Foffern (1877) - Bodø, NORWAY - JUN 23, 2017
On tap at Bådin Ølfestival, Bodø. Has a black colour with a big dark beige head. Very roasted aroma of coffee, ash, dark chocolate and oak. The flavour is also roasted with leather, dark chocolate and ash. Has a slick mouth feel, full-bodied and medium bitterness. Well-roasted, rich and solid. hansvf (881) - - JUN 23, 2017
Inderdaad erg veel koffie. Ruikt zo en smaakt zelfs zo. Qua geur lekker maar qua smaak is me dat iets te tmrmwel (2058) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 20, 2017
On tap @ Bergen Craft Beer Fest. Pours black, with a creamy, mocha head. Aroma is dark roasted malts, with bread, coffee and leather. Medium body, with soft carbonation. Flavour is dark roasted malts, with bread, cocoa and leather, as well as some wooden notes. c0fein (646) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 17, 2017
Tap at Tallinn Craft Beer Weekend 2017. Day 2.
Punkero (447) - FINLAND - MAY 7, 2017
Black colour. Dry aroma, chocolate, coffee, ok.
TCBW 2017. Coffee bean and usual stoutish aroma. Roasted flavor and spicy notes. Well, a great coffee stout for dark winter times.
visionthing (5296) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 6, 2017
On tap at TCBW, Tallinn. Black with a nice, beige head. Fresh coffee all the way. Roasty aroma, but the coffee is certainly dominating. Moderate to medium sweet with nice coffee flavours and a rather balanced bitterness. Delicious! Unde (1064) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 6, 2017
Black beer with beautiful head and lots of beautiful lacing. Aroma has dark roasted malts, espresso coffee, dark chocolate, coffee beans, and more coffee. Taste is roasted malts, espresso coffee, nice black damn good coffee. Some dark chocolate too but mainly coffee. Fullish body and medium carbonation. Coffee is in good balance with the rest of the components. Borup (14332) - Albertslund, DENMARK - APR 28, 2017
From tap at Taphouse. A black beer with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, coffee and with a dry bitter finish. solidfunk (8838) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 23, 2017
Lots of coffee like dealing with jetleg landing in Iceland from like anywhere. Roast, caramel and dark chocolate. Black pour with good head and lacing. Bittersweet finish. Tap at Micro Bar. humlelala (1375) - DENMARK - APR 12, 2017
(on tap @ Taphouse) Having just come back from Reykjavik where I was acquainted with the Surtur Nr. 19 and 30.1 as well as having the morning pleasure of enjoying freshly roasted Colombian beans from Te & Kaffi the choice of this Imperial Coffee Stout from Borg was a nobrainer. The beer was poured at sub-fridge temperature into a Taphouse snifter revealing a pitch black body and approximately one finger of toffee head that fades a bit over a few minutes leaving film and nice lace. The aroma when cold is dominated by coffee in a way, which unfortunately reminds me mostly of the coffee grounds. The 10% ABV is however well masked in the aroma, where for example the 19.1 was much more aggressively boozy with its oak and brennvin notes. This impression persists on the palate where the beer feels pleasant with its soft carbonation, medium body, oily, velvety texture and harmonic slightly boozy, moderately coffee-bitter and roasted finish. Flavour remains largely faithful to the aroma although the alcohol shines through a bit more without ever getting too agressive. In conclusion the beer remains pleasant, harmonic and a worthwhile demonstration of how to balance coffee, sweetness to effectively mask high ABV in an imperial stout.