davidm (2080) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 4, 2012
Bottle at the Rainbow Hotel. Great, very well balanced coffee beer. Aromas of coffee, chocolate, and caramel. Taste is sweet and bitter, with very long length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Black, with a frothy off-white head. mkel07 (6195) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 18, 2012
330ml bottle. Pours extremely black and thick looking with a deep latte coloured head of foam. Lots of cold black coffee aromas which are pleasant. Good bittered with some dark chocate and coffee in the flavour. Even the foam tastes good. Maris (1553) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAY 26, 2012
From a 330ml bottle on 27/5/2012. Pours close to black with a massive thick tan head (gushed a little). Has a huge aroma of coffee, dark chocolate and roasted malt, with a touch of smoke. The flavour follows suit with masses of bitter dark roast coffee, sweet chocolate, cocoa and a little caramel. Exhibits an excellent sweet/bitter balance. Has a long roasty hop finish. The body is medium. My only criticism is that its a tad over carbonated. Otherwise, this an outstanding stout with explosive flavour. HopDog is one Aussie craft brewer showing heaps of promise and a willingness to make beers with real character. Davros (3246) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2012
Pours pitch black with a large, dark tan head.
Nose shows hefty coffee, rich roasted malt and oatmeal. Very tempting!
Similar flavours: rich roasted malt characters, espresso and earthy sweet coffee. A nice amount of underlying sweetness too.
Great creamy carbonation.
Amazing how much roasted complexity while keeping things approachable. Ridiculously drinkable. yespr (46567) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2012
33 cl bottle. Pours pitch black with a chocolate brown head. Aroma is coffee, alcohol and dark roasted malty. Bitter, chocolate, coffee and dark malty. Bitter, coffee and herbal finish.
gam (4000) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 15, 2012
Near oily pour large tan head dark pour medium carbonation aromas strong coffee like an essence rich chocolate light vanilla dry cocoa the flavours bitter chocolate medium ibu coffee bean fresh dark tasting mild vanilla sweet liquorice cocoa the finish strong malt and bitter mild sweetness the flavours sit on the palate long and rewardingly Ungstrup (38141) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2012
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a dark brown head. The aroma has notes of chocolate, roasted malt, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, chocolate, wood, and caramel, leading to a dry roasted finish. joergen (28759) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2012
Bottle at home.
Black coloured with a small beige head.
Sweet and roasted aroma of caramel and coffee with notes of chocolate.
Sweet and roasted flavour of caramel and coffee.
Roasted finish of coffee. hawthorne00 (4032) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 3, 2012
Bottle, slight gusher. 14C. Black with a large tan head that fades to a good coat. Coffee and chocolate aroma with some pine. Oily mouthfeel. Woah, caffeine! Taste is barely sweet, but there’s some fudginess to the chocolate. Lots of coffee. Firm bitterness means that the astringency of the coffee doesn’t quite dominate. faroeviking (11024) - Chupando chellas es como ellas, FAROE ISLANDS - DEC 12, 2012
Botella. deep dark brown, almost black colour. sweet chocolate coffee malty aroma. Good mouthfeel. Sweet pleasant coffee chocolate dark malty caramel flavour.