TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2010
22 oz bottle from GAManiac from our very first trade. Thanks, Grant! Pours a fairly thick pitchblack opaque pour, dark and oily with a moderate darker brown head, laces well, stays pretty large. Aromas are a blast of silky roasty coffee, vanilla tannins, some dark chocolate, roasted malts and some caramel sweetness. Bitterness from hops is died out, the espresso is heavenly, strong and sturdy with good roast, vanilla, cocoa. Initial is much more bitter than anticipated, hops and wet oak with raw coffee flavor, espresso and good roast, ashy smoke, some sweetness but really quite roasty and bitter, earthy hops of floral and some pine. This is definitely Yeti, the coffee is very nice, bitter and roasty with some cocoa coming up, vanilla tannins cool and mellow towards the back of the palate, very nice. The nose and actual taste seem very different. Very oaky and espresso soaked aroma, taste brings it back to roast and bitterness. Very good! GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - MAR 29, 2010
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Plovmand (8318) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2010
Aroma: HUGE notes of coffee. Nothing new there. I mean, if it smelled like passion fruit we’d have some issues. Coffee dominates the aroma, some ashy/charred notes too but the coffee does take center stage and it’s well done.
Appearance: Jet black body, brown creamy 1" head, little lacing.
Taste: Coffee dominates but the hop bitterness is clearly there. Dark chocolate, oak, black licorice also pop in with some notes of molasses but it’s just full-on, pedal-to-the-metal, take no prisoners coffee in this stout.
Overall: It’s rather one-dimensional but it does that one-dimension pretty damned well I think. If you enjoy a coffee stout, this is no doubt for you (and me).
Bottle. Pitch black with a creamy brown head. The aroma is cocoa, coffee, roast, dusty caramel and light chocolate. The flavour is mainly roasty with notes of cocoa, chocolate, coffee, dusty hops, bitter espresso and light bourbon. Creamy texture. Long roasty cocoa finish with some warming alcohol. KimJohansen (10492) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2010
Black with a medium deep beige head. Sweet aroma with plenty of bitter espresso, dark chocolate and burned malt. Flavour had burned malt, dark chocolate, espresso, vanilla and bourbon. Plenty of hops gave it a prenounced bitterness. Pinball (12157) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2010
#8 at papsoe blind tasting
pitch dark, large light brown head with lacings
dry , roasted grains, caramel, pretty tight. some hops that balance, but does not add to aroma.
flavor is roasted grains, licorice, faint hoppy, faint sweet malts, faint
coffee,perhaps a little wood, perhaps port wine.
Dedollewaitor (16171) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2010
Bottle @ Papsø. Tasted blind. Pours pitch black with a creamy brown head and lacings. Nose is bitter roasted and ashy. Roasted and bitter flavor with cold coffee, vanilla and chocolate and a great amount of hops beneath. Smooth, stikcy and oily. Lasting end. KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2010
Bottle.dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - MAR 27, 2010
Pours a deep, rich black with a thick, frothy head of dark beige. Aroma is straight-up coffee, with fresh coffee beans and fresh coffee grounds intermingling in the glass. Reminds me of Sunday mornings at Grandma and Papa’s house. Just a touch of hops pokes through after a good swirling in the glass. Flavor is a rush of hoppy coffee and a touch of sweetened peat. Small chunks of oak and vanilla coffee linger in the finish. Leaves a nice, thick film of coffee and hops on the tongue. Fantastic beer. One of the best beers to finally arrive in Houston in a long time.
Absolutely incredible. Has a great nose with expresso, coffee bean, and chocolate flavors. The color is pitch black, thick and dense. Very smooth and enjoyable. DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAR 27, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2015 Bottle, pours dark, brown head, rich, espresso is taking over, intense imperial stout, dessert beer Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2010
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of ¾/mj - whatever. Pours a very dark brown - close to black - with a reddish hue and a lovely light brown head with a not too good retention. Hard roasted malt and coffee in the nose - quite intense. Solid body, very dry hard roasted malt, mouthdryingly dry. Coffee and ashes. Very malt bitter finish. 270310