JPDIPSO (6262) - Wauwatosa, USA - JAN 30, 2017 ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rated 3/28/13. Thanks to Momar42 for the 12 oz can! Poured into a Duvel tulip.
A: Pours a very dark brown color. The head is a two finger mocha shade. I’m fairly impressed with the retention given the gravity, and the lacing left down the glass is beautiful and consistent.
S: There’s a good amount of chocolate and coffee on the nose. The coffee seems to take on a hazelnut quality to it; always a good thing here. A bit of booze come through to the nose, as well.
T: Alcohol is far more prevalent on the flavor profile, unfortunately. Most of the booziness is concentrated on the opening flavors. The finish, however, sees a surge of lightly roasted nuttiness that I enjoy somewhat, along with some more heavily roasted coffee. Some umami notes tie this together - actually, a lot of umami notes tie this together. Other notes of hazelnut and toasted oak appear, giving it some good complexity. Ultimately, I think the savory qualities are a bit too strong for their own good.
M: There’s good creaminess within the texture, but it’s a bit more carbonated than I like from such a creamy feel. More damning is the fact that it doesn’t go down particularly easily, likely from the prevalent alcohol.
O: I think this could have kicked ass if it were, say, 8% and just a touch sweeter (not cloying, though). As it stands, it feels too much like hard work drinking it. Not bad at all, though - certainly a unique take on a ’coffee and chocolate’ brew.
Hazed dark brown color with a taller khaki colored head. Aromas of watery coffee, roasted malt and hints of alcohol. Flavors of toffee, coffee, licorice, and alcohol. Too many overbearing tendencies for me to fully enjoy this one. 8/13
Viper666 (6034) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 20, 2016
Où, Quand, Comment :
Canette, dégustée le 7/6/2013.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2015
Couleur : brune très foncée.
Apparence : quasi-opaque.
Malt rôti, café, léger de chocolat, notes de caramel.
Entrée de bouche : Notes de caramel et de chocolat.
Une dominante de malt rôti et de café est présente avec un léger goût d’alcool ainsi que des notes de houblon herbeux.
En bouche :
Corps : moyen.
Effervescence : moyenne.
Texture : légèrement crémeuse et huileuse.
Finale : moyenne et un peu sèche, composée d’une légère amertume d’alcool, de rôti et de café avec des notes herbeuses.
Pitch black with a two finger beige head that has good retention, slowly fading into a lasting ring. Streaks of spotty lacing left behind.
Roasted dark malt aroma with lots of coffee bean character along with dry oak and dark chooclate notes. Deeply roasted gourmet coffee with toasted oak, oatmeal and dark chocolate. Subtle lactic presnce. I was expecting more coffee in the nose.
Fuller end of medium body with a dry, bitter and robust coffee presence that lingers over the dark malt profile into a bone dry finish. Some dry oak and dark chocolate flavor complimented by espresso bean and burnt toast. Subtle lactic presence and subtle sweetness balance things out. Lots of coffee flavor but not a one dimensional coffee bomb. Dry and acrid but easy to drink because the high abv is nicely masked. Not a bad beer but not very interesting either. zach8270 (4021) - Henrietta, New York, USA - NOV 5, 2015
(can - 12 oz - 2012 vintage) Dark black pour with a thin tan head. Huge coffee and roasted malt aroma. Flavor is tons of roasted coffee with some chocolate and a very smooth roasted finish. Really held up nice. [9/12/15] Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 7, 2015
Can. Poured deep brown with a creamy khaki head. The aroma picked up sweet cocoa, coffee, and vanilla with a hint of dark fruit beneath.. just the right roast to it. The flavor found much more coffee than anything else (mostly on the sweet side).. a bit if Aspartame around.. finished sweet and roasty, with a hit of roasty astringency. Medium-bodied and creamy on the middle of the palate, with sharpness around.. one-dimensional and a hair off.
e303 (287) - - JUL 25, 2015
Black coffee pour with a mocha head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Tastes like creamy coffee and chocolate. Not overly sweet. Really nice beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone mrol (340) - - JUL 3, 2015
Black beer, with off white head, lots of lacing. Nose is coffee, and chocolate. Medium to heavy body, some spiciness coffee. tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - MAY 29, 2015
Can: Dark brown, nearly back once it’s in the glass. Looks thin. Light beige head, thick & foamy on top. Aroma is coffee heavy. More sweet & creamy, not super-roasted or bitter. Dense, lots of oily beans with an undertone of alcohol pungency. Thin in the feel, like it was in the appearance. Coffee sweetness up front; dense & highly concentrated. Small undertones of char, roasted malt, burnt nuts, & some cocoa. Finishes & lingers with semisweet coffee beans. Some noticeable alcohol as it warms. Pretty nice, a little thin & one-track minded, but not bad. dfinney23 (3395) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 27, 2015
Can pours cola brown with a big beige head. Aroma of coffee and sweet malt. Taste is more coffee but with a big bitter coffee finish. Decent but kind of one-dimensional. arminjewell (9720) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2015
Pour out of can, thanks Scott! Dark brownish black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of espresso, green coffee, chocolate notes into a bit of spice, slight earth with a touch of roasted malt. Taste was a mix of big coffee, espresso, hints of green coffee into some earth, some chocolate, touch of roast, finishing slightly roasted.