davidezdonz (593) - Hong Kong, HONG KONG - APR 21, 2017
A 750ml bottle, batch #315, bottled on 2nd May 2016. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass. It was dark dark brown in colour with an almost two finger dark mocha head that had pretty good retention and left some lacing. Aromas of dark roast coffee, dark fruit plum and raisins, molasses and dark chocolate. Tastes of dark fruited chocolate, cherry and plum sweetness, molasses, booze. Only light coffee notes along with hints of caramel. Smooth, medium to full bodied with light carbonation and a hint of alcohol. Overall the coffee flavours were not as strong as I would have expected. To be fair, it has been almost one year since bottling, but there are many examples of Coffee Stouts, where the coffee has held up really well. Having said that, this bottle is still tasty and really easy to drink, and whereas some Imperial Stouts I can sip for hours, I have pretty much finished this 750ml bottle in less than an hour, which is really fast for me, for a beer with double digit ABV%. beerplace (2045) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 18, 2017
750ml bottle at Brian’s office. Vintage 2016. Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is coffee, green pepper, brown sugar. Similar taste. Moderate sweetness. Quite good stuff. Oakes (18883) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 18, 2017
Dark brown, no head. Looks pretty flat (not surprising). Green pepper, touch of roast, lots of alcohol...intense aroma. Sweet, touch of coffee, more of that pepper. Alcohol jumps out at me. It’s a big, massive beer with a whack of coffee but without a real sense of purpose. caesar (7287) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2017
Bottle @ Benzai’s Crazy Carnaval 2017, 5-10 cl sample, thanks all for sharing! Dark color, short frothy head. Aroma of roast, some dark choc and quite some coffee. Smooth coffee in taste, bit chocolatey sweetness. Quite straightforward, but good stuff. ShivanDragon (4618) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 27, 2017
van fles @Benzai’s Anti-carnaval Tasting; 75cl. schenkt zwart met kaki kraag. aroma van hout en veel koffie, chocolade, gebrand en geroosterd. Smaken van veel koffie maar niet extreem, zacht, glad, geroosterd en gebrande mout, chocolade, zoet, plakkerig. lekker.
Benzai (16708) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 25, 2017
Bottle @ Anti-carnaval Tasting. Opaque black color, small beige to light brown colored head. Smell and taste malts, soft roast, bourbon, coffee, some alcohol, roast, bitter. Medium body and carbonation. Lovely. DutchDrebus (6197) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - FEB 25, 2017
Bottle @ benzai’s political debate during carnaval tasting. Black colour with a small light brown head. Smells roasty, coffee. Tastes coffee, liquorice, roasty. Medium to full body, soft carbo. Svartvit (967) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 25, 2017
Bottle at home. Pours black with a tan head. Smells like a very fruity and nutty coffee. Nice light roast to it, lots of raisins, plums, dates, banana. Quite some chocolate and caramel in the taste and a bit more of a straight up espresso, still some fruity sweetness. Tiny sour note, the typical one that coffee sometimes brings. Medium sweet, medium bitter. Full body, low carbonation. Hopmaestro (1753) - Örebro, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2017
Aroma is a shitload of coffee of course, but also chocolate notes and slight hints of earth. Taste is quite massive coffe and heavy roasted malts. Espresso shot. Light fizzy in the mouthfeel which makes it alive and kicking. Light sweetness and maybe a tad of vanilla in the end. A pretty massive beer indeed, but I can’t let the feeling go that there is something missing though? Bawelt (874) - Lyon, FRANCE - FEB 4, 2017
Qu’est-ce que c’est bien foutu. J’avais peur que cela soit trop café et simpliste.
Equilibre magnifique entre le café, une très légère torréfaction, une rondeur genre bourbon. Des nuances de fruits noirs genre prune et mûre mais qui restent en toute discrétion et viennent juste relever le tout.
Se boit franchement toute seule...