Mjp12 (1918) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2014
From the "evil" keg at the craven, beautiful black colour, full of aroma and flavour, this went down very easily. Great beer . RichTheVillan (8024) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2014
Keg at The Craven Arms; pitch black pour with a creamy tan head, light roast and pine aroma, taste has quality coffee along with pine some light roast. Delightful. DanielBrown (4527) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2014
Keg at Craven Arms, Brum. Subtle, but absolutely delicious. The hops, roast and coffee are so well balanced that you can hardly pick out any of them: and I mean that in a solely good way. Fresh and tastylicious. anders37 (26824) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2014
Draft @ The Old Coffee House, Soho W1. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a slightly roasted malty hoppy coffee aroma. Roasted malty coffee flavor with hoppy bitter citrus hints. Has a roasted malty coffee finish with hoppy bitter hints. Niall73 (2434) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 15, 2014
Keg at the old coffee house, soho. Pours a fairly a very dark brown with a light tan head. Fruity aroma with lemon, light veg, light choc and coffee. Medium body, medium carbonation. There's grapefruit, lemon, choc, coffee, coke, wood, licorice, light treacle. Very well balanced with a lovely finish. Really good.
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s_hartshorne (2784) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2014
Keg Sheffield tap. Black colour slight tan head lacing. Aroma is roasted coffee beans dark fruits. Taste is good roasted coffee blackcurrant some sweet chocolate long bitter finish. Medium body soft carbonated. Very Good bipa. MannyGoldberg (207) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 4, 2014
Keg at Brewdog Shoreditch- 4th March 2014. Pretty opaque black with a thin off white head. Nose is not quite as coffee forward as I expected, it is there, but I got more resinous hops and citrus fruits coming through. Taste is a sledgehammer of coffee bitterness offset with some later chocolate sweetness. Lots of fruity notes in there as well. It seems to want to crawl up the back of the throat on its way down. Body is medium with fine carbonation. At first taste this was overwhelming but very quickly got into it. Theydon_Bois (20136) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2014
Keg at the Old Coffee House, 25/02/14.
Black with a well appointed tan head that stays for the full performance - this beer does indeed look the bollocks! Full glass lacing ensues.
Nose is punchy hops, coffee beans, light roast, more coffee, pine resin, tropcial fruit pangs.
Taste comprises a big espresso assault, bitter hops, spice, peppery notes, roasty bite, pine, bitter tropicals.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, lingering coffee finish with a dose of hop bitterness.
This is right up my street, love coffee, love pine, believe in the CDA, live the dream ! Leighton (21753) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2014
Keg at the Old Coffee House - Soho, London. Pours black-brown with a dense, beige cream head. Rich espresso in the nose, some heavily roasted malts and dark chocolate. Medium sweet flavor with intense coffee bitterness, bittersweet baking cocoa, scorched pine, earth, grapefruit rind. Medium bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Charred malts in the finish with more hefty coffee, espresso character, baking cocoa, burnt wood. Ballsy stuff. Would make for a great morning beer. Scopey (15261) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2014
Keg at Old Coffee House. It pours black with a thick light tan head. The nose is rich roast, coffee grinds, jammy berry, peppery and ash. The taste is rich roast, strong coffee, earth, resin, toast, burnt notes, ash. citrus peel, good deal of bitterness and light fruity undertones with a dry, rich roasted finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Pretty intense stuff, which is heavy on the coffee. Punchy and big on flavour, but I couldn’t drink a lot of it!