pushkinwow (2897) - Ottawa, CANADA - FEB 26, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2011 500ml bottle from 2009. Pours jet black with a dark tan head that stays for a while and settles to a nice lacing. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, some oak, huge roasted malts and a sweetness. Creamy and silky on the palate, sweet and bitter, coffe and chocolate continues through, becomes dryer and more bitter. A great coffee stout. theOptimator (385) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 26, 2011
Aroma is coffee, chocolate, molasses, biscuit, vanilla, hint of dark fruits... smells very sweet and rich. Appearance is dark brown, almost black. Very small dark tan head. Very thick. Taste is coffee and chocolate forward. Sweet vanilla, biscuit, licorice, chocolate bitterness, dark fruit, very complex. Alcohol hotness present. Palate is full. A thick almost gooey beer. Many flavors linger for a while after you drink. A very bold beer. Massively complex sweetness and roasty/hops bitterness all perfectly balanced. Very unique and a pleasure to drink. SuIIy (1984) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 26, 2011
Bottle. Pours a rich black color with a milk chocolate head. Nose is chocolate, coffee, dark ripe fruits, raisins, licorice. Palate is unbelievably silky, rich, tingly, slick all at the same time. Flavors of rich bold coffee, chocolate, raisins, licorice. Really amazing. I actually went in to this thinking it was overrated due to the base beer being so good and the addition of exotic coffee. Boy was I wrong. this beer lives up to the hype and then some. A wonderful beverage. suprchunk (2994) - EffOff, Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2011
Poured for me by our "friendly" waitress at Moeder Lambic. Jet black with a thin brown head that slowly fades back into the darkness. I’m sure the locals thought I was drinking used motor oil.
Coffee hits the nose right up front followed by a big malty aroma. Chocolate and vanilla mixed with caramel follows up.
Again the coffee comes into play right away. But it is nicely balanced by the big malt and sweetness. Tastes of chocolate lingers around for a bit. Kind of like someone poured some chocolate in this, but not much.
Coats the mouth just like motor oil. And stains the glass as well. Sticks around in your mouth enough that you don’t have to take another sip for a little bit, which is good considering how big this beer is and the size of the bottle.
Takes a while to finish off the bottle given the alcohol content and the mouthfeel. Don’t think I would drink more than one of these in a sitting, but never say never. This beer is really good. SHIG (4964) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 23, 2011
Bottle thanks to ygtbsm94: Poured a deep black with a light brown head. Aroma is a weird mixture grass, coffee, and chocolate. Taste is heavy on the coffee, hints of baker chocolate, light alcohol burn in the finish.
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2011
Really delicious, creamy and full bodied beer that is well balanced and the nearly 11 percent alcohol are well wrapped so you almost do not taste them.
elgiacomo (747) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - FEB 20, 2011
Bottle, recent batch delivered to Georgia so quite fresh. Pours black with a good sized dark brown head that recedes to a light cap and ring and leaves some nice drippy lacing. The aroma is some of the most rich and premium coffee I’ve ever encountered in a beer, fantastic! While the coffee is the star of the show, the supporting cast consists of chocolate, rich roasted malts, hints of dark fruit, caramel and bread. Excellent strength. As good as the aroma is, the flavor is even better....coffee heaven! Wow. Absolutely intense coffee experience...perhaps the best I’ve ever encountered in a beer. Also features some really nice rich chocolate, roasted malts and a bit of dark fruit and caramel. Alcohol is very well hidden for this level of ABV. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied, very creamy and soft, low carbonation. I may have just found my new favorite coffee stout which is saying a lot as it is one of my favorite styles. Words just can’t describe... BückDich (5477) - McCall, Idaho, USA - FEB 16, 2011
Bottle: Pours a nice dark black color with a very light tan head. The nose is very roasty with some big rich nutty caramel, some licorice and ample vanilla. The coffee notes are subtle, nearly like a strong french press but not so acidic. The flavor is big and rich but subtle with a sweet nugget and vanilla notes. Light astringency and plenty of coffee notes. Very tasty and complex with a big overall clean coffee and vanilla note. jason (1836) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2011
Bottle. Cloudy black body, residue on glass, tiny creamy white head. Flavor is a soft coffee, chocolate, licorice taste. Smooth and hits the spot. Silphium (3198) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - FEB 14, 2011
Bottle shared by badnewsbeers. Deep opaque brown/black body, thin brown head. Nose of charred dark malts and charred brown sugar; a classic "Euro-porter" aroma. Also coffee beans and licorice. Earthy body with musty coffee beans, dark chocolate, and burnt sugars, with a strange earthy acidity and hot alcohol notes. Sticky with salty soy notes. A bit rough on the palate, good, but not exceptional.