GlasgowTAD (1392) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours opaque black with a brown head. Aroma is caramel, oak, vanilla, leather, cocoa and coffee. Taste is coffee bitter, cocoa bitter, cocoa sweet, vanilla, leather, oak and slight tartt red berry. Full body.
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black with tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate and licorice. Taste is rich, coffee, chocolate, roasty. Slightly sweet. Full bodied and clean. Nice
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours jet black and opaque with a 2.5 finger, frothy beige head that very slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Very good retention for the style and ABV. Large chunks of of soapy lacing coat the glass on the way down. Looks incredible.
Deeply roasted dark malt aroma with a perfectly roasted coffee bean presence integrated into the other dark malt notes. Really nutty with hints of hazelnut roast, burnt toast, powdery dark chocolate and espresso bean. There’s also some subtle lactic cream that adds another dimension to the nose. Great roasted coffee presence but it doesn’t completely dominate or overpower the other elements. Very inviting.
Chewy full body with a prominent roasted gourmet coffee beam flavor that lingers troughout. Really coffee forward/dominant with lots of dry, bitter roast but it never becomes overly bitter or acrid. The silky chocolate malt notes come in along with lactic cream and roasted nuts in the back end to round things out. Heavy bittersweet dark chocolate flavor that tastes like a 75%+ cacoa chocolate bar with burnt toast and fresh gourmet coffee bean followed by caramel sweetness, toffee, lighter, silky chocolate notes and lactic cream. Really roasty but nicely balanced considering how strong the coffee flavor is. The high ABV is excellently masked with surprisingly no heat at all. The prominent coffee flavor makes a little strong on the roast but this is a really flavorful, well made beer that I enjoyed drinking.
Vestergaard (1874) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Zakoon @ CBC Volunteers Party. Pours a pitch black with a tan, creamy head. Aroma has roasty malts, coffee, caramel, prunes, dates, slight licorice and some dark chocolate. Taste is roasty, dark malty, dark fruits, salt, hints of smoke, lots of pretty hard roasted coffee. Pretty sweet. Smooth body, low carb. Expected more, but still a good beer.
Klimaet (2144) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Zakoon @ CBC Volunteers Party. Thanks so much for this brother! Pours pitch black with a big brown head. Aromas of chocolate, dark fruit, prunes, dates, coffee, roast, malts. Taste is dark chocolate, bitter coffee, roasty, dark fruits, raisins, slightly hoppy, earthy, skunky, sweet licorice.
rodenbach99 (4327) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Une robe brune foncée, je ne commente pas la mousse. Un nez de chocolat au café. Une bouche intense, amère, piquante en bouche (amertume), une texture passablement liquide. Le picotement me dérange.
SlovakSniper (5275) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 3, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Noir et épais. Le liquide montre aussi une belle mousse brune. Au nez, enrobants arômes de café, de chocolat, de caramel, de réglisse, de houblons, de torréfaction et de charbon de bois. Au goût, les saveurs de café poivré et de malts sont grandement appréciées par mes papilles. En bouche, le corps du liquide est moyen-fort avec un pétillement ajusté et une texture huileuse. En finale, une amertume fabriquée par le café et une chaleureuse accolade de l’alcool.
radagast83 (7515) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Consumed like 2 years ago, from a bottle. Poured a smooth dark, almost black-brown color with a nice small brown head. Aroma was rich coffee and chocolate, dark, molasses malt notes to it as well. Flavor was chocolate, roast and of course, coffee.
bursprak (2661) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ 3/4 Dangerous Bottle Shares! does Copenhagen minishare. Pour is pitch black with some tiny tan lacings. Loads of roast, dark chocolate, freshly ground coffee, vanilla fudge and some dark dried fruits. Awesome!
Lukasmh (780) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours thick pitch black with thick mocha head. This beer is pure decadence. Aroma has some liquor at first, cocoa, fruity figs, burnt figs, coffee berries. All this on a malty roasty background with tons of fresh pressed coffee and fresh grounded beans. Taste is same, awesome balance. Really fruity coffee, rosy malts, cocoa and chocolate. Quite some fudge and caramel notes. Light body for abv with light carbonation, almost coffee like. Finish is roasty and lasts for a long time. Warming, yet no presence of alcohol.