Leighton (22301) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2012
Keg at CPK, London. Pours black-brown with a sturdy, tan head. Gorgeous aroma, tons of dark roast, earthy pine and heavy grapefruit. Flavor doesn’t quite match the nose, though it’s still nice. Notes of dirty pine, burnt wood, cocoa, grass, earth. Medium bodied, chewy with fine to average carbonation. Sticky, earthy and heavily roasty finish, with more burnt cocoa, grapefruit, burnt grass, roasty chocolate. Very deeply nuanced beer. Swaroga (2224) - Warszawa, POLAND - APR 21, 2012
50cl bottle. Almost pitch black with brown head. Nose : fruity citrus aromas , chocolate, coffee, cheese. Pine. Sip : Medium to High density with almost no carbonation. Thick and creamy. Sweet malt, burned toast with butter, sweet coffee. The beer develops the sourness of the coffee aftertaste. Aromatic and little bitter hops are overpowered by the overall coffee but they are still there and play an important role. Great balance. And yeah , I drink it at breakfast time so I found it well nourishing. BBB63 (6567) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 19, 2012
Bottle and served in Bells snifter: Pours nearly opaque with a fizzy head the seems to have coffee grounds in it (yes it does) and left good lace upon glass. Wow, big juicy and piney hops over a layer of espresso, roast and some chocolate. Close your eyes and you would swear you are drinking an IPA. The flavor profile is a bit more "stout" like than the nose but not by much, still quite piney, acidic, tropical and resiny with more bitterness supplied by the coffee. What sweeter malts maybe present are beating into a pulp by all that bitterness. Finish more than a bit metallic, roasty, and tannic. Methinks due to the coffee addition the mouth feel is a tad thin but also very vibrant and sprite. If the Pipeworks Close Encounter is listed as an Black IPA then so should this. It very well is just as hop forward if not more so. glennmastrange (2920) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2012
Bottle. Moderate malt aromas of toasted, milk choclate, and strong coffee, moderate resin for the hops, moderate earth and wet cement for the yeast, with charcoal and pepper in the background. Head is small, frothy, light brown with good lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is very dark brown. Flavor starts slightly sweet and moderately acidic, then finishes lightly to moderately acidic and moderately to heavily bitter. Palate is medium, creamy with a soft to lively carbonation and a dry and a bit sticky finish. Nice combination of aromas and flavors, this Stout has something for both malt lovers and hop heads. grunx (367) - - APR 12, 2012
Negra, amargant i llupolada i amb notes torrefactes. Tot a un nivell molt elevat. Molt bona. Per prendre amb calma. No apte per a tothom.
Aml42000 (625) - Washington, USA - APR 11, 2012
Pitch black with a beautiful fluffy head. Great nose showing coffee and some burnt cream. Full bodied and delicious. It starts with roasted espresso bean and then transitions to a brooding, dry finish. Great stuff! culchiem (4153) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 11, 2012
Bottle with KMD and SED. Deep dark with a tan bubble head. Aroma is fruit hop with a light roast base. Flavour is a lovely balance of bitter hop with roast, toast, chocolate and fruit. Noce. thomas15 (694) - Alabama, USA - APR 11, 2012
Beautiful looking beer with great light brown head on pour. Just reeks of coffee and pretty fresh seeming pine hops. Taste is nice blend of pine with some citrus with a good dollop of coffee. great stout. _angst_ (5008) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2012
Pours very dark brown, almost black, with a creamy choclaty head that slowly dissipates while leaving lots of nice looking lacing on the glass. Smell is sweet, bitter and tiny sour with lots of coffee, lemon zest, pine, chocolate, vanilla, brown sugar, alcohol and hints of freshly cut grass and black pepper. Taste is slightly sweet and bitter with coffee, roasted malts, bitter chocolate, pine, orange zest, lemon peal, resinous wood and small hints of alcohol. Mouthfeel is tiny tart, dry, round and full bodied. Finish is dry and bitter with coffee, roasted malts, cocoa, pine and lemon zest. Kristall-König (2820) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - MAR 30, 2012
Zitrushopfiger Geruch, Grapefruit, harzig, röstig, Schokoladenmalz. Antrunk zitrusmäßig, dann stärker röstig-schokoladig, bitter. Abgangs grapefruitbitter, röstig. Starkes Bier.