Cuso (8619) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 15, 2015
Bottle at Tø Øl tasting at RJ. Almost black color with thick beige head. Roasted malt, coffee, peat, ash in aroma. Roasted malt, coffee, peat, earthy notes, alcohol, wood. Tasty. Ibrew2or3 (8607) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 29, 2013
12.7oz green glass bottle pours very dark with a thin mocha colored head of foam. The aroma offers up big roasted coffee beans with a mild degree of dark roasted malts and malt sweetness in the background. The taste is rich with roasty coffee notes as well as lesser amounts of sweet malts, dark roasted malts, a dash of burnt malts and hints of spicy black licorice. Into the finish it just gets all sweet and nectar like and demanding another sip. Great stuff with plenty of depth, richness, smoothness and yum to keep me happy. Hansen (8587) - Assentoft, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2013
Black. Has a light-brown head, lasting. Dark, roasted aroma, dry coffee-notes. Flavor starts sweet, more roasted bread and coffee. Moderate bitter finish. Creamy, syrupy, dry texture. Svesse (8581) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2015
(Bottle, Stockholm Beer Festival, 27 Sep 2014) Black colour with frothy, brown head. Malty, roasted nose with sweet espresso, dark chocolate and muscovado sugar. Malty, roasted taste with notes of strong sweet coffee, dark chocolate, a touch of soy sauce, dark fruit and a fairly sweet finish with a generous coffee bitterness. Full body, oily mouthfeel, with a certain sweetness. Quite powerful, with lots of black coffee. Excellent beer! SudsMcDuff (8389) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2014
This stuff was great, blows the barrel aged version outta the sky .. . dark as evil .. . solid foam .. . tons of coffee, with tar and roast .. . thick and chewy .. . this was gold, loved it .. . . I bet clowns have awesome make-up sex.
laiti (8374) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 23, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2012 nimbleprop (8299) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 26, 2014
37.5 cl bottle @ Olutravintola Kahdet Kasvot, BBE 10.01.2016
Aroma is rather strong with cocoa, coffee, some alcohol, soy sauce and chili-like vegetables typical to coffee beers. Flavour has lots of very well roasted coffee, some licorice, soy sauce and hints of cocoa. Some warming and slightly stinging alcohol in the finish. Nice, but the presence of alcohol is a bit too strong here. Also the malt is slightly too burned.
375ml bottle pours a very murky, opaque black with some creamy, beige head. Nose has fresh coffee bean, reminded me a bit of the fruity beans that come out of barrels, some wet earth, licorice, mild booze, some cola, some raisin, but mostly just nice/approachable coffee bean. Flavor has some more complexity, molasses, licorice, some distinct char, roasted malt, coffee beans, cola, some barbeque sauce, some plum, a little duck sauce, a little black cherry. Interestingly, a lot of the flavors can also be found in high end coffee bean. Full bodied, lightly hot finish. Plovmand (8266) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2012
Bottle at home. Pours jet black with a medium tan head. The aroma is hard roasted malt, coffee, bitter malt, hops, liquorice and light chocolate. The flavour is sweet roasted malty, liquorice, light chocolate and lots of coffee. A good hoppy kick as well. Very nice indeed. bytemesis (8257) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle thanks to Brian! Pours opaque black with a medium creamy brown head that lasts a long time and laces well. Aroma is quite coffee forward, backed by rich roasted malts and dark chocolate. Flavor is the same, rich mocha flavors, light plus sweet and strong bitter; perhaps too strong. Fair amount of acid from the coffee as well. Lingering bitterness to the far far finish. Fairly full body, fairly creamy. Why does it have to be so bitingly bitter? You know, sometimes you need to come to terms with a beer. What was blindingly bitter at first mellowed out after breathing (and or killing my tastebuds) and turned into something wholly enjoyable. jredmond (8206) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Sampled at THE FESTIVAL. Pours a dark brown body with thin frothy lacing. Aroma is sweet malts and Espresso roast. Mouthfeel is medium to thick with notes of sweet coffee roast, caramel and chocolate malts and sweet booze.