drjay44 (3712) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUL 3, 2017 ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle into a Samuel Smith pint glass.
A: Pours an ultra-dark brown color. The head is a two finger mocha shade featuring a nice texture and perhaps even nicer retention. Looks good in a glass, that’s for sure (especially the Samuel Smith pint glass, which almost seems tailor made for stouts).
S: Wowee, this one is very forward in its mocha, chocolate, and roasted barley qualities. Oats are faintly notable, as well. I’m pretty impressed, actually.
T/M: Dry, dry, dry. This opens dry/bitter, finishes dry/bitter, with seemingly no room for sweetness anywhere. There’s a slight ping of chocolate to start before coffee, roasted barley, and oatmeal all take over. I notice a dimension of piny hops on the back end, too that never overpower everything else. I reckon it’s a bit more airy-feeling than I like; I’d kill for a silkier texture, or maybe it’s just lower carbonation I’d kill for. The latter quality is the only thing that bugs me here - it allows it to come off as being too dry and even a bit rough at times.
O: One has to love how drinkable this is. The lack of creamy softness is easy to overlook for this reason. I wouldn’t trade for it; but I would buy it again if I ever caught it in a store.
12 oz. can. Pours a medium, well retained, light beige head, with moderate lacing, over a clear dark brown (SRM 27) body.......nose is coffee with light chocolate and cocoa tones, mild oats, minimal hops, no esters, balance to the malts and added coffee.....taste is mildly sweet, with large coffee, light chocolate/cocoa, slight oat, becoming dry and mildly malt/hop bitter on the finish......mouth feel, almost light body with hints of creaminess, slight stickiness, no alcohol, low carbonation. This is a pleasant beer, but is a bit off the base Sweet Stout style and also has a bit too light a body for an Oatmeal Stout. BJCP 7/3/12/4//6 Pinball (12155) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2017
can from boxbeers.dk
very dark brown, brown head
hard roasted malts and a distinct coffee aroma.
flavor is sweet roasted malty with notes of espresso and grinded coffee. end is very nicely coffee bitter. Very decent coffee stout, and the flavor is very intense, considering the ABV. This kind of intensity is usually find at higher ABV’s. JanekIPA (1) - - JUN 10, 2017 does not count
Good coffee taste,brilliant color,smell like a q italyan espresso!
Good value ,can from boxbeers.
skortila (5873) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2017
Canned. 33cl sample. The aroma has strong coffee, light-average roast. Black coloured beer with a medium, beige head. The taste is light-moderate bitter with a hint of fudgey sweetness, nice coffee and roast tones. Velvetty mouthfeel, full and still easy drinking. Great and this for a 5.8% beer Idiosynkrasie (7533) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 29, 2017
650ml bottle. Jet black colour with average, frothy, fairly lasting and lacing, beige head. Sweet-ish, dark malty aroma, notes of chocolate and coffee, a roasty touch. Taste delivers identical flavours; smooth and creamy palate.
Rasmus40 (20720) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2017
Can from Boxbeers. Black with a light brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt and heavy coffee. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and roasted moderate bitter finish. 250517 kaserov (753) - Oviedo, SPAIN - MAY 14, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2017 Color negro, opaco, con capa de espuma marrón de tres dedos de grosor (retención decente). Carbonatación media. Textura oleosa y ligeramente chispeante. Aroma torrefacto, a cacao y café (más remarcado este último). Sabor dulce y pleno, mucha malta torrefacta, mucho café, algo de cacao, pasas, ligerísimo ahumado (puede ser cosa mía). No suelen gustarme las cervezas con el café tan remarcado, pero en este caso creo que han hecho un buen curro balanceando todos los elementos. Final muy ligeramente amargo que redondea aún más el conjunto. Postgusto a café. Rica y fácil de tragar. chrisv10 (17452) - DENMARK - MAY 5, 2017
Can, 5.8%. Very dark brown with medium beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, caramel, hop, liquorice and a little espresso. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, little espresso, liquorice, sweet, lacto?, hop and a little bitter. Excalibur123 (494) - Soria, SPAIN - APR 27, 2017
Negro intenso con abundante corona de espuma de larga persistencia; aromas a chocolate negro, café moka, frutos negros y maltas torrefactas; en boca entrada media, aterciopelada, maltosa con amargor medio, notas a caf é y licor, cuerpo medio pleno y moderado carbónico; excelente y equilibrada cerveza. zoucrew102 (1880) - - APR 20, 2017
Can. Coffee aroma with with notes of roasted malt and milk sugar. Pours dark brown with half a finger of light brown head that has good retention and very good lacing. Starts with rich roasted malt and sweet milk sugar with a silky smooth mouthfeel. Finishes dry but smooth with big coffee flavors that linger on the palate. Nice and smooth, but a lot of coffee for my palate.