rafax (472) - POLAND - JAN 17, 2018 jables (101) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Special Thanks to Gusler for this one, the positive beer karma around that guy is probably swirling like a cloud of fresh hops!
Poured absolutely pitch black with very, very little carbonation and an oily like pattern of film residing on the top of the glass.
Aroma is heavily roasted with chocolate malts and definite java notes. Also some distinctly rich notes of nuts, so rich in fact its like peanut butter. Slightly peppery leather also.
Flavor starts off heavy with roasted flavors which subside for a time to rich chocolate notes. That rich nutty tone that I detected on the nose also comes into play in the middle part of the experience. It's a really intriguing nutty flavor too, something like a warm unsalted almond. The finish is distinctly dark roast coffee grounds.
Mouthfeel is maybe a touch thin but is cool with a slick, oily sensation which I enjoyed.
Overall feeling is that this is a tremendous brew worthy of much praise. I am thankful to have received it, and will be looking forward to the next time I have an opportunity to hoist one of these, Thanks Joe!
Bottle. Jet black with nice, frothy, tan, not very solid head but enough for a fair lacing. Nose full of chocolate with a bit of coffee and vanilla. Same in taste where, chocolate flavors, come first. Sweet start with a bit light bitter finish. Very well balanced, alcohol perfectly hidden. Almost full body, low carbonation and oily texture make a perfect mouthfeel. Very good! rupiii (6) - Gliwice, POLAND - JAN 9, 2018 does not count
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2018 Barwa czarna,piękna to samo piana drobniutka utrzymująca się.smak czekolada kawa super gdyby cena była niższa piłbym regularnie macu67 (22) - Zabrze, POLAND - JAN 3, 2018
Aroma: Lots of coffee, roasted malts. Appearance: Black, oily, medium, beige head. Taste: coffee, coffee and even more coffee, bit of dark chocolate, no alkohol, low carbonation, full bodied. Overall great beer! szczupaczu (251) - Rurzyca, POLAND - JAN 2, 2018
Barwa niemalże czarna, obfita beżowa piana. W aromacie czekolada i delikatne likierowe nuty. W smaku bomba czekoladowa, wspomniane likierowe akcenty. Paloność dość niska, słodkie, fantastycznie gładkie. Pije się wyśmienicie. Alkohol niewyczuwalny. Gdyby nie cena, sięgał bym regularnie. sauvintipper (11) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2017
16oz canned 2017 12% ABV 70 IBU poured into sauvin pitch black with 2-finger tan head that dissipates rather quickly with fair amount of lacing. Light coffee and chocolate notes over base of roasted malts and dark fruits. Coffee flavor is lost in taste which is a shame since they went to the trouble of adding “with coffee” on the can! Taste of chocolate and molasses over roasted malts and hops. Well balanced beer, not too sweet and not too bitter. Good job of masking alcohol content in nose and taste!
Buy again? Yes
jacobarts (257) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2017
Tried this beer a few times, but first time i rate it.
Can. Pitch black with tiny tan head. Nice aroma of vanilla, chocolate, coffee, sveske, complex and inviting aroma. Taste Liqorice, vanilla, coffee, chocolate. Hidden abv. Nearly as much power as i was expecting according the aroma. Oliy texture and well cabonated.
Nice beer! Maracuja05 (2063) - Mainz, Rineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - DEC 27, 2017
09-09-17 // taster, draft. At Beavertown Extravaganza 2017, London. Pitch black. Aroma of choclate sweetness, roasted malts, coffee. Smooth full bodied drinking. Great! hauxe (1024) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - DEC 25, 2017
Bottle thanks to wombat23. Pours black with a dark tan head. Aroma is coffee, roasted grains, heavy cream, plum schnapps. Taste is mildly bitter with smokey, roasted notes—trends lightly sour at the finish. The alcohol is mostly disguised but not completely, feels a bit raw around the edges. This sat in the cellar for about 8 months, maybe a bit more time would have done it good. Body his thick and heavy, carbonation is mild. Overall, quite good but verging on overwhelming. A candidate to age and rerate. gr_pa (921) - siemianowice, POLAND - DEC 25, 2017
Dark brown, clear, thick head. Aroma: coffee beans, chocolate, malty sweetness, lucorice. Full to medium body, high sweetness, medium bitterness. Lots of coffe, but it doesn't cover everything; malty base, quite clean, chocolate, well hidden alcohol, bit spicy finish. Quite complex and balanced. Mister_Li (1635) - GERMANY - DEC 24, 2017
Klares dunkelbraun mit durchschnittlicher, beiger Schaumkrone. Reichlich Röstmalze, Kakaopulver, dunkle Schokolade, Kaffee, etwas Vanille, Karamell, cremig, bitter.