mugabe (258) - SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2008
Bottle. Brown/black, thin head. Coffee in the nose, more coffee in the flavour. Quite thin mouthfeel. Creamy finish. JK54B (1602) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 27, 2008
A bottle tasted at Pikkulintu. Pale brown creamy head. Coffee in the nose. Dark black colour. Dry and strong coffee taste. Slightly sour. Really strong coffee taste. Nephilium (1821) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2009
This starts with a nice milk chocolate/coffee aroma, and pours an opaque black with a thick tan head. Very thin body, with a mild taste of coffee and chocolate, as well as some astringency. Not bad, but not something I’m going to pick up again. holdenn (2127) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2009
Bottle pours a dark brown/black with a tan thin soapy head. The nose seems smoky at first, but I realize that is ash. Coffee, creamy chocolate, and sour fruit notes. Medium thin body. Flavors are watery: mocha, caramel malts, touch of chocolate and fruit that fade to a roasty bitter finish. Completely underwhelming. The ashtray is one thing but how thin the flavors are, seems silly. Not offensive, but so underpar. BBB63 (6567) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 3, 2009
Bottle and served in my Bells snifter: Jet black with a fading frothy head and okay lace. The aroma has notes of coffee, charred and chocolate malts, light grassy hops, hint of pipe tobacco, and prune esters. The taste is acidic fruit and coffee over a layer of sweet malts. Charred and burnt finish with a hit of hop bitters. Actually somewhat disappointing, then add the thin ashy body and I was left bummed out. A big tease is all this is.
Frank (4265) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2010
Very dark brown. Diminishing head of fine bubbles. Nose is roasty coffee, slightly tart, vinous w/ a nutty note. Flavor is that of coffee left in a pot to cool until the evening, slightly chaulky around the edges. A bit thin bodied and lacking a bit in carbonation. Finishes w/ a slight bitterness in the finish, which comes off as slightly medicinal. An alright beer that just doesn’t quite make it. jookos (7202) - FINLAND - NOV 19, 2011
0.33 bottle. strong, pretty clean, espresso on the nose. with some malty/roasted undertones. a bit of bitter coffee on the palate, followed by a bit of normal stout-like roastiness. great for coffee/espresso lovers, but a bit dissapointing body. could have been fuller, softer, without that much coffee-bean bitterness. RexTalionis (3832) - FINLAND - OCT 5, 2012
Bottled. Poured very dark in colour, almost black with a small head. Coffee, some wood and more raw coffee in aroma. Flavour is similar with some coffee mostly. Felt a bit raw.