fint igennem de ristede elementer og blander sig dejligt med den ristede aroma og kaffen.
rlgk (16554) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Ölbutikken, Copenhagen. Black beer with a nice lasting beige head. Chocolate aroma, caramel, vanilla, creamy, licorice, cocoa, roasted, coffee notes. Roasted coffee flavor, vanilla, licorice, cream, cocoa powder, anise, raisins, dark chocolate, hazelnuts, some warming alcohol. Roasted coffee finish with vanilla, caramel, prunes and dark chocolate. Well hidden alcohol.
RexTalionis (3378) - FINLAND - FEB 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Black in color, with thin thin head. Vanilla, some wooden notes. Roasted coffee beans in taste. Vanilla, some coffee liqour in aftertaste as well. A bit wooden notes and just a slight feeling of some booze in finish as well as that vanilla kind of feeling. Quite nice.
VastActiv (4993) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at St Urho, Helsinki. Colour is black with small brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Coffee, sweetness, vanilla and roasted malts.
mjs (6022) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught at St. Urho’s Pub Portteripäivät’13) The beer poured black. Its head was small and almost white. Aroma had roasted malts, coffee, vanilla and mild fruitiness. Palate was full bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were roasted malts, coffee, vanilla, sweetness, fruitiness and bitterness. Aftertaste had roastedness, vanilla and bitterness. A very balanced brew. Alcohol was well hidden.
SlackerMads (2615) - DENMARK - FEB 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pitch black with a lasting and lacing light brown head. Aroma is dusty roasted malt, coffee, high vanilla, light citrus hops. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Medium sweet finish with some light bitter roasted malt and citrus hops. The 10 abv is very well hidden. Smooth and very drinkable. Vanilla.
Mysan_brewing (60) - - FEB 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice black colour, cream head. Smells of late sunday mornings, coffee and pancakes. Strong coffee taste with a faint sweetness of vanilla. Not too bad, but too much coffee for me.
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beerbeast88 (41) - NORWAY - FEB 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black in color with chocolate colored head. taste roasted coffee and roasted chocolate with some vanilla(expected more Vanilla taste)
rarbring (2105) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JAN 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Smelling of dried figs, cold coffee, licorice and vanillin.
Appearance: A blackish brown beer. A low tan head with small lacing and good curtains.
Taste: Tasting black bread, dried dates, cold coffee and dark chocolate.
Palate: Low carbonation, a sticky texture. A big body with a slightly dry finish.
Overall: In all a powerful coffee stout.
Note: Bottle 330 ml. Reviewed 2013-01-25.