Palme (4811) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 3, 2017
On tap @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2016. This one has a deep dark brown colored body with a medium sized light beige dotting head. Smells like elder coffee with sugar and paper. Wood? Cocoa dryness. All in all it smells quite nice. Tastes really good also. Super lightdrinkable and there’s a sweetish licorice tone in it. Not an extreme amount of coffee but what’s there tastes quite good. Thin espresso from a machine. Mainly chocolate and chocolate milk here actually and who doesn’t like that. 14.05.2016 salvaticas (827) - - APR 11, 2017
On tap at BGH. Coffee and beans on the nose. Great strong aroma. Pours a brown black. Light bodied but with a strong malt and coffee flavor. Well balanced. Easy drinking.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone sebletitje (10089) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAR 21, 2017
Big ass 32oz crowler, courtesy of Ibrew2or3 and hauled all the way to Belgium by Buckeyeboy, then off to Niger, Africa.
Brune foncée, col épais et tenace crémeux café au lait.
Arôme est plaisamment bien torréfié sans jamais tomber dans l’excès, ce dernier se retrouve pas mal au niveau de la mousse. La vanille est, quant à elle, plus discrète et subtile apportant une petite pointe de douceur en rétro-nasal. Rétro porte aussi qcq effluves de chocolaté, le houblon perce discrètement conférant des pointes de fraicheur.
Palais est malté, grillé superbement bien torréfié avec une base vanille qui apporte une bonne balance. Amertume portant un effet houblonné noble balance le tout et est accompagnée de notes herbacées.
Je note aussi un léger côté malt pils et cet effet métallique malt-grains pâle, cara. Effet de grains de café concassés. Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 13, 2017
Intensely perfumey sweet stout with lots of vanilla in the nose and subtle, never too hard coffee notes. Lasting light tan slice of foam. Round in mouth in spite of a watery feeling in mouth. Not particularly malty despite the roasted components. I could not pick up the oatmeal dose at all. Really geared toward the aromatic vanilla, even more so than the coffee which remains very well integrated and soft, gently smokey, just lightly roasty with no astringency at all and minimal acidity. I can see how this is a crowd pleasure, it’s a seductive flavour profile. GenDV138 (7285) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2017
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey. Black with tan head. Aromas of roast, dark chocolate, malt. Tastes of roasted coffee, dark chocolate, malt, light caramel. Medium body with a dry finish. Nice, easy drinking stout.
solidfunk (9006) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 18, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2017 Light coffee like old stains on your workdesk. Dark brown pour with decent head. Good mix but a little overrated - nowhere near as good as their brown ales. Some roast and a nudge of vanilla. Tap at Churchkey. ajnepple (6693) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2017
On tap at the brewery. Black appearance with a lacy tan head. Aroma of fresh coffee, bitter chocolate, roasted malt and a hint of vanilla. Similar flavor, rich, gourmet coffee flavor leading to a bittersweet finish over medium body. Quite nice, a little overly bitter, perhaps, but very good overall. Theydon_Bois (19703) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2016
Keg at the Kings Arms, 14/11/16.
Black with a decent tan head.
Nose is mellow coffee grinds, roasted notes, toffee, charr, chocolate.
Taste carries a heavier coffee profile, chocolate biscuit, charr, roasted malt, coffee beans, toffee.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a roasted rasp.
Solid well balanced stout. Stuu666 (13614) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 24, 2016
Keg at the hanging bat. Pours black, nose is chocolate, caramel, roasted coffee, taste is sweet chocolate, bitter coffee. Leighton (21459) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2016
Keg at the Kings Arms - London. Pours deep brown with a frothy, beige head. Nice aroma, moderate roast, some dry cocoa. Medium sweet flavour with well rounded baking cocoa character, a little scorched earth. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Well rounded bittersweet cocoa finish, with more roast, some raisins, a little scorched earth. Very drinkable stuff.