RichTheVillan (8110) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2017
Bottle at Cotteridge Wines; dark opaque dark black pour with a creamy tan head, aroma has hints of coffee the Sumatra kind, taste sweet chocolate, nice coffee, dark fruits. PowY (982) - AUSTRIA - OCT 4, 2017
650 ml bottle, shared by Werckmeister, many thanks. Pours a very dark red-brown with a small, light brown head. Intense aroma of sweetish roasted malt (caramel, hazelnut, chocolate, some dark fruits) and lots of mild coffee with a lightly herbal touch - very smooth. Full body with a medium sweetness and a light to medium bitterness. Very well balanced. Flavor of brown sugar, chocolate, again lots of coffee - good depth in the flavor - along with some woody notes. Finishes roasty, bitter with some woody notes. Extremely balanced - very good.
Saeglopur (2292) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - OCT 2, 2017
Score: 9 / 4 / 8 / 4 / 17
Werckmeister (3285) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - OCT 2, 2017
650 ml bottle shared by Werckmeister, thanks!
Black body, with a small, creamy, coffee-colored head.
Lovely, smooth aroma of coffee beans, bourbon, wood, dark chocolate, cocoa beans dried fruits, some ash, some liquorice.
Tastes similar, with some more tobacco, some booze.
Full, very oily mouthfeel, with a soft carbonation carbonation.
Finishes dry, medium roasty, a bit warm, with coffee and cocoa beans, wood, tobacco, liquorice, some ash, subtle chocolate.
Very tasty. Big, complex and really intense, with a lovely, oily balance. Especially the nose is really lovely and dense, with very smooth coffee notes. Very comfortable stuff.
0,66l bottle at home from a trade at MBCC. black color, tiny coffee colored head. smells of coffee, bourbon, molasses, spices, light dried fruits, lightly nutty, marzipan. very nice smell. full body, no carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes of coffee, bourbon, molasses, light oxidation, cinnamon, spices, after a while some sweetness, earthy. finishes lightly sweet with notes of cinnamon, bourbon and molasses. very good stuff, lovely balance, with each sip gets more complex. coffee is nicely presented. great stuff. Jashiu (1404) - Gdañsk, POLAND - JUL 19, 2017
Very nice earthy coffee aroma is ruined by a rather strong and dominant alcoholic scent. The taste is not that alcoholic. Low body, thin.
djd07 (15341) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2017
Bottle thanks to William. Pours a very dark brown with small beige head. The aroma is roast, wood, smoke, vanilla, bourbon. Thick, chewy, dark chocolate, roasted malt, bourbon, vanilla, enjoyed this. vyvvy (6639) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 27, 2017
Pours dark brown with a small head. The aroma has roast, booze and light coffee. It has a medium full body with light carbonation. The taste has soy sauce, licorice, roast and harsh bitterness (malt, hops, barrel??). Decent. Thanks gregwilsonstl for sharing! wchesser (2121) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 25, 2017
Nose has some slightly old coffee elements, not surprising given age, but not present in others. Harsh bitter line to taste as well, not as rounded and rich as some of the others. Splitting hairs here, but having taste 3 of 5, this is least favorite so far. gregwilsonstl (2615) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 24, 2017
Dark black. No head. Smells of bourbon. Kinda harsh. Coffee is hidden behind all the oak barrel. Id like to try a non BA version of this. Vanilla. BlazerT (1218) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - MAY 13, 2017
Dużo kawy, wyczuwalna od początku, gładkie, słodkie, beczka w porównaniu do Ethiopian na drugim planie, ale wciąż bardzo wyczuwalna. Ponadto mega likierowe, bombonierka, praliny. Generalnie znowu Cycle rozwala system - gładkie, alko schowane, likier kawowy, sporo kawy, zrównoważone, lekki kwasek od kawy pod koniec. Wolę Ethiopian ze względu na więcej beczki, bourbonu i mniej kawy, ale powiedzmy, że na równi.