DrSilverworm (7958) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle, shared with caterwaul. Mostly hazy red / brown color. Thin khaki head. A couple loose, airy splotches of lace. Very big, strong bitter, musty coffee flavor. Very roasty. Stronger roasty almost burnt malt bitter taste. Not much else, no sweet at all. Some earthy, herbal hop is noticed late under all that coffee. Medium-plus body. Initially, kind of a soft, stronger carbonation, but it gets more agreeable as I go. More dry finish. Nice long, bitter strong coffee aftertaste. Gets much better and and more enjoyable as it sits and warms up; gets more integrated. Coffee works well with the nutty malt, hint of dark chocolate to it. Complex, powerful flavor. Really good, assertive strong bitter coffee ale. Love the long, bitter roasty coffee aftertaste.
Caterwaul (51) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
s/o to DrSilverworm for the share. Translucent dark brown,fluffy tan head. Intense coffee smell and taste- almost... Hmm. Very roasty. Yes. Charcoal? Maybe not, but I reserve that for later. Smells burnt. I like that sometimes. This is one such time. Sweet. Roasty. Bitter. I wanna see more coffee browns. In stouts, sometimes it’s just too much. I thinkbrown ales are just right for coffee. Smooth, rich, creamy mouthfeel. Not that bad!
beerbastard (761) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle with a redish brown pour with little head. Big coffee aromas. Bold coffee flavors followed by nuttyness. The beer doesn’t support the coffee. Not what a brown ale should be. That said, if you like strong coffee beers, this is really good.
MartinT (8351) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
Iced coffee dominates this strong ale’s entire profile with its roasty, biscuity and sweet-ish currents, culminating in a surprising show of resinous hop bitterness.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the dark brown.
-Light strawberry fruitiness appears in the middle.
-Earthy connotations are also tasted.
-Mouthfeel is relatively lean and bubbly.
-This is a fun drink, and a well-made one too, but coffee is simply too much for my tastes.
GregClow (2949) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Relatively clear reddish-brown with a small off-white head. Fantastic aroma of roast coffee, toasted malt, hints of caramel and chocolate. Medium bodied, good carbonation level. Big coffee notes in the flavour, supported by some caramel and dark cocoa, and backing earthiness, and a moderately bittered finish. Pretty strong coffee character here, but it’s not aggressive, and it sure doesn’t drink like an 8% beer - more like 5.5% or something.
SuperTiti33 (738) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Roux-brun. Nez: café à fond. Poivron vert. Poivre. Pimenté. Végétale. Rôtie. Vanille. Houblon. Bouche: caramel. Végétale. Café. Sucré. Un ti peu trop amère. Poivron. Grain grillé. Cendré. Bien
Ratman197 (10678) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of coffee, carmel and earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of coffee, earthiness and light carmel with a smooth dry lingering coffee finish.
Sevenlee (1515) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - JUN 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours very dark brown with a huge and veeerrry long lasting frothy beige head. Aroma is malt, plenty of coffee, smoke, caramel, toasty notes, oats and hints of chocolate. Taste is medium to high sweet leading to a dry coffee finish. Very good! 8 Wired does it again!!
rodenbach99 (3461) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bouteille de 500ml. bue avec Patrick. Bière brune acajou avec une mousse beige pâle durable. Un nez de café rôti, de cigare, tabac, de poussière, quelque chose qui rappelle un cendrier. Une odeur qui revient dans la Big Smoke. La bouche a une forte amertume d’alcool, elle semble mince, insignifiante, du chocolat, du café et de la poussière. 6+/10
BMan1113VR (7896) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours with a hazy brown hued body with a medium sized tan head. Aromas are of coffee, minerals, lightly windex, medium dry. Bready malts. Pretty clean ester wise. Flavors show a nutty and roasty coffee note that seems a touch faded. Somewhat strong mineral content. Nutty and toasty malt. Lively bubbles, medium bodied. A bit bland.