wekker84 (2530) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - FEB 19, 2011
330 ml bottle a black colored beer with a beige bruin head aroma roasted malts spices wood hops and some caramel taste roasted malts spices coffee wood caramel some fruits and hops BeerandBlues2 (14018) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 18, 2011
Tap. Pours opaque with an average, creamy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (chocolate, coffee, roasted, dark fruit), light hops (floral), and light esters (dried fruit) with notes of wood, prune, peppers, nutmeg, and earth. Flavor is heavy malt (chocolate, coffee, roasted, dark fruit), light hops (floral), and light esters (dried fruit) with notes of wood, alcohol, smoke, raisin, peppers, nutmeg, leather, and earth. Full body, high warmth, medium carbonation, low creaminess, and a dry and biting finish. ryan (3185) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 18, 2011
Light coffee nose, slightly stale, but decent, some cocoa and cola. Moderately sweet, moderately bitter, lots of coffee, but it’s stale and tastes like maxwell house. Countbeer (6589) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 13, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2015 Bottle:
Big vast brown head, disappears slow.
Dark brown to black pour, black colored beer.
Smell coffee, wood, earth, chocolate, hints of liquorice and burned malts.
Earthy tones dominate the taste with a nice woody mix and soft mix of roasted malts, chocolate, hints of dark fruits, liquorice, sweet, bitter, perfect.
Long dark chocolate kinda like aftertaste.
Very silky mouthfeel, low carbo and a full body.
Delicious beer! bleeng (1705) - Houston not near Beersel., Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2011
Draft at 1913 St. Louis MO. Dark, black with a huge tan head-this beer just looks delicious. Not much nose at first as this came out cold. Flavors are full of coffee, roastiness, very bitter and sharp. Body is thick at first although it thins out a bit as it warms up. Full flavor all the way down. Delicious.
after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2011
330. Thanks, Mike! Pours jet black with a dense, creamy burnt tan head. Big sweet coffee, soy sauce, prune, chocolate, and roast on the nose. Silky, slightly sticky thick body. Some carbonation must be in there somewhere, wishing for tsunami relief outreach efforts. Chocolate, soy sauce, gourmet coffee, roast, and toast on the mid palate. Very cohesively integrated, not at all beating you over the head with any one particular flavor element. Tasty stuff.
phaleslu (10893) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2011
Draft served in a tulip at 33 in St. Louis. Pours an opaque dark brown/black color with a finger-thick brown head. Aroma of coffee roast, toasted grains, brown sugar, wood, dark chocolate, and faint smoke. The flavor is where it kicked into high gear, with rich coffee and dark chocolate notes, wood, rum, earth, brown sugar, cola, and faint smoke. Full-bodied, with a rich, smooth, roasty mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. The alcohol is pretty muted under the roast and sweetness. Awesome coffee beer. radagast83 (8624) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2011
Draft. Woah! This beer poured on thick, dark black with a dark brown, long lasting head. Aroma was roasted malts, brown sugars, coffee notes. Flavor was rich, complex, vanilla, roasted malts. Bitter notes! piscator34 (2673) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 20, 2011
Bottle sample via and shared with oakbluff. Black in colour with medium carbonation. Huge espresso and green coffee bean aromas mix with a subtle chili infused chocolate note. Flavours are full on acidic dark roast coffee upfront, but evolve into a rich sweet chocolate and dark caramel finish. Great balance and body, with virtually no heat. Very nice. ogivlado (8316) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 20, 2011
Bottled 330ml. -trade with kappldav123 (thanks David!)
Black coloured, medium sized brown head, coffee nose with hint of mold. Interesting start and then ordinary but pleasant roastiness with notes of coffee and tobacco. Alcohol and chocolate finish. (Very) good IS but...There’s always but...