keanex (1799) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2012
Poured into a pint glass from a 650ml bottle with no date.TheCametron (2480) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 6, 2012
A: Dark brown body with a towering brown rocky head, very nice looking beer.
S: Marijuana is the first thing that comes to mind. The hop profile is incredibly fresh and earthy, which reminds me of marijuana. There’s a strong coffee aroma to this under the hops.
T: Very hop heavy, fresh and earthy with a flavor that reminds me of marijuana again. The coffee flavor is balanced well with the hops, very strong as well though. This is a beer with intense flavor, though the hops throw me off.
M: Full-bodied with lazy carbonation, a bit syrupy.
O: I just can’t get over the hop profile here, it threw me off. I enjoyed this somewhat, but won’t be buying it again.
Bottle. Black with resilient tan head and good lacing. A remarkable brew. Lovely sweet hoppy nose. Flavour has some espresso swamped in dense, dusty swamp hops which leads it merrily to a mighty bitter finish. Almost too bitter for my liking. What a beer though. ROGUE (2215) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - MAR 6, 2012
500ml bottle. Poured a jet black color with a big, tan colored, foamy, long lasting head and very good lacing. Aroma of fresh citric grapefruit, tangerine and piny hops, along with roasted malts and dark chocolate. Taste starts with dark roasted malts and a little bit of dark chocolate. Then the big grapefruit and piney hops kick in. It finishes off with a hint of coffe peeking in through the finish. Thick and chewy with medium carbonation. Jayklew (29) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2012
Bottle/tulip. Poured dark, dark brown, almost black. Foamed up a bit and created a head of at least 3 fingers (the second glass poured was less foamy). The head dissipated very little and stuck around even through a refill. Burnt marshmallow color was beautiful! Great lacing left with every sip. Aroma of dark coffee. Tastes of pure coffee and hops. Almost tastes like an over brewed cup of joe due to the bitterness from the hops. Definite bitter backbone. Mouthfeel is smooth and dry. A good beer that I would try again. But not until I've had the Beer Geek Breakfast.
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Jet black into my snifter, minimal head. Great pine aroma in the nose. Amount of coffee is just right, not over powering.
Idiosynkrasie (7533) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAR 4, 2012
500ml bottle. Opaque black with thick creamy lasting and lacing beige to brown head. Extreme grassy hop aroma displaces underlying coffee and dark malt notes. Very dry and hoppy stout taste, full bodied, with a subtle coffee note. Superb composition! leaparsons (10550) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2012
Bottle. Black with a large beige head. Aromas are gritty coffee with melon and grapefruit. Resinous lemon with woody, floral pine. Soapy with soft spices and liquorice. Flavours are mellow oranges with yeast and dark chocolate with dark berry fruity coffee. Smoky with resinous lemon and bitter grapefruit. Marzipan alcohol. Very well balanced. A great beer. maneliquor (3514) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 2, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2012 Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours oily black with a small khaki head. Nice lacing left after a while. Nose shows loads of tropical and piney hops. There is heaps there. The roasted coffee notes lurk in the background. Quite coffee eccentric mid palate with piney and resinous hops coming in and out of play. Finishes with lengthy bitterness. Would say it is more a black IPA than a stout. Freakin awesome either way tommann (3752) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2012
500ml bottle. Pours black with a medium, coffee head. Aroma is intially strong piney hops, bitter coffee underneath. Taste has watery piney hops to start. Strong, bitter chocolate and grapefruit finish. RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2012
500ml bottle, Rehills, Ncl. Putting my nose to this is like putting it into a fresh handful of hops, the roast aroma lurks is in the background. The palate is fresh and really complex - dark fruit, grass and pine resin flavours, with coffee more apparent midway, giving quite a sharp, bitter finish. Don’t think it’s a perfect combination but it makes for a really interesting big beer. Pours a thickish jet black, with a good deep coffee coloured head.