jonno (2980) - JAPAN - NOV 17, 2017
The film is composed of a comic series of short vignettes shot in black and white built on one another to create a cumulative effect, as the characters discuss things such as caffeine popsicles, Paris in the 1920s, and the use of nicotine as an insecticide – all while sitting around drinking coffee and smoking cigarettes. The theme of the film is absorption in the obsessions, joys, and addictions of life, and there are many common threads between vignettes, such as the Tesla coil, medical knowledge, the suggestion that coffee and cigarettes don't make for a healthy meal (generally lunch), cousins, The Lees (Cinqué and Joie, and a mention of Spike Lee), delirium, miscommunication, musicians, the similarities between musicianship and medical skill, industrial music, acknowledged fame, and the idea of drinking coffee before sleeping in order to have fast dreams. In each of the segments of the film, the common motif of alternating black and white tiles can be seen in some fashion. The visual use of black and white relates to the theme of interpersonal contrasts, as each vignette features two people who disagree completely yet manage to sit amicably at the same table. nickd717 (4901) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 12, 2017
Draft at the brewery. Nearly black with a small tan head. Aroma is great, coffee, smoke, dark bitter chocolate. Flavor has a touch of sweetness and a dry smoky coffee ground note. Super tasty. Medium full body, actually quite drinkable. Really good. Iznogud (4495) - CROATIA - SEP 16, 2017
On tap at the brewery. Pours black with medium dense tan head. Roasted malts, coffee, vanilla, cocoa. Moderate sweetness, some bitterness in finish. Medium bodied. wombat23 (1834) - Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2017
Draft at the source. Pours almost black with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, faint smoke. Taste is roasted malts, coffee, lactose notes, ash, dark chocolate, mild smoke. Excellent. tricksta_p (5236) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUN 16, 2017
From tap at Cellarmaker, San Francisco. Aroma is smooth coffee, subtle smoke, lactic creamy, mocha, chocolate. Flavour is mild sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with a creamy texture. Damn amazing Porter, the Imperial variety will probably destroy me. This is god-tier level drinkability and balance.
culchiem (4179) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 10, 2017
Draught, black with a tan head. Aroma of coffee and a little ash. Flavour is roast malt, coffee, a little cocoa smoke. Creamy roast finish dnstone (3589) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JUN 6, 2017
Roasty malty aroma. Pours black in color with nice tan colored head. Light smoked, pretty well roasted flavor. j12601 (13189) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 30, 2017
Notes: on tap at the brewery, Jun ’17
On tap at the brewery. Pours a deep cola brown to black with a thin tan head. Big roast and coffee, don’t really get the smoke on the nose. Medium bodied, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, a hint of roast and the faintest bit of smoke, but I’m searching for it hard. Slow chocolate, roast, cocoa, malt, roast on the finish. Long lingering roast, very faint smoke, but I’m really searching for it. Probably wouldn’t pick this up blind. Tasty chocolate filled stout, light coffee but never really got the smoke that I was expecting. Doesn’t keep it from being delicious though. Karstenborg (1150) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2017
Black with a small white head. Aroma is coffee, tobacco and cocoa. Taste is coffee, caramel and chocolate jackl (8446) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 10, 2017
Sample @ CBC Boston, 2016. Deep brown pour with a tan head. Richly roasty nose – charred grain and coffee bean. Mild peppery flavor. More coffee. Light floral accents. More dark chocolate. Earthy roast malt. Full bodied but dry. Quite drinkable stuff.