ineedbeer (968) - Oakland, California, USA - AUG 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reviewed from notes taken during the Great Nebraska Beer Festival.
Aroma has a nice, moderately strong, roast coffee aroma with some malt notes of light roast and moderate chocolate. A hint of green pepper with some light dark fruit esters.
Pours a dark brown with a small, thick, tan head with decent retention.
Flavor is similar to the aroma with quite a bit of freshly roasted coffee. Medium light roast malt note with moderate chocolate notes. Medium low bitterness with a light astringency. Low dark fruit esters, mostly plum and berries.
Mouthfeel is medium light bodied with medium light carbonation. Medium low astringency and low alcohol warmth.
An alright coffee beer, but I prefer my coffee to have a character more similar to a cold pressed coffee. The astringency was a bit higher than I would prefer. Malt balance was really nice as were the low dark fruit esters.
kambei70 (718) - - MAY 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft from brewery. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is big roasted coffee and some chocolate. Taste is the same.
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jahshuwuh (454) - USA - MAY 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark cola color with a small amount of khaki head that lingers around the rim. Smells of vegetal strong black coffee, anise. Taste is a strong coffee, roasted malt, a little chocolate and anise like sweetness, low carbonation, dry. A good roasted quality overall and coffee smells and tastes are very strong, earthy coffee. Good overall.
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anders37 (18184) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ GABF 2013. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty coffee aroma. Roasted malty coffee flavor with hints of chocolate. Has a roasted malty coffee finish.
brokensail (12010) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ GABF. Black pour with a tan head. Nose is a touch acidic. Plenty of roasted malt, lots of coffee, and chocolate. A touch of molasses and toffee. Flavor is mildly sweet. Lots of coffee, a light spicy note, and some toffee and molasses sweetness. Decent roast, chocolate, and coffee grounds.
kermis (5979) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at GABF 2013. Pours near black with a medium beige head. Aroma of big roast, chocolate, coffee, caramel and light licorice. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
MrHangover (2951) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample @ GABF 13. Pours a pitch black beer with a medium sized beige head. Aroma is massive coffee notes, some vanilla and coconut and almond. Flavour is very nice, fresh coffee, big toffee and caramel with a thick, sticky mouthfeel. Decent brew, nice surprise. Long, sweet finish.
deyholla (7315) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear deep amber brown with a brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a nice combination of dark grains, coffee and roasted malts. Flavor starts with dark grains and coffee and is balanced by roasted malts.
daknole (9796) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich brown pour, light brown head. Flavors of coffee, cocoa, roast, toasted nuts. Very nice.
NachlamSie (2858) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pint at the brewpub. Pours very dark, near black. The aroma has rich, real coffee all over the place. They have captured the coffee bean essence near perfectly. The flavor is packed with coffee and a creamy malt balance. Excellent coffee beer.