onceblind (11676) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 28, 2017
Black pour with a thin light tan cap. Rich sweet espresso notes and a bright lemon peel-tinged and mollasses kissed saison background. Delightful flavor that’s dark and sweet with honey and saison notes with some dark sweet roast malts and a bit of coffee, light lemon peel and citrus notes, a light bit of brandy, and a dark smooth semisweet cocoa and coffee finish with saison esters. Really complex and amazing. nearbeer (5794) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 6, 2017
33 cl. bottle with no date stamp. 7.5% abv. Deep brown-black pour with a thin film of cream on top. Nose is mildly tart berry, chocolate and toffee. Flavor is a medium tart raspberry/blackberry mix, cocoa nibs and caramel. Coffee with cream, soy and toasted oak show up eventually in the long finish. Medium body has smooth, low-medium carbonation. Has a sourish, seemingly infected slant but it was actually pretty tasty. Renobob (2064) - Besançon, FRANCE - NOV 18, 2016
Bue en bouteille de 33cl. Couleur noire. Palais trop aqueux, faible corpulence. Note de café et de grillé. déception. freretoc (1936) - Besançon, FRANCE - OCT 15, 2016
Bue en bouteille de 33cl à la brasserie,
Couleur brune pas de mousse pas d’effervescence
Nez sur le café
EN bouche consistance aqueuse peu de corpulence avec une pointe café. sulawang (1228) - - AUG 27, 2016
Visual: (cellared for 3 years). Pours ultra dark brown with a superfine micro layer of head, cascading waves of micro streams all around.
jgb9348 (6782) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2016
Nose: sweet medium roast nutty coffee, chocolate barley malt. (lvl-7)-pungency
Attack: sustained bright coffee acidic sour
Mid-palate: cold brew-like coffee fruity, (lvl-5-sweetness), light roasted barley malt
Finish: root beer/cola malty, dark chocolate, coffee exhale, residual roasty bittersweet
Summary: This is a cool espresso stout - not at all what you might expect. Predominately bright with fruity coffee acidity, the roasted dark notes take a back seat in this surprisingly easy 7.2%. Great stuff.
Dark brown coloured body with absolutely no head at all, a few small bubbles and some slightly opaque notes at the bottom. Aroma of alcohol, roasted malt, hops (hard to believe), vanilla, grain, oak and some soy sauce and savoury notes. Light-bodied; Sharp pungent malt and soy sauce notes with Worcestershire sauce, grain, oak, vanilla and some light alcohol notes, but not effervescence or complexity. Aftertaste is very roasty, dark, pungent with alcohol and coffee noticeable, some light chocolate and deep vanilla and oak flavours. Overall, not a good beer, which definitely did not age well or hold onto anything worthwhile - pretty disappointing, especially after saving it for so long. Definitely worth passing over, especially if you can pack up something else in your suitcase and carry over across the pond. I sampled this 33 cL bottle purchased from Drinks of the World in Bern, Switzerland on 08-November-2009 sampled at home in Washington nearly SEVEN years later on 26-August-2016. alexsdad06 (11753) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2016
Bottle at home from notes. Pours dark brown in color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malts, dark chocolate, black coffee, roasted bitterness, earth, seems a bit thin even for a stout, decent. jfb (7466) - GERMANY - MAY 16, 2015
(bottle) deepest brown in colour with a frothy beige head. aroma of freshly ground coffee, milk chocolate and sugar icing, with a very light hint of paint thinner, some walnuts and roasted malts. flavour is mostly coffee, toasted malts and milk chocolte, with some more brown sugar and a slightly chalky semi-dry finish. medium- to heavy-bodied with lively carbonation. 17Beer (511) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 8, 2015
From a bottle into a pint glass. Smells of chocolate toasts and malty goodness. Pours a dark opaque brown with a massive brown head. Tastes of burnt toast, coffee and chalk that blend very nicely. Rich fizzy mouthfeel. Lingering lightly astringent finish. Super well balanced stout. caribou43 (1354) - Lausanne, SWITZERLAND - APR 19, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2016 In my opinion, it is a delicious beer. I really have this sensation to drink my Peruvian coffee at the morning. The color is black, normal foam, regulae carbonation. The taste is with roasted malt, hop, dry finish, good notes of coffee, well balanced. I drank it at home, I bought it at les produits du terroir in Lausanne. It is a bit hard to find this beer in a shop.