orbit (373) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 3, 2018
Tres bon stout! Deep layer of coffee aftertaste after tastes of caramel, vanille, raisin and other sweet flavours. But the aroma and underlying taste do not lie. Definitely a coffee beer, very nice. Mjp12 (2152) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2018
Bitter coffee and liquorice aroma . Dark stewed fruit and more liquorice flavours, with some bitterness on the finish
SinH4 (6909) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JAN 16, 2018
Bottle. Darkest brown color with creamy beige head. Aroma is coffee ground. Taste is coffee, liquorice, chocolate, booze. Silky mouthfeel with fine-bubbled carbonation. Very good! Gangstergafje (1384) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2017 28-12-2017; bottle; at home (bought at beerwulf.com, part of their Sinterklaas box 2017).
The looks of the beer are just the way I like them. The beer is very dark. It almost looks pitch black on the eye. A lovely ruby red glow can be seen in the light. On top of the beer a nice creamy and soft layer of brown foam is formed. Foam retention is average. A nice soft and creamy thin drape is left after some time. A minimal lace is left on the glass. Nice, very nice. Just like a Imperial Stout should look like.
The smell of the beer is lovely. It is like you can expect from an Imperial Stout. It is very strong, robust and heavy. I smell some lovely malt aromas at first. They give a tremendous aroma. Sweet, with liquorice, some lovely red fruits, even a hint of oak wood. The typical aromas, roast and chocolate, are not to strong. For a Espresso Stout, the coffee aroma is a bit weak. I smell a rather sour coffee aroma though. I hoped for a clearer coffee character. Hops give some lovely woody and earthy aromas, that are a perfect fit for the malt aromas. Nice smell.
The taste of the beer is lovely to. Again, it is not as coffee-like as I expected, but it still is a lovely beer. The beer has a lovely sweetness from the malts and a touch of chocolate. It is not to sweet. Lovely. Hops give some nice bitters, so does the coffee and the roasted barley. Hops also give a touch of acidity. There is also a rather sour coffee flavour. Yeast seems to give a slight spicy touch. All in all, the beer is just a bit to 'wry', and a bit dry. It is not completely balanced.
The palate of the beer is good. Full body, slightly sticky texture, especially right before the finish, and medium carbonation. Alcohol gives a nice tingle and plenty of warmth. The finish is fine. It has some red fruit, sour coffee touch and some spicy hops. It is not to long. All in all, a very nice Imperial Stout, bit I expected more. It isn't that espresso like to be honest. It should have more and clearer coffee, both in the smell as in the taste. But, besides this, it is delicious. Learninbeer (689) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - DEC 12, 2017
The aroma is figs/dates with a hint of coffee. Pours a dark brown with beige head mostly lasting and excellent lacing. The taste is a medium/light bitter. The body is medium/full, the texture creamy, the carbonation average and the finish bitter. Very Good!!! Not overpowering tastes of coffee make this very satisfying.
creppyiceman (1247) - Cracow, POLAND - DEC 8, 2017
Aroma: espresso, milk chocolate.
Apprearance: close to black color, big dense head.
Taste: semi-sweet, flavour of espresso, milk chocolate.
Palate: medium body, low carbonation.
Overall: Good one. dorain (754) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 2, 2017
Aus der Flasche im 2015-11 getrunken. Bei diesem Stout wurde ein Blend aus Kaffebohnen mit einer Mischung aus 90% Arabica und 10% Robusta verwendet. Mir schmeckt es nicht, denn es hat eine mir zu anstrengenden Bitterkeit durch +90%ige dunkle Schokoladennoten. Im Abgang ist es dann auch noch staub trocken. yoxik75 (474) - Wroclaw, POLAND - NOV 30, 2017
Piana drobna, niezbyt obfita, zdobi szkło. Kolor czarny. Aromat kawa świeżo mielona, kawa z mlekiem, kakao, czekolada. Smak ponownie kawa, palonosc, gorzka czekolada, sporo karmelu, lukrecja, minimalnie nuty korzenne i mięta. Średnio słodkie z solidna goryczka, alkohol ukryty. Bardzo Dobre TaxiDriver (1847) - Stadland, GERMANY - NOV 24, 2017
A strong aroma of malt, chocolate and some coffee. The beige creamy-oily head has a normal size and duration, the body is black. A malty taste of chocolate and coffee, light bitter. The body is medium strong, creamy and oily as the head with a soft carbonation. R4N5H (1392) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2017 On tap at Little Delirium, Amsterdam on 22-Nov-2017. Black with a medium sized beige coloured head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and pine. Full body and soft carbonation. Taste of malt, coffee beans, cocao nibs and pine. Light to medium bitterness and some alcohol burn. Pretty good end of the night beer.