Klimaet (3096) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2014
Bottle at Unibaren, Århus. Pours black with some brown hues. Thin brown head. Aromas of some roasted coffee, booze, bittersweet coffee, slight caramel malt and some oats-like notes. Taste is pretty sweet, roasted coffee notes, and some dry bittersweet chocolate. Zaakistan (22) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 18, 2014
Poured from a bottle. Retained light brown head. Incredible coffee and malty aroma, though I could almost taste the alcohol before I sipped. Taste replicated the aroma almost perfectly. Strong alcohol aftertaste. Delicious, though not for the faint of liver.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2014
highly carbonated imperial stout with an extreme coffee scent. pitch black. Dry not strong in flavor. Very much coffee flavor. Does not taste of fox shit. Stuu666 (15301) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is coffee, chocolate, taste is sweet chocolate, bitter coffee. Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2014
Appearance: Dark brown with no head other than slight surface beige area on pour.
Aroma: Coffee, slight acetic note, gentle malt, fruity, liquorice note.
Taste: Low/medium sweet and sourness with medium bitterness.
Palate: Thick smooth texture, thick body, low carbonation, lingering chocolaty, coffee, fruity finish with gentle alcohol warmth and dryness.
Comments: Good. Bottled 24.01.13.
Bahumat (180) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 27, 2014
Aroma: 7/10. Molasses, caramel, toffee, honey. A very sweet aroma, not especially complex, but very pleasant.
Appearance: 5/5. Pours black-brown with a surprisingly thick and lively brown head that fades to tan and lasts for minutes and multiple sips.
Taste: 8/10. Molasses, coffee, and then chocolate, all lingering and lasting with some nice licorice and toffee notes. What’s especially notable is the way the flavors resolve sequentially; *first* coffee, *then* coffee layers on, *then* chocolate layers on overtop. And this is on each sip! Strong alcohol flavor in this one. I can’t put this one down; just absolutely great structure and layering. The finish is more bitter than I’d like with that same finish of grapefruit juice, and it’s strong enough to dock 2 off the 10 I might otherwise give it.
Palate: 4/5. Smooth on the tongue, but surprisingly lively in carbonation for a coffee stout. A little acidic and astringent, in a good way; surprisingly crisp for any sort of stout!
Overall: 17/20. I feel like I’m under-representing this one by a few points because of a lack of a strong aroma, but the taste more than makes up for this. Of particular special note is that *sequential* flavor layering, it’s quite a trick to make three flavors arrive in succession instead of all together. Yet another world-class stout by De Molen. Beese (3305) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2014
Bottle from Bacchanalia. Sadly, I think the bottle was slightly defective; when I opened it, the beer was almost to the top and when poured, it had very little carbonation. Was a very ark brown, with a marbled tan head and some lacing. Aroma was musky, with some dark rum and aniseed. Dark malt flavours, with some molasses and liquorice. Finish was honeycomb, coffee and cocoa nibs. thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2014
(33cl bottle) near black, not much head, fades like soda. Nose of bacon and smoke, older coffee, peanut shells, and chocolate syrup. Taste of milk chocolate, bits of cacao nibs, coffee, umami, soy sauce, smoky and salty. Unique beer, under carbonated and bacony linger. Procent (707) - POLAND - JUL 8, 2014
W aromacie bardzo silna wyczuwalna kawa mielona, poza tym nuty czekoladowe, trochę karmelu i wanilii. Piana znikoma, barwa piwa to ciemny brąz wchodząca w czerń, nieprzejrzyste. W smaku także bardzo silna kawa mielona, a w tle także czekolada i wanilia. Piwo bardzo aksamitne, kremowe, odczucie w ustach pełne, wysycenie niskie, goryczka wysoka od kawy, alkoholu praktycznie nie czuć. Bardzo ciekawe piwo, niestety goryczka i smak kawy słabo kontrowany przez aksamitne tło, a szkoda, bo to "tło" wydaje się doskonałe. Aczkolwiek dla fanów kawy - idealne. XaenDovet (1281) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 29, 2014
18/04/12 11.2oz bottle. Pours a deep brown with thin ruby edges and a massive rocky tan cap. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, earth, vanilla, cherry and plum. Taste is sweet and slightly bitter. Mouthfeel is slightly creamy but finishes finish. Abv is masked ridiculously well.