ClubGonzo (5306) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 5, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a deep clear amber-hued nut brown body with a small off-white head. Nose is caramel, nougat, mocha, coffee, maple syryp and hints of brown bread, biscuits and hazelnuts. Quite lovely. Taste is caramel, burnt sugar, coffee, nougat, hazelnuts, grains, brown bread, biscuits and hints of maple syrup, herbs and pine. Medium to full body, medium carbonation. A lovely autumn beer concept, this brown ale with coffee. Almost weird that so few breweries seem to have come up with the idea, at least around these parts of the woods (Norway). Very tasty indeed, perhaps the best from 8 Wired so far for me.
slowrunner77 (9428) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
great coffee nose - deep and rich. Flavor is pretty sweet, not overly so, but lacking a little depth. Definitely an enjoyable brew if you love coffee.
DocJitsu (1570) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - SEP 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear dark amber with a tan head. Caramel, toffee, and coffee nose. Soft mouth feel that becomes slightly astringent at the finish. A lot more coffee in the flavor than is observed in the nose. Some caramel and toffee underneath.
tdtm82 (1699) - Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. shared at Ale House, Chelmsford.
A cheddar and smokey aroma. Quite malty. Hazelnut, chestnut brown. I will have to try this one again. I think it had too much Crystal and Pacific Jade is my least favourite New Zealand hop.
Fredd_an (245) - Borlänge, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Stor fet krona, inte hel vit, grumlig, dumle färg, kaffe & choklad, doft, mycket fin kaffe karamell, kaffe bitter finish
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patricks110 (2392) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich, coffee and espresso notes, light bitterness. Pours a dark, opaque brown with a thick beige head that dies to a thin cap leaving some splotchy lacing. The nose is rich, roasty and nutty with a light toffee malt. Coffee and french roast espresso. Complex but well balanced with light bitterness, mild sweetness.
reebtogi (5473) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle pours a deep amber color with a generous light beige head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is coffee and roasted grains with some chocolate notes. Taste is a coffee and roasted grain bitterness with a chocolate malty sweetness. Medium bodied with decent carbonation. Overall, a well crafted brew with a nice balance of bitter and sweet. Recommended.
BrewTom (557) - - JUL 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium brown hue. Burnt toffee nose with molasses. Sweet with plenty of chocolate & a hint of coffee. Quite a bitter end too. Lovely.
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Benjo87 (4) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 21, 2015 does not count
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
Poured from bottle. Pours like a typical brown ale. Doesn’t retain a lot of head.
Smell - Loads of coffee! I really like the smell of the coffee, you can tell its gonna be good.
Taste - wow! Who would have thought a coffee brown ale, could have as much depth as a stout. This is a great beer. Taste follows the nose beautifully. It’s a little thin on the palate, but it’s a brown ale, not a stout, so that’s expected. If you’re a coffee lover, you’ll love this. I put this right up there with some of the top coffee stouts. So well balanced. You would never guess this is 8%, the alcohol is extremely well hidden. Highly recommend.
jjgmd (1950) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
With Z, pours a ’ semi clear ’ rusty brown color with an ethereal Java head. Nose is fresh coffee grinds with some mocha in the background. Taste is sweet coffee with sugary mocha notes. Finishes on the same sweet coffee notes with a moderately long finish. Drinks quite easily, and would have guessed a much lower ABV . Quaff score 8 / 10