Embrouille (2852) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 29, 2010
Bottled 33cl. Very interesting nose which has plenty of character: Reminiscent of orange, sangria, grapefruit, caramel and condensed milk. I definitely prefer the nose to the taste. Long complex finish where some caramel, licorice and butter shows up. Not entirely cohesive in my opinion. King_Alex_II (1228) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 3, 2015
Pitch black with brown/beige foam. Roasty, chocolate coffee nose. This beer is more cold coffee than beer. The taste is dry, the carbonation is moderately and quite decent. The taste is slightly oily/creamy and almost dusty, like small powder particles were in there. The roasted malts result in a beverage you can use to counter the caffeine rush from your good night coffee without changing the taste.
I don’t like coffee, so for me this is an agreeable version of carbonated water infused with 2 or 3 filled coffee filter. Better than suspected, worse than hoped, more or less as expected. drpimento (3570) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 4, 2010
Bottle says both "Imperial Stout" & "Ale Brewed With Spices", so it could be in a couple of categories. Anyway, poured with a small, light tan head that quickly subsided and no lace. Color is a hazy, very dark, almost opaque, brown. Aroma is roasty and malty. Flavor is simple and like aroma. I don’t pick up much in the way of spices - perhaps cinnamon. Body and carbonation are ok. Finish is like flavor and short and just a bit of alcohol at the very end. Not worth the price. Cavie (4652) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 11, 2010
Bottle courtesy bu11zeye. Clear reddish color with some bubbly notes. Clay aroma, caramel with heavy malts. Flavor is sharp grains, tart and harshness. Some sweet notes fill it out. Koelschtrinker (20216) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 4, 2011
Malzige Kräuternoten sind zu Beginn mit einer deutlichen Hopfigkeit vorhanden. Der Hopfen wird intensiver, die Malzigkeit ebenfalls. Hintergründig ist das Bier allerdings ziemlich schwach, die Kräuternoten sind milder, unterstützen das Malz aber selbst aus dieser Position. Harmonisch, lecker, angenehm hopfig. 7/9/8/9/10/9
Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 17, 2012
Aroma more like a porter, chocolate roast and stewed earthiness. Looks like a dark brown ale. Starchy malt flavor with some strange spicy after notes that linger like pepper after a meal. Not too thick either. I guess I’d call this a winter warmer, but not a stout. mgermani (1002) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 28, 2013
Pours a dark, near-black brown with a huge loose head - waaay over-carbonated! Aroma of prunes, iron, light funk, kind of sickly sweet. Light coffee flavour, sweet malt, metallic hop finish. Thin, watery body and over-carbonated. It got better as it warmed, and might taste better a bit stronger or with more body. Niko100 (2889) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2013
Dark brown/cider color; Medium body; Aroma of toasted sweet malt, dark fruit, some floral, & spice; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel, dark fruit, hops, chocolate, and spice; Flat carbonation; Overall, kinda of interesting - but just decent for me. andrepintado (3320) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JUL 5, 2016
Bottle thanks to CH-303. Dark color. Medium brown head. Carbonation is high. Body is thin. Aroma is coffee, light metal, light cacao. BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 1, 2011
Bottle and served in my Expedition snifter: Pours a deep russet brown with minimal head nor lace. The aroma has notes of caramel, roast, walnut, plum, anise, light smoke and oak, herbal and grassy hops, with a quick dash of mineral oil. The taste is rather mundane with slick sweet malts, touch of coffee and chocolate, char, and dark fruits before a light handed hop bitterness comes about during the finish. The mouth feel is also very underwhelming, thin and sort of flat. The only Black Wind I get from this is a gust of wasted money flowing out of my pockets. Oh, exactly why is the not listed as a Stout? If there are indeed any spice it would be Star Anise and even then not enough to list this brew as a spice brew, not even close.