Lubiere (13412) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A deep reddish brown ale with a thin lacing moka head. A light coffee aroma with some bitter chocolate, some herbal notes. In mouth, coffee sourness, overlayed with bitter chocolate, unbalanced and unpleasant. On tap at ChurchKey DC, Feb. 26 2010.
bhensonb (14748) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 15, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Star Grocery in Berkeley, CA. Very hazy dark brown pour. Extreme coffee aroma. Medium body with foamy carbonation. Flavor is semi-espresso. Nicely done. Rather smooth. Very drinkable.
mattiapp (10) - Modena, ITALY - MAR 4, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottiglia 33cl. Una buona stout, con tanto sapore (più che profumo) di caffè, che mi dicono provenire dal Guatemala ed essere prdotto nella torrefazione all’interno del carcere di Tiorino. Moribidissima al palato, una vera sorpresa a Pianeta Birra 2010.
Sammy (11755) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2010 On tap at The Ginger Man. Bartender says it was brewed by prisoners. Big coffee ad barleywinish colour with white head. Chesnut. Not too drinkable.
j12601 (9929) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Ginger Man. Pours a deep black with brown edging and a thin mocha head. Loads of coffee on the nose, covering most everything else, but there’s a hint of some roast and chocolate behind it. Astringent coffee, roast, more roast, bitter, creamy, sweet. Bitter cocoa, malt, light creamy caramel. Finishes bitter, with more roast, and a lingering bitterness. Slightly one dimensional and a touch thin, but still good.
beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - NOV 29, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled on 11/27/2009. This herb/spice beer pours a light brown color from a 33cl bottle. Small sized white foamy head. Aroma is chocolate and coffee. Medium to light bodied ale. The malts are chocolate and coffee. The hops are herbal. Not sure what this beer is supposed to be , is it a stout a coffee flavored brown ale. Its way to thin for a stout and a touch thin for a brown or amber ale. Kind of bland and uninspired, it does hide the 7.5% well. Mouthfeel is thin. Finish is clean. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - NOV 12, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours a brune body with an off white head, quickly diminishing to a bubbly lacing. A dull thin malt coffee body more burnt then fresh. Stale, thin, and just roast y. A light etoh burn withing nothing else to shine. Eh.
SSSteve (4006) - - OCT 9, 2009
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
bottle. muddy brown under a small beige head. coffee and water aroma. no body. really watery texture. flavor has light coffee notes. really low carbonation. weird and pricey. drinks fast considering the abv. i downed it in minutes.
Travlr (23340) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 8, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Pizzeria Paradiso in Dupont Circle. Dark murky amber with no discernable head. Aroma of redwood. Taste of rose wine and red seedless grapes. Finishes with light smoke. Interesting.
argo0 (13880) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 2, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(draft) Murky brown/tan with tan head. Aroma is moderately sweet, coffee, some lactose. Taste is medium sweet, coffee, lactose, light chocolate. Light-medium body, low carbonation.