nihtila (2908) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Stuu. Pours murky brown. Nose is toffee, coffee, milk chocolate. Tastes coffee, sweet caramel and toffee, fruits. Very good, has sth else than coffee as well.
Evilkniamhel (554) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From bottle. Pours cloudy brown. Aromas of coffee, milk chocolate, resin. Taste is pleasantly sticky, sweet and full bodied.
Desverger (8359) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared@Appellation Wines, Edinburgh - dark brown pour with beige head. Toasty roasty malty aroma and taste, some coffee, caramel, chocolate, nutty, lovely velvet mouthfeel, great stuff.
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allmyvinyl (9458) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Comely Bankers II. Pours hazy dark brown with a thin beige head. Aromas of coffee and chocolate. Taste is rich, velvet, chocolate. Dry, roasted finish.
UXO (1498) - CANADA - FEB 10, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: clear amber-brown with one finger of fluffy light beige head diminishing rapidly to a thin skim, patchy lacing. (3/5) Aroma: coffee, caramel, light vanilla, bready yeast, floral and peppery hops. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter, light tart. (7/10) Palate: medium body, lively to moderate carbonation, medium duration building bitter and light tart finish. (3/5)
Again with the unexpected tartness in a coffee beer? I donít know what theyíre doing in New Zealand, but presumably itís not an age issue, since they (Hallelujah! Finally!) put a BB date on the bottle. There is a small amount of hop profile present here, but itís largely washed out by the coffee. Once again, Iím not all that thrilled with the coffee, though - itís coming through as watered down and acrid, instead of smooth and rich (like e.g. Brunch Weasel). Somewhat surprisingly, itís a bit better balanced than their coffee stout, but itís still not what I would consider their best work. (13/20)
italianjohn (2893) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear brown pour with a beige head and light lacing .... Aroma of coffee, roasted malts, toffee and caramel malts .... Taste is of chewy caramel malts, toffee, roasted malts, coffee and light berries ... Has a brown sugar sweetness as well with a very light hop bite at the end ... Finish is dry, bitter with sweetness and roasted malts .... Solid brown ale
CapFlu (5101) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 10, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thin, white head atop a deep caramel mahogany coloured body. Nose is toasty and coffee. Flavour is nicely malted... Good roastiness, Iím liking the brown ale and coffee mix instead of stouts.
dfearnley (1808) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to tulip
Consummation: Slightly soured chilled coffee
Adjunct: Chocolate, creamy, great balance.
colui72 (662) - HONG KONG - DEC 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It pours clear brown with a thin beige head. Toffee and vanilla in the nose and in its taste, which adds coffee (less than expected), roasted malts and something tart. Thin body, easy to drink and booze very well hidden. Decent.
RumRunner101 (918) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep copper pour. Sweet to fee aroma with caramel, vanilla, coffee. Sweet males up front with a burnt coffee bitterness and lingering lightly smoky malt, coffee. Good.