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 (1000) - 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 (5723) - 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 (511) - 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.
hopdog (8455) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour with an off white head. Roast, some earthiness, ’burnt’, coffee and caramel. I love coffee beers, but found the coffee to be secondary and would have liked a bit more bitter coffee.
SrSilligoose (3091) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 27, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2012 Tap at armsby abbey. Aroma is a nice clean morning coffee roast, dry cocoa, hazelnuts, with a grapefruit hop kiss. Taste is a complex hoppy, fresh roast coffee. Hodgepodge of things but works really well together. Dry. Nice body. Nice lace on glass. Pretty great all around. Liked quite a bit.
maneliquor (2729) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2012 Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours clear, dark amber with a small off white head which slowly disappears. Spotty lacing left about. Nose shows bitter coffee beans, toffee, a touch of aniseed and some piney hops. Freshly ground coffee beans come to mind. The faintest hint of milk chocolate in there too. Taste is slightly sweeter with a nice vanilla note throughout the bitter espresso like coffee notes. Heavy on the toffee with a hint of butterscotch about it. Grassy bitter and dry finish. Good stuff
jtclockwork (6932) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose is fresh coffee, caramel, butterscotch toffee, vanilla, caramel and light cocoa. Finishes bitter coffee/light butterscotch. Medium body.
vanvenlo (1145) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - SEP 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slowbeer ontap (9-Sep-12) dark brown red colour, with head that falls away. Sweet coffee roast malt aroma. Sweet coffee choc malt pepper flavour. Bitter coffee vanilla roast malt spice finish and hop coffee roast malt aftertaste.