ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A - Pours a cloudy brown with some red-orange mixed in and a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of sweet caramel malts, roasted coffee, brown sugar, fruity yeast esters, nuttiness, some citrus hops, and a hint of booze.
T - Starts off with a mix of sweet caramel malts, fruity yeast esters, and some citrus hops. Through the middle, roasted coffee comes through with a touch of hop bitterness, some nuttiness, and some more fruity yeast character. The finish is a mix of sweet caramel malts, roasted coffee, coffee bitterness, some mild citrus hops, and some fruity esters.
M - Medium-plus bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a roasty, bitter, and dry finish.
D - Very drinkable. Good brown ale with the coffee adding some nice complexity and depth.
mcberko (4806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500mL bottle, pours a deep dark amber brown with a small beige head. Aroma of hazelnut coffee and toasted nuts - not overly pungent, especially considering the flavour. Flavour is very rich, surprisingly so, with lots of coffee, toasted hazelnuts, dark roasted malt, and rich caramel malt sweetness. Surprisingly full-bodied, with dominating flavours of caramel and hazelnut coffee. Finishes sweet and nutty. Excellent stuff.
Rapture (3) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 15, 2012 does not count
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very interesting beer. The coffee taste is prominent, but not overbearing. Most definitely an acquired taste.
drfabulous (3376) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle from Shenanigans. Big carbonated brown with strong coffee, nut taste. Medium body. Not heavy at all for a brown and for the coffee. Pretty decent.
gam (2904) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small biege head darkest of red brown pours medium carbonation aromas strong coffee like liquer or strong bean roasted some vanilla and caramel nutty notes mild fruit the flavours citrus taste gritty touch coffee very tasty medium ibu lovely roaasted coffee caramel a sweetness sugary touch vanilla very bright but smooth brown ale the finish good aftertastes of the coffee sweet malts frut hops lasting bitter nice alround brown ale
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark red/brown in colour with thin off white head. Big coffee aroma, mild fruity hop flavour.
fletchfighters (919) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ML bottle
Pours a cola color and settled a dark brown color. Some nice ruby highlights with this. Half finger of light mocha colored film that fell to a nice film. Just bits of lacing.
Nice roasted coffee nose. Underneath is roasted malts and caramel. Sweetness is underneath the big coffee nose.
taste is warmed brown sugar, caramel, roasted malts and just subtle coffee and chocolate notes.
Medium feel and medium carbonation. Good lingering sweetness followed by a bite of coffee in the finish. Well balanced between brown ale and coffee. Leand more towards brown ale in the taste and feel and that is quite refreshing.
Nice, nice beer
nedmuzza (13) - - OCT 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I just love the full on coffee flavours such a treat not burnt lingering mouth feel with a hint of cocoa
phaleslu (5154) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Armsby Abbey. Pours a deep amber color with a small off-white head that leaves sticky lace in the glass. Aroma of coffee - and lots of it - with brown sugar, toffee, nuts, and faint earthy hops. Really nice smell. The flavor is a much milder version of the same. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and toasty, nutty, dry mouthfeel. Excellent coffee brown ale.
Brenhophead (473) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 6, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
500mL bottle. Pours clear light cola with a big coffee bean/ roasted malt aroma and not a hint of any hops. Wow first sip and you realise why Søren is such and awe inspiring brewer. The marrige of coffee and ale has been made in heaven and it has a nice sweetness to counter the coffee/hop bitterness. I’m not a huge fan of brown ales but this beer is uniquely amazing.