joergen (19354) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Mikkeller Bar.
Clear red-brown coloured with a small off-white head.
Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, coffee freshgrinded coffee and chocolate,
Fruity flavour of coffee, chocolate and hops.
jackl (3781) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg @ CPK. The pour’s medium brown with a small tan head. The nose is smooth roasted coffee, note of chocolate, some nuts. The taste is more roasted coffee, light caramel, toasted wood, some berry. Light, sweet finish. Medium body, soft. This drinks below its chunky ABV. Overall, a really nice effort. Well-rounded stuff.
Theis (12549) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at MikkellerBAR. Clear dark brown - white head. Nice fresh coffee. Lovely fresh coffee aroma. Ok bitterness. Hazel nuts. Fruity. Smooth malty. Dry bitterness. Nice carbonation.
johndoughty (3692) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Clear brown appearance with low carbonation and a small head. Chocolate like coffee flavour dominates but doesn’t take over. Perhaps a novelty beer but still a superb one.
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark clear brown with mahogany flashes down the side of the glass. Huge tan coloured head that takes forever to fall. Lots of lacing. Nice looking beer once it settles down a bit. Aromas are certainly dominated by coffee. Not just roasted coffee but sweet coffee liquor. Not a lot else comes through though there are some us hops and a little roasted grain. A little one dimensional thanks to the coffee but bloddy good all the same. Taste shows a little more complexity. Bitter roasted grain and coffee, sweet caramel and plenty of resiny bitter hops on the finish. Resin lingers long after the last taste. Medium to full creamy mouthfeel. Another great beer from this guy.
Scopey (5299) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Cask P&K. It pours very dark brown with a tiny beige head. The nose is roasted malt, coffee, dark fruit, caramel and a touch of varnish. The taste is coffee, toast, roasted malt, caramel, touch of chocolate and citrus pith with a bitter, roasty finish. Medium body, average carbonation and sticky mouth-feel. Drinks below abv. Smooth and tasty.
Bov (8989) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
from Erzbierschof - clear dark brown beer with a modest head retention; earthy, biscuity maltiness toped by coffeish notes; pretty full-bodied, tasty and quite hoppy; biscuity malty hoppy and coffeish aftertaste - very pleasant
Ernest (6015) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Head is initially large, frothy, light brown, mostly lasting.
Body is medium to dark brown.
Aroma is moderately to heavily malty (coffee, coffee, coffee, roasted grain, caramel, chocolate milk), lightly hoppy (herbs), with a light note of gum.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium to full body, creamy/velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic.
Well, it’s definitely over the top with the coffee, no argument with the "double coffee" name. It’s kind of one-dimensional as a result, though...the coffee is a bit acrid in the nose but fortunately not in the mouth. Fairly sweet, but not in a syrupy-cloying way, and there’s just enough bitterness in the finish to keep it drinkable (and it’s quite clean as well...no huskiness or foulness). Nice creamy mouthfeel and lasting head give it a few extra points, but as a whole it’s a bit of a novelty.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Frisco: pours a clear bright mahogany with a stringy lacing light tan head. Has a big fresh roasty coffee nose with some lightly sweet toasted malt underneath. Starts with pretty good fullness and toasted malty sweetness with lots of roasty coffee flavor and bitterness before a drier bittersweet finish. An interesting and well-made brew.
jkwood04 (3258) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle in a plastic cup. Pours brown with a lacy head. Aroma of caramel and chocolate malts, coffee, and some floral hops. Flavor the same with a good blend of coffee, floral hops, and malts. Average texture. A pretty good brown ale.