b3shine (6070) - Indiana, USA - AUG 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle to snifter (shared with the Mrs.). Best by 10/13. Looks good; a fairly opaque amberish brown with off-white lacing and lively carbonation. Smells solid; rye malt, coffee, and heavy roast with some dark fruit notes. Tastes like it smells with an average (somewhat bitter) mouthfeel. Good, not great.
DoublEE (783) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
he flavor starts off with nice roasted coffee. Slight espresso notes. Flavorful but no too intense or overpowering. There is some nice coffee acidity to the brew as well. The malt backbone of the brew adds nice nutty notes such as some almonds and hazelnuts mixed in with slight cocoa notes and some mild caramel. The back end and middle of the brew has some nice coffee spice and acidity and there is some nice hop spice and bitterness that can be perceived as well.
sjohnny (402) - - AUG 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Coffee and toffee malt aroma. Pours caramel brown with a thick light tan head. Lots of sediment. Medium bodied. Creamy. Strong coffee flavor with a syrupy sweet undertone. Slight esters on the finish.
Geokkjer (6155) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours amber worth a big off white head. Aroma of coffee, malt, cascara, some floral and caramel notes. Flavor is sweet and malty with some caramel, warming alcohol, coffee and nuts. Medium body, average carbonation.
yngwie (14550) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 75cl. A big light beige head forms over an unclear brown body. The aroma has loads of delicious coffee, spicy hints and some roasted malts. It’s lightly warming on the palate, full-bodied and with a high but suitable carbonation level. Roasted flavor with light caramel and nutty notes, a decent hoppy bitterness and a nice coffee touch. The coffee not as dominant as in the flavor. A pleasant sweetness too. The finish is a bit too warming, else really pleasant, with bitterness, coffee and sweetness, as well as some caramel, dark chocolate and nuts. Not really sure about this one. It’s very tasteful and pleasant on one side. On the other side it’s too warming and probably a bit too much, but hey, it’s a beer I definitely wouldn’t mind having again. 130815
Meilby (8479) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 750ml @ Hotel Room, Hampton Inn, San Marcos, CA
Pours cloudy deep amber/brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, coffee, rye, cascara, alcohol and herbal hops. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long warm, malty, caramel and coffee finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
jkwalking05 (3999) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 mL bottle. Brown in color with a good sized beige head. Aroma is of coffee, brown sugar, chocolate, blueberry, woody hops, light herbal and fig notes. Taste is of coffee, chocolate, citrus acidity, brown sugar, pastry dough, light berry.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml from The Perfect Pour, Elkridge, MD. Glad I grabbed this one, since it seems to be one of the Boulevards that didn’t make it to NC (for whatever reason). Nice deep brownish-amber pour with medium carbonation, very little lacing. Nose of toasted barley, caramel malts, and very deep bean personality. Prickly mouthfeel accentuates crisp, dry notes. But the deep sweetness of the malts is still there, functioning almost like cream in the coffee. Roasts are subtle, and the character is actually coffee rather than just char. Well done.
travita (4221) - Frisco, Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. The look is clear, beige colored head, and bronze in color. The smell is coffee, herbal, green, more subtle coffee, berry, and nice. The taste is coffee, roast, Citrus, acidic, orange, nice coffee taste. Subtle and well put together to highlight the coffee bean.
jzzbassman (1523) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - AUG 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. As someone who loves coffee and roast my own beans I find most coffee beers disappointing other than as an added flavor to a stout or porter. This is not the case with this beer. Aroma of huge coffee as expected, to the extent that is about all I get. A light brown pour with a small white head. Flavor is big coffee, with the malt taking a backseat but playing nicely. Well disguised alcohol, with just enough carbonation to keep it for leaning sweet or being too much. Thoroughly enjoyed.