forfa (4) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 26, 2009 does not count
Aroma wasn’t as striking as the label would suggest. However the appearance was the first indicator as to how impressive this beer was to become. Initial impressions - expected a strong coffee flavour, yet its subtlety was a pleasant suprise. Building to a crescendo of bitterness and a slight malty taste inherent in many of his beers. Suprisingly more carbonated than expected in a stout, yet smooth and extremely drinkable. Exquisite beer and left me wanting. blklab2007 (2120) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 25, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2009 bottle poured a dark black in color with a thick tan espresso like head. aroma has roasted coffee, dark chocolate, dark malt, and some underlying sweetness. mouth feel is thick and solid and the carbonation just right for it’s heftiness. flavor has heavy roast both on the coffee and malted sides, bitterness, slight sweetness, and chocolate. the oats work nicely in this one and although it is heavy on the roasted side all the flavors still come through in it. Coltrane (108) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 23, 2009
Outrageously flavorful at only 7.5. Silky smooth with a ton of coffee flavor and bitterness. Not overly drinkable due to the punch it packs, but still quite wonderful. Paid 8 bucks for a bomber, which is good, but maybe not worth it too often. LarsEngen (367) - Sandvika, NORWAY - JUL 22, 2009
50 cl bottle from Vinmonopolet. Pours black with a large dark brown head that stays. Aroma of roasted coffe, chocolate and citrus. Flavor is dominated by roasted coffe with some notes of chocolate and sweet toffe. A very very vell brewed beer. shrubber85 (11708) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 22, 2009
Bottle. Strong dark chocolate and coffee malt aroma - light astigent alcohol notes. End of the bottle pours out lumpy. Opaque black color with large tan head. Dark chocolate, toffee, and coffee flavor - again light astringency. A great beer.
AndreasJaeger (505) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2009
Bottle @ Ölbutikken. Black with brown head. Nose: roasted malt coffee sweet chocolate. Taste: Coffee chokolate roasted malt hops in the aftertaste nice balance. Egon (478) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2009
Bottle. Black with large brown head. Dry, roasted coffee but not too much coffee. Medium to heavy body. Not that sweet as others can be. A very nice beer. j12601 (13304) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 19, 2009
Bottle at the Cuvee de Castleton release at Captain Lawrence. Pours a thick black with a medium sized tan head. Roast and coffee, but nothing over powering. Medium to thick body and roasty. Coffee, malt, and a big bitter finish. Very well done.
TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2009
16.9 oz bottle saved for a long time and finally poured with a friend, likely from Binnys (Orland Park, IL). Pours a midnight black, fairly large dark brown head that dies to a small layer, opaque, thick. Aromas are a dark malt bomb, roasted malts, coffee, oatmeal sweetness, faint chocolate. Very nice. Initial is coffee dominant, oatmeal sweetness to balance, toast and big roasted malts. Strong hop bitterness in the finish, with good creamy chocolate, coffee and espresso, with heavy roasted malts. Caramel, vanilla, and an overall oatmeal sweetness. The bitterness in the finish is quite profound. A good move towards big breakfast stouts. Finish wins it points for me. Geokkjer (7667) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 18, 2009
500 ml bottle .Pours jet black with a nice huge brown head .Very strong aroma of roasted malt ,licorice and coffee.Tastes the same as it smells but even better.The roasted coffee flavors just lingers on.Complex and really enjoyable.Easily one of the best things to drink for breakfast.