mariuspoenari (2203) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared. Pitch black pour with a thick espresso head. Notes of roasted coffee beans, sherry, molasses, subtle peppers, dark chocolate, cocoa. Full body, smooth texture, light carbonation and a roasty chocolatey bitter-sweet finish.
ChainGangGuy (4881) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 29, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle - $13.99 at Bullock’s Wine & Spirits in Marietta, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours out a viscous, motor oil-esque body, black, though with no real head formation.
Smell: A roasty-toned aroma with chunks of bittersweet chocolate pitted with notes of prune juice, oozing molasses and a couple drops of soy.
Taste: Starts with dark chocolate sauce, then that molasses, a sliver of booze and bitter coffee flavors amidst ashen roast. Dark fruitiness. As with the aroma, a bit of soy. Sweet, roasty finish certainly with some warming qualities.
Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Medium-low carbonation. Sticky mouthfeel.
Overall: Not to be missed? Well, it’s fine. A beer which is just fine.
pushkinwow (2755) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at 2016 Big Deck Tasting. Dark brown with a thin mocha head. Hints of chilli pepper, dark and bittersweet chocolate, roasted malts, incredibly smooth, cocoa powder, vanilla bean, light booziness. Full body and mild carbonation, bitter but balanced, easy to drink but glad the bottle was shared as couldn’t drink an entire one.
wchesser (2042) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 13, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2016 bomber in ’16. Nose is sweet vanilla, dark roast coffee, chocolate syrup. Mouthfeel is slick and oily/creamy. Taste is very sweet, a tad cloying. Flavor is rich like an overly sweetened, ’you want some coffee with that milk?’ Starbucks frappe kind of way. Enjoyable but I didn’t come close to finishing my half share of the bomber.
popery (2141) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 1, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. The beer is black with just a thin band of brown around the edge of the glass. Small dark brown head. A layer of fine foam hangs around for a bit but it mostly fizzles away. The aroma is roast, nice coffee, vanilla, big chocolate base, light caramel and some milky sweetness. It has a sweetened milk coffee flavor. Lots of dark chocolate. Vanilla is relatively strong but doesn’t take center stage. The taste has a nice mix of sweetness and darker bitter flavors. Big milk chocolate and caramel base. Coffee is fairly strong. Moderate roast. Not quite as much vanilla as in the aroma. Very nice mix of flavors. Smooth and full mouthfeel. Reminds me of Speedway, which I love. Very good stuff.
jrob21 (3624) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 28, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Surprised to see this show up here. Lots of vanilla and cocoa. Not getting much coffee. Smooth creamy and sweet. A little soy saucy but still really good.
rouhlas (3358) - GREECE - SEP 10, 2016
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
650 ml bottle at home. Black color with brown head. Aroma in the beginning is full of green pepper.. Lots of green pepper. As it gets warmer the aroma gets better too, roasted malty, coffee, cocoa, chocolate, light spicy. Taste is much better than the aroma, sweet and bitter, coffee, chocolate, cocoa, vanilla. Full silky oily body with soft carbonation.
alexsdad06 (9936) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 3, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle shared with Tmoney99 from notes. Pours dark brown to black in color with a medium sized khaki colored head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malts, big chocolate, bigger vanilla, espresso, caramel, smooth mouth feel, full bodied, sticks to the glass, no sign of the abv, very solid beer.
Jow (3821) - New York, USA - AUG 30, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Homer321 big coffee stout we got as I draft my fantasy football team. Black pour fine head. Nose is espresso. Tastes of espresso, toast, light cocoa, earth and hint of rubber. Thick mouthfeel and coffee finish.
yourilevesque (1761) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 30, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Partagée en compagnie de mon band. Cheers all! Liquide sombre et pénétrant affichant une tête crémeuse et couleur mocha. Après quelques instants, cette dernière se résorbe en grande partie avant de ressembler à la créma d’un cappuccino. Un nez de malts bien chauffés sans jamais avoir brûlé, de café froid mais surtout de chocolat. Un fabuleux chocolat noir en abondance. Saveurs bien précises d’un café fort et réconfortant ponctué d’une pointe anisée. Le tout est crémeux et riche, sans être décadent. L’alcool y est parfaitement dissimulé alors que je croque dans ce chocolat à pleines dents! Ohhhhh que c’est bon.......