evergreen0199 (1994) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at Craft Beer Co, Islington, London. A dark brown/red coloured pour with a small beige head on top. Rich roasty, coffee aroma. Tastes of coffee, roasty, slightly hoppy, malty. An interesting brew from NZ.
Idiosynkrasie (3705) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - DEC 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Clear reddish dark brown colour small to average, frothy to creamy, fairly lasting, superbly lacing, beige head. Roasty coffee aroma, dark malty background. Taste is initially minimally sweet dark malty with cappuccino notes, later with fading sweetness more dry and roasty, roasted coffee; long lasting finish.
Theydon_Bois (8081) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Craft, Clerkenwell - 10/12/12.
Opaque dark chestnut brown with a thin tan head that clears fairly quickly. Good lacing follows.
Big coffee punch on the schnozzer, roast malts, espresso, light burnt tones.
Taste comprises coffee, although nowhere near as strong as the nose, roast malts, sweet dark sugars, hops, touch pine.
Full bodied with soft carbonation lending towards a hoppy coffee finish.
Good stuff !
madmitch76 (14711) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
11th December 2012
Craft Clerkenwell. Clear dark red - brown beer, small pale tan head. Slightly crispy palate. Sweet malts, some dark character and a little lactose cream. Mild red berry fruits. Some coffee - but I was expecting a lot more. Semi dry finish. Not bad.
NBird (355) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - DEC 14, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very brown brown almost black in colour, delicious dominant roasted coffee aroma, with a hint of hops. Tastes thick and creamy and the coffee is ultra rich,perhaps over balanced in the coffee direction, but it is sensational
Yorker (1143) - Herning, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle @ home. Pours deep brownish amber with an off-white head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, and nuts. Flavour is roasted malt, coffee, and nuts.
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 (6260) - 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 (3900) - 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.